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Home Depot Revamps Tech Leadership With Focus on Customers

[ad_1] Home Depot Inc. is doubling down on online shopping, curbside pickup apps and other digital efforts that helped propel sales during the Covid-19 pandemic, shifting its veteran chief information officer to a new full-time executive role overseeing customer technology. The home-improvement retailer was an early winner during the pandemic, when locked-down consumers turned to …

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Here’s what you need to know about ‘ghost guns’ and the new Biden administration move to regulate them

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is unveiling a completed rule aimed at reining in the proliferation of ghost guns, firearms without serial numbers that have been turning up at crime scenes across the nation in increasing numbers. The White House and the Justice Department argue that regulating the firearms parts and requiring dealers …

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Opinion: Republicans have painted themselves into a corner over fixing Social Security’s finances

[ad_1] A decade ago, Democratic and Republican legislators had elaborate plans to fix Social Security’s increasingly shaky finances. Democrats still do. But Republicans haven’t introduced a single comprehensive solvency bill since 2016. What are they waiting for? Social Security is running out of money. It currently collects less money from workers and employers than it …

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‘Turner’s Modern World’ Review: A Painter’s Many High Water Marks

[ad_1] Joseph Mallord William Turner is an institution, admired in his lifetime and today with a wing of Tate Britain dedicated to the vast number of works he bequeathed to the nation. “The Fighting Temeraire, Tugged to Her Last Berth to Be Broken Up” (1839, National Gallery, London) his image of an obsolete man-o-war, sails …

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Magritte Painting Fetches $79 Million, Capping Sotheby’s London Sales

[ad_1] Rene Magritte’s Surrealist Masterpiece The Empire of Lights sold for a record £59.4 million (US$79.8 million) at a Sotheby’s sale on Wednesday, achieving a world auction record for the artist. The 1961 painting, with a paradoxical image of darkened home lit from within yet under a bright blue sky of floating clouds, was sought …

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‘Paintings on Stone: Science and the Sacred 1530-1800’ Review: A Bedrock of Artistic Ingenuity

[ad_1] St.Louis “Paintings on Stone: Science and the Sacred 1530-1800,” on display at the Saint Louis Art Museum, starts out strong, with “The Minions of Henry III” (c. 1570), a stunning image by an unknown artist in the Fontainebleau School, possibly Lucas of Heere. A close-cropped view of three effeminate men in profile, dressed in …

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‘Science and the Sublime: A Masterpiece by Joseph Wright of Derby’ Review: An Experiment in Enlightenment Creativity

[ad_1] San Marino, Calif. The scientist in the remarkable painting “An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump” (1768)—which is now the focus of an exhibition, “Science and the Sublime: A Masterpiece by Joseph Wright of Derby,” at the Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens—is the only figure whose gaze is open, forthright, …

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