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  • 3G Capital in talks to buy Kraft Foods Group: DJ Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 7:05 PM ET

    The Brazilian firm has some $5 billion burning a hole in its pocket and has been searching for acquisition deals, according to the Journal.

  • 140 things you don't know about Twitter Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 10:15 AM ET
    Bird was the word as Twitter founders and executives were all smiles on the day the company went public on the New York Stock Exchange in November 2013.

    Think you know all there is to know about Twitter? Think again.

  • Which does Buffett love more: Coal or solar? Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Warren Buffett

    Warren Buffett receives good press for renewable-energy investments, but is he really a climate change ally? It's complicated.

  • Dream of Buffett's billions? Stay here for a night Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 1:58 PM ET
    Airbnb Warren Buffett childhood home

    A lucky Berkshire Hathaway shareholder can spend a free weekend in Warren Buffett's childhood home, thanks to an Airbnb contest.

  • OMAHA, Neb.— Some fortunate Berkshire Hathaway investors at this year's annual meeting will get the chance to sleep in the same bedroom Warren Buffett did as a boy. The home-sharing service Airbnb is offering a free three-night stay at the Omaha home around the May 2 meeting as a way to promote its services. Buffett's family started living in the home at 2501 N. 53rd...

  • March 16- Procter& Gamble Co is exploring a sale or initial public offering of some of its beauty brands in a single deal, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter. The maker of Pantene shampoo and Olay skin care is working on the plan with its advisers, but has not finalized details, including which products will be sold, Bloomberg said.

  • LOS ANGELES, March 13- Chinese automaker BYD Co Ltd, backed by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc, aims to triple its production of batteries as it takes on Tesla Motors in the race to supply electric vehicles and boost energy storage. That means BYD could ramp up from 10 GWh capacity at the end of this year to about 34 GWh of batteries by the beginning of 2020....

  • The Voya Corporate Leaders Trust Fund, now run by a unit of Voya Financial Inc bought equal amounts of stock in 30 major U.S. corporations in 1935 and hasn't picked a new stock since. Some of its holdings are unchanged, including DuPont, General Electric, Procter& Gamble and Union Pacific. Others were spun off from or acquired from original components, including...

  • UPDATE 1-Coke CEO compensation rose 23 pct last year Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 11:47 AM ET

    March 12- Coca-Cola Co said its chief executive earned $25.2 million in total compensation in 2014, about 23 percent higher than the previous year, while declining a bonus as the company implements a new cost-cutting plan and tries to boost growth. The company said in October it had adopted new guidelines limiting its executive pay plan for this year, after its...

  • Coke CEO took 23 pct higher compensation last year Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 11:12 AM ET

    March 12- Coca-Cola Co said Chief Executive Muhtar Kent earned $25.2 million in compensation in 2014, about 23 percent higher than the previous year. The company said in October it had adopted new guidelines limiting its executive pay plan from this year, after its outsized employee share rewards were criticized by investors including Warren Buffett.

  • March 11- The investment gatekeepers who help control $25 trillion of institutional money have trouble figuring out who is and who isn't good at money management. "We find no evidence that consultants' recommendations add value to plan sponsors," write Tim Jenkinson and Howard Jones of the University of Oxford and Jose Martinez of the University of Connecticut,...

  • Why Warren Buffett's son isn't the heir apparent Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Warren Buffett, left, and his eldest son, Howard G. Buffett

    In family business succession planning, the biggest mistake is assuming a child is the right person for the job. They often aren't.

  • NEW YORK, March 11- Stung by customer backlash over last winter's patchy service, Berkshire Hathaway's BNSF Railways invested billions in shoring up its operations. "BNSF disappointed many of its customers," Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett said in a letter to shareholders last month about last year's performance of one of North America's top railroads.

  • 12 rich companies can afford to pay you more Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | 10:43 AM ET
    Warren Buffett

    There's a group of mega-profitable companies that could easily afford to kick up their dividends, reports USA Today.

  • NEW YORK, March 9- Galleon Group hedge fund founder Raj Rajaratnam and former Goldman Sachs Group Inc director Rajat Gupta are seeking to overturn penalties imposed against them for insider trading, citing a recent U.S. court decision that narrowed the definition of that offense. But in seeking lesser punishments, both men cited a Dec. 10 ruling by the 2nd U.S....

  • Buffett talks firing, wages and eating like a kid Saturday, 7 Mar 2015 | 5:04 PM ET
    Warren Buffett

    Believe it or not, there are some things Warren Buffett doesn't like about his job. However, he loves junk food.

  • WILLISTON, N.D., March 6- Whiting Petroleum Corp, North Dakota's largest oil producer, is seeking a possible buyer, according to the Wall Street Journal, but a person familiar with the board's thinking told Reuters he was not aware of any such plan. Three months ago, Whiting closed on its $1.55 billion buyout of Kodiak Oil& Gas to become the largest oil company in North...

  • Expect more volatility in oil: Exxon CEO Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 6:23 AM ET
    Rex Tillerson, CEO and chairman of Exxon Mobil.

    Expect more volatility in oil, with prices staying around current levels, Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson told CNBC.

  • March 4- Warren Buffett telling the rest of us about the advantages of conglomerates is like Willie Mays arguing for the no-look-over-the-shoulder catch while running full speed. It can happen, and those who do it will command a premium, but your wealth or retirement should not depend upon it. So when Buffett, the man behind Berkshire Hathaway, the world's most...

  • Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway plans debut euro bond Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 12:14 PM ET
    Warren Buffett

    U.S. conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway has mandated banks for a potential debut euro-denominated bond deal.