1982 Basquiat painting sells for $85 million at Phillips

Boutique auctioneer Phillips sold a 16-foot-wide, red-and-peach painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat in New York on Wednesday for $85 million. Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa put the unnamed 1982 painting up for sale, and an Asian telephone bidder, represented by a representative of Phillips in Taipei, won it after a four-minute contest. The sale didn’t break the … Read more

‘Fundamental problem’ with limited wage growth

National Secretary of the AWE, Daniel Walton, says there is a “fundamental problem” in “no wage growth” for Australian workers. Mr Walton said Australian workers are not keeping up with the cost of living. “The only thing not going up is Australian workers’ wages,” he told Sky News Australia. “This is a fundamental problem that … Read more

Labor MP talks about friend’s suicide to improve mental health care

TW: This article contains a reference to suicide and mental health issues. An MP has spoken out about her friend’s suicide in hopes she can highlight flaws in the system that prevent many people from getting the help they need. Kerry McCarthy, the Labor MP for Bristol East, lost her boyfriend Ric O’Shea after he … Read more

It’s too early to be optimistic about retailers, says JPMorgan’s Chris Horvers – CNBC Television

It’s too early to be optimistic about retailers, says Chris Horvers of JPMorganCNBC Television Jim Cramer Crushes Walmart Management – ‘It’s Embarrassing’CNBC ‘The Execution Here Is So Bad It’s Embarrassing’: Why Jim Cramer Says Walmart Should Do Some Soul-SGasoline Jim Cramer Responds To Revenue From Walmart And Home DepotCNBC Television Former Walmart CEO Bill Simon … Read more

Ontario political party leaders scatter in attempt to rally votes

The leaders of Ontario’s major political parties scatter in search of votes as the election campaign is halfway through. Progressive Conservative leader Doug Ford will make an announcement in Hamilton today. NDP leader Andrea Horwath will be in Kingston, Ont., to discuss her pharmaceutical care plan before campaigning in Smiths Falls, Ont., and Ottawa. Liberal … Read more

US assesses North Korea preparing for possible long-range missile test in days as Biden prepares to travel to Asia

“The things we’ve noticed in the past for a launch are the things we’re noticing now,” the official said. The launch site under satellite observation is near Pyongyang. The official would not provide details on the current footage, but intelligence analysts typically look for signs of scaffolding or other launch equipment, fuel, vehicles and personnel. … Read more

2022 federal election: the TV and radio blackout rules that will save Australians from campaign advertising

If you’re done with our big parties shooting at each other – or if you’ve grabbed the earmuffs to drown out those pesky election jingles – we’ve got some good news for you. A ban on federal election advertising will take effect from 12:01 a.m. Thursday — and will run until the polls close on … Read more

Primary Election: High-stakes Pennsylvania GOP primary that could shape Senate control remains too close to call

The race to replace outgoing GOP senator Pat Toomey has been dominated by millions of dollars of negative advertising, primarily between Oz, the famed doctor backed by former President Donald Trump, and McCormick, a former hedge fund director, and their allies. . In the closing days before Tuesday’s primary, political commentator Kathy Barnette seemed poised … Read more