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  • UPDATE 1-Jefferies in talks to sell futures business Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 9:33 AM ET

    Dec 16- Investment bank Jefferies Group LLC, owned by Leucadia National Corp, reported a quarterly net loss and said it was in talks to sell its futures brokerage. Jefferies bought the business, formerly known as Prudential Bache, from Prudential Financial Inc in 2011 for $430 million to expand into a full-fledged investment bank. Leucadia, which models itself on...

  • Berkshire Hathaway acquiring Charter Brokerage Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 5:29 PM ET

    Warren Buffett's firm Berkshire Hathaway says it is acquiring logistics company Charter Brokerage from private equity firm Arsenal Capital Partners. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. owns companies in industries including utilities and energy, freight rail transportation and insurance. Class B shares of Omaha, Nebraska- based Berkshire fell 2.4 percent to close...

  • Cramer Remix: McDonald's reminds me of Kesha Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 7:05 PM ET

    "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer is rapping about the recent performance of some of the biggest names in the market, from McDonald's to Netflix

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    Berkshire Hathaway's specialist commercial insurance arm has secured its first permit to operate outside the U.S. The Financial Times reports.

  • Buffett now No. 2 as shares surge to all-time high Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 5:02 PM ET
    Warren Buffett

    Warren Buffett has moved ahead of Mexico's Carlos Slim on the Forbes ranking of billionaires, thanks to big gains for Berkshire shares.

  • West Coast port traffic jam: 3 investor takeaways Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 12:49 PM ET
    Workers at the Port of Los Angeles

    Fallout from ongoing port congestion on the West Coast has implications for retailers, manufacturers, railroads and truck lines ... and their investors.

  • Behind Warren Buffett's donation to Hillary Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 1:38 PM ET
    Warren Buffett (L) and Hillary Clinton (R). Warren Buffett donated money to a PAC that supports Hillary Clinton.

    Buffett's contribution to a presumed Clinton presidential run is not as big a departure from his anti-PAC principles as it appears.

  • Big-hearted Warren Buffett's guide to giving Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 8:00 AM ET
    From left: Charlie Munger and Warren E. Buffett

    Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger have agreed to disagree on a few very big topics, including how the rich should give away their money.

  • Warren Buffett invests in Clinton presidential bid Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 6:13 PM ET
    Warren Buffett

    Warren Buffett donated $25,000 to Ready for Hillary, a super PAC laying the groundwork for the Democrat's potential White House bid, USAT reports.

  • Pilots sue Buffett's NetJets over labor, privacy Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 4:36 PM ET

    Dec 3- A group representing more than 2,700 pilots in contentious contract talks with NetJets Inc has sued the luxury aviation unit of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc over alleged violations of federal labor and privacy laws. The NetJets Association of Shared Aircraft Pilots accused NetJets of impersonating a pilot on Twitter, baiting pilots to...

  • Learn to buy stock like a 'greedy' Buffett Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    The end of the year can lead investors to seek stock market bargains, but many don't understand how a contrarian really thinks, or trades.

  • ENDERLIN, N.D., Nov 25- After her shift at the TraXside Cafe in the southeast North Dakota hamlet of Enderlin, all Karla Souer wants to do is go home. That's because, chances are, there's a Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd train blocking the tracks somewhere on her route. Desperate for a solution, Enderlin's city councilors last month banned train breaks longer than 10...

  • Could the West Coast port strike cancel Christmas? Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    Workers at the Port of Los Angeles

    One retailer's worries show how the ongoing West Coast dock labor troubles are affecting the outlook for sales.

  • *Buffett's Berkshire, Novartis, Givaudan doing well. But good news is emerging now for those who prefer safer strategies: some of the best returns this year have come from stable stocks like billionaire Warren Buffett's holding company Berkshire Hathaway or Swiss toilet maker Geberit. "Investors are ready to invest on the equity market but under the condition...

  • Blackstone chases Buffett with new 'core' fund Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 7:08 AM ET
    Stephen Schwarzman

    Blackstone has reached out to its biggest fund clients about a new investment vehicle with a longer investment horizon than the typical 10-year fund.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 19- Blackstone Group LP has reached out to its biggest fund investors about investing in a new investment vehicle with a longer investment horizon than the typical 10- year private equity fund, according to people familiar with the matter. Blackstone is seeking as much as $2 billion apiece from five to six of its biggest public pension fund and...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 18- It might seem odd taking serious financial advice from someone long associated with infomercials and fire walks. Which perhaps is why Tony Robbins, one of America's foremost motivational gurus and performance coaches, has loaded his new book "Money: Master The Game" with interviews from people like Berkshire Hathaway's Warren Buffett, investor...

  • Buffett backs Detroit with bigger GM stake Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 5:03 PM ET
    Warren Buffett, Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway answers questions at a press conference at which Detroit was named the 11th city to be included in the $500 million Goldman Sachs initiative at Ford Field.

    Warren Buffett has been vocal about his support for Detroit as it tries to recover from its bankruptcy. He's also putting some money behind those words.

  • Are you an investing chicken? Check out these funds Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 10:14 AM ET

    Scared of the stock market? These are a few investments that won't make you even more of a coward than you are. USA Today reports.

  • How to invest like a billionaire Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 10:07 AM ET

    Imagine you're at a poker table, surrounded by some of the world's greatest professional players. Investing in the stock market is not entirely different.