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  • NEW YORK, Aug 14- Top U.S. hedge funds made bullish bets on the energy sector in the second quarter even as companies' shares began a slide toward multi-year lows on concerns about oversupply, regulatory filings showed on Friday. Hedge funds such as Baupost Group, Magnetar Capital and Jana Partners increased or took new stakes in energy shares over the second...

  • BOSTON, Aug 14- Legendary investor Warren Buffett was not the only one to turn sweet on Precision Castparts Corp this summer. Buffett's plan to pay $32.3 billion for the Precision Castparts Corp, announced on Monday, helped push the stock price up nearly 19 percent this week, likely making for a handsome payoff for the funds that took new positions or raised stakes.

  • Aug 14- Any day now, David Murdock, the 92- year-old owner of Dole Food Co, will find out whether his decision to go to trial to defend the terms of his 2013 buyout of the company was heroic or foolish. It was certainly unusual, and could lead to one of the biggest judgments ever in Delaware's Court of Chancery, a leading venue for corporate disputes.

  • Hedge funds such as Baupost Group, Magnetar Capital and Jana Partners increased or took new stakes in energy shares over the second quarter, a period when the S&P 500 energy index lost 2.6 percent. Seth Klarman's Baupost increased its stake in Cheniere Energy by 1.5 million shares over the quarter, leaving it with 15.4 million shares, and raised its bet on Pioneer...

  • How this billionaire investor plays China volatility Tuesday, 4 Aug 2015 | 6:44 AM ET
    Investors look at computer screens showing stock information at a brokerage house in Shanghai, China.

    China's rocky stock market ride can benefit private equity players as companies seek funding from other sources, David Rubenstein says.

  • Koch launches broadside against corporate cronyism Sunday, 2 Aug 2015 | 1:30 PM ET
    David and Charles Koch

    Industrialist and conservative donor Charles Koch challenged conservatives to end "corporate cronyism", even if it helps his businesses.

  • Herbalife seeks user information from Twitter Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 6:38 AM ET
    The Herbalife Los Angeles distribution center is seen in Carson, Calif.

    Herbalife filed a petition seeking information from Twitter to identify an anonymous user who posted defamatory tweets.

  • Putin's billionaire dollar power boost Monday, 8 Jun 2015 | 8:17 AM ET
    Putin's billionaire dollar power boost

    Ben Mezrich, New York Times best-selling author, discusses how two Russian billionaires helped bring Vladimir Putin to power.

  • Jamie Dimon: Manager turned billionaire Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 4:27 PM ET
    Jamie Dimon: Manager turned billionaire

    Bloomberg says that CEO and chairman of JPMorgan Jamie Dimon is now worth over $1 billion. CNBC's Robert Frank reports.

  • 137 billionaires have made the Giving Pledge Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    137 billionaires have made the Giving Pledge

    Ten more billionaires have made the Giving Pledge, bringing the total to 137.

  • Ten more billionaires sign Giving Pledge Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 6:33 AM ET
    Ten more billionaires sign Giving Pledge

    The "Squawk Box" news team discusses the newest signers to the Giving Pledge.

  • Buffett lunch bidding crosses $1M mark in one day Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 5:42 PM ET
    Warren Buffett

    Last year's winner, Andy Chua of Singapore, paid $2,166,766 for his chance to dine with Buffett in New York

  • Here's how to invest like a billionaire Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 11:45 PM ET
    Here's how to invest like a billionaire

    Tan Min Lan, APAC chief investment officer at UBS Wealth Management, discusses the latest survey findings about how the world's billionaires are investing their money.

  • Most billionaires share these three traits... Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 1:44 PM ET
    Most billionaires share these 3 traits...

    CNBC's Robert Frank reports on what three things that billionaires have in common.

  • Altice enters US cable market with Suddenlink buy Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 2:58 AM ET

    French telecommunications group Altice said it agreed to buy Suddenlink Communications in a deal valuing the company at $9.1 billion.

  • $65M mansion that's atop Aspen's Billionaire Mountain Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    King of the hill

    Perched atop the exclusive Billionaire Mountain, this Aspen crib is most certainly king of the hill, and we're giving you an inside look.

  • Buffett, Bill and Melinda Gates on biggest accomplishments

    Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates tell CNBC's Becky Quick about the philanthropic efforts that they're most proud of.

  • Buffett, Bill and Melinda Gates on giving Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 5:35 AM ET
    Buffett, Bill and Melinda Gates on giving

    Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates talk with CNBC's Becky Quick about how they're trying to change the world.

  • London stakes its claim as global bitcoin hub Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 6:57 PM ET
    Bitcoins

    London, center of the $5-trillion-a-day global currency market, now wants to be home to a controversial upstart - bitcoin.

  • Want nirvana? You can buy it for $25 million Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 7:52 AM ET
    Want nirvana? It can be yours for $25 million

    CNBC's Robert Frank takes a look at a Buddhist mansion near Palm Beach that offers the super rich a retreat from the daily stresses of life.