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  • Chobani CEO pledges to donate most of wealth Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 10:47 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Chobani founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya says he will join some of the world's richest individuals in pledging to give away at least half his wealth, which has been estimated at $1.41 billion. The Turkish-born yogurt entrepreneur is making the commitment as part of The Giving Pledge, which was created by Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett and...

  • Media CEOs dominate ranks of top-paid executives Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 6:00 AM ET

    The best-paid chief executive of a large American company was David Zaslav, head of Discovery Communications, the pay-TV channel operator that is home to "Shark Week." Les Moonves, of CBS, held on to second place in the rankings, despite a drop in pay from a year earlier. The remaining four CEOs, from entertainment giants Viacom, Walt Disney, Comcast and Time Warner, have...

  • Bill Gates backs high-tech foods for the masses Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    food laboratory

    Food-tech companies are creating meat and dairy substitutes to meet global food demand. Will consumers have an appetite for these products?

  • Coming windfall for millionaires' kids Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    Inheritance

    Millionaires plan to leave the majority of their wealth to their kids, giving less than 10 percent to charity, according to CNBC Millionaire Survey.

  • Bill Gates: Capitalism is the wrong incentive here Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 8:07 AM ET
    Bill Gates

    Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates believes profits should not always be the sole motivating factor.

  • Buffett, Bill and Melinda Gates on biggest accomplishments

    Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates tell CNBC's Becky Quick about the philanthropic efforts that they're most proud of.

  • Buffett, Bill and Melinda Gates on giving   Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 5:35 AM ET
    Buffett, Bill and Melinda Gates on giving

    Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates talk with CNBC's Becky Quick about how they're trying to change the world.

  • Buffett: Stocks vs bonds & dividends vs buybacks Monday, 4 May 2015 | 11:03 AM ET
    Warren Buffett, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

    In three hours Monday on CNBC's "Squawk Box," Warren Buffett shared his insights on a range of market and financial topics.

  • Munger: McDonald's one of US' best educators Monday, 4 May 2015 | 9:41 AM ET
    Charlie Munger

    Despite all the criticism, McDonald's is one of the best educational institutions in the U.S., Berkshire Hathaway's Charlie Munger tells CNBC.

  • Buffett on the Fed: Yellen's hands are tied   Monday, 4 May 2015 | 8:41 AM ET
    Yellen's hands tied: Buffett

    Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway CEO; Charlie Munger, Berkshire Hathaway vice-chairman, and Bill Gates, Microsoft chairman, discuss the economy and the job Janet Yellen is doing at the Fed.

  • Buffett: Better option than increasing minimum wage

    Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway CEO; Charlie Munger, Berkshire Hathaway vice-chairman, and Bill Gates, Microsoft chairman, discuss minimum wage in America.

  • Gates, Munger & Buffett: If I were education czar...

    Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway CEO; Charlie Munger, Berkshire Hathaway vice-chairman; and Bill Gates, Microsoft chairman, on education in America.

  • Hydrocarbons just as precious as Iowa top soil: Munger

    Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway CEO; Charlie Munger, Berkshire Hathaway vice-chairman, and Bill Gates, Microsoft chairman, on climate change, and education in America.

  • No hurry for energy independence: Munger   Monday, 4 May 2015 | 8:14 AM ET
    No hurry for energy independence: Munger

    Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway CEO; Charlie Munger, Berkshire Hathaway vice-chairman, and Bill Gates, Microsoft chairman, share their thoughts on energy policy.

  • OMAHA, Neb., May 3- Warren Buffett puts on a good show. That show grew bigger as more than 40,000 Berkshire Hathaway shareholders poured into Omaha this weekend to celebrate his 50th anniversary running the company, at what the world's third-richest person calls Woodstock for Capitalists. Buffett and his chief lieutenant Charlie Munger answered their five...

  • OMAHA, Neb., May 2- Berkshire Hathaway Inc shareholders on Saturday celebrated Warren Buffett's 50th anniversary running the conglomerate, as the billionaire fielded questions about the company and its future, and explained some business practices. Berkshire owns more than 80 companies including the Burlington Northern railroad, Geico car insurance,...

  • OMAHA, Neb., May 1- The sign for the Nebraska Furniture Mart on Dodge Road in Omaha contains a cartoon of Warren Buffett and a big number "50," a number looming large for Berkshire Hathaway Inc shareholders this weekend as they celebrate the investing legend's half a century running the conglomerate. SELECTED COMPANIES OWNED BY BERKSHIRE Benjamin Moore, Berkshire...

  • Legal odds shifting for Greenberg in AIG lawsuit Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 4:55 PM ET
    David Boies, center left, is representing Maurice Greenberg against the federal government over the 2008 bailout of the American International Group.

    Lawyer David Boies has a chance to win the lawsuit against the federal government for its bailout of A.I.G, the New York Times reports.

  • Secret to becoming a billionaire: Be obsessed Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 12:16 PM ET
    Justine Musk

    Billionaires often share common attributes, and one of those traits is eloquently explained by Justine Musk, the ex-wife of billionaire inventor Elon Musk.

  • WhatsApp growth streak hits 800M active users Saturday, 18 Apr 2015 | 4:31 PM ET

    The rapidly-growing messenger application now has 800 million active users, according to a Facebook post made by its founder.