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  • BEIJING, Dec 23- Investor Warren Buffett's NetJets Inc has been caught by surprise by headwinds in China amid Beijing's austerity drive and a slowing economy, the business aircraft supplier's chief executive officer said. Less than three months after NetJets won regulatory approval to provide charter services in China, business in and around China is...

  • Buy American? Not so for retail stock fund investors Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Dec 17- A record run in U.S. stocks does not appear to have won over one large investor pool: Mom-and-pop retail investors. So far this year, mutual fund buyers have added about $1.6 billion in net new cash to domestic stock funds, according to data from Thomson Reuters unit Lipper. "That's almost a rounding error," said Tom Roseen, head of research services at...

  • UPDATE 1-Jefferies in talks to sell futures business Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 9:33 AM ET

    Dec 16- Investment bank Jefferies Group LLC, owned by Leucadia National Corp, reported a quarterly net loss and said it was in talks to sell its futures brokerage. Jefferies bought the business, formerly known as Prudential Bache, from Prudential Financial Inc in 2011 for $430 million to expand into a full-fledged investment bank. Leucadia, which models itself on...

  • Coca-Cola outlook for 2015 is short of target Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 6:45 PM ET

    The Atlanta- based company, which also makes Sprite, Powerade and Vitaminwater, has been struggling with declining soda consumption in the U.S. and other parts of the world. Coca-Cola has said it plans to slash costs by $3 billion a year to boost its performance, with much of the savings being reinvested into marketing. The world's largest beverage maker also said...

  • Dec 15- Wintergreen Advisers, a minority shareholder in Coca-Cola Co, said Chief Executive Muhtar Kent was "incapable of leading Coke's turnaround and should be replaced." "The strategic investments made by CEO Muhtar Kent have destroyed shareholder value. This year alone, Coca-Cola spent $3.5 billion in buying minority stakes in beverage companies Monster...

  • Dec 15- Wintergreen Advisers, a minority shareholder in Coca-Cola Co, said Chief Executive Muhtar Kent was "incapable of leading Coke's turnaround and should be replaced." "The strategic investments made by CEO Muhtar Kent have destroyed shareholder value. Following criticism from Warren Buffett and other investors for its outsized employee share rewards,...

  • *Fosun Intl moves to new insurance-based business model. A Club Med takeover would represent the most significant co-investment between Fosun and Fidelidade, the Portuguese insurance firm Fosun forked out $1.29 billion to buy in May, and advance Guo's goal of turning his Shanghai- based manufacturing and real estate-focused conglomerate into a...

  • Tesco's troubles split funds seeking oversold stocks Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 12:03 PM ET

    *Harris Associates a big seller. LONDON, Dec 10- A halving of Tesco's share price is luring only the boldest active fund managers back into Britain's top supermarket group, with many still unpersuaded it can recover from a year of disasters. While still Britain's biggest grocer by far, Tesco's days of achieving startling growth appear to be over.

  • Big-hearted Warren Buffett's guide to giving Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 8:00 AM ET
    From left: Charlie Munger and Warren E. Buffett

    Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger have agreed to disagree on a few very big topics, including how the rich should give away their money.

  • Warren Buffett invests in Clinton presidential bid Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 6:13 PM ET
    Warren Buffett

    Warren Buffett donated $25,000 to Ready for Hillary, a super PAC laying the groundwork for the Democrat's potential White House bid, USAT reports.

  • Pilots sue Buffett's NetJets over labor, privacy Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 4:36 PM ET

    Dec 3- A group representing more than 2,700 pilots in contentious contract talks with NetJets Inc has sued the luxury aviation unit of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc over alleged violations of federal labor and privacy laws. The NetJets Association of Shared Aircraft Pilots accused NetJets of impersonating a pilot on Twitter, baiting pilots to...

  • Learn to buy stock like a 'greedy' Buffett Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    The end of the year can lead investors to seek stock market bargains, but many don't understand how a contrarian really thinks, or trades.

  • LONDON, Dec 1- "The market is not a weighing machine, on which the value of each issue is recorded by an exact and impersonal mechanism," Benjamin Graham and David Dodd wrote in their landmark work on "Security Analysis" in 1934.. Graham and Dodd became the founding fathers of fundamental analysis and had a huge influence on generations of fundamentally focused...

  • LONDON, Dec 1- "The market is not a weighing machine, on which the value of each issue is recorded by an exact and impersonal mechanism," Benjamin Graham and David Dodd wrote in their landmark work on "Security Analysis" in 1934.. Graham and Dodd became the founding fathers of fundamental analysis and had a huge influence on generations of fundamentally focused...

  • Goldman is top investor in Kensho start-up Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 10:59 AM ET

    Goldman Sachs is the top investor in start-up Kensho, a Siri-like service that answers complex financial questions, the FT reports.

  • *Buffett's Berkshire, Novartis, Givaudan doing well. But good news is emerging now for those who prefer safer strategies: some of the best returns this year have come from stable stocks like billionaire Warren Buffett's holding company Berkshire Hathaway or Swiss toilet maker Geberit. "Investors are ready to invest on the equity market but under the condition...

  • Blackstone chases Buffett with new 'core' fund Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 7:08 AM ET
    Stephen Schwarzman

    Blackstone has reached out to its biggest fund clients about a new investment vehicle with a longer investment horizon than the typical 10-year fund.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 19- Blackstone Group LP has reached out to its biggest fund investors about investing in a new investment vehicle with a longer investment horizon than the typical 10- year private equity fund, according to people familiar with the matter. Blackstone is seeking as much as $2 billion apiece from five to six of its biggest public pension fund and...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 18- It might seem odd taking serious financial advice from someone long associated with infomercials and fire walks. Which perhaps is why Tony Robbins, one of America's foremost motivational gurus and performance coaches, has loaded his new book "Money: Master The Game" with interviews from people like Berkshire Hathaway's Warren Buffett, investor...

  • Buffett backs Detroit with bigger GM stake Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 5:03 PM ET
    Warren Buffett, Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway answers questions at a press conference at which Detroit was named the 11th city to be included in the $500 million Goldman Sachs initiative at Ford Field.

    Warren Buffett has been vocal about his support for Detroit as it tries to recover from its bankruptcy. He's also putting some money behind those words.