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  • 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.

  • Timeless lessons from 3 top tech titans Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 6:50 AM ET
    Timeless lessons from 3 top tech titans

    Michael Cusumano, "Strategy Rules" co-author, and David Yoffie, "Strategy Rules" co-author, share insight on how Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Andy Grove were able to stand out above their peers and change the tech world forever.

  • Apple's Tim Cook will give away all his money: Report Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 8:15 PM ET
    Apple CEO Tim Cook.

    Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook is joining the roster of the very rich who are giving away their wealth.

  • March 26- Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook is joining the roster of the very rich who are giving away their wealth. Fortune magazine cited the head of the world's largest technology corporation as saying he planned to donate his estimated $785 million fortune to charity- after paying for his 10- year-old nephew's college education. Billionaire financier...

  • 140 things you don't know about Twitter Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 10:15 AM ET
    Bird was the word as Twitter founders and executives were all smiles on the day the company went public on the New York Stock Exchange in November 2013.

    Think you know all there is to know about Twitter? Think again.

  • Gates, Bloomberg take on Big Tobacco with $4M fund Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 4:33 AM ET
    Michael Bloomberg

    Countries facing potentially pricey legal challenges from big tobacco firms are to get help from a fund created by Bill Gates and Michael Bloomberg.

  • LONDON, March 18- Developing countries facing potentially pricey legal challenges from big tobacco firms are to get help from a new $4 million fund created by the philanthropists Bill Gates and Michael Bloomberg. Bloomberg and Gates, the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft, cited examples such as Uruguay, which since 2010 has been fighting a legal challenge...

  • LONDON, March 18- Developing countries facing potentially pricey legal challenges from big tobacco firms are to get help from a new $4 million fund created by the philanthropists Bill Gates and Michael Bloomberg. Bloomberg and Gates, the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft, cited examples such as Uruguay, which since 2010 has been fighting a legal challenge...

  • Robots may make it harder for Americans to advance Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
     Robot on the phone, robot businessman, robot suit

    If advanced robots knock out more low-skilled automatable jobs, will more low-skilled Americans fall further behind?

  • TEL AVIV/ FRANKFURT, March 12- Two years after scientists cooked up the first test tube beef hamburger, researchers in Israel are working on an even trickier recipe: the world's first lab-grown chicken. Professor Amit Gefen, a bioengineer at Tel Aviv University, has begun a year-long feasibility study into manufacturing chicken in a lab, funded by a non-profit...

  • Someone's getting rich on your kids' test scores Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 2:45 PM ET
    Student Allison Ramirez asks for help in a fourth-grade math class at Piney Branch Elementary School in Takoma Park, Md., where teachers are training themselves to teach students in a new style of learning math to prepare them for more rigorous education standards under Common Core.

    Controversy around Common Core hasn't stopped companies like Pearson, McGraw-Hill and Apple from cashing in on huge education contracts.

  • Why we need a global wealth tax: Piketty Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | 6:09 PM ET
    Thomas Piketty at the New York Stock Exchange.

    A global wealth tax and not a consumption tax will fix wealth inequality around the world, economist and author Thomas Piketty told CNBC.

  • March 5- The Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation said it would invest $52 million in CureVac, a German biotechnology company that develops vaccines and immunotherapies, marking the foundation's biggest-ever equity investment. As part of the deal, any Gates Foundation- funded products will be made available by CureVac at affordable prices in poor countries.