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U.K. Budget Would Levy New Tax on Banks, Hike VAT

In laying out a new budget to tackle Britain's fiscal mess, newly appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has proposed a multibillion-pound bank levy, which will apply to the balance sheets of U.K. banks, as well as a hike in the value-added tax.

Is the Art Market Bust Finally Over?

After a year and a half of art market anguish, there are signs of a comeback, with the tone set by Lucian Freud's black eye. The coming wave of contemporary art auctions are estimated to be 68% higher than last year, bringing a renewed hope to collectors around the world.

London is tops for parking fees

It's becoming even more expensive to own a car in London. A new survey shows that the city is the most expensive for parking in the entire world,...