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  • Andy Warhol paintings take in more than $100 million at auction

    Andy Warhol paintings take in more than $100 million at auction
    Two Andy Warhol works of art -- including a portrait of Marilyn Monroe -- sold Tuesday for more than $100 million combined at a Christie's New York auction, a sale of postwar and contemporary art that brought in a hefty total of $744.9 million. Warhol's...
  • Rihanna gives big as LAPD honcho's selfie-phone auction hits $56K

    Rihanna has upped the ante with a $25,000 gift in conjunction with a phone-busting selfie that launched an EBay auction for charity. Last Friday, the "Diamonds" singer took a courtside selfie with L.A. Police Commission President Steve Soboroff at a...
  • Europe's highest court strikes a blow not for privacy but for censoring history

     Europe's highest court strikes a blow not for privacy but for censoring history
    Judges on Europe's highest court may have thought they were striking a blow for individual privacy when they ruled Tuesday that search engines could be ordered to stop linking to sensitive or older information about people online, even if it had been...
  • FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler pushing a packed agenda

    WASHINGTON — After nearly four decades as a Washington lawyer and lobbyist for the cable and cellphone industries, Tom Wheeler was eager to revive long-stalled initiatives as the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. But within...
  • What Is 'Net Neutrality'? A Primer Before Thursday's Big Vote

    If you are mystified as to why artists like Eddie Vedder and an array of TV showrunners are suddenly all worked up about Internet freedom, the answer lies in the term "net neutrality." They are words you are liable to hear over and over again as the...
  • Connecticut Foreclosure Activity Falls For First Time In More Than A Year

    Connecticut Foreclosure Activity Falls For First Time In More Than A Year
    Connecticut's home foreclosure activity in April fell for the first time in more than a year, an encouraging sign that the overhang of foreclosures on the state's housing market — and price trends — may be starting to recede, a new report...
  • FCC Moves Forward With Net Neutrality Proposals

    FCC commissioners formally launched a process to establish rules of the road for the Internet, sending a proposal out for comment that already has triggered grassroots protest in fears that it will permit big media to gain advantage via faster delivery of...
  • Hollywood auction draws devoted fans, rich collectors

     Hollywood auction draws devoted fans, rich collectors
    From the moment AJ Palmgren learned of Lot 397, he knew he had to have it. But he had never bid at an auction before, and as he took a seat toward the back of the gallery, his nerves took over. "I hoped I wasn't going to space out," he said. A...
  • FCC Approves Plan to Auction Off Broadcast Airwaves for Wireless Use

    As protests swirled over FCC proposals to establish rules of the road for the Internet, the commission on Thursday approved a plan that also promises to have a huge impact on the media landscape: the auctioning of broadcast airwaves for wireless use. The...
  • Markings tell the most important story when dating pottery

    What can you tell us about this platter? The family story is that it was found hidden in the wall of a Baltimore hotel that was under demolition, and that it was put there to save it during the Civil War. My grandfather got it between 1920-1935. A: I...
  • Orange tackles 'rigged' online tax-lien auctions

    Orange tackles 'rigged' online tax-lien auctions
    As Billy Ray Cyrus' "Achy Breaky Heart" blared, 76-year-old Tax Collector Earl K. Wood opened his 1993 tax-certificate sale with a dance to lighten things up, then rapidly auctioned off millions of dollars worth of unpaid property taxes to a hall full...