Photo of the Day: The Brazilian Bus Magnate Who’s Buying Up All the World’s Vinyl Records

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Paul Mawhinney, a former music-store owner in Pittsburgh, spent more than 40 years amassing a collection of some three million LPs and 45s, many of them bargain-bin rejects that had been thoroughly forgotten. The world’s indifference, he believed, made even the most neglected records precious: music that hadn’t been transferred to digital files would vanish forever unless someone bought his collection and preserved it. (Sebastián Liste/Noor, for The New York Times)

Buying iPhones Around the World

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and his wife, Janet ride out on their Segways while Steve holds up his new Apple iPhone 4S outside the Apple store in Los Gatos, California, USA 13 October 2011. Wozniak, who ended his full-time employment with Apple in 1987 , is a shareholder, still receives checks from Apple and maintains his status as employee No. 1. Wozniak co-founded Apple with Steve Jobs who recently passed away. (John G. Mabanglo / EPA) Continue reading »

Cuba Set to Legalize Buying and Selling of Homes

When Cuba legalizes the purchase and sale of property by the end of the year, many citizens expect a cascade of changes: higher prices, mass relocation, property taxes and a flood of money from Cubans abroad. Havana — Havana Vieja is shown here — may be especially affected. (The New York Times) Continue reading »