Warren Buffett


  • Buffett praises changes to Coca-Cola pay plan Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 9:20 AM ET

    OMAHA, Neb.— Investor Warren Buffett is praising the changes Coca-Cola made to its executive compensation plan after he and other investors criticized it. Buffett said Thursday on CNBC that he thinks the changes Coke announced this week make great sense. Buffett abstained from voting Berkshire Hathaway's 400 million Coke shares on the compensation plan in...

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 9:20 a.m. EDT Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 9:20 AM ET

    Applications for US jobless aid fall to 287 K; fewest people receiving benefits in 8- plus years Berkshire Hathaway buying auto dealership company Van Tuyl Group; terms not disclosed Investor Warren Buffett praises changes Coca-Cola made to its executive pay plan Global stocks lower on slow manufacturing in Germany and Europe, Ebola worries Putin says...

  • Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway buys auto dealer Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 8:40 AM ET

    The billionaire's Berkshire Hathaway, owner of businesses ranging from the BNSF railroad to Dairy Queen, Geico insurance and power providers, is buying the privately-owned auto dealership company Van Tuyl Group. Van Tuyl Group says it is the biggest privately owned auto dealership group in the U.S. The company will be renamed Berkshire Hathaway Automotive...

  • Oct 1- Coca-Cola Co, facing criticism from Warren Buffett and other investors for its outsized employee share rewards, said it had adopted new guidelines that would limit its stock compensation plan and improve transparency.

  • Oct 1- Coca-Cola Co, under pressure from an activist investor, said it had adopted new guidelines under its 2014 equity plan that will extend the number of years shares will last under the plan by using fewer shares each year.

  • Coca-Cola revises executive pay after criticism Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 9:01 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Coca-Cola is curtailing its pay plan for executives after shareholders including Warren Buffett called it excessive. Buffett, whose Berkshire Hathaway is Coke's biggest shareholder, is a longtime critic of excessive pay packages.

  • Top 10 in Forbes list of wealthiest Americans Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 5:05 PM ET

    The top 10 people on this year's Forbes 400 list are:. —Christy Walton& family, $38 billion. —S. Robson Walton, $34.8 billion.

  • Bill Gates ranked richest American by Forbes Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 4:20 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates topped Forbes' latest list of the 400 richest Americans for the 21st straight year. Investor Warren Buffett, the head of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., remained in second place at $67 billion. Oracle Corp. co-founder Larry Ellison also kept his No. 3 spot with $50 billion.

  • SAFT ON WEALTH-The contrasting Buffett and Ma ways Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 4:50 PM ET

    Ma pulled off the largest-ever IPO last week when he floated Alibaba in what might be called the most successful lottery in history, at least from the ticket seller's point of view. But I don't just mean that in the sense that Alibaba is a major speculation.

  • Sept 24- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc isn't AIG's biggest competitor and AIG handles all its rivals in a very effective way, former AIG Chief Executive Robert Benmosche told Bloomberg TV.

  • Are grain farmers losing to oil for rail service? Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 12:01 PM ET

    A record harvest will likely cause financial hardships on grain farmers due to a lack of rail service. Some point the finger at the oil industry for the problem.

  • NetJets gets China's OK for new private jet firm Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 10:39 AM ET

    OMAHA, Neb.— NetJets said Tuesday that its new joint venture will soon begin offering private charter flights in China now that regulators there have granted the company an operating certificate.

  • The most anxious pause in "Shark Tank" history Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    What has eCreamery been up to since appearing on "Shark Tank" and what was left on the cutting room floor? CNBC catches up with the ice cream company.

  • TORONTO, Sept 18- Shareholder activism is likely to gather momentum in the Canadian energy industry in the coming months, sparked by some poor stock performance, the success of past campaigns and growing support from large institutional investors.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 18- Forget striving for a well-rounded resume. According to a new book from Peter Thiel, the investor and PayPal co-founder, well-roundedness amounts to "many-sided mediocrity."

  • Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack met with Warren Buffett last week to urge the billionaire investor to make sure his BNSF railroad is ready for an expected record corn and soy harvest this year.

  • Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack met with Warren Buffett last week to urge the billionaire investor to make sure his BNSF railroad is ready for an expected record corn and soy harvest this year.

  • Buffett: My job's 'easy' compared to Mayweather's Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 6:25 PM ET
    Warren Buffet and Boxer Floyd Mayweather face off.

    As he attended his first-ever championship boxing match, Warren Buffett said Floyd Mayweather's job is much tougher than managing billions of dollars.

  • Buffett can also pick 'em in Vegas Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 10:45 AM ET
    Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett arrives at the Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting in Omaha, Neb.

    While at the MGM Grand for the Floyd Mayweather fight, billionaire investor Warren Buffett decided to branch out from stock picks and bet on a sports book.

  • *August data fans hard landing fears, fresh stimulus expected. BEIJING, Sept 13- China's factory output grew at the weakest pace in nearly six years in August while growth in other key sectors also cooled, raising fears the world's second-largest economy may be at risk of a sharp slowdown unless Beijing takes fresh stimulus measures.