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  • Rubio's political hopes boosted by a deep pocket Sunday, 10 May 2015 | 12:01 PM ET
    Sen. Marco Rubio.

    As Marco Rubio has ascended in the ranks of Republican politics, Norman Braman has emerged as a remarkable and unique patron.

  • *Conflict spurs capital flight from Russia and Ukraine. LIPETSK, Russia, May 10- The fortunes of the Russian outpost of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's candy empire have ebbed and flowed with the Russian-backed separatist conflict in the east of his country. The Crimea crisis was quickly followed by the start of the pro-Russian rebellion in eastern...

  • *Deal could grow by $500 mln to meet more Telefonica payments. HONG KONG, May 8- Hutchison Whampoa Ltd said it plans to sell a one-third stake in its British mobile phone business for $4.3 billion to five investors- a move that will help the Hong Kong ports-to-telecoms group fund its boldest bet in Europe yet. Hutchison, owned by billionaire Li Ka- shing, agreed in...

  • LAS VEGAS, May 7- Billionaire investor T. Boone Pickens, who cemented his fortune with bets on oil companies, said the price of oil would likely hit $75 dollars a barrel by yearend as demand revives. The octogenarian corporate-raider-turned-hedge-fund-investor also mused about politics, saying he has put his money on former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.

  • HONG KONG, May 8- Hutchison Whampoa Ltd has agreed to sell a one-third stake in its British mobile phone business for $4.3 billion to a group of investors including Singaporean and Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth funds. Singapore's GIC Pte, the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Brazilian investment bank Grupo BTG Pactual...

  • May 7- New York's top state court on Thursday revived a bond insurer's $120 million lawsuit claiming Goldman Sachs Group Inc lied about a pool of securities backed by subprime mortgages during the period leading up the financial crisis. The New York Court of Appeals in a 5-2 decision said the suit by ACA Financial Guaranty Corp should move forward because the...

  • LAS VEGAS, May 6- Hedge fund mogul Daniel Loeb on Wednesday took aim at the " Oracle of Omaha," calling beloved billionaire Warren Buffett a hypocrite. He criticizes activists but he was the first activist, "Loeb, who runs $17.5 billion hedge fund Third Point, said about Buffett who has been running conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway for 50 years. Loeb, known in investment...

  • NEW YORK, May 7- New therapies that clinical data show can eliminate blood cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma in 40 percent to 90 percent of patients may have to be genetically modified to include a switch that shields healthy cells from attack. The therapies could generate tens of billions of dollars in annual sales for drugmakers including Kite Pharma and...

  • SAO PAULO, May 6- Grupo BTG Pactual SA, the largest independent investment bank in emerging markets, posted stronger-than-expected first-quarter profit after a surge in trading income lifted revenue.

  • LAS VEGAS, May 6- Billionaire investor Daniel Loeb said on Wednesday that he sees room for restaurant chain company Yum! Brands to potentially split off its China business, but said he is not pushing for that now. Keith Meister, who runs $8 billion hedge fund Corvex Management, said earlier this week that his firm had built up a stake of more than 15 million shares in...

  • May 6- Husky Energy Inc, Canada's No.3 integrated oil company, reported a 71 percent drop in quarterly profit, hurt by weak oil and gas prices. Cash flow from operations, an indicator of the company's ability to pay for new projects, declined more than 45 percent to C $838 million, or 85 Canadian cents per share, in the first quarter ended March 31, Husky Energy said on...

  • Warren Buffett to auction another charity lunch Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 11:25 AM ET

    May 5- Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has once again agreed to have lunch this year with the winner of an auction to benefit a San Francisco charity. Past auctions have raised about $17.8 million, including a record $3,456,789 from an anonymous bidder in 2012. Last year's winner, Andy Chua of Singapore, bid $2,166,766. Other winners have included hedge fund...

  • Buffett, Bill and Melinda Gates on biggest accomplishments

    Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates tell CNBC's Becky Quick about the philanthropic efforts that they're most proud of.

  • 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...

  • 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...