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A protester shouts slogans during a demonstration against government plans to expand the number of auctions of foreclosed properties, in central Athens on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. The rally was organized by a Communist labor union which promised to step up a campaign of disruption against property auctions. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
February 21, 2018 - 2:57 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's powerful Communist Party has vowed to step up protests against online auctions of homes with defaulted mortgages, putting more pressure on the government which has promised bailout creditors it will speed up the auction process. More than 2,000 protesters from the...
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Christie's London auction house staff pose for photographs with Claude Monet's 'Nympheas en fleur', which will feature in the upcoming May 7-11 New York sale of the collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller, at their premises in London, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. The Monet is estimated to fetch $50 million-$70 million (35.7 million to 50 million pounds, 40.5million to 56.7 million euro). The art collection amassed by billionaire David Rockefeller could raise more than $500 million for charity when it is auctioned this spring. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
February 20, 2018 - 10:09 am
LONDON (AP) — An art collection amassed by billionaire David Rockefeller could raise more than $500 million for charity when it is auctioned this spring. Auctioneer Christie's is selling hundreds of artworks including major paintings by Claude Monet, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso, from the...
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February 08, 2018 - 2:32 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A swatch of canvas recovered from the wreckage of the Hindenburg has sold for more than $36,000 at auction. Boston-based RR Auction says the piece of red cotton canvas was picked up at the disaster site by a teenager whose father was working the dock when the German airship exploded...
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February 05, 2018 - 9:01 am
NEW YORK (AP) — An auction house announced Monday that ruffled, sparkly outfits worn by Prince and one of his famous white "Cloud" guitars are among memorabilia up for auction May 18 in New York. The sale by Julien's Auctions kicks off a two-day round of "music icons" items up for bid. The auction...
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In this Tuesday, May 9, 2017, photo, a UPS driver takes his truck on a delivery route, in New York. UPS Inc. reports earnings Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
February 01, 2018 - 4:51 pm
DALLAS (AP) — UPS was caught off-guard by the crush of online shopping leading up to Christmas and plans to spend a chunk of its tax-cut savings to invest in its package-delivery network. The company said Thursday that it plans between $6.5 billion and $7 billion of capital spending this year on...
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January 31, 2018 - 8:11 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Shares in low-cost fashion brand Hennes & Mauritz AB plunged on Wednesday after the Swedish company said it was having trouble adapting to a rapid and global shift to online shopping among consumers. The company said its profits fell 33 percent in the fourth quarter, to 3.99...
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January 31, 2018 - 12:37 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government on Wednesday launched an urgent investigation into the loss of thousands of classified documents that were sold with two second-hand filing cabinets. The cabinets were sold by a Canberra furniture shop at a discount price because they were locked...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2017, file photo, shoppers walk into a Toys R Us store, in San Antonio. Toys R Us says it will be closing some U.S. stores and converting others to cobranded locations as it continues to deal with its financial restructuring following its bankruptcy filing. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
January 24, 2018 - 9:19 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Toys R Us, squeezed by Amazon.com and huge chains like Walmart, will close 20 percent of its U.S. stores, or 180 locations, within months. Hobbled by $5 billion in debt, the company that once dominated toy sales in the U.S. filed for bankruptcy protection in September. Chairman and...
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January 12, 2018 - 6:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Friday to wade into the issue of sales tax collection on internet purchases in a case that could force consumers to pay more for certain purchases and allow states to recoup what they say is billions in lost revenue annually. Under previous Supreme Court...
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January 12, 2018 - 6:12 am
NEW YORK (AP) — An artwork by Jean-Michel Basquiat (zhahn mee-SHEHL' BAH'-skee-aht) that previously sold for a record $110.5 million at auction will return to New York City in a new exhibition. The painting, "Untitled," will be on view at the Brooklyn Museum starting Jan. 26 through March 11. The...
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