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  • July 6- Warren Buffett on Monday donated about $2.84 billion of Berkshire Hathaway Inc stock to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and four family charities, as part of the billionaire's plan to give away nearly all of his wealth. The Gates Foundation, which focuses on improving education and health and reducing poverty, received about 15.76 million shares,...

  • ATHENS/ FRANKFURT- Greece's combative finance minister resigns, removing one major obstacle to any deal to keep Athens in the euro zone after Greeks voted resoundingly to back the government in rejecting the austerity terms of a bailout. -EUROZONE- GREECE/ GERMANY, moved, by Paul Carrel, 640 words. -MARKETS- GREECE/ VOTE REACTION, moved, by Jamie McGeever, 800 words.

  • July 6- Warren Buffett on Monday donated about $2.84 billion of Berkshire Hathaway Inc stock to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and four family charities, as part of the billionaire's plan to give away nearly all of his wealth. The Gates Foundation, which focuses on improving education and health and reducing poverty, receives the biggest share.

  • OMAHA, Neb.— Investor Warren Buffett has given more than $2.8 billion worth of Berkshire Hathaway stock to five charities as part of his plan to gradually give away his fortune. Buffett, who is Berkshire's chairman and CEO, said in a news release Monday that he made his annual gifts last week. Buffett has been giving away blocks of Berkshire stock since 2006 with the...

  • Let's make a deal: mega-mergers drive M&A frenzy Friday, 3 Jul 2015 | 3:01 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Deal makers from New York to London had a busy first half of the year, and mega-mergers drove the frenzy. Companies around the world announced mergers and acquisitions worth $2.3 trillion, according to figures from data provider Dealogic, the second-best half-year total on record and the highest amount since 2007, when $2.6 trillion of deals were...

  • NEW YORK, July 2- Former Goldman Sachs Group Inc director Rajat Gupta failed to persuade a U.S. judge to overturn his insider trading conviction for passing tips about the bank's financial results and a crucial investment from Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc.. District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan on Thursday rejected Gupta's argument that his tips...

  • Kraft shareholders approve sale of company to Heinz Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 9:49 AM ET

    NORTHFIELD, Ill.— Kraft shareholders have approved the sale of the company to ketchup maker H.J. Heinz, creating one of the world's largest food companies with annual revenue of about $28 billion. Heinz' owners, Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway and the Brazilian investment firm 3 G Capital engineered the deal, first announced in March, and will control 51...

  • At first the Jan. 24, 2014, crash on U.S. 50 in Cincinnati's eastern suburbs drew only the attention of Ohio authorities, who faulted the semi driver for not properly inspecting the hitch that holds the trailer to the tractor. Given the nearly 1 ½- year gap between the crash and the investigation, the safety agency could face renewed criticism for failing to...

  • Heinz executives to dominate Kraft Heinz leadership Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 6:20 PM ET

    Heinz Co after that company merges with Kraft Foods Group Inc, both companies said. Brazilian firm 3 G Capital and Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc bought Heinz in 2013.. The two who will remain are Jim Savina, who will become Kraft Heinz's general counsel, and George Zoghbi, who will become chief operating officer of the U.S. commercial business.

  • Advice from the 'Great Minds of Investing' Friday, 19 Jun 2015 | 4:20 PM ET
    Howard Marks

    Who does Warren Buffett read for investing tips? Advice from three of the "Great Minds of Investing."

  • NEW YORK, June 19- News Corp has been ordered by a Manhattan federal judge to face a class action lawsuit accusing it of monopolizing the market for in-store promotions at some 52,500 retail stores across the United States. News Corp spokeswoman Laura Adams said the company, which is controlled by Rupert Murdoch, is reviewing Thursday's decision.

  • Heinz Co said on Thursday that Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc has become its majority shareholder by exercising a warrant ahead of the ketchup maker's planned merger with Kraft Foods Group Inc. In a regulatory filing, Heinz said Berkshire exercised a warrant to acquire about 46.2 million shares for nearly $462,000 this week. Heinz owners would get a...

  • Billionaire luxury chief says wealth gap 'unfair' Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 12:46 PM ET
    Richemont Chairman Johann Rupert speaks with delegates during the Financial Times Business of Luxury Summit in Monaco, June 8, 2015.

    What keeps Johann Rupert, chairman of Richemont, up at night? The growing wealth gap.

  • When Murdoch leaves, Buffett to increase his lead Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 11:39 AM ET
    Rupert Murdoch

    As Rupert Murdoch prepares to leave his position at 21st Century Fox, Warren Buffett would increase his lead as oldest CEO in the S&P 500.

  • For those aged 34 or younger, their No. 2 favorite stock- behind only mighty Apple Inc- is none other than Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc.. This is according to new data from the brokerage TD Ameritrade, which took a snapshot in May of the individual equity holdings of every one of its retail clients. Among the top picks for young adults aged 34 and younger:...

  • June 8- Henkel& Co KGaA AG and Coty Inc, both of which have personal care and cosmetics businesses, made binding offers to buy separate parts of Procter& Gamble Co's beauty businesses worth up to a total of $12 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. Henkel made an offer for P&G's haircare business, which includes the Wella and Clairol brands, and could...

  • Lunch with Warren Buffett auctioned for $2.35 million Saturday, 6 Jun 2015 | 11:15 AM ET

    June 6- The chairman of a Chinese company that develops online games has agreed to pay $2,345,678 for a private lunch with billionaire investor Warren Buffett, winning a charity auction. Glide said Zhu Ye, chairman of Beijing- based Dalian Zeus Entertainment Co, submitted the highest of 76 bids to win the five-day auction on eBay, which concluded on Friday night.

  • Hey, what's Warren Buffett doing in 'Entourage'? Saturday, 6 Jun 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Jeremy Piven as Ari Gold and Warren Buffett as himself in Warner Bros. Pictures,’ Home Box Office’s and RatPac-Dune Entertainment’s comedy “Entourage,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

    Among the stars of "Entourage" is a roster of surprise cameos of real life tycoons featured throughout the film.

  • Chinese gaming firm wins Buffett lunch for $2.3M Saturday, 6 Jun 2015 | 12:21 AM ET
    Warren Buffett, chairman of the board and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway

    Beijing-based Da Lian Zeus Entertainment Company was the top bidder in an online auction of a steak lunch with Warren Buffett.

  • Amancio Ortega

    A practically unheard-of billionaire just blew past household name Warren Buffett to be the second-richest man in the world.