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  • Aug 20- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc has agreed to pay an $896,000 civil penalty to the U.S. government for having failed to timely report that it had boosted its voting stake in building products company USG Corp.

  • July 7- Mining group Anglo American Plc has agreed to sell its stake in a cement venture to its French-based partner Lafarge SA for at least $1.5 billion, proceeds which will be used to cut debt as part of a broader restructuring.

  • MEXICO CITY, May 12- Mexican businessman Lorenzo Zambrano, who turned cement maker Cemex into one of the country's first modern multinationals, but also almost brought it crashing down, died on Monday aged 70..

  • May 8- Auto parts maker Visteon Corp reported a 7 percent rise in quarterly revenue as higher vehicle production boosted sales of its climate control products. Visteon did not give its own estimate on Thursday, but said higher production, particularly in Asia Pacific and Europe, boosted sales of its climate control products in the first quarter ended March 31.

  • *CEO says eyes acquisition opportunities from Lafarge/ Holcim merger. HEIDELBERG, Germany, May 7- HeidelbergCement could seize opportunities to snap up assets from rivals Lafarge and Holcim which may be forced into disposals to get the go-ahead from regulators for their planned merger.

  • FRANKFURT, May 7- German cement maker HeidelbergCement posted a more than five-fold increase in quarterly operating income that beat consensus thanks to mild winter weather in Europe and price increases in key markets.

  • May 2- Auto parts maker Visteon Corp said it would sell most of its automotive interiors business to private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management LP as it focuses on its fast-growing climate control and electronics operations.

  • WASHINGTON, April 10- The European packaging company Ardagh Group S.A. won U.S. antitrust approval to buy Saint-Gobain Containers Inc after agreeing to sell six of its nine glass container manufacturing plants in the United States, the Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday.

  • BANGKOK, March 27- Siam Cement PCL, Thailand's largest industrial conglomerate, aims to boost cement production and sales in Southeast Asia to offset a slowdown at home where political unrest has delayed spending on infrastructure projects.

  • Favour News Corp's US Earnings: Expert     Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 11:42 PM ET

    Philip Parker, CIO of Altair Asset says he sold out of News Corp prior to the split, but would look at investing back in the company's 21st Century Fox business for U.S. dollar earnings exposure.

  • Opportunities in European Equities     Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 10:20 PM ET

    Stephen Sheung, VP & Investment Strategist, SHK Private tells CNBC's Cash Flow which sectors he likes in Europe at the moment.

  • Investing in the US Homebuilders Sector     Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | 5:45 AM ET

    David Goldberg, homebuilders and building products analyst at UBS, says after last year's U.S. homebuilders rally there is a lot of profit-taking, so investors who want to be long in housing now, have to go further up on the risk curve to less safer names.

  • Home Depot Preps For Nemo     Friday, 8 Feb 2013 | 10:33 AM ET

    Home supply stores are gearing up ahead of a severe blizzard headed for the Northeast, reports CNBC's Mary Thompson.

  • The Housing Recovery Continues Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 12:59 PM ET

    The housing recovery continues. Residential construction is strong, but the commercial business is still spotty.

  • Hudson Yards: NYC Skyline Makeover     Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 7:44 AM ET

    Stephen Ross,The Related Companies chairman, discusses breaking ground on New York City's largest privately-funded building project.

  • Officials on Scene of Dangling Crane     Monday, 29 Oct 2012 | 4:10 PM ET

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan delivers the latest news on the damaged crane which is dangling in midtown Manhattan. Louis Coletti, Building Trades Employers' Association president & CEO, also weighs in.

  • Armstrong World CEO on Growth in Remodeling     Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 5:36 PM ET

    Matthew Espe, Armstrong World Industries CEO, discusses the growth in remodeling for both commercial and residential construction, and a look at the slowly improving housing market.

  • Weak US Housing Market Weighs on James Hardie, Boral Monday, 27 Feb 2012 | 6:20 PM ET

    Australian building products maker James Hardie Industries posted third-quarter profit below forecasts and gave a downbeat outlook, saying there were few signs of sustainable recovery in the key U.S. housing market.

  • 10 Rules for Picking a Company Name That Sticks Wednesday, 14 Dec 2011 | 2:30 PM ET
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    First things first -- your startup needs a name! This may seem a silly and frivolous task, but it may be the most important decision you make.

  • You're an entrepreneur in the making, seeking the holy grail of working for yourself. What you need to focus on is what is going to drive your business. Or, more precisely, what product is going to drive it.