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  • May 18- AT&T Inc plans to pay $48.5 billion to buy DirecTV, in the latest sign that the wireless industry and the U.S. television market are set to converge as customers consume more video on their mobile devices.

  • May 18- AT&T plans to pay $48.5 billion to buy DirecTV, the top U.S. satellite TV operator, in a bid for growth beyond an increasingly competitive cellular market. AT&T said it is offering $95 per DirecTV share in a combination of stock and cash, a 10 percent premium over Friday's closing price of $86.18.

  • NEW YORK, May 17- AT&T is close to announcing that it will buy the No. 1 U.S. satellite TV operator DirecTV, according to people familiar with the matter, in the second potentially transformative deal to jolt the U.S. television industry this year.

  • NEW YORK May 17- AT&T is close to announcing that it will buy the No. 1 U.S. satellite TV operator DirecTV, according to people familiar with the matter, in the second potentially transformative deal to jolt the U.S. television industry this year.

  • *J.C. Penney, Nordstrom soar a day after results. NEW YORK, May 16- U.S. stocks ended higher on Friday in a late-day rebound as small-cap names edged up after recent weakness and consumer discretionary shares advanced.

  • *J.C. Penney soars in premarket after results. *Verizon shares up in premarket on Berkshire stake. In a sign of increased investor caution, the CBOE volatility index had its biggest one-day bounce in a little over a month on Thursday, and the spread between the spot VIX and the 3- month VIX at one point tightened to its smallest since April 15.

  • US STOCKS-Futures lower, on track for down week Friday, 16 May 2014 | 7:26 AM ET

    *J.C. Penney soars in premarket after results. *Verizon shares up in premarket on Berkshire stake. In a sign of increased investor caution, the CBOE volatility index had its biggest one-day bounce in a little over a month on Thursday, and the spread between the spot VIX and the 3- month VIX at one point tightened to its smallest since April 15.

  • Warren Buffett raises his bet on Wal-Mart Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 6:25 PM ET
    Warren Buffett

    Buffett's Berkshire also added a stake in Verizon Communications during the first quarter, but it was probably not bought by Buffett himself.

  • WASHINGTON, May 14- U.S. Senate Democrats unveiled legislation on Wednesday to allow millions of Americans with student loan debt to refinance at lower interest rates.

  • Five (more) stocks that can kill your portfolio Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 1:59 PM ET
    Angie's List website is displayed on a computer screen.

    Five widely watched companies, including Angie's List and Netflix, are among the stocks that New Constructs is calling the most dangerous—USA TODAY.

  • Should Warren Buffett buy Kellogg? Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 4:46 PM ET

    Kellogg shares are up roughly 10 percent this year amid speculation Buffett might acquire the company, but not everyone is sure it's a good idea.

  • Why Buffett is steering clear of catastrophe bonds Friday, 9 May 2014 | 2:32 AM ET
    Warren Buffett.

    Mr Buffett is more reluctant to insure people against natural disasters – because it no longer pays, the Financial Times reports.

  • Time to break up Berkshire Hathaway? Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 3:27 PM ET
    Shareholders surround a large scale portrait of Warren Buffett, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, during the company's shareholders meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, May 3, 2014.

    "Dream on," says Warren Buffett. But noted investor Ted O'Glove contends it would be a windfall for investors.

  • Meet Alibaba's brash outsider, Jack Ma Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 8:11 AM ET
    Alibaba founder Jack Ma.

    Jack Ma began his career as an English teacher. Today, two of his websites account for more than half of the packages shipped through China.

  • COLUMN-Buffett's insiders' Woodstock: James Saft Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    May 6- Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger might be the greatest investing team of all time but they are dead wrong about the merits of activist investing. "I don't think it's good for America," Munger said when asked about activist investing, the practice of building stakes in companies in order to try to pressure management to change course.

  • Boards shouldn’t be country clubs: Carl Icahn Monday, 5 May 2014 | 2:54 PM ET
    Carl Icahn

    Carl Icahn cops to a having a "fighting gene"—an observation made by Warren Buffett.

  • CNBC Transcript: Buffett, Munger and Gates Monday, 5 May 2014 | 2:17 PM ET
    Bill Gates, Charlie Munger and Warren Buffett participate in a "selfie" taken by CNBC's Becky Quick in Omaha. In a live interview, Buffett said based on his experiences with college students who visit Omaha, selfies are "all the rage." The estimated net worth of the three men in the picture: $143.1 billion.

    This is an unofficial transcript of Warren Buffett, Charlie Munger and Bill Gates appearing live with Becky Quick on CNBC's "Squawk Box," Monday, May 5, 2014.

  • Inside the fun at the 'Woodstock for Capitalists' Monday, 5 May 2014 | 1:29 PM ET
    Bill Gates, Charlie Munger and Warren Buffett participate in a "selfie" taken by CNBC's Becky Quick in Omaha. In a live interview, Buffett said based on his experiences with college students who visit Omaha, selfies are "all the rage." The estimated net worth of the three men in the picture: $143.1 billion.

    Beyond serious investing talk, the Berkshire Hathaway shareholders' meeting is a weekend of fun for investors and Warren Buffett fans alike.

  • 10 top brands Buffett’s Berkshire owns Monday, 5 May 2014 | 11:59 AM ET
    Billionaire investor Warren Buffett flips over a Dairy Queen Blizzard treat, the most successful product ever released in the history of Dairy Queen.

    About 38,000 people flocked to the shareholder meeting in Omaha this weekend. Here's a highlight of top brands Berkshire Hathaway owns.

  • Gates: New CEO pushes Microsoft to move faster Monday, 5 May 2014 | 10:13 AM ET
    Bill Gates at the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholder's Meeting in Omaha, Nebraska.

    Sitting next to Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger, Gates also said he's excited about taking a more hands-on approach again at Microsoft.