Bernanke: Gold Seen by Some as `Disaster Insurance'

July 18 (Bloomberg) -- Gold prices have fallen this year because investors see a reduced need for "disaster insurance," Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said. Bernanke spoke in response to questions from Senator Dean Heller, a Nevada Republican, during his testimony before the U.S. Senate Banking Committee. (This is an excerpt. Source: Bloomberg)

Madoff Fund Pays Administrator But Not Victims
13:42 - A firm hired by the U.S. to distribute $4 billion to victims of Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme has racked up $38.8 million in billings over four years. The investors are still waiting for their first checks, though. Bloomberg's Erik Larson has more on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
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