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Rare Mercedes 230 Limo Heads to Auction

Classic Mercedes-Benz limousines tend to evoke images of mid-century royalty or heads of state, often waving to adoring crowds. But for every 600 Pullman that rolled out of the Mercedes factory in the 1960s and 1970, there were dozens upon dozens of slightly less glamorous limousines, the kind upscale hotels purchased to ferry guests to the airport or on shopping trips to the European cities’ boutique districts. And the kind that didn’t have V8 engines. W114 limousines performed these tasks. They were forerunners of the E-Class as it is called today, and the models that preceded the better-known W123 family>>>P.

a car parked in front of a brick building: Not quite a state limousine, the W114 stretch was a popular luxury hotel runabout.

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Not quite a state limousine, the W114 stretch was a popular luxury hotel runabout.

But in a few weeks Historics Auctions in the U.K. is offering one now-rare 1974 Mercedes-Benz 230 Limousine with fewer than 63,000 miles on the clock.

The U.S. certainly received the sedan

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2021 Melissa Catalog Highlights Tools that Fuel Clean Data in Drug Discovery, Research and Collaboration

Delivering sustained revenue and free cash flow growth, while demonstrating resilient profitability. Integrating largest-ever acquisition.

GENEVA, Feb. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Firmenich International SA, the world’s largest privately-owned Perfume and Taste company, announced its Half Year Results for the six months ended 31 December 2020.

Financial Highlights

  • Total Revenue reached CHF 1,997 million, up 2.3{f2a9790f1f5b326f5addd27543ef870bdef34be2bb42188b5ff1576c2dc9b21c} on an organic basis at constant currency[1]. Including acquisitions, Total Revenue increased 14.0{f2a9790f1f5b326f5addd27543ef870bdef34be2bb42188b5ff1576c2dc9b21c} year-over-year at constant currency. On a reported basis, Total Revenue increased 4.9{f2a9790f1f5b326f5addd27543ef870bdef34be2bb42188b5ff1576c2dc9b21c} year-over-year
  • Adjusted EBITDA[2] of CHF 367 million, up 1.6{f2a9790f1f5b326f5addd27543ef870bdef34be2bb42188b5ff1576c2dc9b21c} year-over-year on an organic basis at constant currency, and down -12.4{f2a9790f1f5b326f5addd27543ef870bdef34be2bb42188b5ff1576c2dc9b21c} year-over-year on a reported basis
  • Adjusted EBITDA margin of 18.4{f2a9790f1f5b326f5addd27543ef870bdef34be2bb42188b5ff1576c2dc9b21c}. On an organic basis at constant currency, Adj. EBITDA margin remained stable year-over-year. On a reported basis, Adj. EBITDA margin decreased by 360 basis points, due to the negative impact of foreign exchange
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Help the Special Olympics without getting wet

Usually on the second weekend of February, some crazy people stand on the shores of Lake Cochituate and take the plunge as a fundraiser for Special Olympics.

Not this year. You know why.

Although there will be no Polar Plunge this year, the AMVETS’ Wayne Anthony said donations will be accepted; make your checks out to Special Olympics of Massachusetts, mail to AMVETS State Vice Commander Wayne Anthony, 5 Heidi Lane, Natick, MA 01760, and he will forward the checks to the Special Olympics headquarters in Marlborough.

The Polar Plunge will return on Feb. 12, 2022.


… The Community-Senior Center on East Central Street is seeking Meals on Wheels volunteer drivers for March. Meals are delivered with no physical contact between the driver and the meal recipient to comply with current health and safety regulations. Drivers must be willing to wear masks and gloves at all times while delivering

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Crate & Barrel’s new CEO, Janet Hayes, faces retail challenges

“Our business remains very strong, and we’ve seen record demand for our products across categories as people spend more time at home and improve their home offices, kitchens, outdoor spaces and more,” Crate spokeswoman Vicki Lang says in an email. “Janet’s leadership and deep background in home and design have set us up for continued success as we innovate in ways that will excite our new and existing customers.”

Homebound customers with disposable income drove sales at home furnishing stores last year. After dropping off to less than $2 billion in April, sales rebounded to almost $4.8 billion in September, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Crate & Barrel’s competitors cashed in. Williams Sonoma reported net earnings of almost $372 million for the 39 weeks that ended Nov. 1, a roughly 96 percent increase year over year. Wayfair’s net revenue was up to almost $10.5 million during the

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