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  • NEW YORK, April 16- A New York state appeals court rejected former American International Group Inc Chairman Maurice "Hank" Greenberg's bid to dismiss a lawsuit accusing him of orchestrating an accounting fraud at the insurer he ran for nearly four decades. Greenberg and co-defendant Howard Smith, a former AIG chief financial officer, are accused of having...

  • Want a stock windfall? Bet on these big brands Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Coca-Cola

    These 6 consumer stocks have phenomenal 25-year returns, proving why investors like Warren Buffett stick with them in good times and bad.

  • SEATTLE, April 7- A Native American community in Washington state filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday against BNSF Railway to prevent trains carrying crude oil from using tracks on reservation land, saying the transport violates a long-standing agreement. The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community says BNSF has been using tracks that cross reservation land in...

  • FedEx and Viacom are big market movers Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 5:24 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. FedEx Corp., up $4.49 to $171.16. Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. will pay $560 million for a nearly 10 percent stake in the maker of coating systems.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St up on deals, biotech boost Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 11:07 AM ET

    *FedEx to buy Dutch peer TNT; Informatica to go private. NEW YORK, April 7- U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday, extending two sessions of gains for the S&P 500, with deals including a bid from FedEx for a Dutch peer indicating companies still see value in the market. Shares of FedEx rose 3.3 percent to $172.14 as it seeks to buy Dutch package delivery company TNT Express for $4.8...

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stocks crept higher on Tuesday, putting the market on track for its third gain in a row, as traders turned their attention to a batch of corporate deals and the upcoming earnings season. VIEW: Terry Sandven, senior equity strategist at U.S. Alcoa kicks off the first-quarter earnings season when it reports results after the closing bell on Wednesday.

  • Buffett's Berkshire just bought a big stake in this Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 9:27 AM ET
    Warren Buffett

    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is paying $560 million for a nearly 10 percent stake in Axalta Coating Systems.

  • *Canada to sell its GM stake to Goldman Sachs. NEW YORK, April 7- U.S. stock index futures edged up on Tuesday, following two sessions of gains for the S&P 500, with deals including a bid from FedEx for a Dutch peer indicating companies still see value in the market. *Shares of FedEx rose 5.1 percent in premarket trading as it seeks to buy Dutch package delivery company...

  • April 7- Paint maker Axalta Coating Systems Ltd said Berkshire Hathaway Inc would buy an 8.7 percent stake in the company from controlling shareholder Carlyle Group for $560 million. Berkshire bought lubricants maker Lubrizol Corp for about $9 billion in 2011.. Carlyle had considered selling Axalta, which went public in November, to Dutch paint maker Akzo...

  • Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. will pay $560 million for a nearly 10 percent stake in Axalta Coating Systems, which has seen its stock rise more than 36 percent since it went public last fall. Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. said Tuesday that Berkshire will pay $28 each to buy 20 million shares of Axalta from the private equity firm The Carlyle Group, which...

  • Asian stocks advanced amid choppy trade on Friday as traders looked ahead to the release of the closely-watched U.S. jobs report.

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON, April 2- Some top shareholders of IBM, disappointed by 11 straight quarters of falling revenues, are seeking help from activist investors to shake up the company, but have been turned down by both Bill Ackman's Pershing Square and Jeffrey Ubben's ValueAct, according to people with knowledge of the matter. International Business Machines Corp is...

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON, April 2- Some top shareholders of IBM, disappointed by 11 straight quarters of falling revenues, are seeking help from activist investors to shake up the company, but have been turned down by both Bill Ackman's Pershing Square and Jeffrey Ubben's ValueAct, according to people with knowledge of the matter. International Business Machines Corp is...

  • Let's not make a deal? Private equity cools Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 10:29 AM ET
    Kraft and Heinz products are shown in Chicago, March 25, 2015.

    PE funds are changing the way they invest as valuations rise to keep the cash flowing.

  • Who's right: Sam Zell or Warren Buffett? Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 2:12 PM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Zell vs. Buffett and investor likes the fundamentals for international markets but would avoid Latin America

  • No 'bad thing' if Greece leaves euro: Warren Buffett Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 7:32 AM ET
    Warren Buffett

    Billionaire investor Warren Buffett told CNBC that if Greece ended up leaving the euro zone, "that may not be a bad thing for the euro."

  • Chinese shares outperform the region as data suggesting a sluggish economy fueled hopes of more monetary stimulus measures.

  • NEW YORK, March 31- Warren Buffett, the billionaire chief executive officer and chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc, said he would not raise interest rates significantly if he ran the Federal Reserve. Buffett spoke at an automotive industry conference in New York, along with the chairman of the Berkshire Hathaway automotive dealer group, Larry Van Tuyl.

  • Buffett: Tesla doesn't threaten me Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 3:04 PM ET
    Warren Buffett

    Warren Buffett spoke with CNBC from an automotive Forum on Tuesday.

  • NEW YORK, March 31- Warren Buffett, the billionaire chief executive officer and chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc, said Tuesday that an exit by Greece from the euro zone could be constructive for the region. Buffett also said there would be no "finish line" to deals like Kraft Foods Group Inc's announced merger with H.J. Heinz Co.. Heinz and Kraft, backed by Berkshire...