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  • Warren Buffett's Three Rules for Investing In a Crisis Wednesday, 1 Oct 2008 | 8:04 PM ET

    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.

  • Recreating Harry Potter's Spell Tuesday, 9 Sep 2008 | 11:01 AM ET

    Is there life after Harry Potter? Scholastic hopes mixing a book series with online gaming and card collecting can do the trick, according to Portfolio.com.

  • The publicity machine is getting revved up for the release later this month of the new authorized biography of Warren Buffett.   This morning, more than 400 Sunday newspapers around the country featured Parade Magazine with a smiling Buffett on the cover. The somewhat optimistic headline: 10 Ways to Get Rich - Warren Buffett's Secrets That Can Work For You.

  • ComiCon: Not Just Funny Business Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | 1:25 PM ET

    Today I'm blogging from ComiCon, the 39th annual comic book convention; it's sold out and tickets are being scalped online for over 400 dollars. This year 125,000 fans are expected to hit the San Diego Convention Center for four days of fanboy heaven.

  • Martha Stewart Living CEO Steps Down Wednesday, 11 Jun 2008 | 10:10 AM ET

    Media and merchandising company Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia said its chief executive, Susan Lyne, has stepped down after four years in the post.

  • CBS Earnings Beat Forecasts, Raises Dividend Tuesday, 29 Apr 2008 | 8:08 AM ET

    CBS reported a greater-than-expected rise in earnings on Tuesday, helped by healthier results from its television business, and boosted its dividend by 8 percent.

  • European Earnings: Ericsson Shares Soar Friday, 25 Apr 2008 | 11:33 AM ET

    Earnings news dominated Friday's European trade with Sweden's Ericsson's shares up more than 12 percent after the company reported better-than-expected results.

  • William F. Buckley, Conservative Icon, Dead at 82 Wednesday, 27 Feb 2008 | 12:00 PM ET
    William F. Buckley Jr.

    Author and conservative commentator William F. Buckley Jr. has died at age 82.

  • Love in the Air for Sugar Mamas & Boy Toys Friday, 8 Feb 2008 | 4:17 PM ET

    Romances between rich, older men and beautiful young women have gone on for centuries, but in 2008 the tables have turned–at least they did Thursday night at a Manhattan speed-dating event that sought to pair wealthy older women with younger, attractive men. 

  • The story lines are unabashedly goofy. Cavemen invent the wheel to transport a beer cooler made of stone, and a car buyer enlists the help of a tribal warrior in case he needs some extra negotiating leverage at the dealership.

  • Zagat Publisher Seeks Buyer Monday, 14 Jan 2008 | 6:09 AM ET

    A "clever and sharp" restaurant guide company with "telling" rankings and "a penchant for quote marks" from its thousands of "in-the-know" reviewers is "on the block."

  • German publisher Axel Springer said Tuesday that it plans to sell its 12 percent stake in broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 Media in a deal worth more than 509 million euros ($746 million).

  • Emap, the publisher of magazines such as FHM and Heat, said Friday it agreed to sell its consumer media and radio units to Heinrich Bauer Verlag for 1.14 billion pounds (1.58 billion euros; $2.3 billion) and will return most of the proceeds to shareholders.

  • Tribune Shares Jump as FCC Chief Favors Buyout Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | 5:31 PM ET

    The chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission said Wednesday he wants to grant media group Tribune a temporary exemption from U.S. media ownership rules, removing an obstacle to an $8.2 billion leveraged buyout of the company.

  • Murdoch: News Corp. Strong, WSJ.com Should be Free Tuesday, 13 Nov 2007 | 5:39 AM ET
    Rupert Murdoch

    News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch said on Tuesday the company had made a strong start to the second quarter with the global credit market squeeze so far not having much affect on forward advertising.

  • Shutterfly Loss Narrows, Beating Analyst Predictions Tuesday, 30 Oct 2007 | 5:24 PM ET
    Shutterfly

    Shutterfly reported a third-quarter loss of $3.3 million, or 14 cents per share, as compared to a loss of 2.7 million, or 70 cents per share, in the year-ago quarter.