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  • 11 Public Figures Who Have Been Pied Tuesday, 19 Jul 2011 | 2:30 PM ET
    During his testimony before the British Parliament regarding News Corp.’s phone-hacking scandal, an attempt was made to hit the company’s founder, Rupert Murdoch, with Murdoch and News Corp. are controversial globally, and throwing pies is a response often chosen by protestors to voice their disagreement with public figures. It is being reported the assailant was comedian Johnnie Marbles, who in the past has called Murdoch a “greedy billionaire.” So what other public figures have been hit by pie

    During his testimony before the British Parliament ran attempt was made to hit Rupert Murdoch, with a pie. So, which other public figures have been hit by pies?

  • Bill Gates, left, Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett pose for a picture after a press conference Monday, June 26, 2006 in New York.  Warren Buffett, the chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, recently announced his intention of giving 10 million shares of his company to charitable organizations, the majority going to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Warren Buffett has made his scheduled annual donation of Berkshire Hathaway stock to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  After six years, Buffett has donated a total of 132.4 million Berkshire Class B shares, worth $10.3 billion at today's closing price.

  • Zuckerberg - Not Your Typical Comic Book Hero Thursday, 7 Jul 2011 | 3:47 PM ET

    Last winter I reported that Mark Zuckerberg would be the subject of a comic book. Turns out it was a hit. The publisher says he sold out just on pre-orders. Now a sequel is in the works, the story has been optioned for a potential movie, and a comic book is coming out next month about Steve Jobs.

  • Microsoft Kinect

    One bright spot at Microsoft is the company's gaming and home entertainment division. It is relying on Xbox 360 and Kinect to create new buzz and consumer demand for a firm that has struggled in recent years.

  • Homes of CEOs Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 4:29 PM ET
    In May 2011, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg bought a $7 million home in Palo Alto, Calif. He doesn’t move in for a few months, so the address remains a closely guarded secret until the current occupants move out. However, a few details have emerged -- the 5,000-square-foot home has five bedrooms, five bathrooms and a pool. It’s not quite on the same level as Bill Gates’ 50,050-square-foot Washington mansion (pictured, left), but it’s not a bad start for a man whose last few homes were rentals.Zuck

    In May 2011, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg bought a $7 million home in Palo Alto, California. Click to see the homes of CEOs in sectors such as technology, energy, fashion and more.

  • Innovative Manufacturing Can Grow US Economy Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 4:24 PM ET

    The years following the Great Recession will feature the reemergence of U.S. manufacturing—everything from aeronautics to robots in warehouses, to high-speed cotton mills and 3-D model-making—but this generation of manufacturing will be polished and enhanced with technology.

  • Buffett at Berkshire Shareholder Gathering  Saturday, 30 Apr 2011 | 12:00 AM ET
    Warren Buffett

    Billionaire investor and Berkshire-Hathaway founder Warren Buffett talks to Becky about the economy, David Sokol and his outlook for the future.

  • Attacking Warren Buffett Is 'Inappropriate': Cooperman Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 11:45 AM ET

    Last week's attack on Warren Buffett by Wisdom Tree Investments Chairman Michael Steinhardt was "inappropriate and misses the point," Omega Chairman Leon Cooperman told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Regrets and Resentment in Microsoft Partnership Thursday, 31 Mar 2011 | 8:03 AM ET
    Paul Allen

    Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen, may be one of the world’s richest men, but he still resents his former partner, Bill Gates, for not sharing enough credit or giving him his due financially, the New York Times reports.

  • These Big-Name Investors Like Apple and Sprint Tuesday, 15 Feb 2011 | 2:18 PM ET
    Apple Store

    SAC Capital increased its holding in Apple and Greenlight Capital increased its stake in Sprint Nextel, according to new SEC filings.

  • Technology Can Improve US Education: Gates Friday, 28 Jan 2011 | 3:13 PM ET
    Bill and Melinda Gates

    The use of technology and learning from other countries are two good ways to boost the US education system, Bill and Melinda Gates, cofounders of the charitable organization the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, told CNBC Friday.

  • In his new book, "HOW TO RUN THE WORLD Charting a Course to the Next Renaissance," Khanna takes a look at the current global chaos and offers up a road-map out of the "Dark Ages."

  • What's Obama Trying to Bolster? Wednesday, 15 Dec 2010 | 7:40 AM ET
    Barack Obama

    Share your opinion in today's poll.

  • Mr. Buffett Goes to the White House ... Again Tuesday, 14 Dec 2010 | 12:51 PM ET

    For the second time this year, Warren Buffett has met with President Obama in the White House's Oval Office.

  • Stocks End Mixed; Nasdaq Hits 3-Year High Thursday, 9 Dec 2010 | 4:36 PM ET

    Stocks trimmed losses to end narrowly mixed Thursday as Treasury prices firmed and the dollar stabilized. McDonald's and DuPont fell, while BofA rose.

  • Stocks Trim Losses Before Close; Banks Rise Thursday, 9 Dec 2010 | 3:55 PM ET

    Stocks eased losses ahead of the close Thursday as Treasury prices firmed, but gains were limited by a stronger U.S. dollar. DuPont and McDonald's fell, while BofA rose.

  • Stocks Waver Ahead of Bond Auction; BofA Rises Thursday, 9 Dec 2010 | 12:37 PM ET

    Stocks declined Thursday as Treasurys erased most of their gains ahead of a 30-year bond auction and despite evidence the U.S. economy continues to improve.  DuPont and Travelers fell, while BofA rose.

  • Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and CEO of Facebook

    Another 17 individuals or families have joined Warren Buffett's "Giving Pledge," including the 26-year-old co-founder and CEO of Facebook.  Mark Zuckerberg's youth contradicts with the more familiar image of a wealthy person turning to philanthropy later in his or her life.   Zuckerberg asks, "Why wait?"

  • Futures Gain After Jobless Report Thursday, 9 Dec 2010 | 9:12 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures added slightly to gains Thursday after weekly jobless claims fell more othan expected.

  • For those of you who slept in or otherwise missed Warren Buffett on ABC's This Week with Christiane Amanpour on Sunday morning, here are some links to the interview. The conversation focuses on Buffett's "Giving Pledge" but also touched on his long-standing argument that the super-rich should be paying more in taxes.