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‘One third of art market is fake’: Art detective reveals how terrorists, mafia profit from it

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As the ‘Indiana Jones of Lost Art’, Arthur Brand often finds himself at the crossroads of the illicit art trade and a shadowy criminal underground. The art detective joined RT’s SophieCo to reveal the secrets of his trade. From the posh galleries of the European art scene to the farthest reaches of the Afghan Hindu Read More

Don’t laugh at Koons’ Rabbit selling for $91 million – get angry at economic system that enables it

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Nothing illustrates unequal gains from globalized capitalism like the soaring prices in the art world, where those who have already bought all the mansions, private jets and super yachts park their wealth in meaningless baubles. When you saw that New York artist Jeff Koons’ faceless chrome Rabbit from 1986 fetched $91 million at an auction Read More

Ford revs up to sell hybrids with appeal of speed and power

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DETROIT (Reuters) – Ford Motor Co is turning to the automotive marketer’s time-tested themes, speed and power, to sell a new generation of gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles to mass market customers. FILE PHOTO: A 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid is hooked up to a boat trailer to demonstrate towing power in Dearborn, Michigan, U.S., May 15, 2019. Read More

Australian rugby star sacked over anti-gay social media post

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By Sunita Patel-Carstairs, news reporter Rugby Australia has sacked one of its biggest stars for a social media post which was critical of gay people. Israel Folau’s contract with the Wallabies and his club side Waratahs was terminated this morning after he was found guilty earlier this month of a “high-level breach of the professional Read More

Starbucks’ China challenger Luckin raises $561 million in U.S. IPO

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NEW YORK/HONG KONG (Reuters) – Luckin Coffee Inc, the Chinese challenger to Starbucks Corp, on Thursday priced its U.S. initial public offering at the top end of its targeted range and sold more shares than planned in the biggest U.S. float by a Chinese firm this year. The Beijing-based coffee chain raised $561 million by Read More

‘Do better’: Gucci knocked on Twitter, accused of cultural appropriation over $800 turban

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Gucci is under fire for selling a so-called ‘Indy Turban’ for a whopping $800, just weeks after the Italian fashion house was forced to recall ‘blackface’ turtlenecks after a huge social media backlash. The luxury label was called out for ‘cultural appropriation’ when the headwear made its runway debut at Milan Fashion Week in February. Read More

Beyond Meat surges after coffee chain Tim Hortons adds vegan sausages to menu

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(Reuters) – Shares of Beyond Meat rose as much as 16% on Wednesday after Canada’s Restaurant Brands International Inc’s coffee chain Tim Hortons said it will introduce three new sandwiches using the vegan burger marker’s plant-based sausages A giant digital display shows Beyond Meat (BYND) listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange during the company’s IPO Read More

Year of selective blindness: Russian journalist still in Ukrainian jail under bogus treason charges

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Exactly a year ago the head of a Russian-Ukrainian news agency was snatched in Kiev and put in jail under a charge of high treason. Western champions of media rights have shown spectacular will to ignore the scandalous case. Being a journalist in a nation where the government can put you in jail for unfavorable Read More

Android pioneer HTC stages retreat from China

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HTC is pulling its smartphones from two of China’s largest online marketplaces, raising concerns about the brand’s future. The firm was the first to sell an Android handset in 2008. But it has seen its global share of the smartphone market drop from a peak of 10.7% in 2011 to Read More

Amazon extends lead as top retail brand in Kantar/WPP survey

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics centre in Boves, France, Jan. 19, 2019. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol/File Photo BERLIN (Reuters) – Amazon has almost doubled its brand value to $316 billion as it expands in areas like entertainment and smart speakers, while China’s Alibaba is now Read More