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  • NEW YORK, March 5- The U.S. Marshals Service on Thursday started auctioning off 50,000 bitcoins following the conviction of Ross Ulbricht for running Silk Road, the underground website where authorities said drugs and other illegal goods could be bought using the virtual currency. The Marshals Service conducted auctions in June and December for nearly...

  • March 4- British online luxury fashion company Farfetch said it raised $86 million from investment firm DST Global and existing shareholders, valuing the company at $1 billion. London- based Farfetch's shareholders include media company Conde Nast International and private equity firm Vitruvian Partners. DST Global is run by Silicon Valley- based Russia-...

  • LONDON, March 4- Britain will not drop its opposition to Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman's purchase of North Sea oil and gas fields after cementing its objections at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister David Cameron, a government source told Reuters. But the British government has said that it is concerned that production at the fields could be halted if...

  • LONDON, March 4- Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman's LetterOne investment fund said on Wednesday it was still keen to work with the British government to find a solution that would allow it to buy assets in the North Sea. "We are keen to work with the government and will leave no stone unturned to find a solution in the interest of everyone concerned," the fund said.

  • Chinese, young tech guys getting richer: Forbes Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 6:41 PM ET
    Chinese, young tech guys getting richer: Forbes

    Luisa Kroll, assistant managing editor for Wealth at Forbes Media, says the magazine's annual billionaires list shows China and California's tech entrepreneurs rising in terms of wealth creation.

  • Who's in Forbes' top billionaires list? Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 6:40 PM ET
    Who's in Forbes' top billionaires list?

    Forbes has released its annual list of the world's billionaires, with Bill Gates taking the top spot. CNBC's Bernie Lo has more.

  • DETROIT, March 2- Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway's billionaire chief executive and one of the largest shareholders in General Motors Co, told CNBC on Monday he disagrees with putting former U.S. auto task force member Harry Wilson on the automaker's board. Berkshire Hathaway owned 2.55 percent of GM's shares at the end of last year, according to documents...

  • NEW YORK, March 2- Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway's billionaire chief executive officer, told CNBC on Monday that the company had sold its entire stake in Exxon Mobil Corp because it could use the money in both an acquisition and stock purchases. He said Exxon Mobil remains a "wonderful company" even though "its current earning power has been diminished...

  • Forbes' top billionaires list Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 10:48 AM ET
    Forbes' top billionaires list

    Kerry Dolan, Forbes wealth assistant managing editor, discusses who topped the world's billionaire's list.

  • *Manufacturing data expected from Markit, ISM. *HP to buy Aruba Networks. At 9:45 a.m., data will be released on the manufacturing sector by financial data firm Markit, following shortly afterwards by the Institute for Supply Management's reading on the manufacturing sector at 10:00 a.m..

  • *Manufacturing data expected from Markit, ISM. *Investors will also eye data on the manufacturing sector, with financial data firm Markit final Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index expected at 9:45 a.m.. The Institute for Supply Management's reading on the manufacturing sector is scheduled for release at 10:00 a.m..

  • NEW YORK, March 1- Greg Abel, the 52- year-old head of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, is not unlike the company he oversees: like utilities themselves, he is reliable, hard-working- and usually in the background. Those traits could serve him well should he indeed succeed the iconic Buffett, who has headed the sprawling Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate for 50 years.

  • NEW YORK, March 1- Warren Buffett, at a news conference in Bengaluru in 2011, lavishly praised Berkshire Hathaway executive Ajit Jain for smoothly running much of the conglomerate's insurance businesses. Buffett, the billionaire chief executive officer and chairman of Berkshire, said he would also support Jain if ever he decided to seek Buffett's post.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 28- Warren Buffett told investors on Saturday that Berkshire Hathaway Inc, which he has run for 50 years, has found his successor, giving more details than he ever has about the selection. "Both the board and I believe we now have the right person to succeed me as CEO- a successor ready to assume the job the day after I die or step down," the billionaire said in...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 28- Warren Buffett, in his 50th anniversary letter to shareholders, said on Saturday that Berkshire Hathaway had finally chosen the right person to succeed him.

  • LONDON, Feb 28- John Browne, the former chief executive of BP, will take charge of a $10 billion oil and gas venture backed by Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman to help it expand internationally through partnerships and acquisitions, the Financial Times reported. Browne told the newspaper he will be appointed executive chairman of L1 Energy on Monday, giving...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 27- Billionaire Ira Rennert and his investment firm were ordered on Friday to pay $118.2 million after being found liable for looting a magnesium company to build one of the most expensive mansions in America. A Manhattan federal jury found Rennert and Renco Group Inc liable for breach of fiduciary duty and other claims following a three-week...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 27- Billionaire Ira Rennert and his investment firm were ordered on Friday to pay more than $118 million after being found liable for looting a magnesium company to build one of the most expensive mansions in America. A Manhattan federal jury found Rennert and his Renco Group Inc liable for breach of fiduciary duty and other claims following a...

  • *Vodafone, alternative ops warn on "re-monopolisation". Germany's Deutsche Telekom and Spain's Telefonica have predicted that revenues will grow this year, while France's Orange and Norway's Telenor have promised higher future dividends, a major motivation for investors in the sector. Deutsche Telekom Chief Executive Tim Hoettges attributed the rebirth...

  • *Vodafone, alternative ops warn on "re-monopolisation". Germany's Deutsche Telekom and Spain's Telefonica have predicted that revenues will grow this year, while France's Orange and Norway's Telenor have promised higher future dividends, a major motivation for investors in the sector. Deutsche Telekom Chief Executive Tim Hoettges attributed the rebirth...