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Report: Spy Agency Triples Collection of Phone Records

May 5, 2018 |

The National Security Agency more than tripled the number of phone and text records that it collected of Americans in 2017 over 2016, according to a new government report . The spy agency collected 534 million records from telecommunications providers such as Verizon and AT&T in 2017 as compared with 151…

Museum Shocked to Discover Giant Egg in Collection Is Real

April 26, 2018 |

The Buffalo Museum of Science has been sitting on a rare find. A collections manager with the museum discovered an elephant bird egg nestled away in a cabinet for more than half a century and erroneously labeled as a cast. The egg is 1 foot long, more than 2 feet…

Supreme Court to Consider Internet Sales Tax Collection

January 13, 2018 |

The Supreme Court said it would consider whether states can broadly require online retailers to collect sales taxes even for states where they lack a physical presence—with a potential major impact on online commerce. US Business

Ikea Has a ‘Hairy’ New Furniture Collection

October 15, 2017 |

Scratching posts from the pet store are so 2016. Instead, Ikea hopes to elevate animal accoutrements to a more contemporary status with its new line of furniture and accessories for cats, dogs, and whatever other domestic creatures might crave their own custom-made lounging areas. Mashable reports on the “Lurvig” collection…

How to get top dollar for your beloved record collection

September 14, 2017 |

Selling a record collection can be trickier than you think. Steer clear of auctions sites such as Ebay.
L.A. Times – Business

$950K Violin Collection Ruined. 3 Years Later, Ex-Wife Arrested

July 27, 2017 |

The world’s tiniest violin might not be enough for one man’s alleged loss at the hands of his ex-wife. The Japan Times reports 34-year-old Midori Kawamiya was arrested Tuesday, accused of destroying her ex-husband’s $ 950,000 violin collection in 2014 in the midst of their divorce. Authorities say Kawamiya admitted…

Couple Donates Massive Bug Collection Worth $10M

March 24, 2017 |

Lois O’Brien tells the Guardian she and husband Charles have had “sort of an Indiana Jones life.” But instead of ancient artifacts, the O’Briens spent 60 years collecting insects across 70 countries and seven continents. Those bugs—approximately 1.25 million of them—now fill more than 1,200 glass…

Betsy Bloomingdale private collection going to auction

October 20, 2016 |

NEW YORK (AP) — Personal belongings of the late fashion icon, socialite and philanthropist Betsy Bloomingdale will be auctioned in New York later this year and next year.
Yahoo News – Top Stories

‘Bill and Ted’s Most Excellent Collection’ Is A Truly Non-Non-NON Heinous Blu-ray Set (Review)

September 16, 2016 |

Bill and Ted’s Excellent adventure on Blu-ray is a classic, and its sequel is better than you may remember.
Forbes Real Time