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Scots spurn independence in historic vote, devolution battle begins

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EDINBURGH - Scotland spurned independence and saved a union dating back 300 years in a historic referendum but its defeated leader said it would hold London to last minute offers of more power that could radically reshape the United Kingdom.

Australia shares set for 7th losing session, weak ore prices hit miners

* 68 shares higher, 118 shares lower, 13 shares unchanged

18 Sep 2014

Luxembourg opens art freeport to lure super-rich

LUXEMBOURG - Private banking hub Luxembourg sought to lure more wealthy investors on Wednesday by opening a high-security center designed to look like a jewel box, where collectors can store and trade valuables without paying customs or sales tax.

18 Sep 2014

Luxembourg opens art freeport to lure super-rich

LUXEMBOURG - Private banking hub Luxembourg sought to lure more wealthy investors on Wednesday by opening a high-security centre designed to look like a jewel box, where collectors can store and trade valuables without paying customs or sales tax.

18 Sep 2014

Luxembourg opens art freeport to lure super-rich

LUXEMBOURG, Sept 17 - Private banking hub Luxembourg sought to lure more wealthy investors on Wednesday by opening a high-security centre designed to look like a jewel box, where collectors can store and trade valuables without paying customs or sales tax.

18 Sep 2014

San Francisco puts earthquake warning signs on buildings

Sept 16 - The city of San Francisco stepped up the pressure on property owners who fail to comply with seismic retrofitting regulations this week, posting large, red and white warning signs on the buildings to make the violations public.

17 Sep 2014

Miami Bat Squad tracks rare species to golf course roost

MIAMI - Shortly after dusk, three researchers squat on the lawn of a vacant, million-dollar home in a posh Miami suburb, pointing ultrasonic microphones at the darkened mansion.

Sotheby's opens Asia's first wine retail store in Hong Kong

HONG KONG, Sept 16 - Auction house Sotheby's said on Tuesday it has opened its first Asian retail wine store in Hong Kong in a bid to tap strong demand for high-quality and readily available vintages.

16 Sep 2014

Rare ceramics, Chinese, Indian paintings highlight NY Asian Art Week

NEW YORK - Sales of classical Chinese paintings, devotional sculptures from India, Nepal and Tibet and ancient ceramic and porcelain vases and jars, including a rare Ming dynasty bowl, will be among the highlights of Asian Art Week auctions in New York.

16 Sep 2014

Rare ceramics, Chinese, Indian paintings highlight NY Asian Art Week

NEW YORK - Sales of classical Chinese paintings, devotional sculptures from India, Nepal and Tibet and ancient ceramic and porcelain vases and jars, including a rare Ming dynasty bowl, will be among the highlights of Asian Art Week auctions in New York.

16 Sep 2014