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  • More transparency, more pay for CEOs Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    As compensation consultants have become more popular in determining pay, chief executives’ paychecks have actually grown. The NYT reports.

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 2130 GMT / 4:30 PM ET Sunday, 9 Nov 2014 | 4:51 PM ET

    BEIJING- The risks faced by China's economy are not that scary and the government is confident it can head off the dangers, President Xi Jinping tells global business leaders in an effort to dispel worries about the world's second-largest economy. As Obama visits Asia, old alliances face new strains in face of China's influence. WASHINGTON/ JAKARTA- As President...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 7- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Friday said third-quarter profit fell 9 percent as it took a large writeoff on one of its investments, but operating results easily topped forecasts amid improvement in its insurance, energy and railroad operations. Net income slipped to $4.62 billion, or $2,811 per Class A share in the third quarter,...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 7- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Friday said quarterly profit fell 8.6 percent from the year-ago period, as it posted a loss on investments and derivatives from a year-earlier gain. Net income slipped to $4.617 billion, or $2,811 per Class A share in the third quarter, from $5.05 billion, or $3,074 per Class A share, a year earlier.

  • Rich get richer: Berkshire Hathaway profit boosted Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 5:00 PM ET
    Warren Buffett

    Berkshire Hathaway posted third-quarter earnings of $2,876 per share, topping estimates for $2,594 per share.

  • Ivy League schooling still packs a serious wallop Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Technology is driving business. Leaders with engineering degrees from Ivy schools have an advantage, the CNBC NEXT List reveals.

  • *Fund to apply soon to invest more in China- CEO. OSLO, Oct 29- Norway's $860- billion sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, booked a flat return in the third quarter as it was dragged down by weak European stocks, foremost among them embattled retailer Tesco. "It is clear that our investment in the British company Tesco has performed particularly poorly in the...

  • Want to fly like the 1%? A guide to private jets Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    An interior onboard a Boeing Business Jet.

    Had it with first class? Check out Turney Duff's guide to flying like the 1% from the "Starbucks card" option to the "I'll have what Oprah's having."

  • 140 things you don't know about Twitter Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 4:15 PM 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.

  • Lightning Round: Time to sell Facebook? Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 7:08 PM ET

    Are you ready skeedaddy???!!! It's time for the Lightning Round. Cramer makes the call on viewer favorites.

  • LONDON, Oct 23- The chairman of Britain's biggest grocery chain, Tesco, announced his resignation on Thursday after the company reported a bigger than expected hole in its finances and said accounting transgressions went back further than initially thought. Tesco, Britain's biggest private employer and once the juggernaut of its retail sector, has lost half...

  • Sharp drops in many of the stocks owned by Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway in recent weeks hit the sprawling conglomerate's equity portfolio hard. The loss on seven of those holdings alone totals more than $5 billion provided Berkshire's stakes have remained the same since June 30, the last date for which they were disclosed. Berkshire Hathaway did not respond...

  • Cramer calls for Coke chiefs head Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 6:34 PM ET

    Jim Cramer takes a deep dive into the earnings release for Coca-Cola, and has had enough of the excuses from Muhtar Kent.

  • VC warns of an inflating (not bursting) bubble Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 11:26 AM ET

    George Zachary thinks we're in a bubble, and his evidence has nothing to do with start-up valuations or real estate prices in Silicon Valley.

  • IBM no longer a tech company: Mark Cuban Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 10:28 AM ET
    Businessman and TV personality Mark Cuban speaks onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco.

    The billionaire investor also explained why he was a buyer of Netflix stock on last week's dip.

  • Warren Buffett just lost ANOTHER $1B on this Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 9:31 AM ET
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    Spare a thought for Warren Buffett, whose portfolio is not doing him any favors this week.

  • Oct 20- International Business Machines Corp reported a marked slowdown in business in September and abandoned its 2015 operating earnings target on Monday, as weak client spending and a slumping software sector weighed down quarterly revenue. IBM shares fell nearly 7 percent to a three-year low, a blow for legendary investor Warren Buffett whose Berkshire...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 20- Dan Fuss, vice chairman and senior portfolio manager at Loomis Sayles, said he purchased some below investment-grade credits during last week's sell-off at "reasonably priced levels," bringing his portfolio cash levels down to 22 percent from 26 percent. "We bought some at reasonably priced levels but not fantastically cheap," said Fuss, who helps...

  • Commentary: How to view Mark Cuban's Netflix bet Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 6:54 PM ET
    Businessman and TV personality Mark Cuban speaks onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco.

    Mark Cuban bought $17 million worth of Netflix. What's more important is that he started his bullish positioning through options.

  • At its current levels, natgas is about $1.50 a gallon cheaper than diesel fuel, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The slower-than-expected adoption has forced key manufacturers, including General Electric Co and Caterpillar Inc, to focus on niche markets for their engines while they wait for higher-margin customers such as railways...