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Billionaire Warren Buffett, CEO and chairman of investment company Berkshire Hathaway, speaks during a conversation with David Rubenstein, president of the Economic Club of Washingtron, during the club's 25th anniversary dinner in EWashington on June 5, 2012. PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM/AFP/GettyImages

Billionaire Buffett Auctioning All-You-Can-Eat See’s Candy Tour

Billionaire Warren Buffett is auctioning off an all-you-eat tour of the See’s Candy factory in California to benefit an education nonprofit there.

07/29/2013

An apple 1 computer (CBS)

First Apple Computer Could Fetch $500,000 Or More At Auction

An Apple 1 from 1976, one of the first Apple computers ever built and forerunner of today’s MacBooks, IPads and IPhones, goes on the auction block at Christie’s next week.

06/21/2013

Horses racing at Golden Gate Fields. (CBS)

Bo Derek Renews California Effort To Ban Horse Slaughtering Nationwide

The USDA said it will increase inspections of imported beef, in the midst of a horsemeat scandal in Europe. So far, none of the tainted products have made it to the United States. But the scandal is renewing efforts to ban American horse slaughter.

04/30/2013

New Macho Man, a two-year-old thoroughbred, ended up on the auction block after being injured at Golden Gate Fields. He was saved by the group Auction Horses Rescue. (CBS)

Golden Gate Fields Investigating How Horse Went Up For Auction

A Bay Area race track is investigating why one of its thoroughbreds ended up on the auction block, where horses are at risk of being sent to slaughter.

04/05/2013

Pied Piper bar at the Palace Hotel. (James Irwin/CBS SF)

San Francisco’s Palace Hotel To Auction Off Legendary Painting

Officials at San Francisco’s Palace Hotel have removed a painting considered to be a legendary work of art from the wall of the hotel’s main bar and plan on selling it at auction.

03/23/2013

Gold coins found in the home of a deceased Carson City man. (CBS)

Bay Area Woman Puts Nevada Recluse’s Gold Fortune Up For Auction

The public will get its first look at a gold fortune that has been hidden away in Nevada for years.

02/26/2013

Horses racing at Golden Gate Fields. (CBS)

Calif. Race Tracks, Rescue Groups Take Action Against Horsemeat Trade

California horses are supposed to be protected by law from slaughter for human consumption. Yet many still end up in the slaughter pipeline, including thoroughbreds. That’s why some race tracks are taking protective action.

02/12/2013

horses

Undercover Investigation Reveals Little Oversight At California Horse Auctions

Americans don’t eat horsemeat, but we do export horses for slaughter. Most end up on dining tables in Europe and China. While California is one of the few states that bans the exports, some activists have said the ban isn’t working.

02/12/2013

Patrick Dempsey (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

Tully’s Coffee To Go To Dempsey’s Group

The auction for Tully’s Coffee chain concluded Friday in federal bankruptcy court, with a judge approving the sale to an ownership group led by actor Patrick Dempsey…

01/12/2013

Patrick Dempsey's Bid On Tully's Coffee Appears Successful

Patrick Dempsey’s Bid On Tully’s Coffee Appears Successful

Actor Patrick Dempsey said it appears his bid to buy Tully’s Coffee has prevailed in a bankruptcy auction. Tully’s has shops in Pleasanton, San Francisco & San Jose…

01/04/2013

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