A sun-shaped hair pin set with 127 diamonds, dating back to the 18th century. It was among the royal jewels stolen from Dresden’s Green Vault early Monday morning. (Photo credit:© Grünes Gewölbe, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden; Photo: Jürgen Karpinski)
New York—Fell behind on the news over the holiday break? Here are five stories to get you back on track, best enjoyed over a plate of Thanksgiving leftovers.

1. LVMH, Tiffany & Co. Make It Official
The French luxury titan acquired the iconic American jeweler in a $16.2 billion deal.

2. Another Independent Jeweler Is Closing
Family-run Houston store Select Jewelers is holding a going-out-of-business sale after 23 years.

3. ‘Invaluable’ Royal Jewels Stolen from Museum in Germany
Snatched from Dresden’s Green Vault, the pieces dated back to the 18th century.

4. CA Jeweler Pleads Guilty to Aiding Illegal Firearms Ring
Leo Hamel admitted to engaging in “straw purchases” of off-record firearms and creating a fake paper trail to make them look legitimate.

5. Designs on Marketing: Pinterest Pursuits
Jacqueline Stone is a not a huge Pinterest person but is willing to share six tips for using the social media site nonetheless.

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