Arts and Entertainment The disputed objects were largely ancient Etruscan treasures, similar to this one - an Etruscan black-figured amphora depicting the death of Medusa - on display in Rome's Qurinale Presidential Palace

Sculptures of marble heads, a bronze bust of Alexander the Great and bronze statuettes of the gods form part of the collection

Paul Murray plays down Rangers liquidation fears

Former Rangers director Paul Murray believes the club can be saved from liquidation despite fears to the contrary by Dave King.

Mitt Romney greets supporters at a rally yesterday in Rockford, Michigan

Refusal to back Motor City bailout may be a bump in road for Romney

As Republican primary voters go to the polls in Michigan today, the US President Barack Obama will be trumpeting the renaissance of the state's auto industry, born of a taxpayer bailout in the depths of the recession which both current Republican front-runners say should never have been approved.

Administrators at war: Rights to Stanford assets disputed in UK courts

Grant Thornton fights to unfreeze $110m of Texan's London operation

Wilfried Zaha (left) has been a key man for Palace in their Cup run

Palace near end of a bumpy ride to Wembley

Crystal Palace will have covered some distance if they protect their advantage in the Carling Cup semi-final tonight; from administration to Wembley within two years. Between those two markers they avoided relegation from the Championship on the final day of the season and were saved from extinction by the CPFC 2010 consortium.

130 jobs go in SeaFrance collapse

Almost 130 jobs are to be lost in the UK after French ferry operator SeaFrance went into liquidation today.

Farepak fees reach £8.2m

Five years after Christmas hamper firm Farepak collapsed, leaving around 120,000 customers nearly £40 million out of pocket, the fees dealing with the administration have exceeded any potential compensation for its victims.

An FC Halifax fan vents his feelings during FA Cup defeat for the Shay men at home to Charlton yesterday

Aspin's revival curbed by late show of Charlton class

FC Halifax Town 0 Charlton Athletic 4

David Prosser: Let's get pre-pack reforms right

Outlook The Government's decision to delay reforms to the rules on pre-pack administrations is welcome. The arrangements, through which indebted companies go into administration but emerge almost instantly with much-reduced debts and a new owner, have had a bad press. And there have been abuses of the rules, which have left creditors, often vulnerable small business suppliers, out of pocket and with no recourse to complaint.

New 'pre-pack' rules to better protect creditors

The insolvency trade body R3 opposes the plans. It claims the three-day notice period could cause a sudden loss of customers

Latest slowdown sees company insolvencies jump

The number of English and Welsh companies going bust was 4.4 per cent higher in the the second quarter than a year earlier, as firms struggled to compete in the current economic climate.

Troubled Argyle docked 10 points

Plymouth Argyle were docked 10 points by the Football League yesterday after falling into financial crisis.

Gold-buying companies told to polish up their act

Two companies that offered to buy gold jewellery through the post have stopped trading following an Office of Fair trading inquiry, while a further three have been forced to improve the way they treat customers.

Gold-buying firms warned by OFT

Three companies that buy gold jewellery from consumers have been ordered to improve the way they treat their customers following an investigation by the trading watchdog.

Bankruptcies down, but worries persist for 2011

A record number of people were declared insolvent in 2010, although the trend is down and corporate failures are also charting a more optimistic course. However, the prospects of higher unemployment and a rise in interest rates this year threaten to reverse those movements, experts say.

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