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Warren Buffett admits to $873 million mistake Sat, 1 Mar '14 | 11:08 AM ET
Warren Buffett

In his annual letter to shareholders, Warren Buffett said bonds he decided to purchase produced a loss of almost $1 billion.

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

Despite optimism that U.S. stocks will be among the best performers this year, American investors are still running scared.

People take part during a protest in Times Square against Russian military intervention in the Crimea region of Ukraine, on March 2, 2014, in New York City.

Although geopolitical tensions surrounding Ukraine have been described as the highest since 9/11, analysts said a full scale war remained unlikely.

Bud Light expands Lime-A-Rita family Sun, 2 Mar '14 | 9:19 AM ET

At a time when beer sales are slumping, Bud Light is finding success with its line of margarita-flavored malt beverages.

Team Buffett stepping into the light Fri, 28 Feb '14 | 7:54 AM ET
Warren Buffett

Everyone knows Warren Buffett, but there are three other people making major decisions at Berkshire Hathaway who had kept a low profile. Until now.

Autism Speaks and Google have teamed in an attempt to link private investors to inject innovative autism-related business development.

California farmers turn to 'witches' for water Sun, 2 Mar '14 | 10:45 AM ET
A rope float sits on the dry banks of the Russian River at Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach Park on February 21, 2014 in Healdsburg, California.

With California in the grips of drought, farmers throughout the state are using a mysterious tool for locating water: dowsers, or water witches.

Apple software to drive smart Ferrari Sat, 1 Mar '14 | 8:30 AM ET

Apple will next week launch its first in-car operating system with Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo.

3D phones? Here's the tech that never took off Fri, 28 Feb '14 | 9:55 AM ET
Nokia 7280

The tech world is littered with failed ideas, and it is their quirkiness that has put paid to their chances of success.

Only about one-third of Americans report making "good" or "excellent" progress with saving, according to a new survey.

Kevin Spacey in Netflix's "House of Cards"

The movies make more money than ever. But a lot of it isn't going to traditional players or even staying in Tinseltown.

A row of new Tesla superchargers outside the company's factory in Fremont, Calif.

Texas auto dealers said state leaders should not change laws to land a giant battery plant being built by Tesla.

Cramer: What shareholders want from Apple Fri, 28 Feb '14 | 10:43 AM ET

CNBC's Jim Cramer said Apple shareholders need the company to come up with something "revolutionary."

When it comes to tax refunds, many Americans say they plan to do something virtuous with the money they get back. But that's not what really happens.

Darden uses lobster claws on critical analysts Fri, 28 Feb '14 | 12:27 PM ET

Darden Restaurants isn't just defending itself against activists. It's also trying keep critical analysts out of the public eye.

Warren Buffett might have spent years honing his skills, but new research argues that genes play a large part in determining investor type.

Court: No driving and texting, but yes to... Fri, 28 Feb '14 | 11:08 AM ET
California permits looking at maps on your smartphone while driving.

A California appellate court decided that looking at a cellphone screen to use maps and other apps while driving is legal, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Thousands of people with delayed or canceled flights waiting in the customer service line at O'Hare.

Global airlines are increasingly rewarding wealthy fliers with something more intangible: physical distance between them and everyone else.

Sotheby's said it acquired the "Pink Star" diamond, which had fetched a world-record price in November, after its buyer couldn't pay and defaulted.

Lauge Jensen recently sold what is believed to be the world's most expensive motorcycle.

It wasn't that long ago that the first $1 million car was news. Now, a two-wheel vehicle is about to hit seven figures.

This winter's brutal weather may have you bouncing off the walls, but in these places, you may never want to go outside again.

Tesla to Texas: How do you like us now? Thu, 27 Feb '14 | 12:44 AM ET
Tesla Model S

Tesla may be locating a massive Gigafactory in Texas for producing lithium-ion batteries and electric storage applications.

With the market rebounding off the January selloff despite weakening economic signals, traders fear a return of the dreaded black swan.

Home in Bethesda, Maryland.

A new ranking of the 100 richest neighborhoods in America finds a surprising concentration of wealth in one area, and it's not where you'd guess.

Quiznos considers bankruptcy filing: Report Thu, 27 Feb '14 | 3:18 PM ET
A Quiznos location in Denver.

Quiznos is preparing to file for bankruptcy within a few weeks as it battles with declining sales, The Wall Street Journal reported.

How potholes hurt the economy     Thu, 27 Feb '14 | 8:38 PM ET

NBC's Katy Tur tells us more about how potholes, caused by the frigid winter in the U.S., are not just inconvenience but have economic costs.

McDonald's is planning to expand "build-your-own burger" concept, as it aims to adopt the customization trend in the fast-food industry.

For love and money: Many parents want to work Thu, 27 Feb '14 | 7:51 AM ET

More than 4 in 10 working parents would prefer to work rather than stay at home, even if finances were not an issue, a survey finds.

The 'Chinese dream' is…the US? Wed, 26 Feb '14 | 7:56 PM ET

Despite a nationalistic reputation, more than a third of Chinese pick the U.S. as their ideal country - for now, a WPP survey found.

Cramer: Increase your position in cash Wed, 26 Feb '14 | 6:43 PM ET

Worried about missing the next leg higher? Jim Cramer thinks you'd do better taking profits.