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  • TORONTO, Aug 1- Quebec's securities regulator is investigating Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd, its chief executive officer and president for possible illegal insider trading as well as tipping, or passing along sensitive information, Fairfax said.

  • Business events scheduled for the coming month Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 1:50 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Labor Department releases employment data for July, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for June, 8:30 a.m.; Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for July, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for June, 10 a.m..

  • July 25- John Malone's Liberty Media Corp started the process of spinning off its cable assets through a stock dividend to its shareholders to form a new listed company called Liberty Broadband. Liberty Media shares were up 2 percent in premarket trading. Berkshire Hathaway Inc and Comcast Corp are among Liberty Media's top shareholders.

  • The train originated in North Dakota and was bound for Tesoro Corp's 120,000 barrel-per-day Anacortes oil refinery, 80 miles north of the city, Tesoro confirmed.

  • UPDATE 1-BNSF train carrying oil derails in Seattle Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 10:56 AM ET

    July 24- A Burlington Northern Santa Fe train carrying crude oil derailed as it departed a railyard in north Seattle on Thursday but there were no immediate reports of a spill or injury, BNSF said in a statement.

  • BNSF train carrying oil derails in Seattle - local media Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 10:21 AM ET

    July 24- A Burlington Northern Santa Fe train carrying crude oil derailed in Seattle on Thursday, but there were no immediate reports of a spill or injury, according to local television stations.

  • HOUSTON, July 23- A top U.S. railcar maker, The Greenbrier Companies Inc, said on Wednesday a two-year timeline to retire older railcars that carry dangerous flammable liquids, including North Dakota Bakken crude, is "aggressive" but can be done.

  • CHICAGO, July 23- As U.S. farmers turn in record grain crops this autumn, many will have a powerful new tool- giant sausage-shaped storage bags- to help them avoid the lowest prices in years and gain more control over trade with giants such as Cargill Inc..

  • 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.

  • Coca-Cola earnings beat by a penny a share Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 9:15 AM ET

    Coca-Cola is "making steady progress" in North America, where the Coke brand grew for "the first time in a long time," CEO Muhtar Kent tells CNBC.

  • Test your dividend investing smarts Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    How much do you know about dividend investing? Raise your dividend IQ by taking this quiz.

  • Ice cream's sweet outlook—just don't be vanilla, man Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 10:08 AM ET
    Oddfellow’s Tobacco, smoked chili and huckleberry and PB&J with toast flavored ice creams.

    After cooling during the fro-yo craze, it appears that ice cream is posed to churn again, mostly in small chains and mom-and-pops.

  • 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.

  • 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.