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Tiffany holiday sales slip as Chinese tourists spend less

Jan. 18, 2019 1:52 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Tiffany & Co. says holiday shoppers and Chinese tourists spent less on its bling. The luxury jeweler, famous for its little blue boxes, says sales slipped in the holiday shopping season as Chinese tourists spent less while traveling due to the strong dollar, making it more expensive to...

Correction: Mall Shooting-Alabama story

Jan. 18, 2019 1:28 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — In a story Jan. 17 about a fatal police shooting on Thanksgiving night, The Associated Press reported erroneously that testimony showed a man killed by police in an Alabama shopping mall was standing over a shooting victim. The statement was made by a defense attorney, not a...

What to buy every month in 2019

Jan. 18, 2019 10:47 AM EST

A new year brings an expectation to set the perfect resolution. Here's an idea: Resolve to buy all of the things you want and need, but pay less money for them. Sound difficult? It's actually not. Here's how to maximize sales and plan your shopping for 2019. We listed the best products to buy each month, plus the...

Millennial Money: Use post-holiday sales to treat yourself

Jan. 18, 2019 10:41 AM EST

Much like Santa, you spent this holiday season delivering gifts to your family members and friends. But now that the flurry of tinsel and wrapping paper has settled, it's time to be your own Santa. Don't worry, no dropping through a chimney required. Just the gift-giving — and, OK, maybe the cookies, too....

Fans buy 'Little House on the Prairie' star's memorabilia

Jan. 17, 2019 1:41 PM EST

GENOA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — More than 200 items belonging to "Little House on the Prairie" star Melissa Gilbert and her husband, Emmy-winning actor Timothy Busfield, have been purchased in an estate sale in Michigan. Items sold in the American Eagle Auction & Appraisal Company online auction this...

Sears survives a near-death experience, but for how long?

Jan. 16, 2019 5:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Sears will live on — at least for now. Its chairman and biggest shareholder, Eddie Lampert, won tentative approval for a $5 billion plan to keep the ailing, 132-year-old department-store chain in business, fending off demands from creditors that it throw in the towel, according to a...

Powder horn stolen from Detroit-area museum in 1952 returned

Jan. 15, 2019 9:04 PM EST

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — An oxen gunpowder container made in 1757 and stolen more than 60 years ago from a Detroit-area museum has been returned. The FBI turned the Nowlin Powder Horn over Tuesday during a ceremony at the Dearborn Historical Museum. Authorities tracked the powder horn down in November to an...

Rare bronze penny sells for more than $200K at auction

Jan. 11, 2019 10:36 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A rare 1943 bronze Lincoln penny has sold for more than $200,000 at a Florida auction. Heritage Auctions says more than 30 people bid on the rare coin Thursday night. Only 10 to 15 of these pennies, mistakenly minted in bronze instead of steel, are believed to exist. They were made at a time...

Rare 1943 bronze Lincoln penny sells for $204,000

Jan. 11, 2019 8:41 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A rare 1943 bronze Lincoln penny has sold for more than $200,000 at a Florida auction. Heritage Auctions says more than 30 people bid on the rare coin Thursday night. Only 10 to 15 of these pennies, mistakenly minted in bronze instead of steel, are believed to exist. They were made at...

Elvis Presley's jewelry, clothing sold at Graceland auction

Jan. 9, 2019 4:34 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Jewelry, clothing and other Elvis Presley-related memorabilia have been sold at auction in Tennessee. Elvis Presley Enterprises says the auction at The Guest House Graceland netted more than $600,000 Tuesday on what would have been his 84th birthday. The Guest House is a hotel located...