Detail from ‘Seated Figure’ (Red Cardinal) by Francis Bacon has a top estimate of $60 million

In November last year, Three Studies of Lucian Freud, a triptych painting by Irish-born British artist Francis Bacon sold at Christie’s, New York for (...)

Late actor Ralph Waite as Reverend Norman Balthus in the TV series Carnivale. Photograph: HBO

Stars of 1970s TV series The Waltons have paid tribute to Ralph Waite, the actor who played the kind-and-steady patriarch of the tight-knit rur(...)

US authorities have opened an investigation into manipulation of the currency markets by large banksBenjamin Lawsky, New York’s financial services sup(...)

The compulsion to use puns when describing one’s specialist business can be overwhelming – take the perfect ingredients for a food business, or applyi(...)

Auction ResultsWednesday, June 5th Bonhams, London. A Fabergé cigarette case, £205,250 (£150,000-£200,000). Tuesday, June 11th Sotheby’s, New York. Fi(...)

Twitter reaction to the announcement of Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson’s retirement was at its busiest at 9.34am yesterday, 17 minutes after the soccer club tweeted the news. Photograph: Reuters/Phil Noble

Reaction to the announcement by Manchester United that Alex Ferguson is to retire as manager of the soccer club dominated social media yesterday(...)