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Coin dealer pays nearly $2.6 million for rare American penny
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Beverly Hills rare coin dealer purchased a 1792 American penny for nearly $2.6 million, the most ever paid for a one-cent piece at auction.
Houston retailer offers furniture buyers a $7,000 oil price bet
HOUSTON (Reuters) - An enterprising furniture retailer in Houston has come up with a unique way of letting people bet on future oil prices in the world's energy capital.
Swiss clamp down on cross-border pizza delivery
ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland's frugal pizza lovers have had their hopes dashed for a special rule that would have allowed them to keep ordering cheaper pizza delivery from neighboring Germany.
Saudi cleric condemns snowmen as anti-Islamic
DUBAI (Reuters) - A prominent Saudi Arabian cleric has whipped up controversy by issuing a religious ruling forbidding the building of snowmen, described them as anti-Islamic.
Indiana couple arrested after video shows handgun in toddler's mouth
(Reuters) - An Indiana couple has been charged with child neglect after cell phone video obtained by authorities recorded the pair telling a one-year-old baby to put a gun in her mouth and instructing her to make sounds like the weapon was firing, police said.
End of the road for racy models at Chinese autoshow?
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Female models in tight dresses and miniskirts may be banned from one of Asia's premier car exhibitions in Shanghai this year.
Diaper-wearing volunteers guard Filipinos for Black Nazarene feast
MANILA (Reuters) - Three hundred volunteers in diapers were on hand on Friday to form human barricades during a jam-packed open-air Catholic Mass in Manila before a statue of Jesus Christ was paraded through city streets for the annual "Black Nazarene" procession.
Zimbabwe's own-label dollar coins face consumer resistance
HARARE (Reuters) - Nobody wanted the Zimbabwe dollar, so the southern African country dumped it for the U.S. dollar in 2009 to stave off economic collapse and sky-rocketing hyperinflation.
'Blue Dog' painting recovered hours after being stolen in New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - A painting by Louisiana artist George Rodrigue that depicts him as a blue dog beside his bride on their wedding day was recovered undamaged hours after it was stolen from a New Orleans gallery, a gallery spokesman said on Wednesday.
Injured California hiker located via Facebook after 911 call fails
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A badly injured California hiker stranded on a remote trail was located by a quick-thinking dispatch trainee using Facebook after a 911 distress call got cut off, authorities said Wednesday.
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