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FILE - In this Thursday, July 23, 2020 file photo, a Sotheby's employee adjusts a painting by Rembrandt, entitled 'Self-portrait, wearing a ruff and black hat' at Sotheby's auction rooms in London. The auction house Sotheby’s is holding an online sale featuring artwork that spans five centuries of art history, from Rembrandt to Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró to Banksy. The auction on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, of 70 artworks, from the 17th century to the present day, will be live-streamed from Sotheby's London. The event comes after months of disruption to the art world due to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
July 28, 2020 - 1:29 pm
LONDON (AP) — A self-portrait by Rembrandt sold for 14.5 million pounds ($18.7 million) at a Sotheby's virtual auction Tuesday. The house said that was a new record for a self-portrait by the Dutch master at auction. Sotheby's said “Self portrait wearing a ruff and black hat," from 1632, was sought...
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Percibald Garcia, who reads aloud children's books outside the high-rise buildings in the Tlatelolco housing complex, pulls a loudspeaker as he walks between buildings, in Mexico City, Saturday, July 18, 2020. Confinement during the coronavirus pandemic has been especially tedious for children, so the young architect sets out every afternoon with a microphone and a loudspeaker to walk the neighborhood where he lives and provide entertainment. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
July 19, 2020 - 8:16 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Percibald Garcia recognized that confinement during the coronavirus lockdown is especially tedious for children. So the young architect decided to read them stories. Almost every day since the beginning of May, the 27-year-old has gone out in an enormous Mexico City apartment...
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Lizzy Buczak
July 14, 2020 - 3:40 pm
Amazon announced that in an effort to streamline trips to the grocery store and make them more enjoyable for customers, it is rolling out a shopping cart that uses cameras, sensors, and a scale to detect what you’re buying. Read on.
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This photo provided by Heritage Auctions on Saturday, July 11, 2020, shows the front of an unopened copy of a vintage Super Mario Bros. video game that has been sold for $114,000 in an auction that underscored the enduring popularity of entertainment created decades earlier. (Emily Clemens/Heritage Auctions via AP)
July 11, 2020 - 6:41 pm
DALLAS (AP) — An unopened copy of a vintage Super Mario Bros. video game has been sold for $114,000 in an auction that underscored the enduring popularity of entertainment created decades ago. A bidder who wished to remain anonymous snapped up an early version of the pioneering Super Mario Bros...
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Tarrah Gibbons
July 09, 2020 - 7:00 pm
Pier 1 Imports announced that it plans to close all stores permanently, but people can still buy its products. The company announced that it will be a web-only business.
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FILE - San Francisco Police Auxiliary Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT) volunteer David Flynn offers face masks to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus at Dolores Park in San Francisco, Sunday, May 24, 2020. California is creating roving "strike teams" drawn from seven state agencies that will enforce state guidelines designed to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday, July, 1, 2020. The teams include representatives from the California Highway Patrol; the Division of Occupational Safety and Health, known as CalOSHA; the Department of Alcohol Beverage Control; the Board of Barbering & Cosmetology; the departments of Business Oversight and Consumer Affairs. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
July 07, 2020 - 10:20 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand authorities say they will press charges against a coronavirus patient who escaped quarantine in Auckland and went shopping at a supermarket. Air Commodore Darryn Webb, the head of managed isolation and quarantine, said the 32-year-old man escaped through a...
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Emiratis wearing face masks due to the coronavirus pandemic work on the floor of the Dubai Financial Market in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Dubai reopened its Dubai Financial Market stock exchange Tuesday after closing its floor due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
July 07, 2020 - 12:07 pm
The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Tuesday related to the national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ FOOD & SHOPPING: — Overall retail sales are...
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June 30, 2020 - 7:27 pm
FedEx Corp. flipped to a $334 million loss in its fiscal fourth quarter, but its revenue and adjusted profit beat Wall Street expectations as the virus pandemic continues to fuel a boom in online shopping. FedEx's stock rose more than 9% in after-market trading following the results report. With...
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June 29, 2020 - 6:08 am
PARIS (AP) — A Nigerian commission has called for the cancellation of Monday's auction in Paris of sacred Nigerian statues that it alleges were stolen. Christie’s auction house has defended the sale, saying the artworks were legitimately acquired and the sale will go ahead. In recent years, French...
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In this May 12, 2020 photo, a storefront displays "For Rent" signs in the window in the Red Hook neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York. . Some small businesses are closing for good due to the economic crisis brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
June 24, 2020 - 8:27 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Americans are likely to see more “for rent” signs in the coming months as many businesses devastated by the coronavirus pandemic abandon offices and storefronts and potentially end a long boom in the nation's commercial real estate market. Hotels, restaurants and stores that closed...
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