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  • Opera lockout looms as contracts expire at midnight Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 6:46 AM ET
    Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro" at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York in 2009.

    The Metropolitan Opera plays hardball with unions, vowing a lockout without union concessions before a midnight Thursday deadline.

  • Don't confuse bull market with brains: Cooperman     Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 7:41 AM ET

    Leon Cooperman, Omega Advisors chairman & CEO, shares his winning investment strategy. The market is finally in a zone of fair and reasonable valuations, says Cooperman.

  • Buffett's gift to Gates Foundation is biggest ever Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 4:47 PM ET
    Bill Gates, Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett at a 2006 news conference announcing Buffett's plans to give billions to the Gates Foundation

    Warren Buffett's annual gift to the Gates Foundation is worth a record $2.1 billion this year, up from $2.0 billion last year.

  • Cal Ripken Jr.'s money saving advice     Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 11:24 AM ET
    In 1996, then-Baltimore Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken Jr. was on the American League All-Star team. Prior to the game, the players posed for their team photograph, and after it was taken, the platform on which they were posing buckled, throwing Roberto Hernandez of the Chicago White Sox off balance. While steadying himself, he accidentally hit Ripken in the nose with his forearm, breaking it.Ever the trooper, Ripken simply had his nose reset and went ahead and played the game anyway. If he hadn’t

    Hall of Fame baseball player Cal Ripken Jr., is in the Twin Cities, and speaks about honoring teachers from around the U.S., as well as his best advice for saving money.

  • Zack Brown told CNBC he never thought $10 potato salad campaign would reach $50,000, and counting. Now he vows to use leftover funds for "greater good."

  • Eccentric tycoon's lunch for the homeless backfires Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 5:45 AM ET
    Chen Guangbiao (C), Chairman of Jiangsu Huangpu Recycling Resources Co., Ltd, presents his company's product canned fresh air at Beijing Financial Street on January 30, 2013 in Beijing, China.

    A Chinese tycoon served up a fancy lunch Wednesday to the homeless at a Central Park restaurant, but caught grief from attendees expecting cash.

  • $45 million for a viola? It's a Strad, but... Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 11:59 AM ET
    David Aaron Carpenter, the virtuoso violist, holds "The Macdonald" at Sotheby's New York on March 27, 2014.

    An extremely rare Stradivarius viola failed to get the asking price of $45 million, Sotheby's said.

  • Who is Chen Guangbiao?     Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 1:24 PM ET

    Recycling tycoon Chen Guangbiao is in New York City for a charity lunch in Central Park. CNBC's Robert Frank provides insight to Guangbiao's wealth.

  • China's charitable tycoon in NYC     Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 1:23 PM ET

    CNBC's Eunice Yoon reports from Chen Guangbiao's charity lunch in Central Park. Guangbiao is a recycling tycoon, one of the richest people in China, and now says he wants to buy the Wall Street Journal.

  • Gates to grads: 'You can do better than I did' Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 1:47 PM ET
    Bill and Melinda Gates at Stanford's graduation ceremony, June 15, 2014

    Bill and Melinda Gates told Stanford graduates an optimistic belief in the power of innovation is needed to tackle the world's social problems.

  • In the $$$: Americans give record amount to charity Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    Last year, the U.S. saw a record level of charitable giving, but the pace of growth lagged stock-market gains, a report said.

  • Super model Petra's Happy Hearts Fund     Friday, 13 Jun 2014 | 7:55 AM ET
    Petra Nemcova

    "Happy Hearts Fund" is a non-profit dedicated to rebuilding schools and restoring opportunities to children after experiencing natural disasters. The fund's founder and chair Petra Nemcova, provides insight to its mission.

  • Joe Kernen 'doing Ironman this summer'     Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 6:52 AM ET

    CNBC's Joe Kernen jokes he plans to swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles and run 26.2 miles to complete an Ironman over the course of this summer, to Andrew Messick, Ironman World Triathlon Corp. CEO. Messick provides insight to the sign-up process, and his company's work to promote the best athletes.

  • The Ironman appeal     Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 6:49 AM ET

    Andrew Messick, Ironman World Triathlon Corp. CEO, provides insight to the creation of the Ironman event, and what the lure of the race is.

  • Wall Street helps fund prosthesis     Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 7:41 AM ET

    Wall Street heavy hitters will help fund the Challenged Athlete Foundation today, which offers wounded veterans and kids the ability to run again on prosthetic legs. CAF triathlete Sarah Reinertsen, provides insight to the costs of prosthetic limbs.

  • New clues on Warren Buffett's mysterious lunch date Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 6:17 PM ET
    Warren Buffett

    A few details merge about the mysterious man from Singapore who is giving a charity $2.2 million so he can have lunch with Warren Buffett.

  • Singapore man wins Buffett lunch with $2.17M bid Saturday, 7 Jun 2014 | 12:36 AM ET

    A lunch with Warren Buffett has been bought by Andy Chua from Singapore for 2,166,766 in an annual charity auction.

  • How charities can tap the epic wealth transfer Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 8:48 AM ET

    Some $59 trillion will be passed down by 2061, and for charities, the potential is huge. Here's how they can tap the flow.

  • Warren Buffett's charity lunch auction bid tops $1M Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 6:25 AM ET
    Warren Buffett.

    Warren Buffett's annual auction to benefit a San Francisco charity has drawn a bid of more than $1 million, surpassing last year's top offering.

  • Zuckerberg's $120 million donation     Friday, 30 May 2014 | 2:48 PM ET

    CNBC's Robert Frank discusses Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife's $120 million donation to Bay Area schools, and whether it will be different than his Newark mistake.

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