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  • OMAHA, Neb.— The price of a private lunch with Warren Buffett is already over $1 million, and the online auction continues all week. The top bid Monday afternoon was $1,000,100, so the California charity that will receive the proceeds is guaranteed another significant donation. Through the annual auctions, Buffett has raised $17.9 million for the Glide...

  • June 1- An online auction for the right to dine with billionaire investor Warren Buffett and raise money for a San Francisco charity has started strongly, with the top bid surpassing $1 million in less than a day. As of 2:30 p.m. EDT Monday, the top bid was $1,000,100 in the eBay auction, which ends at 10:30 p.m. EDT Friday. This year's winner can bring up to seven...

  • June 1- NetJets Inc, the luxury aviation unit of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc, said on Monday Jordan Hansell is stepping down as chairman and chief executive, in the midst of a bitter two-year contract dispute with its pilots. NetJets also said Bill Noe, 50, rejoined as president and chief operating officer, a position he held before leaving a few months...

  • OMAHA, Neb.— Berkshire Hathaway's NetJets unit rehired two longtime executives to lead the company in the midst of an ongoing contract dispute with its pilots union. NetJets, which sells partial ownership interests in business jets, said Monday Jordan Hansell is stepping down as chairman and CEO. A group of NetJets pilots protested outside Berkshire...

  • Bidding window opens for annual Buffett lunch auction Sunday, 31 May 2015 | 10:24 AM ET

    OMAHA, Nebraska— Billionaire Warren Buffett will again try to sell the world's most expensive lunch this week to raise money for a San Francisco charity that helps the poor and homeless. Over the past 15 years, Buffett's lunch auction has raised $17.9 million for the Glide Foundation. The 16th annual lunch auction starts Sunday with a $25,000 minimum bid on eBay,...

  • Chobani CEO pledges to donate most of wealth Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 10:47 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Chobani founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya says he will join some of the world's richest individuals in pledging to give away at least half his wealth, which has been estimated at $1.41 billion. The Turkish-born yogurt entrepreneur is making the commitment as part of The Giving Pledge, which was created by Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett and...

  • Pending US home sales jump to strongest level in 9 years Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 10:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Americans signed contracts to buy homes in April at the fastest pace in nearly nine years, evidence that steady job growth is strengthening the real estate market. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index climbed 3.4 percent to 112.4 last month. "The confidence has returned to...

  • BNSF plans temporary layoffs with slipping freight demand Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 4:19 PM ET

    BISMARCK, N.D.— BNSF Railway Co. says it's planning employee furloughs due to slipping freight shipping demand across its rail network. BNSF is based in Fort Worth, Texas, but is part of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc., based in Omaha, Nebraska. The railroad is the biggest player in North Dakota's oil patch, hauling most of the the more than 1.1 million...

  • Buffett: This is better than raising minimum wage Friday, 22 May 2015 | 11:19 AM ET
    Warren Buffett

    "In recent decades, our country’s rising tide has not lifted the boats of the poor," writes Warren Buffett.

  • Boomers like GE, but everybody really loves... Friday, 22 May 2015 | 7:30 AM ET
    The General Electric Co. (GE) logo is displayed during the company's annual meeting.

    Baby boomers' portfolios favor General Electric more than any other stock except one, TD Ameritrade data showed.

  • HOUSTON, May 18- U.S. refiner Tesoro Corp has ordered new crude oil railcars with features that surpass safety standards that federal regulators set this month, executives told Reuters. The 210 tank cars being built in northern Louisiana are so-called pressure cars, with the same design as those that carry liquid petroleum gases such as propane and butane, gas...

  • HOUSTON, May 15- BNSF Railway Co this week told customers it had dropped a plan announced last year to buy 5,000 stronger crude oil tank cars after customers were concerned about the company moving into railcar ownership. The company, owned by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc also said in a letter sent to shippers on Wednesday it is concerned that new U.S....

  • May 15- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Friday said it has boosted its holdings in some of the billionaire's favorite companies, including Wells Fargo& Co and International Business Machines Corp.. Buffett has long praised his "Big Four" stock holdings Wells Fargo, IBM, Coca-Cola Co and American Express Co, which comprise roughly 58 percent of...

  • BOSTON, May 15- Wall Street's savviest investors are picking sides on Bill Ackman's new bet on Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc, with BlueMountain Capital and T. Rowe Price adding money, while Viking Global Investors and Jana Partners cut stakes. T. Rowe Price bought an additional 2.3 million Valeant shares, raising its stake 12 percent to 20.1 million...

  • May 15- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Friday said it has increased its holdings in some of its biggest stock investments, including Wells Fargo& Co and International Business Machines Corp.. The changes were disclosed in a regulatory filing detailing Berkshire's U.S.-listed stock portfolio as of March 31. Berkshire previously disclosed it had...

  • Dairy Queen to remove soda from kids' menu Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 12:42 PM ET
    DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in New York City.

    Dairy Queen has announced it will remove sodas from its kids menu effective September 1 of this year.

  • DuPont win over Peltz is a win for investors Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 11:42 AM ET
    Nelson Peltz

    DuPont's win over activist investor Nelson Peltz is a victory for long-term shareholders, says former Medtronic CEO Bill George.

  • M&A activity in Israel shifts beyond high tech Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 7:28 AM ET

    TEL AVIV, May 14- When one of China's biggest food companies was looking to boost its dairy output it turned to Israel's tiny market, paying about $1.1 billion for control of the country's largest food maker. Even though the company Tnuva is focused on the Israeli market, China's Bright Food was attracted to its efficiency in milk production and cutting-edge...

  • Investing anxiety? Think: What would Buffett do? Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 10:51 AM ET
    Warren Buffett, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

    Have the urge to "fix it" when investing times get tough? Hang on. Stop and think: What would Warren Buffett do?

  • Breakout: These stocks may be ready to run Monday, 11 May 2015 | 12:24 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Big financials have been perking up lately and may be ready for an even greater run higher.