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  • Aug 31- Wall Street ended lower on Monday and wrapped up its worst month since 2012 after a senior Federal Reserve official heightened fears among investors of a potential U.S. interest hike in September. Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer on Saturday said U.S. inflation would likely rebound as pressure from the dollar fades, allowing the Fed to raise interest...

  • Aug 31- Wall Street was lower on Monday afternoon as investors worried that the Federal Reserve may start raising interest rates in September, although a rally in oil boosted energy stocks. The market was poised for its worst monthly drop over three years after being pummeled in the past two weeks due to worries about the health of China's economy and the timing...

  • Aug 31- Wall Street pared some of their early losses in afternoon trading on Monday as energy stocks gained after oil prices rallied sharply. The S&P energy index reversed course and was up 1.05 percent- on track for its best four-day gain in seven years- boosted by ConocoPhillips, Schlumberger and Phillips 66.. Still, Wall Street was poised for its worst monthly...

  • Aug 31- U.S. stocks were poised for their worst monthly drop in more than three years on worries about the health of China's economy and the timing of a U.S. interest rate hike. All three major indexes slipped more than 1 percent on Monday after weekend comments from Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer appeared to keep the door open for a rate hike in...

  • Aug 31- Wall Street opened the week in the red after comments from Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer over the weekend appeared to keep the door open for a rate hike in September. U.S. inflation will likely rebound as pressure from the dollar fades, allowing the Fed to raise interest rates gradually, Fischer said at the global central banking...

  • Aug 31- Wall Street was set to open lower on Monday after weekend comments from Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer appeared to keep the door open for a rate hike in September. U.S. inflation will likely rebound as pressure from the dollar fades, allowing the Fed to raise interest rates gradually, Fischer said at the global central banking conference in...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 30- Berkshire Hathaway Inc's $37 billion deal for aerospace supplier Precision Castparts Corp is encouraging investors to consolidate the fragmented aircraft components industry, even as Boeing Co uses its clout as the world's biggest plane maker to put a check on some deals. Private equity and strategic buyers have been pouring into the sector,...

  • Berkshire Hathaway builds stake in refiner Phillips 66 Saturday, 29 Aug 2015 | 3:07 PM ET

    Billionaire investor Warren Buffett's company has amassed a stake worth nearly $4.5 billion in Phillips 66 more than a year after trading a chunk of its holding in the oil refiner for a chemical business investment. A regulatory filing says Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has accumulated about 58 million shares, which amounts to more than 10 percent of the Houston...

  • 4 hedge fund managers on how to play volatility Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 10:54 AM ET
    Bill Ackman at Delivering Alpha 2015 in New York.

    CNBC asked several hedge fund managers what advice they would give to the average investor in this extremely volatile market.

  • Aug 24- Geico, the auto insurance unit of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc, agreed to pay $6 million to settle charges it discriminated based on gender, education level and occupation when quoting rates online, the California Department of Insurance said on Monday. The settlement lasts three years and resolves claims first raised by the Consumer...

  • Europe stocks end over 5% lower in massive slump Monday, 24 Aug 2015 | 11:30 AM ET

    European markets closed sharply lower on Monday, despite paring some losses, amid a staggering selloff in stock markets around the world.

  • Harry Reid enters Nevada's solar wars Friday, 21 Aug 2015 | 2:12 PM ET
    Senate Minority Leader Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada

    Sen. Harry Reid said that a Nevada utility, owned by Buffett's Berkshire, is proposing a potential blow to the state's rooftop solar industry.

  • Goldman: A strategy beating market for 4 years Friday, 21 Aug 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Heinz and Kraft products

    Goldman Sachs gave the latest changes to its vaunted market beating “Twenty Most Concentrated” hedge fund holdings basket to clients this week.

  • Jared vs. Snoopy: Should Subway get a pitch dog? Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 10:51 AM ET
    Jared Fogle (L) and Snoopy (R).

    Subway took a hit losing its spokesman Jared to scandal. So, is it better to use a pitch dog like Snoopy?

  • Search this! Just 13 stocks beat Google Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 5:26 PM ET
    Google signage outside of the company's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.

    There are 13 stocks in the S&P 500, including Monster Beverage and Regeneron, that have topped Google since it launched its IPO, USA Today reports.

  • Google's Alphabet move was brilliant: Bill George Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Google co-founders Sergey Brin, left, and Larry Page in a 2008 file photo.

    Here's why Google's Alphabet reorg was a really smart move, says former Medtronic CEO Bill George.

  • Betting big on the nation's rails Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 11:39 AM ET
    Shipping containers at the CSX Intermodal Terminal in North Baltimore, Ohio.

    Transport carriers are making significant investments to fit more containers on their networks. Here's why.

  • A US dividend record streak that's about to end Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | 10:08 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    For three consecutive years, stock dividends have grown by 10 percent or more, but it's looking like the record run will end, S&P predicts.

  • Hedge funds shed shares in Alibaba and Baidu in Q2 Sunday, 16 Aug 2015 | 8:33 PM ET

    As China's market fell, money managers sold shares of Alibaba and Baidu, two of the largest U.S.-listed Chinese tech companies, the New York Times reports.

  • Aug 14- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Friday said it boosted its stake in cable TV operator Charter Communications Corp, and signaled it may have another large investment planned after agreeing to buy Precision Castparts Corp in its largest-ever purchase. The changes were disclosed in a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing detailing...