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Van Gogh painting goes on display at National Gallery

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Dec. 23 (UPI) -- A painting from late in Vincent van Gogh's career that has been hidden away in private for nearly 50 years has finally gone on display Monday.
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SCOTTDALE, Pa., March 28 (UPI) -- A former caretaker swears he never touched a drop of the vintage whiskey he had been told to safeguard at a Pennsylvania bed-and-breakfast.

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Analysis: Paulson and the end of optimism

WASHINGTON, July 2 (UPI) -- U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry "Hank" Paulson is in the news a lot these days, but not for the reasons he would like: Seven and half years of reckless and blindly optimistic fiscal and energy policies are coming home to bite him and his master, President George W. Bush.

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Today is Friday, March 24, the 83rd day of 2006 with 282 to follow.
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Costume collection gets Mellon millions

NEW YORK, April 15 (UPI) -- The Andrew Mellon Foundation has awarded a grant of $3.93 million to the Brooklyn Museum to upgrade its rarely exhibited collection of 70,000 American and European fashion costumes and accessories from the 16th to the 20th centuries, it was announced Thur

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Today is Thursday, March 24, the 83rd day of 2005 with 282 to follow.
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Commentary: Greenspan warns too late

WASHINGTON, March 3 (UPI) -- Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan's warning about the mushrooming federal budget deficit came as an unexpected and severe blow to President George W. Bush
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Lost African texts being restored

TIMBUKTU, Mali, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- More people are heading for Timbuktu these days, especially scholars looking for ancient texts that can shed light on how early Muslims resolved disputes.

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WASHINGTON, June 21 (UPI) -- "Gentlemen prefer bonds" responded Treasury Secretary Andrew Mellon when asked his opinion of investing in the 1920s stock market bubble. Well not today they do
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Andrew Mellon
WAP99041904 - 19 APRIL 1999 - WASHINGTON, D.C., USA: Workers erect scaffolding outside the Andrew Mellon Auditorium, April 19, along Constitution Avenue in Washington, D.C. The building will host NATO heads of state for opening ceremonies and other events beginning April 23, for the NATO 50th anniversary celebration. The original treaty was signed in the Mellon Auditorium. iw/Ian Wagreich UPI

Andrew William Mellon (March 24, 1855 – August 26, 1937) was an American banker, industrialist, philanthropist, art collector and Secretary of the Treasury from March 4, 1921 until February 12, 1932.

Mellon was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S., on March 24, 1855. His father was Thomas Mellon, a banker and judge who was a Scots-Irish immigrant from County Tyrone, Ireland; his mother was Sarah Jane Negley Mellon. He was also brother of Richard B. Mellon. He was educated at the Western University of Pennsylvania (now the University of Pittsburgh), graduating in 1873.

Mellon demonstrated financial ability early in life. In 1872 he was set up in a lumber and coal business by his father and soon turned it into a profitable enterprise. He joined his father's banking firm, T. Mellon & Sons, two years later and had ownership of the bank transferred to him in 1882. In 1889, Mellon helped organize the Union Trust Company and Union Savings Bank of Pittsburgh. He also branched into industrial activities: oil, steel, shipbuilding, and construction.

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