DETROIT (AP) - Christie's has appraised nearly 2,800 city-owned artworks at the Detroit Institute of Arts to be worth a total of $454 million to $867 million.
The New York-based auction house spent months determining the collection's fair market value after Detroit filed for bankruptcy last
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are slipping on Wall Street a day after hitting their latest record high.
Long-term interest rates and the dollar are rising after the Federal Reserve said it would reduce its bond purchases.
The Dow Jones industrial average was down 5 points, or 0.02 percent, to 16,164 as of
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BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - Colombia's government is fining U.S.-based Drummond Co. almost $3.6 million for dumping tons of coal into the ocean at a Caribbean port.
Environment Minister Luz Helena Sarmiento said in a news conference Thursday that the Alabama-based
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HAVANA (AP) - Cuba says it's opening its automobile market by eliminating a special permit that strictly limited the number of people allowed to buy vehicles from the state.
The government has a monopoly on the sale of imported new and used vehicles, and has required
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Greece hasn't seen many demonstrations in favor of privatization during its acute four-year financial crisis, but jockeys are keen to be rid of a state-run agency that controls racetrack betting, and they rode their horses into central Athens to make their point.
BRUSSELS (AP) - French President Francois Hollande says the creation of a new institution to handle troubled banks will spare taxpayers from having to pay for further bank bailouts.
Hollande said Thursday ahead of a summit of the European Union's 28 leaders that the agreement on how to set up
MADRID (AP) - Spain's data protection agency says it has fined search engine giant Google 900,000 euros ($1.2 million) for three serious breaches of the country's laws.
The agency says in a statement that it was imposing a fine of 300,000 euros for each breach, and requesting that Google
By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - A measure of the U.S. economy's health posted a solid gain in November, suggesting momentum was building at the end of the year.
The Conference Board said Thursday that its index of leading indicators rose 0.8 percent in November
By MAE ANDERSONAP Retail Writer
ATLANTA (AP) - Finding a knockoff version of the fur you want under the Christmas tree would ordinarily be a disappointment.
Not this year.
Faux is the new black this season for holiday gifts. But this isn't the "pleather" of the 1980s - that cheap, plastic-
WASHINGTON (AP) - Average U.S. rates for fixed mortgages rose slightly this week but remained near historically low levels.
Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the rate on the 30-year loan increased to 4.47 percent from 4.42 percent last week. The average on the 15-year fixed loan rose to 3.51
NEW YORK (AP) - Sprint and Dish Network are collaborating on a wireless broadband service targeting underserved areas.
The trial in Corpus Christi, Texas, will involve Sprint Corp.'s 4G LTE network and will begin in mid-2014. Dish Network Corp. will install equipment for households to tap the
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx wants states to require first-time drunken drivers to use alcohol breath monitors before they get behind the wheel.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released guidelines on Tuesday for states to use "ignition interlock
By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIAAssociated Press
QUNU, South Africa (AP) - Songs, speeches and the boom of artillery rang across Nelson Mandela's home village during his funeral Sunday as a tribal chief draped in animal skin declared: "A great tree has fallen."
South Africa was saying goodbye for the