New York - The auctioneers at Christie’s were expecting an 1818 first edition of Mary Shelley’s classically scary three-book novel, Frankenstein, would fetch about $300,000 but frantic bidding boosted the winning bid to  $1.17 million, reports the Association of Mature American Citizens.

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Boston, Massachusetts - A quirky little -- really little -- house in Boston with a history that goes back to the Civil War was sold to the highest bidder for $1.25 million recently, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens. How little is it? 

Morgan Hill, California - The Department of Justice announced Wednesday that it reached a settlement with DC Precision Machining Inc., which manufactures parts for medical devices and is based in Morgan Hill, California.

Washington, DC - The Department of Justice announced Thursday that the Madoff Victim Fund (MVF) began its seventh distribution of approximately $568 million in funds forfeited to the U.S. government in connection with the Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC (BLMIS) fraud scheme, bringing the total distributed to over $3.7 billion to nearly 40,000 victims worldwide. 

Orlando, Florida - Dr. Ashish Pal, a cardiologist based in Orlando, Florida, has paid $6.75 million to resolve allegations that he violated the False Claims Act by performing medically unnecessary ablations and vein stent procedures.