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A Gathering of Rembrandts at Mauritshuis, The Hague

For nearly 200 years, Rembrandt’s group portrait masterpiece, “The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp,” hung in the chambers of the Amsterdam Surgeon’s Guild, the association of doctors and barbers that had commissioned the work in 1632. In 1817, Rijksmuseum director Cornelis Apostool pleaded in a letter to move the work to his museum, because […]

Futures Movers: Oil prices slip but hold near multimonth high as Venezuelan unrest persists

Oil futures inch lower on Tuesday, but hold ground near multimonth highs as investors weigh concerns over global energy demand against the price-supportive news from the political crisis in Venezuela. source

Economic Report: U.S. service-oriented businesses grow in January at slowest pace in six months, ISM finds

Service-oriented companies such as restaurants, banks and high-tech outfits grew in January at the slowest pace in six months, but they are expanding rapidly enough to suggest the economy is still quite healthy. The ISM services index fell to 56.7% from 58%. source

Read Between The Lines

As the bride’s father was giving a toast at this wedding in Austin, Texas, photographer Megan Kantor of Cedar and Pines was going about her usual wedding routine, capturing the speech and the reaction of the guests. “But then I noticed the bride and groom were holding hands while they listened,” she explains. Inspired by […]