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  • Forbes 'World's Richest' List Reveals Billionaire Rebound Wednesday, 10 Mar 2010 | 1:22 PM ET
    Forbes magazine

    The annual Forbes billionaire face-off is back. And this year the billionaires are back, too.  In 2009, a financial bloodbath slashed the assets of the world's wealthiest in half.  In 2010? A revival.

  • Warren Buffett and Forbes

    When Forbes releases its annual ranking of the world's richest billionaires tomorrow (Wednesday), it appears likely Warren Buffett will once again come in behind his friend and online bridge partner, Bill Gates.

  • As retiring Baby Boomers flee to safer investments, some analysts fear there will be too many stocks and too few investors. But a lot depends on how much Boomers can really afford a conservative investing style as they try to recover from a lost decade for the stock market.

  • Get Ready for the 'Twitter Oscars' Friday, 29 Jan 2010 | 2:34 PM ET

    Get ready because it's "Twitter Oscars" season, the time of year when we all stop to recognize outstanding achievement in brevity.

  • The winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada, are supposed to be a distraction from harsh economic realities and lift our spirits. Instead, it may itself be a victim of these brutal times.

  • Value of White House Drops by More Than $15 Million Wednesday, 20 Jan 2010 | 1:19 PM ET

    It just goes to show you, not even the president is immune to the real-estate slump: The value of the White House is down more than $15 million in the past year, despite improvements the Obamas made such as a vegetable garden and fancy swing set.

  • Hey Buddy, Can You Spare $12 Trillion? Tuesday, 19 Jan 2010 | 1:53 PM ET

    Times Square was hit by a flash mob of "homeless" Uncle Sams today, who were there giving the Naked Cowboy a run for his money, asking passerbys if they could spare some change —$12 trillion, to be exact.

  • The gap between short- and long-term interest rates poses some tricky problems for savers, investors and home buyers this year, says the New York Times.

  • Turn Debt Into Art, Win $1,000! Friday, 15 Jan 2010 | 1:03 PM ET
    Mathew Gauvin was the winner of the 1st Annual Consumers Union Dangers of Debt Cartoon Contest.

    The Internet is loaded with turn-debt-into-wealth scams but here’s one that will actually make you money. Guaranteed.

  • Patience, Please, With That Investment Plan Sunday, 27 Dec 2009 | 8:26 AM ET

    Many investors missed out on a decent percentage of this year’s rebound, which is typical of investor behavior in sharp market turns, The New York Times reports.

  • At Tiny Rates, Saving Money Costs Investors Saturday, 26 Dec 2009 | 11:09 AM ET

    Millions of Americans are paying a high price for a safe place to put their money: extremely low interest rates on savings accounts and certificates of deposit.

  • It’s Tax Time for the Savvy and the Quick Tuesday, 22 Dec 2009 | 10:23 AM ET
    Taxes

    With the holidays in full swing, tax season seems like a long way off. But there are only 10 days left to lower your 2009 tax bill. The New York Times has some advice.

  • 'The 5 Big Lies About American Business' Tuesday, 1 Dec 2009 | 9:38 AM ET

    "At a time of near universal economic suffering, there should be more openness than ever to the revolutionary and ultimately life-changing realization that you gain, rather than losing, from the progress of the people around you," writes author Michael Medved in this guest author blog.

  • Foreign Bonds Provide Buffer If Dollar Declines Saturday, 31 Oct 2009 | 6:41 PM ET
    Stock certificates

    Investors typically buy foreign bonds as protection against inflation but some strategists say they're really more of a bet against the dollar.

  • Clauses Aimed at Keeping the Heirs Quiet Saturday, 31 Oct 2009 | 7:50 AM ET

    To deter lawsuits, many estate plans include a no-contest clause, which provides that anyone who formally challenges the plan gets nothing, according to the New York Times.

  • Chadwick: Maria Challenges Michael Moore on Capitalism Thursday, 15 Oct 2009 | 10:43 AM ET

    I woke up in Milwaukee this morning to see Maria Bartiromo on Morning Joe challenging Michael Moore on the subject of capitalism. Go Maria!! I had to laugh out loud listening to Mr. Moore freaking out about the top 1% of the population owning 99% of the wealth in the country.

  • How the Very Wealthy Are Investing Now Wednesday, 7 Oct 2009 | 12:58 PM ET

    The wealthiest Americans have lost between 20 and 40 percent of their assets over the last year and a half. Michael Sonnenfeldt, founder of Tiger 21, told CNBC how the very rich have reacted.

  • Prepaid, but Not Prepared for Debit Card Fees Tuesday, 6 Oct 2009 | 11:02 AM ET
    Credit Card swipe

    For many people who do not have bank accounts, or cannot get a credit card, the pre-paid debit cards are irresistible. But their convenience comes with a catch. The New York Times reports.

  • Warren Buffett and Forbes

    Warren Buffett tops the list of the biggest losers among America's richest billionaires, with an estimated $10 billion drop in his personal wealth over the past twelve months. That's the result of Berkshire Hathaway's 20 percent stock decline.  But Buffett's remaining $40 billion is still enough to maintain his number two ranking on the annual Forbes 400 ranking of the country's wealthiest people.

  • Ralph Nader

    A fictional version of Warren Buffett assembles a "cadre" of "super-rich" billionaires to "fix" the U.S. government and return "power to the people," in a new book by political candidate and activist Ralph Nader.

 

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