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  • NEW YORK, July 22- A federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered Travelers Cos Inc to pay more than $500 million to satisfy asbestos-related claims stemming from the insurer's coverage of insulation maker Johns-Manville Corp, a policyholder that spent six years in bankruptcy during the 1980 s.

  • Buffett buys new Cadillac to replace his 2006 DTS Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 5:01 PM ET

    OMAHA, Neb.— Billionaire Warren Buffett decided it was time to upgrade his 2006 Cadillac DTS after General Motors CEO Mary Barra pointed out how many improvements had been made since then. Warren Buffett says the saleswoman did a great job, including recommending that Buffett buy the XTS sedan he picked, not the CTS coupe that Barra had recommended.

  • Buffett's gift to Gates Foundation is biggest ever Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 4:47 PM ET
    Bill Gates, Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett at a 2006 news conference announcing Buffett's plans to give billions to the Gates Foundation

    Warren Buffett's annual gift to the Gates Foundation is worth a record $2.1 billion this year, up from $2.0 billion last year.

  • Buffett donates $2.8 bln to Gates, family charities Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 4:17 PM ET

    July 15- Warren Buffett this week donated $2.8 billion of Berkshire Hathaway Inc stock to five charities, as part of the billionaire's plan to give away nearly all of his wealth. About 16.6 million shares, worth more than $2.1 billion, went to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which focuses on education, health and poverty problems.

  • Buffett makes annual stock donations to charities Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 3:48 PM ET

    OMAHA, Neb.— Warren Buffett has given several charities Berkshire Hathaway stock worth more than $2.8 billion as part of his plan to give away his fortune gradually through annual gifts. Berkshire's chairman and CEO announced the gifts Tuesday in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • NEW YORK, July 14- Former Goldman Sachs Group Inc director Rajat Gupta, serving a two-year prison term, has failed to persuade a federal appeals court to overturn his insider trading conviction.

  • The hot new selfie: Buffett, McCartney and some kid Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 12:12 PM ET

    A young man's "selfie" photograph with Warren Buffett and Paul McCartney sitting on a bench is getting a lot of attention on the Internet today.

  • Why Buffett is betting on energy stocks again Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 7:25 AM ET
    Warren Buffett

    Recent bets on big oil and gas stocks show Warren Buffett and his stock-picking lieutenants are open to a wider range of energy investments.

  • Adelson, Buffett, Gates in immigration reform call Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 6:19 AM ET
    Mexican agricultural workers cultivate romaine lettuce on a farm on October 8, 2013 in Holtville, Calif.

    Three leading figures of U.S. industry have called for an overhaul of the country's immigration system.

  • Flight delayed or canceled? You could get $1,000 Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 9:53 AM ET
    lights are shown cancelled due to winter weather at Louis Armstrong International Airport on January 28, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Due to icy condition most businesses and schools have been closed in the metro area.

    AirCare, a travel insurance company, insures tarmac delays of more than two hours for $1,000, plus more. NBC News reports.

  • NEW YORK, July 6- When Goldman Sachs' then-senior partner, Gus Levy, suffered a stroke in the middle of a client meeting in 1976 and died shortly after, the bank's management didn't know who would lead the firm.

  • Lightning Round: Mastercard, Linn Energy & more Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 6:48 PM ET

    It's time for the Lightning Round. Cramer makes the call on viewer favorites.

  • Cramer: What to do as Street turns on JPMorgan Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 6:15 PM ET

    Shares of JPMorgan traded lower as Wall Street digested concerns about the health of its renowned CEO Jamie Dimon.

  • Cutting the mustard: Ex-Heinz CEO off to PE shop Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 3:37 PM ET
    William Johnson in February, 2013.

    William Johnson, the former chairman, CEO and president of Heinz, is joining buyout shop Advent as a consultant.

  • Warren Buffett's 'editor' retires after 60 years Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 7:31 PM ET
    Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway board member Bill Gates participate in a fan's selfie at the company's annual meeting on May 3, 2014.

    Carol Loomis, the business journalist who helps edit Warren Buffett's widely-read annual letter to shareholders, is retiring from Fortune at age 85.

  • Reinsurance prices under pressure mid-year -brokers Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 11:51 AM ET

    Reinsurers have been negotiating with insurance company clients in the United States, Australia and Latin America to set the terms and prices for shouldering big risks like hurricane and earthquake damage in contracts that take effect from July 1.

  • Financials sector will only get worse: Technician Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 11:13 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Carter Worth of Sterne Agee argues that this underperforming sector won't mount a turnaround anytime soon.

  • Market's oddest investing ideas put to the test Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 12:39 PM ET

    A Nashville ETF and robotics ETF are on a growing list of oddball market bets. We put them to the test: Do they hold up as investments?

  • Buckle up! IPO roller coaster is about to begin Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 10:19 AM ET

    Xunlei Limited, one of China's largest internet companies, priced its IPO last night—one day early (it was expected to price tonight).

  • June 24- Coal miners such as Cloud Peak Energy Inc and Arch Coal Inc in the Wyoming basin are having to wait to ship out coal as crude and grains crowd the railroads. The delays are also forcing utilities to switch to more expensive natural gas.