Is That Rembrandt Real or a Rip-off?

With the right team of advisors—the “three-legged stool” of connoisseurship, conservation and science—art authentication doesn’t have to be a conundrum. That was one of the key messages from a panel of experts who shared the stage during a discussion of … Continue reading

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Burglars Have “Talent,” Too!

  The recent break-in at the London mansion of Simon Cowell, star of “America’s Got Talent” television show, demonstrates the need for those in the public eye to take extra safety measures even at home.

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Spring Showers Bring Wet Basements

If last year’s Hurricane Irene taught us anything, it was that with extreme rain events come wet basements. The vast majority of insured losses caused by Hurricane Irene were caused by wet basements. Many of the losses could have been … Continue reading

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Springing Into Home Repairs?

Approximately one-quarter of household fires occur during renovation and repair projects. This is a sobering statistic, but you can take simple measures to help prevent disaster. Before you hire a contractor, you should verify that the firm is licensed, bonded … Continue reading

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