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  • ‘Apology Payments’ from the IRS? Thursday, 10 Jan 2008 | 12:27 PM ET

    Taxpayers who endure excessive expense or drain on their time when the Internal Revenue Service mishandles a case should receive “apology payments” of up to $1,000 each, the national taxpayer advocate told Congress on Wednesday.

  • Video clip and transcript of Warren Buffett's opening statement before the Senate Finance Committee holding a hearing on estate taxes.

  • Warren Buffett hosted a fund-raiser today in San Francisco for Senator Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. Here's a video excerpt.

  • Christie's auction house will hold the first liquor auction since Prohibition this weekend in New York, with some rare whiskies expected to fetch up to $30,000 a bottle.

  • Warren Buffett's high-profile visit to Washington last week is generating some criticism from some of those opposed to his "Tax the Rich" campaign.  Here's a sampling.

  • Check out this web-only video clip showing some behind the scenes shots after today's appearance by Warren Buffett before the Senate Finance Committee, including a long walk down the hallway and an elevator that "doesn't stop for billionaires."

  • This is live real-time blog coverage of Warren Buffett's appearance before the Senate Finance Committee for a hearing on estate taxes.

  • Warren Buffett Arrives for Capitol Hill Appearance Wednesday, 14 Nov 2007 | 9:41 AM ET

    Warren Buffett has arrived here in Room 215 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building, ready for his  appearance a little later this morning before the Senate Finance Committee.  The guards are saying a big crowd is expected.  No surprise when Buffett's involved.

  • Some of Warren Buffett's fellow bilionaires in the Forbes 400 speak out on his million-dollar challenge over tax rates and the very wealthy.  So far, no takers.

  • Warren Buffett will be heading to Washington next Wednesday, to testify against eliminating the nation's estate taxes.  It appears to be part of Buffett's "billionaires like me don't pay enough in taxes" campaign, which has not exactly caught on among his fellow members of the Forbes 400 club.

  • The Tom Brokaw piece on NBC Nightly News Monday night highlighting Warren Buffett's call for a higher tax rate on very wealthy Americans includes an excerpt from a sit-down interview with Buffett. We're now able to bring you Brokaw's complete interview with Buffett, only on CNBC.com.

  • Warren Buffett's call for higher tax rates on the nation's wealthiest people is getting a high-profile boost from NBC's Tom Brokaw. Brokaw appeared on set with Brian Williams on Nightly News last night with a taped piece that features a sit-down interview with Buffett. Here's the clip.

  • Warren Buffett's call for higher tax rates on the nation's wealthiest taxpayers got a high profile spotlight last night on NBC Nightly News, which aired a Tom Brokaw piece featuring a sit down interview with Buffett. This morning, on CNBC's Squawk Box, Brokaw joined Becky Quick, Carl Quintanilla and Joe Kernen to play an extended excerpt from his Buffett interview and to chat afterward.  Joe took the opportunity to challenge Buffett's views, getting into a quasi-debate with Brokaw.

  • Surprise! Americans Set to Open Wallets This Holiday Monday, 15 Oct 2007 | 8:48 AM ET

    It’s going to be a joyful—and profitable—holiday season for retailers, according to the  latest  CNBC Wealth in America survey. Americans plan to spend an average $839 during the holiday season, up 17.6% from last year. 

  • Surprise! Americans Plan To Spend More This Holiday Monday, 15 Oct 2007 | 6:03 AM ET

    Forget the credit crunch, housing recession and fears of slower economic growth. Americans plan to open their wallets during the holidays this year, though maybe not on those cheap Chinese toys.  Spending is expected to jump 17% from last year, to an average of $839.

  • "Beloved" Buffett's Net Worth Rises to $52 Billion Friday, 21 Sep 2007 | 10:56 AM ET

    The annual Forbes 400 ranking of the richest Americans is out, and Warren Buffett is keeping his number two slot with an estimated net worth of $52 billion, $7 billion behind Microsoft's Bill Gates with $59 billion.

  • Zill Bill, Ad Space & Doggy Doo Too Thursday, 10 May 2007 | 9:47 AM ET
    Bill Gates

    According to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Bill Gates confessed to searching for the estimated value of his 50,000-square-foot mansion on Zillow.com. Gates generally likes the online real estate site, which launched with the help of some former Microsoft execs. But he says Zillow's "algorithms for figuring out prices don't scale very well to the low end or the very high end."

  • Couture-Ready Real Estate Wednesday, 2 May 2007 | 11:04 AM ET

    As part of CNBC's "Rich and Richer" day, I contributed a piece on something called "Couture-Ready Real Estate." Ok, that's the fancy-brand ballyhoo that the PR rep invented; what it means is simply that you buy a huge stone mansion that is supremely lovely on the outside. Inside, it has every electrical outlet and air vent and steel beam and plumbing drain in place, but literally nothing else.

  • Firm Cuts 401(k) Fees, and Adds Personal Advice Sunday, 24 Feb 2013 | 10:37 AM ET

    Charles Schwab's model in the new low-fee 401(k) environment is to move to index fees, and hope customers will pay to take their advice.

  • Step Inside a $95M Mansion in the Sky     Friday, 30 Nov 2012 | 10:54 AM ET

    CNBC's Robert Frank takes you inside one of the world's most expensive apartments in the "Million Dollar Minute."

 

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