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Mixed finish for US stock indexes over weak retail sales

Feb. 14, 2019 4:54 PM EST

U.S. stock indexes clawed most of the way back from an early slide Thursday to finish mostly lower, ending a four-day winning streak for the benchmark S&P 500 index. Losses in banks and retailers and consumer products makers offset gains in health care stocks, technology companies and elsewhere in the market...

Illinois farmland once owned by Lincoln sells for $300,000

Feb. 12, 2019 1:15 PM EST

CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — A plot of Illinois farmland that President Abraham Lincoln once owned has sold at auction for $300,000. A retired farmer in the central Illinois city of Charleston sold his family's 590-acre farm, which includes the 30-acre plot once owned by the nation's 16th president. The...

Michael Jackson wax statue removed by Danish mall

Feb. 11, 2019 11:31 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's oldest shopping mall has removed a wax statue of Michael Jackson out of fears it could offend customers and may be vandalized because of accusations that the late pop star molested boys. Charlotte Andersen, marketing manager for the Roedovre Centrum mall in suburban...

5 alleged Hitler watercolors go unsold at German auction

Feb. 10, 2019 11:30 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Five watercolors attributed to Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler from his early days as a struggling artist have failed to sell at auction in the southern German city of Nuremberg, possibly over fears they could be fakes. The Nuremberger Nachrichten newspaper reported Sunday that no bids were...

Education-business center would feature Monticello replica

Feb. 9, 2019 12:43 PM EST

SOMERS, Conn. (AP) — A co-founder of the Friendly's restaurant chain and his wife are hoping to turn a replica of Thomas Jefferson's Monticello home into the centerpiece of a new educational and business center in Connecticut. S. Prestley Blake, who is 104 years old, and his wife, Helen, had the nearly...

Retailers are shopping for ways to get rid of checkout lines

Feb. 8, 2019 5:29 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Get ready to say good riddance to the checkout line. A year after Amazon opened its first cashier-less store, startups and retailers are racing to get similar technology in stores throughout the world, letting shoppers buy groceries without waiting in line. If they work, cashier-less...

George Michael's art collection up for auction at Christie's

Feb. 8, 2019 7:46 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — George Michael left a rich legacy of music — and of visual art. The musician's collection of works by some of Britain's most famous contemporary artists is going up for auction in London next month, auctioneer Christie's announced Friday. The sale includes pieces by Damien Hirst,...

The Latest: 2 arrested at protest over black man's shooting

Feb. 6, 2019 4:26 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the police shooting of a black man in an Alabama shopping mall (all times local): 1:45 p.m. Two demonstrators have been arrested outside the Alabama attorney general's office during a protest over the 2018 shooting death of a black man at a shopping mall. Law...

Banksy painting that self-destructed displayed in Germany

Feb. 4, 2019 11:30 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A Banksy painting that shocked onlookers as it partially shredded itself after being sold at auction is going on display in Germany. The Frieder Burda museum in Baden-Baden said Monday that "Girl with Balloon," which self-destructed last year after an unidentified European collector...

Amazon has another 'Prime' holiday: Profit tops $3 billion

Jan. 31, 2019 7:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon had another strong holiday season: Its quarterly profit topped $3 billion for the first time as revenue grew across many of its businesses, including online shopping, advertising and cloud computing. The company, however, issued an estimate for the current quarter's revenue that was...