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June 21, 2018 - 10:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax. The 5-4 ruling Thursday is a win for states, who said they were losing out on billions of dollars annually under two decades-old Supreme Court decisions that impacted online sales tax collection. The high...
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A staff member of the auction house Artcurial displays a watercolor illustration by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, done around 1942, in Paris, France, Friday, June 15, 2018. The illustration showing a likeness of Saint-Exupery's renowned Little Prince atop a globe, adorning an anguished love letter, has sold at auction for 240,500 euros ($289,460). (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
June 16, 2018 - 3:29 pm
PARIS (AP) — An illustration by Antoine de Saint-Exupery showing a likeness of his renowned little prince atop a globe, adorning an anguished love letter, has sold at auction for 240,500 euros ($289,460). Auction house Artcurial said the offering topped the sale Saturday of 49 autographed works by...
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June 08, 2018 - 6:06 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An auction of more than 2,000 pieces of film memorabilia including props from "Star Wars" and "Terminator" films has earned more than $6 million. Profiles in History says Friday that a Harley-Davidson ridden by Arnold Schwarzenegger in "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" sold for more $...
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June 07, 2018 - 6:43 am
LONDON (AP) — The move toward online shopping and a Brexit-related rise in prices are causing more pain for British retailers, with department store House of Fraser saying it plans to close over half its stores, including its flagship premises on London's Oxford Street. The company filed plans in...
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FILE- In this Oct. 24, 2017, file photo, people gather around Leonardo da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi" on display at Christie's auction rooms in London. The new Minister of Culture, Prince Bader bin Abdullah bin Farhan Al Saud, was identified in 2017 by the New York Times as the mystery buyer of a $450 million Leonardo da Vinci painting of Jesus, the most expensive painting ever sold at auction. The Wall Street Journal reported the prince had purchased the "Salvator Mundi" painting on behalf of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
June 02, 2018 - 4:19 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's King Salman issued a number of royal decrees, including naming a young prince who is close to his son and heir as head of a newly established Culture Ministry early Saturday. The new Minister of Culture, Prince Bader bin Abdullah bin Farhan Al Saud...
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FILE - In this May 7, 2018 file photo, Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett speaks during an interview in Omaha, Neb. The price of a private lunch with Buffett could set another record this year because the bidding is already over $3 million. The online auction that raises money for the Glide Foundation’s work to help the homeless in San Francisco wraps up Friday night, June 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
June 01, 2018 - 8:05 am
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The price of a private lunch with investor Warren Buffett could set a record this year, with bids already surpassing $3 million. The online auction that raises money for the Glide Foundation's work to help the homeless in San Francisco wraps up Friday night at 9:30 p.m. CDT. Bids...
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FILE - This Sept. 6, 2012, file photo, shows the Amazon logo in Santa Monica, Calif. Amazon will block Australians from buying from its international e-commerce websites and restrict them to a smaller local platform from July in response to new tax rules that consumer advocates fear will reduce the range of choice for customers in Australia, Amazon said in a statement on Friday June 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
May 31, 2018 - 11:42 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Amazon will block Australians from buying from its international e-commerce websites and restrict them to a smaller local platform from July in response to new tax rules that consumer advocates fear will reduce the range of choice for customers in Australia. Shoppers...
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May 24, 2018 - 7:53 am
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — One of the two Norman Rockwell paintings at the center of a Massachusetts museum's contentious decision to sell 40 works of art has been sold at auction for more than $8 million. "Blacksmith's Boy — Heel and Toe," also known as "Shaftsbury Blacksmith Shop," was sold by...
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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2009 file photo, colored "Sweethearts" candy is held in bulk prior to packaging at the New England Confectionery Company in Revere, Mass. Four bidders are vying to buy the bankrupt manufacturer of Necco Wafers, Sweethearts and other iconic candies. A bankruptcy auction is scheduled for Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
May 22, 2018 - 1:42 pm
REVERE, Mass. (AP) — Three new bidders have stepped in with offers to buy the bankrupt manufacturer of Necco Wafers, Sweethearts and other iconic candies. There are now four offers for Massachusetts-based Necco, or New England Confectionery Co., at a bankruptcy auction scheduled for Wednesday in...
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