May 23, 2016

Rare Burgundy auctioned in Geneva fetches $4 million

A Geneva auction house raked in more than $4 million Sunday for a collection of “grand crus” from Burgundy’s renowned Domaine de la Romanee-Conti wine estate. The 1,407 bottles that went under the hammer beat expectations and sold for a total of 4.2 million ...

May 16, 2016

Lock lopped off Thomas Jefferson at time of death fetches $6,875

A lock of hair from Thomas Jefferson has sold at auction in Texas for $6,875, nearly 190 years after the former president died. Heritage Auctions in Dallas said Saturday’s sale involved 14 strands that were snipped by Jefferson’s personal physician at the time of ...

Tennis ball-sized diamond could fetch $70 million at auction

May 4, 2016

Tennis ball-sized diamond could fetch $70 million at auction

It’s a rock for the ages. A 3-billion-year-old diamond the size of a tennis ball — the largest discovered in over a century — could sell for more than $70 million, auctioneer Sotheby’s said Wednesday. The auction house plans to offer the Lesedi la ...

Daniel Craig's favorite Bond car is a Toyota

Mar 20, 2016

Daniel Craig's favorite Bond car is a Toyota

Daniel Craig’s favorite Bond car isn’t an Aston Martin. It’s a Toyota. Craig famously said he loved the Toyota 2000GT Sean Connery drove in “You Only Live Twice” for its long Coke-bottle shape and the fresh drop-top aesthetic. Investors love it for its reliability ...

JICA-trained Vietnamese fishermen sell first tuna in Japan

Jan 22, 2016

JICA-trained Vietnamese fishermen sell first tuna in Japan

The sale of tuna caught in Vietnamese waters at a wholesale market in Osaka on Friday marked a major step forward for fishermen who have struggled to keep their catches fresh enough for Japanese tastes. The fishermen have adopted a system that stuns the ...