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  • SYDNEY, May 5- Asian shares inched cautiously higher on Tuesday as investors wagered Australia would become the latest country in the region to inject more policy stimulus into its economy. Liquidity was lacking with markets in Japan, South Korea and Thailand on holiday and little in the way of major economic data on the docket for Tuesday.

  • May 4- DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc, one of the largest U.S. kidney dialysis providers, said it agreed to pay $450 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit accusing it of deliberately wasting medicines in order to receive higher Medicare payments. The lawsuit alleged that DaVita, whose largest shareholder is Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc, used...

  • May 4- Wall Street ended higher on Monday as corporate earnings came in better than feared, although shares of McDonald's declined after the fast-food chain's turnaround plan left investors wanting more. "This is being driven by a lack of substantial negative news," said Peter Jankovskis, co-chief investment officer at OakBrook Investments LLC in Lisle,...

  • NEW YORK, May 4- U.S. stocks ended higher on Monday as Berkshire Hathaway led financial stocks higher, while shares of McDonald's declined after the fast-food chain's turnaround plan failed to satiate investors.

  • May 4- Wall Street rose on Monday afternoon as Berkshire Hathaway led finance stocks higher, while shares of McDonald's declined after the fast-food chain's turnaround plan failed to satiate investors. "We just seem to be hanging in an upper range, taking in a rash of earnings and trying to digest if the fundamentals are there to build a platform for us to leg-up...

  • *McDonald's down after revealing turnaround plan. May 4- Wall Street was up on Monday afternoon, adding to gains from Friday, as investors bought beaten-down healthcare stocks and Berkshire Hathaway led finance stocks higher. Berkshire rose 1.8 percent to $145.98 and gave the biggest boost to the S&P after the insurance and investment conglomerate's results...

  • Bill Gates: Low rates pose leverage, bubble risks Monday, 4 May 2015 | 9:22 AM ET
    Bill Gates

    Microsoft's chairman says he's concerned about the negative ramifications of continuing low interest rates not only in the U.S. but around the world.

  • OMAHA, Neb.— Billionaire Warren Buffett says Coca-Cola, Heinz and other companies will respond to people's desire for healthier food, but he predicted demand will remain strong for their traditional products. Buffett appeared on CNBC Monday after spending the weekend answering questions at Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting. Buffett's Berkshire is the...

  • Buffett: THIS is key to valuing stocks right now Monday, 4 May 2015 | 8:07 AM ET
    Warren Buffett, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

    Billionaire Warren Buffett said Monday the stock market would be viewed as "cheap" now if interest rates continued to remain low.

  • Early movers: CVC, CMCSA, TSN, MCD & more Monday, 4 May 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • OMAHA, Neb.— Investor Warren Buffett says he thinks the Federal Reserve will have a hard time raising interest rates significantly while Europe continues to struggle. Buffett discussed the outlook for rates during an interview on CNBC Monday after answering questions in front of more than 40,000 people at Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting Saturday.

  • OMAHA, Neb.— Investor Warren Buffett says he remains confident in IBM's future, and his Berkshire Hathaway added to its stake in the technology firm earlier this year. Buffett says he believes that IBM will be making more money ten years from now than it does today, and IBM is repurchasing its stock aggressively so Berkshire's share of the company's profits will...

  • OMAHA, Neb.— Investor Warren Buffett again defended Berkshire Hathaway's manufactured home unit Monday and praised some of his company's biggest investments. Over the weekend, he answered questions in front of more than 40,000 people at Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting. Clayton's lending was questioned last month in a story by The Seattle Times and The...

  • Live blog recap: Buffett on stocks, economy & more Monday, 4 May 2015 | 6:36 AM ET
    Warren Buffett, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

    After Saturday's "Woodstock for Capitalists," Buffett sat down Monday for a three-hour interview on business, markets and the state of the world.

  • Here's how we're monetizing Watson: IBM's Rometty Monday, 4 May 2015 | 6:19 AM ET
    Virginia Rometty, Chairman, President and CEO of IBM.

    IBM is already making money on its Watson super computer in areas like health care, but profitability is a long term project, Gina Rometty tells CNBC.

  • Buffett helps us see the future: 4 blue chip CEOs Monday, 4 May 2015 | 6:06 AM ET
    CEO discuss the 'Buffett factor'

    The CEOs of IBM, American Express, Coca-Cola, and Wells Fargo sat down together for a CNBC interview on what Warren Buffett's investment means to their companies.

  • OMAHA, Neb.— An investor from India who attended Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting Saturday has died in a two-vehicle crash, and three other people were hospitalized with injuries. The Omaha World-Herald reports the crash happened before 7 a.m. Sunday in midtown Omaha. Omaha Police said 60- year-old Parag Parikh of Mumbai, India, died at the Nebraska Medical...

  • OMAHA, Neb., May 3- Warren Buffett puts on a good show. That show grew bigger as more than 40,000 Berkshire Hathaway shareholders poured into Omaha this weekend to celebrate his 50th anniversary running the company, at what the world's third-richest person calls Woodstock for Capitalists. Buffett and his chief lieutenant Charlie Munger answered their five...

  • Buffett hits back at Clayton Homes lending gripes Saturday, 2 May 2015 | 7:40 PM ET
    Warren Buffett and Bill Gates make their way to the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholder's Meeting in Omaha, Nebraska on May 2, 2015.

    Warren Buffett unapologetically defended Clayton Homes on Saturday from accusations of predatory lending.

  • "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...