- Review: Online stylists for the shopping-averse Updated: May-27-15 3:11 am
NEW YORK - Though my grandmother was a fashion designer, I hate buying clothes, and I still wear outfits from high school - in the last century.
- Kansas City art collection gets $2.32M at Chicago auction Updated: May-22-15 3:47 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - More than 30 American paintings collected by a Kansas City couple was sold this week for more than $2 million at an auction in Chicago.
- Historic Senator Hotel sold in online auction Updated: May-22-15 2:32 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The Senator Hotel, a landmark in California's capital city, is being sold for $31.8 million.
- Nazi-looted painting from Gurlitt art trove to go on sale Updated: May-22-15 11:56 am
LONDON - A painting that was seized by the Nazis and only recently returned to the Jewish owner's heirs is going on auction.
- Saginaw farmers market setting up tents for 2015 before move Updated: May-21-15 1:57 pm
SAGINAW, Michigan - The Downtown Saginaw Farmers' Market is planning to move to a new permanent outdoor location and launch an indoor year-round market in 2016.
- Collection of early American coins sells for $25 million Updated: May-20-15 4:49 pm
NEW YORK - A trove of 128 American coins from the late 18th and early 19th centuries has sold for a total of $25.3 million at auction in New York.
- Guesthouse designed by Frank Gehry sells for $905,000 Updated: May-20-15 2:49 am
OWATONNA, Minnesota - A Minnesota guesthouse designed by architect Frank Gehry that was once valued at $4.5 million has sold for $905,000 at auction in Chicago.
- Md. will post average prices at some farmers markets online Updated: May-19-15 3:20 am
ANNAPOLIS - The Maryland Agriculture Department is launching a pilot project that could help consumers avoid sticker shock at farmers markets.
- CANNES WATCH: Koons work to be auctioned off for charity Updated: May-18-15 10:07 am
CANNES, France - Jeff Koons is about to generate some major cash for AIDS charity amfAR: He's agreed to auction off his massive "Coloring Book" sculpture for the group's annual gala outside Cannes this week.
- Walker Tavern Historic Site's farmers market set to open Updated: May-18-15 8:45 am
BROOKLYN, Michigan - The farmers market at the Walker Tavern Historic Site at Cambridge Junction Historic State Park is scheduled to open for the season this weekend.
- Kansas City considers beer, liquor sales at farmers market Updated: May-18-15 2:31 am
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Kansas City is considering a proposal to allow the sale of locally produced beer and liquor at a farmers market in the wake of successful sales of Missouri wine.
- George Harrison guitar from 1963 brings $490,000 at auction Updated: May-17-15 5:47 am
NEW YORK - A guitar George Harrison played at a time when Beatlemania was taking flight has sold for nearly half a million dollars at a New York auction.
- Ocean City craft brew scene expands again Updated: May-16-15 2:58 pm
OCEAN CITY, Maryland - Two breweries, Backshore Brewing Co. and Ocean City Brewing Co., have found a home in Ocean City while a third, De Lazy Lizard, decided to pack off to Snow Hill after a fire in February badly damaged its building.
- Correction: Sotheby's-Spring Art Auction story Updated: May-15-15 4:46 pm
NEW YORK - In a May 12 story about the Sotheby's Spring art auction, The Associated Press erroneously reported the estimate of the value of pop and contemporary artwork donated by philanthropist Stefan Edlis to the Art Institute of Chicago. It is about $400 million, not $40 million.
- Greenville Zoo plans expansion; first phase $15 million Updated: May-14-15 5:04 pm
GREENVILLE, South Carolina - The support group for the Greenville Zoo is about to launch a fundraising campaign for the first of a planned four-part expansion of the zoo.
- Rare Burmese ruby sells for $30.3 million at auction Updated: May-13-15 4:50 pm
GENEVA - A rare Burmese ruby in a platinum ring with diamonds sold for $30.3 million at auction, setting a world auction record for any ruby and for any stone by Cartier, according to Sotheby's.
- Iconic works by Lucian Freud, Francis Bacon at NYC auction Updated: May-13-15 1:58 pm
NEW YORK - Iconic works by Lucian Freud, Francis Bacon and others are among the highlights of Christie's contemporary art auction Wednesday evening.
- Princess Mathilde's pink diamond sells for $15.9 million Updated: May-12-15 4:01 pm
GENEVA - An 8.72-carat pink diamond ring believed part of a collection once owned by Princess Mathilde Bonaparte sold at auction Tuesday for $15.9 million, according to Sotheby's Geneva.
- Vermont holds surplus vehicle auction Saturday Updated: May-09-15 8:16 am
BERLIN, Vermont - Cars, trucks, and heavy equipment will be auctioned off in the Vermont state surplus property auction this weekend in Berlin.
- Austrian empress's potty fetches thousands of euros Updated: May-08-15 5:18 am
VIENNA - What's a potty worth? Thousands of euros, if it was used by an Austrian empress - but much less than her footwear.
- For most, N. Korean online shopping not just a click away Updated: May-06-15 4:41 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea - Online shopping has arrived in North Korea, though it's as isolated from the rest of the world as the country itself, and the vast majority of North Koreans lack the technology to use it.
- Police: Stolen credit cards used in $20K mall shopping spree Updated: May-05-15 3:07 am
BEDFORD, New Hampshire - A suburban Manchester woman is warning shoppers to be on the lookout after a thief snatched her wallet out of her shopping cart last week and spent $20,000 in less than two hours.
- Georgia O'Keeffe flower painting going to NYC auction Updated: May-04-15 9:14 am
NEW YORK - A Georgia O'Keeffe flower painting that the artist kept for herself is among the highlights of an upcoming auction of American art.
- Landmark western Massachusetts quirky gift shop sold Updated: May-04-15 7:22 am
NORTHAMPTON, Massachusetts - The new owners of a beloved Northampton gift shop say they plan to maintain the store's quirky character.
- McLeod collection of Elvis memorabilia sells at 2nd auction Updated: May-03-15 5:37 pm
HOLLY SPRINGS, Mississippi - An auctioneer's gavel has banged "sold" for hundreds of Elvis Presley photos, records, figurines, cutouts, clocks and other kitsch collected by the late Paul McLeod.