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  • Who's in Forbes' top billionaires list?  Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 6:40 PM ET

    Forbes has released its annual list of the world's billionaires, with Bill Gates taking the top spot. CNBC's Bernie Lo has more.

  • DETROIT, March 2- Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway's billionaire chief executive and one of the largest shareholders in General Motors Co, told CNBC on Monday he disagrees with putting former U.S. auto task force member Harry Wilson on the automaker's board. Berkshire Hathaway owned 2.55 percent of GM's shares at the end of last year, according to documents...

  • Forbes List: 10 richest people in the world Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 12:20 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Bill Gates, the founder of technology company Microsoft Corp., topped Forbes' 2015 list of the world's top billionaires for the second straight year. Source of wealth: Technology company Microsoft Corp.. Source of wealth: Conglomerate Koch Industries.

  • NEW YORK, March 2- Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway's billionaire chief executive officer, told CNBC on Monday that the company had sold its entire stake in Exxon Mobil Corp because it could use the money in both an acquisition and stock purchases. He said Exxon Mobil remains a "wonderful company" even though "its current earning power has been diminished...

  • Forbes' top billionaires list  Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 10:48 AM ET

    Kerry Dolan, Forbes wealth assistant managing editor, discusses who topped the world's billionaire's list.

  • *Manufacturing data expected from Markit, ISM. *HP to buy Aruba Networks. At 9:45 a.m., data will be released on the manufacturing sector by financial data firm Markit, following shortly afterwards by the Institute for Supply Management's reading on the manufacturing sector at 10:00 a.m..

  • OMAHA, Neb.— Billionaire Warren Buffett says the U.S. economy continues to improve steadily, and he doesn't think investors should be disappointed with 2 percent growth each year. Buffett appeared on CNBC Monday after releasing his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders over the weekend. He says the growth is clear in reports he sees from Berkshire's...

  • *Manufacturing data expected from Markit, ISM. *Investors will also eye data on the manufacturing sector, with financial data firm Markit final Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index expected at 9:45 a.m.. The Institute for Supply Management's reading on the manufacturing sector is scheduled for release at 10:00 a.m..

  • BERLIN— German energy company RWE says it has completed the 5.1 billion euro sale of its oil and gas exploration and production division to a Russian-linked investment company. RWE AG announced the planned sale of its Dea unit to LetterOne Group, an international investment arm of Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman's Alfa Group, last March— just as tensions...

  • OMAHA, Neb.— Billionaire Warren Buffett didn't end the speculation about his eventual successor, but he reiterated Monday that Berkshire Hathaway's board has a plan in place. Berkshire's Vice Chairman Charlie Munger spurred renewed interest in the replacement for the 84- year-old Buffett over the weekend because he singled out two candidates in his own...

  • NEW YORK, March 1- Greg Abel, the 52- year-old head of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, is not unlike the company he oversees: like utilities themselves, he is reliable, hard-working- and usually in the background. Those traits could serve him well should he indeed succeed the iconic Buffett, who has headed the sprawling Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate for 50 years.

  • NEW YORK, March 1- Warren Buffett, at a news conference in Bengaluru in 2011, lavishly praised Berkshire Hathaway executive Ajit Jain for smoothly running much of the conglomerate's insurance businesses. Buffett, the billionaire chief executive officer and chairman of Berkshire, said he would also support Jain if ever he decided to seek Buffett's post.

  • Who's richer than you? Blackstone's $690M man Saturday, 28 Feb 2015 | 12:27 PM ET
    Steve Schwarzman, co-founder and CEO of Blackstone Group LP at the 2015 WEF in Davos, Switzerland.

    The Blackstone Group paid a bounty last year for its billionaire CEO Stephen Schwarzman, making him stand out on Wall Street.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 28- Warren Buffett told investors on Saturday that Berkshire Hathaway Inc, which he has run for 50 years, has found his successor, giving more details than he ever has about the selection. "Both the board and I believe we now have the right person to succeed me as CEO- a successor ready to assume the job the day after I die or step down," the billionaire said in...

  • OMAHA, Neb.— Billionaire Warren Buffett is proud of what he's built as Berkshire Hathaway's CEO over the past 50 years, but he's also willing to admit making a few costly mistakes along the way. Vice Chairman Charlie Munger added his own letter this year, and predicted that Berkshire will be fine once he and Buffett are gone because of the management talent it...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 28- Warren Buffett, in his 50th anniversary letter to shareholders, said on Saturday that Berkshire Hathaway had finally chosen the right person to succeed him.

  • LONDON, Feb 28- John Browne, the former chief executive of BP, will take charge of a $10 billion oil and gas venture backed by Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman to help it expand internationally through partnerships and acquisitions, the Financial Times reported. Browne told the newspaper he will be appointed executive chairman of L1 Energy on Monday, giving...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 27- Billionaire Ira Rennert and his investment firm were ordered on Friday to pay $118.2 million after being found liable for looting a magnesium company to build one of the most expensive mansions in America. A Manhattan federal jury found Rennert and Renco Group Inc liable for breach of fiduciary duty and other claims following a three-week...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 27- Billionaire Ira Rennert and his investment firm were ordered on Friday to pay more than $118 million after being found liable for looting a magnesium company to build one of the most expensive mansions in America. A Manhattan federal jury found Rennert and his Renco Group Inc liable for breach of fiduciary duty and other claims following a...

  • A Manhattan federal jury levied $118 million in damages against Rennert and his Renco Group Inc.. The lawsuit stemmed from the 2001 bankruptcy of the Magnesium Corp. of America, or MagCorp, a Salt Lake City- based producer of magnesium. Rennert's company, Renco Group Inc., said that aspects of the complicated verdict were contradictory and that the company would...