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  • iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Wall Street closed in the green Monday with technology and defense stocks leading the pack.The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 89.99 (+0.43 percent) to finish at 20,894.83.The Nasdaq gained 49.92 (+0.82 percent) to close at 6,133.62 while the S&P 500 finished at 2,394.02, up 12.29 (+0.52 percent) from its open.Crude oil was about 1 percent higher with prices nearly $51 per barrel.Winners and Losers: Shares of Ford Motor Company climbed 2 percent on news that CEO Mark Fields would be replaced with Jim Hackett, a former chairman of Ford Smart Mobility LLC.Zoe's Kitchen Inc's stock was downgraded by Robert W. Baird to "Neutral," causing shares of the restaurant chain to tumble 8 percent. Blackstone Group announced a $40 billion infrastructure plan for U.S. projects with Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund committing to a $20 billion investment. Shares of the private equity firm soared nearly 7 percent.
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  • Sotheby's(LONDON) -- One lucky lady snagged the deal of a lifetime over 30 years ago when she purchased what she thought was merely a fun cocktail ring, but what turned out to be a diamond worth more than $450,000.The unaware buyer who spent approximately $15 at a flea market in London had no idea the gem was actually a 26.27-carat white diamond.On Monday, Jessica Wyndham, head of Sotheby's London jewelry department, met with the owner who has been wearing the ring since the '80s and only recently found out from a local jeweler it could be of significant value."She first bought it in the 1980s as a costume jewel, cocktail ring and she has been wearing it around ever since," Wyndham said. "It's impossible to really date it, but the style of the diamond has notable characteristics similar to what you would expect from the 19th century," she explained."She randomly took it to a local jeweler who said, 'This could be a diamond,' and told her to 'seriously get it looked at,'" Wyndham added.The jewelry specialist for the international auction house told ABC News that the ring's owner was searching impressive diamonds on Google when she found Sotheby's and reached out to Wyndham to get the process started.Once Wyndham first saw the jewel in person earlier this year, she contacted the Gemological Institute of America to have the gem identified. "They check the diamond and give a certificate confirming the color, clarity, size and weight," Wyndham said of the New York City-based company.Wyndham said she was astonished that given the weight, color, cut and clarity that an average person could own this kind of stone without knowing what it really was."Even if it was just a small 1-carat diamond it would be amazing, but the fact that it's 26 carats, that's larger than most would see in their lifetime let alone own dream of owning. To have one this big and truly pure is astounding," Wyndham explained.Sotheby's will start the low auction price at about $325,000 but Wyndham said the diamond could reach $454,000. "We don't stop people from bidding past an upper price. The hope is that people will continue bidding, it's really just the low estimate that people should focus on," she said.The unique 26.27-carat white diamond will be part of a sale on June 7, 2017, that includes a diamond broach worn by former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and other priceless historic jewelry items.
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  • The Ford Motor Company(DEARBORN, Mich.) -- Ford Motor Company is making a change in its leadership.The automaker announced on Monday that Jim Hackett will be its new president and CEO, replacing Mark Fields, who, Ford says, "has elected to retire from Ford after a successful 28-year career with the company."
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has turned to President Trump to help fix an "intolerable" Pennsylvania Station he referred to as "claustrophobic, threatening and crumbling."
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(HANOI, Vietnam) -- Members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership have decided to revive their controversial trade deal without the United States.
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  • AT&T(NEW YORK) -- More than 20,000 AT&T employees went on strike Friday afternoon as part of a weekend protest to demand more protections for staffers in retail and call centers.
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