U.S. Trade Deficit Falls in November

The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, through the Department of Commerce, says total November 2008 exports of $142.8 billion and imports of $183.2 billion resulted in a goods and services deficit of $40.4 billion, down from $56.7 billion in October, revised.

Jewelry Businesses Down 1.6% for 2008
Metals Price Per Ounce
[at press time]

Metal Current One-Year High One-Year Low
SOURCE: www.kitco.com
Gold $834.60 $1,002.80 $709.50
Platinum $939.00 $2,252.00 $774.00
Silver $11.16 $21.00 $9.00
Palladium $184.00 $579.00 $161.00
Rhodium $930.00 $10,010.00 $760.00