'Newsday' Pulitzers Pilfered and Sold on eBay

Three gold Pulitzer Prize medals won by Newsday, the New York newspaper, have been sold by an auction house for more than $15,000. The newspaper's staffers thought the awards were safely locked away. But the paper received a tip that the public service awards were listed on eBay.

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Now consider this economic mystery. Our last word in business today is the pilfered Pulitzers. It's a story that starts with a tip to Newsday, a New York newspaper. The paper's own Pulitzers for public service were listed on eBay last week. The three gold medals sold at a California auction for more than $15,000. Newsday staffers thought the awards were safely locked away. No one knows how they ended up for sale on the other side of the country. However it ends, let's hope Newsday gets the scoop.

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