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Airwave Auction Bids Reach $34 Billion - Wall Street Journal


Wall Street Journal

Airwave Auction Bids Reach $34 Billion
Wall Street Journal
The Federal Communications Commission's auction of wireless spectrum licenses has collected $34 billion in bids, turning what was expected to be a relatively sleepy affair into a likely windfall for taxpayers and an enormous commitment of capital for … 37 more words

francis bacon

This triptych of Lucien Freud, painted by Francis Bacon, is the most expensive painting ever sold at auction (if you avoid inflation). One hundred forty million dollars.  69 more words

Art

US spectrum auction raises more than $30 billion - Reuters


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US spectrum auction raises more than $30 billion
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Total bidding in the U.S. airwaves auction of so-called AWS-3 frequencies has surpassed $30 billion on Friday, according to the Federal Communications Commission, far exceeding expectations just over a week after bidding … 45 more words

“History has remembered the kings and warriors, because they destroyed; art has remembered the people, because they created.” ― William Morris

The Arts and Crafts movement, spearheaded by the likes of William Morris, John Ruskin, and Charles Ashbee is a truly fascinating period of design. As expressed in the quote above, the quasi-omnipotent status that artists, craftsmen and designers were afforded led to some wonderful pieces that captivate collectors to this day. 679 more words

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James Cagney's 1942 Oscar fails to sell at auction

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – In the world of auctions, there’s always a chance no one will bite. Such was the case for James Cagney’s 1942 best actor Oscar for his role in “Yankee Doodle Dandy.” 102 more words

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