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David Gilmour puts his guitars up for auction, raises $21.5M

Jun. 21, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An auction of David Gilmour's guitars has raised a lot of "Money" — to combat climate change. Christie's auction house says it raised $21.5 million Thursday, selling off more than 120 guitars owned by the Pink Floyd guitarist, singer and songwriter. Proceeds went to ClientEarth, a...

Revolver believed used by Van Gogh sold at Paris auction

Jun. 19, 2019 9:25 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A revolver believed used by Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh to kill himself has sold for about $146,000 at an auction in Paris. An individual buyer whose name was not released bought the 7mm pocket revolver for 130,000 euros plus taxes on Wednesday. The weapon was discovered in the 1960s in...

Markets Right Now: Stocks climb, adding to recent gains

Jun. 17, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks built on their recent momentum on Wall Street but the gains were relatively modest and trading remained choppy. Facebook jumped 4.2% and Netflix added 3.2% Monday, leading the way higher among communications...

The New York auction house Sotheby's is being sold to French Israeli businessman Patrick Drahi for almost $4 billion

Jun. 17, 2019 9:11 AM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York auction house Sotheby's is being sold to French Israeli businessman Patrick Drahi for almost $4 billion.

Babe Ruth road jersey sells at auction for $5.64 million

Jun. 15, 2019 9:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Babe Ruth road jersey dating to 1928-30 has sold at auction for $5.64 million. Hunt Auctions, which handled Saturday's sale, says the price breaks a record for the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia ever sold. A Ruth jersey from 1920 previously sold for $4,415,658. The auction was...

Target's tech trouble clogs stores with long checkout lines

Jun. 15, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A glitch stalled checkout lines at Target stores worldwide Saturday, exasperating shoppers and potentially eating into sales at a prime time for retailers, the day before Father's Day. The roughly two-hour outage periodically prevented Target's cashiers from scanning merchandise or...

Man says he was deceived when he bought tiny strip of land

Jun. 15, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida man thought he snagged a deal when he paid $9,100 in an online auction for what he thought was a villa. What he got was a 1-foot-by-100-foot (0.3-meter-by-30-meter) strip of land. The land, valued at only $50, starts on a curb and goes under a wall separating...

Painting attributed to Caravaggio on display before auction

Jun. 14, 2019 10:42 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Visitors on Friday were given one last chance to admire a 400-year-old painting found in an attic in southern France and attributed to Italian master Caravaggio, or raise questions about the work, before it goes on the auction block. Paris auction house Drouot invited visitors to see "Judith...

The Latest: Lawmaker: Politics behind push for guilty plea

Jun. 13, 2019 3:17 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on a change of plea by the wife of indicted U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter (all times local): 11:40 a.m. U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter says political reasons prompted the Department of Justice to pressure his wife to plead guilty and testify against him in their corruption case. The GOP...

Dallas law firm places winning bid for Robert E. Lee statue

Jun. 12, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Dallas-based law firm placed the winning $1.435 million bid for a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that the city put in an online auction almost two years after removing it from a state park. Holmes Firm PC made the top offer for the bronze sculpture, according to documents...