AP, AAP, AFP, ABC, Reuters, Bloomberg

Social networks make push as shopping destinations



Keep up-to-date via social media


100-carat diamond sells for $22 million at auction

A "perfect" 100-carat diamond in a classic emerald cut sold for just over $22 million at auction on Tuesday.

Home Depot confirms data breach at US and Canada stores

Home improvement retailer Home Depot on Monday confirmed its payment systems were breached, potentially impacting customers using payment cards at its US...

Proposed ban on ivory sale links old pianos, terrorism

A debate in Vermont over a proposed ban on the sale of ivory and rhinoceros horns in the small New England state is bringing home much wider issues of...

Britney Spears launches line of intimates and loungewear

The 32-year‑old popstar is partnering with Danish lingerie label Change on a new line of intimates set to launch September 3 in New York City, with...

Running out of time: Limited-time deals can be limiting

Target shoppers found out this weekend that when stores make deals to carry merchandise from high‑end designers for a limited time, it can be, well,...

Backlash cancels auction of Japanese internment camp items

Protests by Japanese‑American groups have led an East Coast auction house to cancel a sale of 450 photos and artifacts from World War II internment...

Giacometti sculpture poised to set auction record

A rare life‑size sculpture by Alberto Giacometti could set a record next month at auction where it's estimated to bring $130 million. "Pointing...

APNewsBreak: Ex-Clippers owner's wife victorious in lawsuit

The wife of former Clippers owner Donald Sterling is owed $2.6 million by a woman her husband showered with gifts, a judge ruled Tuesday. Judge Richard...