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  • 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...

  • Mehmet Oz's radio show, "The Daily Dose with Dr. Oz struck a deal with iHeartMedia that will begin later this year, according to a release this week from Oz and the Texas- based company. The show was produced by the former Harpo Radio, which was part of Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Productions.

  • NEW YORK— Oil and gas exploration and production company Occidental Petroleum said Friday it elected former ConocoPhillips executive Eugene Batchelder as its new chairman. He had been Occidental Petroleum Corp.' s chairman since 2013 and was a company director since 1996.. He has been a director of Occidental Petroleum since 2013..

  • Recalls this week: Kaleidoscope toys, batteries Friday, 1 May 2015 | 2:17 PM ET

    A line of portable jumpstart batteries that can overheat and cause a fire are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include electric bicycles that can also overheat and kaleidoscope toys with parts that are dangerous to small children. They were sold at Hammacher Schlemmer, Radio Shack, Walmart and other retail stores nationwide and online at...

  • The change follows New Mexico's scathing state audit report Thursday that found Taser hired Albuquerque police chief Ray Schultz days after he stepped down in 2013— even as he remained on the city payroll. The Associated Press reported in March on similar arrangements between the Scottsdale, Arizona- based company and former Fort Worth, Texas, police chief...

  • SOUTHINGTON, Conn.— A Houston energy company executive told a Connecticut business group that a regional natural gas pipeline would keep businesses from moving to states where energy is cheaper. Allen Fore, vice president of public affairs at Kinder Morgan, pitched the idea Friday before nearly 250 business owners and representatives at a meeting of the...

  • MoneyGram reports 1Q loss Friday, 1 May 2015 | 9:01 AM ET

    DALLAS _ MoneyGram International Inc. on Friday reported a first-quarter loss of $72 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 13 cents per share. MoneyGram shares have fallen 15 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Insperity tops 1Q profit forecasts Friday, 1 May 2015 | 8:15 AM ET

    KINGWOOD, Texas _ Insperity Inc. on Friday reported first-quarter earnings of $13.4 million. For the current quarter ending in June, Insperity expects its per-share earnings to range from 36 cents to 40 cents. Insperity shares have risen 42 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • OSCEOLA, Mo.— After 45 years of providing health care in rural Missouri, Sac-Osage Hospital is being sold piece by piece. Sac- Osage is one of a growing number of rural U.S. hospitals closing their doors, citing a complex combination of changing demographics, medical practices, management decisions and federal policies that have put more financial pressure on...

  • LUKLA, Nepal/ KATHMANDU, May 1- As rescuers lose hope of finding more survivors in Nepal's earthquake disaster zone, a separate drama has unfolded high above them on Mount Everest where the hopes of a few rich climbers and some of their sherpas have also vanished. For one of its clients, millionaire Texas realtor David McGrain, it should never have taken that long to...

  • Calpine reports 1Q loss Friday, 1 May 2015 | 6:21 AM ET

    HOUSTON _ Calpine Corp. on Friday reported a loss of $10 million in its first quarter. Calpine expects full-year earnings in the range of $2.10 to $2.60 per share. Calpine shares have decreased slightly more than 1 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • FOSTER CITY, Calif.— Never lacking daring ideas, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk is determined to jolt the electricity market. The list of partners includes SolarCity, a solar installer founded by Musk's cousins, Lyndon and Peter Rive. Musk is SolarCity's chairman and largest shareholder.

  • FOSTER CITY, Calif.— Tesla CEO Elon Musk is trying to steer his electric car company's battery technology into homes and businesses as part of an elaborate plan to reshape the power grid with millions of small power plants made of solar panels on roofs and batteries in garages. The list of partners includes SolarCity, a solar installer founded by Musk's cousins,...

  • LONDON, April 30- California's gasoline sales are rising rapidly as cheaper fuel, rising consumer confidence and a steadily improving economy encourage motorists to use their cars more. Gasoline consumption has been rising since mid-2013 after declining for the previous seven years, according to records published by the Board of Equalization, which...

  • Southside Bancshares posts 1Q profit Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 7:39 PM ET

    TYLER, Texas _ Southside Bancshares Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $9.4 million. Southside Bancshares shares have fallen almost 1 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Southside Bancshares, Earnings Report.

  • MRC beats Street 1Q forecasts Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 7:06 PM ET

    HOUSTON _ MRC Global Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $29.1 million. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 18 cents per share. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.21 billion.

  • Newpark misses Street 1Q forecasts Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 7:04 PM ET

    THE WOODLANDS, Texas _ Newpark Resources Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $993,000. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 10 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $253.7 million.

  • Cheniere Energy reports 1Q loss Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 6:57 PM ET

    HOUSTON _ Cheniere Energy Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $267.7 million in its first quarter. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 37 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Cheniere Energy Partners posts 1Q profit Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 6:51 PM ET

    HOUSTON _ Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings LLC on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $4.6 million. Cheniere Energy Partners shares have risen 12 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Cheniere Energy Partners, Earnings Report.

  • Cardtronics tops 1Q profit forecasts Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 6:42 PM ET

    HOUSTON _ Cardtronics Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $15.2 million. Cardtronics expects full-year earnings in the range of $2.78 to $2.86 per share, with revenue in the range of $1.17 billion to $1.2 billion. Cardtronics shares have dropped 2 percent since the beginning of the year.