MOSCOW, Dec 18- Western sanctions over Russia's role in the Ukraine crisis are likely to last "for a very long time," possibly decades, Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev told Vedomosti newspaper. Russia's economy is heading for recession, dragged lower by sanctions imposed by the West over Ukraine and weak oil prices, a cornerstone of state revenues.» Read More
The dream of quitting the day job and making a living from blog revenue has proved to be far-fetched for most bloggers. But a few entrepreneurs have found success in blog networks.
Almost 48 years after it was first published, “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” by Julia Child is finally topping the best-seller list, bringing with it all the butter, salt and goose fat that home chefs had largely abandoned in the age of Lipitor.
Hadassah, the Jewish volunteer organization, knew it had invested $40 million with Bernard L. Madoff by the late 1990s. It also knew it had taken more than $130 million from its Madoff accounts and still had millions on the books when the vast Ponzi scheme was revealed in December.
Wikipedia is engulfed in a furious debate with psychologists who are angry that the online encyclopedia has reproduced the 10 original Rorschach plates online, for free.
Apparently Tina Turner was right: We don't need another hero. That ship captain who was held hostage by Somali pirates got a book deal that was just a fraction of the deal that other hero, the pilot who landed a jetliner safely in the Hudson, got. What's the matter — do we have "hero fatigue?!"
A Michael Lewis review in The New Republic of Warren Buffett's authorized biography can, and has, been seen as a renewed attack by the well-known business journalist on the Oracle of Omaha. But it also culminates in a defense of Buffett as a "real live human being" who has remained "deeply admirable."
Vampires are having their moment in, well, if not the sun, then certainly the Twilight. Author Stephenie Meyer's series of books about the romantic yearnings of an undead teen are the, uh, lifeblood of the book business these days.
Stocks ended a rocky session higher Thursday as investors were encouraged by JPMorgan's results and techs rallied amid anticipation of better results from Google after the bell.
An early pop fizzled Thursday as investors digested a mixed bag of economic and earnings news. Banks were mixed as techs gained.
Futures pointed to a higher open Thursday as investors shrugged off some dismal data points, choosing to focus on a drop in the headline jobless-claims number.
Warren Buffett's authorized biographer will not be hosting a "sage advice" dinner featuring the Omaha billionaire at this year's Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting, bringing a decade-long tradition to an end. Since 1998, Snowball author Alice Schroeder has invited up to several hundred guests to hear Buffett answer questions in an informal, off-the-record, event. The New York Times reports that Buffett has canceled this year's dinner, "apparently because of his displeasure with some aspects" of Schroeder's book.
President George W. Bush will be on TV tonight to deliver his farewell address. He has said, “Whatever I say, it shouldn’t be very long.” I’m sure he’s saving the "long" stuff for his book. But will his book be the must-read? Vote now.
Ever since Google began scanning printed books four years ago, scholars and others with specialized interests have been able to tap a trove of information that had been locked away on the dusty shelves of libraries and in antiquarian bookstores, the New York Times reports.
For a decade, consumers mostly ignored electronic book devices, which were often hard to use and offered few popular items to read. But this year, in part because of the popularity of Amazon.com’s wireless Kindle device, the e-book has started to take hold, the New York Times reports.
In a web-only video interview, Warren Buffett biographer Alice Schroeder talks with CNBC's Tyler Mathisen about Buffett's disciplined work ethic, his greatest fear, and his friendships through the years.
Warren Buffett biographer Alice Schroeder offers three Buffett-style tips for investing in turbulent times during an appearance on CNBC's Power Lunch.
The first authorized biography of Warren Buffett is being published today. The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life was written by former insurance industry analyst Alice Schroeder with Buffett's full cooperation. Here are some excerpts from the book, as provided by its publisher, Bantam Dell.
Warren Buffett's "self-doubt and vulnerability" surprised the author of The Snowball, the billionaire investor's first authorized biography that goes on sale tomorrow. Alice Schroeder tells why in an interview with Reuters.
The first authorized biography of Warren Buffett goes on sale Monday, September 29, and it could very well be the biggest business book of the year, both in sales and weight. (At 976 pages, the hardcover edition weighs in at three pounds, 6.5 ounces.) The publisher has posted a few excerpts, including a description of Buffett's 1999 "preaching" to an audience that thought the Internet would make them rich, forever.
The highly-anticipated first authorized biography of Warren Buffett was supposed to be kept under wraps until its official release on September 29. But tonight the Associated Press is out with some of Buffett's "flaws", as revealed in The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life.