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In this Aug. 30, 2018, photo Seraphina, 3, plays with a V-Tech Explore and Write Activity Set at the Walmart Toy Shop event in New York. Walmart says 30 percent of its holiday toy assortment will be new. It will also offer 40 percent more toys on Walmart.com from a year ago. In November and December, the company’s toy area will be rebranded as “America’s Best Toy Shop.” (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
October 12, 2018 - 12:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Is Party City the successor to Toys R Us? Will shoppers embrace the revival of FAO Schwarz, staffed with theatrical performers? Ahead of the holiday season, stores aren't just expanding their toy aisles to offer more choices. They're trying to at the very least replicate the Toys R...
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In this image made from video and provided by SevereStudios.com, damage from Hurricane Michael is seen in Mexico Beach, Fla. on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. Search-and-rescue teams fanned out across the Florida Panhandle to reach trapped people in Michael's wake Thursday as daylight yielded scenes of rows upon rows of houses smashed to pieces by the third-most powerful hurricane on record to hit the continental U.S. (SevereStudios.com via AP)
October 11, 2018 - 7:19 pm
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — The devastation inflicted by Hurricane Michael came into focus Thursday with rows upon rows of homes found smashed to pieces, and rescue crews struggling to enter stricken areas in hopes of accounting for hundreds of people who may have stayed behind. At least three deaths...
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FILE - In this file image taken from video on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, people watch as the spray-painted canvas "Girl with Balloon" by artist Banksy is shredded at Sotheby's, in London. Sotheby's says the winning bidder for a Banksy painting that self-destructed during an auction last week has decided to go through with the purchase. The auction house says a female European collector was the successful bidder who offered 1.04 million pounds for "Girl With Balloon." Just after the hammer came down, the bottom half of the work passed through a shredder concealed in the frame. Sotheby's said Thursday, Oct. 11 the painting is being sold with a new title, "Love is in the Bin." (Pierre Koukjian via AP)
October 06, 2018 - 10:22 am
LONDON (AP) — Art prankster Banksy has struck again. A work by the elusive street artist apparently self-destructed in front of startled auction-goers on Friday, moments after being sold for 1.04 million pounds ($1.4 million). The spray-painted canvas "Girl With Balloon" went under the hammer at...
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October 02, 2018 - 3:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart says it's acquiring an online plus-size fashion brand called Eloquii Design Inc., continuing its buying spree of niche brands as tries to compete better with online leader Amazon.com Walmart declined to disclose the purchase price, but says the move will help it get a...
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This photo shows a set of small binoculars believed to have been carried by President Abraham Lincoln on the night he was assassinated at Ford's Theatre, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 in New Orleans. The opera glasses are said to have fallen from the mortally wounded Lincoln’s body as he was carried from Ford’s Theatre in 1865. A captain with the Washington City Guard picked them up from the street. They were handed down in his family for generations before being matched in 1968 to a case found in the balcony after Lincoln was shot. (AP Photo/Kevin McGill)
September 28, 2018 - 12:04 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It's not the gilt-detailed craftsmanship or the age of the small, brass, black-enameled binoculars that might fetch a French Quarter antique gallery's asking price of $795,000. It's their history: Abraham Lincoln is believed to have used them to get a better view of the stage at...
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This undated photo provided by Christie's Images Ltd. 2018, shows a painting by David Hockney entitled "Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)." Christie's expects the painting to set a new record for a work by a living artist sold at auction, in their November 2018 sale. The previous record was held by Jeff Koons' "Balloon Dog," which sold for $58.4 million in 2013. (Christie's Images Ltd. 2018 via AP)
September 13, 2018 - 1:06 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A painting by the British artist David Hockney is expected to sell for some $80 million at Christie's, easily breaking the record for a work by a living artist sold at auction. Hockney's 1972 "Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)," one of his famous "pool paintings," is...
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Sand bags surround homes on North Topsail Beach, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, as Hurricane Florence threatens the coast. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
September 12, 2018 - 10:23 pm
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Hurricane Florence put a corridor of more than 10 million people in the crosshairs Wednesday as the monster storm closed in on the Carolinas, uncertainty over its projected path spreading worry across a widening swath of the Southeast. Faced with new forecasts that showed...
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This combination of photos released by Julien's Auctions shows various outfits belonging to the late singer Aretha Franklin. More than 30 dresses and accessories worn on stage by Aretha Franklin are going up for auction on Nov. 10. The items will go on display between Nov. 5 and Nov. 9. at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York. (Julien's Auctions via AP)
September 07, 2018 - 10:35 am
NEW YORK (AP) — More than 30 dresses and accessories worn on stage by Aretha Franklin are going up for auction. The Queen of Soul died at age 76 in Detroit on Aug. 16. Julien's Auctions says the items include a red sequined dress Franklin wore at Radio City Music Hall in 1991, a knit jacket she...
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September 06, 2018 - 7:05 am
LONDON (AP) — Online luxury e-commerce company Farfetch says it expects to reap $446.5 million in its upcoming initial U.S. stock sale. The London-based company, which runs a global platform matching upscale brands with affluent buyers, revealed pricing terms of its initial public offering on the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2017 file photo, an employee poses with Leonardo da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi" on display at Christie's auction rooms in London. Abu Dhabi's Department of Culture and Tourism announced Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, that the unveiling of the "Salvator Mundi" at the Louvre Abu Dhabi has been indefinitely postponed. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
September 03, 2018 - 3:10 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The unveiling of Leonardo da Vinci's painting "Salvator Mundi" at the Louvre Abu Dhabi has been indefinitely postponed, authorities said Monday. Abu Dhabi's Department of Culture and Tourism announced the delay on Twitter, saying "more details will be announced...
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