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  • Top 10 in Forbes list of wealthiest Americans Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 5:05 PM ET

    The top 10 people on this year's Forbes 400 list are:. —Christy Walton& family, $38 billion. —S. Robson Walton, $34.8 billion.

  • Bill Gates ranked richest American by Forbes Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 4:20 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates topped Forbes' latest list of the 400 richest Americans for the 21st straight year. Investor Warren Buffett, the head of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., remained in second place at $67 billion. Oracle Corp. co-founder Larry Ellison also kept his No. 3 spot with $50 billion.

  • SAFT ON WEALTH-The contrasting Buffett and Ma ways Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 4:50 PM ET

    Ma pulled off the largest-ever IPO last week when he floated Alibaba in what might be called the most successful lottery in history, at least from the ticket seller's point of view. But I don't just mean that in the sense that Alibaba is a major speculation.

  • Sept 24- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc isn't AIG's biggest competitor and AIG handles all its rivals in a very effective way, former AIG Chief Executive Robert Benmosche told Bloomberg TV.

  • NetJets gets China's OK for new private jet firm Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 10:39 AM ET

    OMAHA, Neb.— NetJets said Tuesday that its new joint venture will soon begin offering private charter flights in China now that regulators there have granted the company an operating certificate.

  • TORONTO, Sept 18- Shareholder activism is likely to gather momentum in the Canadian energy industry in the coming months, sparked by some poor stock performance, the success of past campaigns and growing support from large institutional investors.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 18- Forget striving for a well-rounded resume. According to a new book from Peter Thiel, the investor and PayPal co-founder, well-roundedness amounts to "many-sided mediocrity."

  • Bloomberg, Buffett at Detroit small business event Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 4:02 AM ET

    DETROIT— More than 60 local business owners graduated Thursday from Goldman Sachs' 10,000 Small Businesses program and were cheered on by some high-profile people— former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, billionaire investor Warren Buffett, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan.

  • Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack met with Warren Buffett last week to urge the billionaire investor to make sure his BNSF railroad is ready for an expected record corn and soy harvest this year.

  • Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack met with Warren Buffett last week to urge the billionaire investor to make sure his BNSF railroad is ready for an expected record corn and soy harvest this year.

  • Buffett can also pick 'em in Vegas Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 10:45 AM ET
    Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett arrives at the Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting in Omaha, Neb.

    While at the MGM Grand for the Floyd Mayweather fight, billionaire investor Warren Buffett decided to branch out from stock picks and bet on a sports book.

  • *August data fans hard landing fears, fresh stimulus expected. BEIJING, Sept 13- China's factory output grew at the weakest pace in nearly six years in August while growth in other key sectors also cooled, raising fears the world's second-largest economy may be at risk of a sharp slowdown unless Beijing takes fresh stimulus measures.

  • Sept 12- Hudson City Bancorp Inc said Chief Executive Ronald Hermance Jr., 67, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday evening, and named Chief Operating Officer Denis Salamone as successor. His passing comes before the close of M&T Bank Corp's acquisition of Hudson City for $3.7 billion.

  • Buffett called me about tax inversions: Sen. Hatch Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 7:51 AM ET
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    Buffett wanted to know what lawmakers might propose on inversions, Sen. Orrin Hatch says.

  • Senator Orrin Hatch, the top Republican on the tax-writing Finance Committee, said billionaire investor Warren Buffett called him recently to find out what Congress might do about companies that move abroad for tax purposes.

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Sept 11- Wilmington Trust Co, now part of M&T Bank Corp, will pay $18.5 million to settle charges that it underreported the amount of construction loans that were not being repaid after the financial crisis, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Thursday.

  • *Warren Buffett flags support for' passive' investing. LONDON, Aug 31- Warren Buffett built a fortune of nearly $60 billion from astute stock picking, but when the 83- year-old dies, the vast majority of the money he leaves his wife will be parked in a fund that simply moves in step with an index.

  • So Buffett's participation in fast-food chain Burger King Worldwide Inc's purchase of coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc- complete with relocation of Burger King's domicile to Canada- might at first blush raise questions about his patriotism.

  • What's behind the King-sized price for Tim Hortons Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 3:24 PM ET

    Contrary to what many observers have speculated, Burger King won't be able to justify much of the Tim Hortons deal through tax advantages.

  • Cramer knocks BK, Tim Hortons deal as 'desperate' Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 10:34 AM ET

    The $11 billion merger of the burger joint and doughnut shop needs to be put in context, says CNBC's Jim Cramer.