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FILE -In this Tuesday Oct. 9, 2012 file photo, a technician prepares 1 Kg  gold bars of 995.0 purity to pack for delivery at the Emirates Gold company in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. As of Monday, April 15, 2013, gold has  plunged more than 10 percent the last two days, suggesting that a decade-long surge in the metal is over. Signs that the U.S. economy is healthier are diminishing gold's appeal as an safe place to invest money. Gold peaked at $1,900 in August 2011 and is now at $1,390. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File) ORG XMIT: NYBZ108