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  • *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...

  • 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...

  • Tony Robbins: The one thing all top investors do Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 9:35 AM ET

    Successful investing boils down to creating consistent, winning strategies and regularly measuring them, author Tony Robbins tells CNBC.

  • For billionaire Warren Buffett, P&G's tide has crested Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 5:38 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Nov 13- Procter& Gamble Co., one of Warren Buffett's top portfolio holdings, is about to lose the billionaire's influential backing at a time when it appears the company's own fortunes have peaked. Thursday's agreement by Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. to turn over the $4.7 billion in shares it owns in the world's largest consumer products company...

  • As P&G sheds brand, Buffett rejoices, others lament Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 3:05 PM ET
    Duracell batteries hang on a display rack at a supermarket in Princeton, Ill., Nov. 13, 2014.

    Some shareholders are unhappy about P&G's sale of Duracell to Warren Buffett.

  • *Buffett to return $4.7 billion worth of shares to P&G. Nov 13- Berkshire Hathaway Inc has agreed to acquire Procter& Gamble Co's Duracell battery unit in a complex transaction that lets Berkshire Chairman Warren Buffett buy a business he has supported for two decades and shave his company's tax bill. The transaction announced on Thursday helps P&G Chief...

  • UPDATE 3-Buffett's Berkshire buys P&G's Duracell Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 12:09 PM ET

    *Buffett to return $4.7 billion worth of shares to P&G. Nov 13- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc said on Thursday it would buy Procter& Gamble Co's Duracell battery unit in a stock swap, taking over a business the billionaire has supported for nearly two decades. The addition of Duracell, whose batteries are known for their copper-colored tops, gives...

  • Duracell trade is sign Buffett is bearish on P&G Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 12:00 PM ET
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    Warren Buffett rarely sells stock. Now, he's unloaded Berkshire Hathaway's entire $4.7 billion stake in Procter & Gamble for its Duracell battery business.

  • Coke's revised pay plan risks dividend: Winters Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 11:27 AM ET

    Bowing to shareholder pressure, Coca-Cola has revised its equity compensation plan. But activist investor David Winters tells CNBC it's potentially more risky now.

  • Nov 13- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc said it would buy Procter& Gamble Co's Duracell battery business in exchange for its entire $4.7 billion stake in the world's No. 1 household products maker. "I have always been impressed by Duracell, as a consumer and as a long-term investor in P&G and Gillette," Berkshire Hathaway Chief Executive Warren Buffett...

  • Berkshire buying Duracell from P&G in $3B deal Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 7:53 AM ET

    OMAHA, Neb.— Buying Duracell will provide a short-term charge for Warren Buffett's company, but the battery maker could eventually wind up being a drain on Berkshire Hathaway Inc. as consumers increasingly rely on rechargeable batteries. Duracell is being sold for roughly $3 billion because Procter& Gamble Co. doesn't consider it one of its top-performing...

  • US stocks close higher as Dow Jones hits record Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 4:54 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks wavered between small gains and losses on Thursday to close little changed as traders weighed generally strong earnings reports against the falling fortunes of energy companies. Indexes rose from the opening of trading following encouraging quarterly results from Wal-Mart Stores and the media giant Viacom, then flitted up and down most of...

  • NEW YORK/ CALGARY, Nov 12- BNSF Railroad, the Warren Buffett-owned firm that has benefited most from the North Dakota shale boom, has told some customers that they can't add new oil tank-cars to its system until next year, according to two people familiar with the matter. Preventing shippers from putting more rail cars onto the network may help prevent overloading...

  • Warren Buffett's 9 rules for running a business Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 7:24 AM ET
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    Warren Buffett is known as a wealthy investor. But he's also a skilled businessperson. Here are some of the keys to his success.

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