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  • Buffett, Bill and Melinda Gates on giving   Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 5:35 AM ET
    Buffett, Bill and Melinda Gates on giving

    Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates talk with CNBC's Becky Quick about how they're trying to change the world.

  • NEW YORK, May 4- Billionaire hedge fund manager David Einhorn, who often moves a stock simply by speaking its name, on Monday kicked off the year's most prominent investment conference by laying out a case against oil frackers, arguing these companies drill "lots and lots of holes" and burn through plenty of cash. Einhorn, who often unveils so-called short-bets...

  • NEW YORK, May 4- Billionaire hedge fund manager David Einhorn kicked off the 20th annual Sohn Investment Conference in New York on Monday by laying out his case against oil frackers, arguing that these companies drill "lots and lots of holes" and burn through plenty of cash. Activist investor Barry Rosenstein discussed two investment ideas that were already well...

  • OMAHA, Neb.— Billionaire Warren Buffett says Coca-Cola, Heinz and other companies will respond to people's desire for healthier food, but he predicted demand will remain strong for their traditional products. Buffett appeared on CNBC Monday after spending the weekend answering questions at Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting. Buffett's Berkshire is the...

  • HONG KONG, May 4- Macau casino stocks have lost as much as half their value over the past year as China's anti-corruption crackdown scares away wealthy VIP punters, but some investors say their faith in long-term gambling demand from the mainland remains unshaken. Industry moguls like Wynn Resorts' Steve Wynn and Las Vegas Sands' Sheldon Adelson have noted the...

  • HONG KONG, May 4- Macau casino stocks have lost as much as half their value over the past year as China's anti-corruption crackdown scares away wealthy VIP punters, but some investors say their faith in long-term gambling demand from the mainland remains unshaken. Industry moguls like Wynn Resorts' Steve Wynn and Las Vegas Sands' Sheldon Adelson have noted the...

  • HONG KONG, May 3- Fosun International Ltd, an investment company controlled by Chinese billionaire Guo Guangchang, said it had offered to buy the 80 percent it does not already own in U.S. insurer Ironshore Inc for $1.8 billion. The move follows Fosun's decision to buy a 20 percent stake in the casualty and property insurer for $464 million in August 2014 in a bid to...

  • "If we get back to normal interest rates, stocks at these prices will look high," said Buffett, speaking at the annual shareholders' meeting of his sprawling conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway Inc.. While he often emphasizes the importance of not basing long-term investing decisions on short-term economic expectations, his views on the U.S. and global economies...

  • *Buffett defends 3 G cost-cutting, Clayton Homes. OMAHA, Neb., May 2- Berkshire Hathaway Inc shareholders on Saturday celebrated Warren Buffett's 50th anniversary running the conglomerate, as the billionaire expressed optimism the company would thrive over the long haul, even after he is gone. "It's not Disneyland, it's Warrenland," said David Rolfe, chief...

  • May 2- Berkshire Hathaway Inc shareholders on Saturday celebrated Warren Buffett's 50th anniversary running the conglomerate, as the billionaire expressed optimism that the company would thrive over the long haul, even after he is gone. >Buffett says no apologies for Clayton Homes lending practices. >Warren Buffett denies that Berkshire Hathaway' too big to...

  • OMAHA, Neb., May 2- Berkshire Hathaway Inc shareholders on Saturday celebrated Warren Buffett's 50th anniversary running the conglomerate, as the billionaire expressed optimism the company would thrive over the long haul, even after he's gone. "It's not Disneyland, it's Warrenland," said David Rolfe, chief investment officer of Wedgewood Partners Inc..

  • OMAHA, Neb., May 2- Billionaire investor Warren Buffett on Saturday defended his Clayton Homes unit against accusations that the manufactured home seller had preyed on lower-income purchasers with its lending practices. "I make no apologies whatsoever about Clayton's lending terms," said Buffett, speaking at the annual meeting of his sprawling Berkshire...

  • OMAHA, Neb., May 2- Billionaire investor Warren Buffett said on Saturday that stock prices would look expensive if interest rates normalized from their ultra low levels. "If we get back to normal interest rates, stocks at these prices will look high," said Buffett, speaking at the annual Berkshire Hathaway meeting of his sprawling conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway.

  • OMAHA, Neb., May 2- Berkshire Hathaway Inc shareholders on Saturday celebrated Warren Buffett's 50th anniversary running the conglomerate, as the billionaire fielded questions about the company and its future, and explained some business practices. Berkshire owns more than 80 companies including the Burlington Northern railroad, Geico car insurance,...

  • OMAHA, Neb., May 2- Berkshire Hathaway's BNSF railroad is "forever better" after a capital program last year boosted capacity following complaints about congestion, BNSF chief executive told Reuters on Saturday. We think we've got opportunities going forward, "said Carl Ice, BNSF's president and chief executive officer, speaking on the sidelines at Berkshire...

  • Berkshire Hathaway meeting opens with humorous movie Saturday, 2 May 2015 | 10:04 AM ET

    OMAHA, Neb.— Billionaire Warren Buffett again proved that he doesn't take himself too seriously in the humorous movie that starts the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting. Berkshire took a famous scene from Dustin Hoffman's "The Graduate" when the main character gets career advice and dubbed in new lines as if Hoffman was portraying a young Buffett.

  • OMAHA, Neb.— Adoring investors again formed a mob around billionaire Warren Buffett as he toured the displays at Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting. Between chanting with University of Nebraska cheerleaders and competing against Bill Gates, Kathy Ireland and shareholders in a newspaper tossing competition Buffett got sales updates from the heads of...

  • FOSTER CITY, Calif.— Never lacking daring ideas, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk is determined to jolt the electricity market. The list of partners includes SolarCity, a solar installer founded by Musk's cousins, Lyndon and Peter Rive. Musk is SolarCity's chairman and largest shareholder.

  • FOSTER CITY, Calif.— Tesla CEO Elon Musk is trying to steer his electric car company's battery technology into homes and businesses as part of an elaborate plan to reshape the power grid with millions of small power plants made of solar panels on roofs and batteries in garages. The list of partners includes SolarCity, a solar installer founded by Musk's cousins,...

  • Tropicana refuses anti-Icahn letter from casino workers Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 6:34 PM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— A group of Atlantic City casino workers tried to deliver a letter Thursday to billionaire Carl Icahn protesting benefit cuts at the Trump Taj Mahal, but they were turned away. The workers marched to the Tropicana, which Icahn owns and where they believed he was staying Thursday evening, to try to hand-deliver him a letter. "They would not take the...