Blyvoor Gold Mine Closure Leaves Town Desolate

Dec. 18 (Bloomberg) -- The Blyvooruitzicht gold mine, southwest of Johannesburg, was shuttered in July when metal extraction became unprofitable following a plunge in global gold prices and soaring electricity costs. The surrounding town has become increasingly ghost-like as unemployed miners lose their homes and benefits. Bloomberg's Niki O'Callaghan reports. (Source: Bloomberg)

Petraeus Calls for More Coalition Troops in Afghanistan
10:51 - Retired General David Petraeus says more troops should be sent to Afghanistan to ensure the country does not become a sanctuary for terrorists. He spoke to David Rubenstein for the latest episode of Bloomberg Television's "The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations." (Source: Bloomberg)
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