Does Poker Stand a Chance in Asia?

A 2006 ban on Internet gambling in the U.S. is prompting poker promoters to take their card game across the Pacific in hopes of setting down roots in Asia’s Las Vegas, Macau. Read the full story here.

Bronze heads sell for $36 million

Despite China’s efforts to stop the sale of the bronze rat and rabbit heads, looted in 1860 from Beijing’s Old Summer Palace, unidentified phone bidders purchased the sculptures for $18 million each Wednesday night, far exceeding earlier estimates of $10-13 million each. Yves Saint Laurent’s art auction set a record for a private …