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The Art Market’s Reaction to Trump? Sales This Week Offer First Test

The Art Market’s Reaction to Trump? Sales This Week Offer First Test

At Rockefeller Center on Sunday, milling outside Christie’s sales rooms — where private clients sipped mimosas as they took in one of Monet’s grainstacks — people in the art world sounded guardedly optimistic about how the auctions will perform this week, after a period of uncertainty exacerbated by the contentious American presidential election, Britain’s “Brexit”…

Lafayette students talk diabetes diagnosis, walk for a cure

Lafayette students talk diabetes diagnosis, walk for a cure

LAFAYETTE — Emily Toepfer gives herself a needle filled with insulin six times a day, but it doesn’t bother her. “I get asked a lot if shots hurt, and personally, they don’t because I have had to do it for such a long time,” she said. Emily, a seventh grader at Lafayette Township School, was…

Traces of grime on your phone reveal your life story: study

Traces of grime on your phone reveal your life story: study

Traces of skin, oil and grime left on your phone can reveal a lot about your lifestyle, and may some day serve as a “fingerprint” in criminal investigations, researchers said Monday. The study involved 39 volunteers who allowed scientists to swab their smart phones — and right hands — in several places. Researchers found a…

Toyota to pay up to $3.4 billion to settle US truck lawsuit

Toyota to pay up to $3.4 billion to settle US truck lawsuit

Toyota will pay up to $3.4 billion to settle a class action lawsuit brought by US pickup and sport utility vehicle owners whose vehicles lacked adequate rust protection. Court filings show that the settlement reached Oct. 31 covers 1.5 million vehicles, dealing a financial blow to the Japanese automaker whose trucks were subject to corrosion…

Disney forges ahead with streaming as ratings sag

Disney forges ahead with streaming as ratings sag

As more and more people get their favorite TV shows and movies online, Disney is also learning to embrace the stream. The Walt Disney Co. once resisted offering channels like ESPN directly over the internet, preferring old-fashioned cable subscriptions. Its investors are fretting over ratings as more people cut the cord and cancel cable or…