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Ford recalling 1.3 million F-series pickups

Police pull some Ford SUVs from service over carbon monoxide claims Ford is recalling 1.3 million F-series pickup trucks, the best selling vehicle in America, for a door latch problem that could allow the door to open while the truck is moving. The affected models include some of the model year 2015 F-150’s, as well as some 2017 Super Duty pickups. In addition to the problem with the door opening unexpectedly, the latch can also prevent the driver from opening the door when they need to. Ford(F) estimates it will ...

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World's largest pink diamond expected to fetch up to $30 million at auction

LONDON (Reuters) – “The Pink Raj”, an intense pink diamond described by experts as the world’s largest, is expected to fetch up to $ 30 million when it is auctioned in Geneva next month. The stone, which weighs just over 37 carats, was displayed by auction house Sotheby’s in London this week. “It is a wonderful shape. It is a cushion modified diamond, with a lot of brilliance, a lot of facets, when you move it around and sort of have it on your finger,” Sotheby’s senior jewelry specialist Daniela ...

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The Equifax Hack Included Almost 11 Million Driver’s Licenses

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The Equifax hack exposed critical personally identifying information on more than 145 million American adults. That’s not all adults by any means, but it’s well over half the adults in the country. Now we know that social security numbers, credit cards (in some cases), full names, and home addresses aren’t the only thing the hackers made off with. They got nearly 11 million driver’s licenses, too. That’s the latest from the Wall Street Journal, which ...

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Da Vinci portrait of Christ expected to fetch $100 million at auction

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The last privately owned Leonardo da Vinci painting and one of fewer than 20 by the Renaissance artist known to still exist is hitting the auction block, Christie’s announced on Tuesday. “Salvator Mundi,” an ethereal portrait of Jesus Christ which dates to about 1500, is expected to sell for about $ 100 million at Christie’s in November, making it among the most highly-valued works ever to be sold at auction. “This is truly the Holy Grail of art rediscoveries,” said Alan Wintermute, Christie’s senior specialist for ...

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Equifax just scored a $7 million contract to protect the IRS from fraud

Legislators grill former Equifax CEO Equifax has landed a $ 7.25 million government contract to help the IRS detect fraud. The deal was finalized last week, according to the federal government website that tracks contracts. The timeline is notable; earlier in September, the credit monitoring firm announced a massive security breach that may have exposed the personal information of as many as 145.5 million people. Equifax(EFX) is now tasked with helping the agency “verify taxpayer identity and to assist in ongoing identity verification and validations needs,” according to contract details ...

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Song dynasty bowl shatters world record for Chinese ceramics, fetches $37.7 million in HK sale

HONG KONG (Reuters) – A nearly 900-year-old porcelain Song dynasty bowl smashed the world auction record for Chinese ceramics on Tuesday, selling for HK$ 294.3 million ($ 37.68 million) at a Sotheby’s sale in Hong Kong. The small, blue-green item broke the previous record, also set in a sale in Hong Kong, when a 500-year-old imperial “chicken” cup from the Ming dynasty Chenghua period sold for HK$ 281.2 million ($ 36.0 million) in 2014, Sotheby’s said. The 13-cm (5-inch) bowl, used to wash brushes, was fired in the famed Northern ...

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Facebook: Russian ads reached 10 million people

Facebook ‘designed for information warfare?’ Facebook says an estimated 10 million people saw at least one of the 3,000 political ads it says were bought by accounts linked to the Russian government. The figure, disclosed by Facebook for the first time on Monday, underscores how effective Russian meddling on social media could be with even a minimal investment. The ad buyers spent just $ 100,000 over two years to target 10 million people, according to figures Facebook has provided about the ad buys. That’s an audience roughly equivalent to the ...

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Tom Price, out as Health secretary, worth $14 million

Before private flights, Price criticized them Tom Price, who just resigned as health secretary after a scandal over his use of private jets, is worth $ 14.1 million, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Price and his wife, who is also a doctor, have an extensive investment portfolio, according to his 2016 financial disclosure form. That made him the 9th wealthiest official in the executive branch, the center said. In January, he said he would step down as managing partner at an Atlanta-area surgical group but continue to have ...

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Corporate donations for Hurricane Maria relief top $24 million

2017 hurricanes could cost over $ 200 billion Companies are stepping up to rebuild Puerto Rico. As of Friday, corporate donations have reached $ 24.1 million for Hurricane Maria relief efforts — about triple the amount that had been contributed four days ago, according to an estimate from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. A spokeswoman for the Chamber of Commerce said she expects corporate donations will continue to grow as companies see the urgent need in Puerto Rico and as rescue and relief work shifts into long-term recovery. The storm, ...

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