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  • NEW YORK, April 21- In a last-ditch effort to avoid trial, former American International Group Inc Chairman Maurice "Hank" Greenberg is seeking permission to ask New York's highest court to throw out the accounting fraud case against him. Greenberg made his request the day before closing arguments are expected in the federal Court of Claims in Washington, D.C., in a...

  • NEW YORK, April 21- In a last-ditch effort to avoid trial, former American International Group Inc Chairman Maurice "Hank" Greenberg is seeking permission to ask New York's highest court to throw out the state's accounting fraud case against him. On Tuesday, Greenberg's lawyers asked that court for permission to appeal its unanimous decision to the top state...

  • Berkshire Hathaway Media Group said Monday that it had acquired six weekly newspapers and the daily Tulsa Business and Legal News from Community Publishers Inc.. Terms of the deal— which includes The Broken Arrow Ledger, The Sand Springs Leader, The Coweta American, The Wagoner Tribune, The Owasso Reporter and the Skiatook Journal— weren't disclosed.

  • WASHINGTON, April 20- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left intact the 2012 insider trading conviction of former Goldman Sachs Group Inc director Rajat Gupta. The court rejected Gupta's appeal of a March 2014 ruling by the New York- based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that had upheld the conviction. The U.S. government used wiretap evidence to show that Gupta...

  • UK car dealerships shine on stock market Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 10:55 AM ET

    LONDON, April 17- With many of Britain's classic car brands now foreign-owned, fund managers and brokers are turning to domestic-listed dealerships to cash in on resurgent car sales and wage growth in the UK without investing abroad. Data this month showed that UK new car registrations rose 6 percent in March, setting a record for the month this century, while...

  • NEW YORK, April 16- A New York state appeals court rejected former American International Group Inc Chairman Maurice "Hank" Greenberg's bid to dismiss a lawsuit accusing him of orchestrating an accounting fraud at the insurer he ran for nearly four decades. Greenberg and co-defendant Howard Smith, a former AIG chief financial officer, are accused of having...

  • NEW YORK, April 14- BlackRock Inc chief Larry Fink has asked the top executives of the 500 largest publicly listed U.S. companies urging them to take a long-term approach to create value for shareholders or risk losing his firm's support. BlackRock is the world's largest asset manager. Through March, buyback authorizations totaled $257 billion, the fastest...

  • Cramer game plan: Getting in on Buffett's top bank Friday, 10 Apr 2015 | 6:07 PM ET
    Warren Buffett

    In Jim Cramer's game plan for next week, he has an opportunity for investors to grab Warren Buffett's favorite bank stock.

  • Why Warren Buffett is wrong on car-dealer model Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 6:53 PM ET
    Warren Buffett

    Warren Buffett said the car-dealership model isn't going to change anytime soon. Here's why he's wrong, says auto-industry consultant Daron Gifford.

  • Here's where the very rich make their income Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 11:09 AM ET
    Currency exchange clerk counting U.S. dollars

    The higher you go up the income ladder, the greater share of income comes from capital gains, a new study finds.

  • Want a stock windfall? Bet on these big brands Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Coca-Cola

    These 6 consumer stocks have phenomenal 25-year returns, proving why investors like Warren Buffett stick with them in good times and bad.

  • Want to work at Apple? Here is the MBA for you Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 1:41 PM ET
    Harvard Business School

    Different business schools can help you achieve your goals, whether it be working at Apple or changing the world, The New York Times reports.

  • Buffett's Berkshire just bought a big stake in this Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 9:27 AM ET
    Warren Buffett

    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is paying $560 million for a nearly 10 percent stake in Axalta Coating Systems.

  • April 7- Paint maker Axalta Coating Systems Ltd said Berkshire Hathaway Inc would buy an 8.7 percent stake in the company from controlling shareholder Carlyle Group for $560 million. Berkshire bought lubricants maker Lubrizol Corp for about $9 billion in 2011.. Carlyle had considered selling Axalta, which went public in November, to Dutch paint maker Akzo...

  • Cramer’s top 5 Buffett-blessed dividend stocks Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 6:29 PM ET
    Bottles of Coca-Cola soda are offered for sale at a grocery store in Chicago, Illinois.

    Jim Cramer goes through Warren Buffett's portfolio to find the top five dividend stocks that could prove to be winners in your portfolio.

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON, April 2- Some top shareholders of IBM, disappointed by 11 straight quarters of falling revenues, are seeking help from activist investors to shake up the company, but have been turned down by both Bill Ackman's Pershing Square and Jeffrey Ubben's ValueAct, according to people with knowledge of the matter. International Business Machines Corp is...

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON, April 2- Some top shareholders of IBM, disappointed by 11 straight quarters of falling revenues, are seeking help from activist investors to shake up the company, but have been turned down by both Bill Ackman's Pershing Square and Jeffrey Ubben's ValueAct, according to people with knowledge of the matter. International Business Machines Corp is...

  • Let's not make a deal? Private equity cools Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 10:29 AM ET
    Kraft and Heinz products are shown in Chicago, March 25, 2015.

    PE funds are changing the way they invest as valuations rise to keep the cash flowing.

  • NEW YORK, March 31- Warren Buffett, the billionaire chief executive officer and chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc, said he would not raise interest rates significantly if he ran the Federal Reserve. Buffett spoke at an automotive industry conference in New York, along with the chairman of the Berkshire Hathaway automotive dealer group, Larry Van Tuyl.

  • Buffett: Tesla doesn't threaten me Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 3:04 PM ET
    Warren Buffett

    Warren Buffett spoke with CNBC from an automotive Forum on Tuesday.