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FILE- In this Oct. 24, 2017 file photo, an employee poses with Leonardo da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi" on display at Christie's auction rooms in London. The rare painting of Christ, which that sold for a record $450 million, is heading to a museum in Abu Dhabi. The newly-opened Louvre Abu Dhabi made the announcement in a tweet on Wednesday, Dec. 6. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
December 06, 2017 - 9:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A Leonardo da Vinci painting of Christ that sold in New York for a record $450 million (380 million euros) is heading to a museum in the United Arab Emirates. The newly opened Louvre Abu Dhabi made the announcement Wednesday. The 500-year-old painting is called "Salvator Mundi,"...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, file photo, the sky over The Capitol is lit up at dawn as Senate Republicans work to pass their sweeping tax bill this week in Washington, (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 03, 2017 - 2:33 am
The Senate and the House seek to achieve a sweeping overhaul of the nation's tax code but go about it in different ways. With the Senate bill passed Saturday and the House bill passed two weeks ago, congressional Republicans now will work quickly on a compromise measure to send to President Donald...
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December 02, 2017 - 11:35 am
Republicans early Saturday rammed a nearly $1.5 trillion tax overhaul through the Senate, a sweeping revamp of the nation's tax code. The House passed a nearly $1.5 trillion tax bill two weeks ago that differs in key respects. The GOP will work quickly to iron out the differences with the goal of...
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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2013, file photo, freshly-cut stacks of $100 bills make their way down the line at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing Western Currency Facility in Fort Worth, Texas. Borrowing money from family can create an awkward situation. Setting up a loan agreement can make it easier to avoid hurt feelings and disputes down the road. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
November 30, 2017 - 11:02 am
Financial advisers don't always agree, but when it comes to lending money to family, there's consensus: Tread carefully. If an adult child needs help buying a first home or has a promising business idea, a family loan can be a fast and convenient option. But there's a risk of drama down the road...
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November 27, 2017 - 10:07 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans bought new homes in October at the fastest pace in a decade — a 6.2 percent monthly increase that reflects both the underlying strength of the economy and the worsening shortage of existing homes for sale. The Commerce Department says new-home sales last month rose to a...
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FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2016, file photo, a house is for sale in Coral Gables, Fla. On Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, the National Association of Realtors reports on sales of existing homes in October. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
November 21, 2017 - 10:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans bought more homes last month, as sales snapped back in hurricane-hit Texas and Florida. Yet the market is still suffering from a dwindling supply of available homes. Sales rose 2 percent in October to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.48 million, the National...
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In this Thursday, June 1, 2017, photo, builders work on the roof of a home under construction at a housing plan in Jackson Township, Butler County, Pa. On Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. home construction in October. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
November 17, 2017 - 9:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Construction of new homes climbed 13.7 percent in October, the biggest jump in a year as builders broke ground on more apartments and single-family houses. The Commerce Department said Friday that the monthly gain put U.S. housing starts at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1...
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Bidding representatives react after Leonardo da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi" sold for $400 million at Christie's, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
November 16, 2017 - 1:37 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A painting of Christ by the Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci sold for a record $450 million (380 million euros) at auction on Wednesday, smashing previous records for artworks sold at auction or privately. The painting, "Salvator Mundi," Latin for "Savior of the World," is one...
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November 07, 2017 - 8:52 pm
Texas church shooter Devin Patrick Kelley's history of domestic abuse barred him from legally buying guns, but he did so anyway because information about his crimes was never entered into a federal database used for background checks. Kelley is just the latest recent U.S. mass shooter to amass...
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President Donald Trump holds an example of what a new tax form may look like during a meeting on tax policy with Republican lawmakers in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in Washington, with House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, right. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 02, 2017 - 6:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With fanfare and a White House kickoff, House Republicans unfurled a broad tax-overhaul plan Thursday that would touch virtually all Americans and the economy's every corner, mingling sharply lower rates for corporations and reduced personal taxes for many with fewer deductions...
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