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  • Oct 2- Warren Buffett, the billionaire chairman and chief executive officer of conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway Inc, praised Coca-Cola's altered executive compensation plan on Thursday. Buffett also said Burger King Worldwide Inc's $11.5 billion purchase of Tim Hortons Inc was not a tax-motivated deal. " Berkshire committed $3 billion in preferred equity...

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 9:34 a.m. EDT Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 9:34 AM ET

    Applications for US jobless aid fall to 287 K; fewest people receiving benefits in 8- plus years Berkshire Hathaway buying auto dealership company Van Tuyl Group; terms not disclosed Global stocks lower as investors eye European Central Bank, US economic data Most types of mutual funds had a muted third quarter following a strong start to the year Putin says...

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 9:26 a.m. EDT Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 9:26 AM ET

    Applications for US jobless aid fall to 287 K; fewest people receiving benefits in 8- plus years Berkshire Hathaway buying auto dealership company Van Tuyl Group; terms not disclosed Global stocks lower as investors eye European Central Bank, US economic data Putin says Russian state will support sectors hit by international sanctions Sears to raise $380...

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 9:25 a.m. EDT Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 9:25 AM ET

    Applications for US jobless aid fall to 287 K; fewest people receiving benefits in 8- plus years Berkshire Hathaway buying auto dealership company Van Tuyl Group; terms not disclosed Global stocks lower as investors eye European Central Bank, US economic data Putin says Russian state will support sectors hit by international sanctions Sears to raise $380...

  • Buffett praises changes to Coca-Cola pay plan Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 9:20 AM ET

    OMAHA, Neb.— Investor Warren Buffett is praising the changes Coca-Cola made to its executive compensation plan after he and other investors criticized it. Buffett said Thursday on CNBC that he thinks the changes Coke announced this week make great sense. Buffett abstained from voting Berkshire Hathaway's 400 million Coke shares on the compensation plan in...

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 9:20 a.m. EDT Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 9:20 AM ET

    Applications for US jobless aid fall to 287 K; fewest people receiving benefits in 8- plus years Berkshire Hathaway buying auto dealership company Van Tuyl Group; terms not disclosed Investor Warren Buffett praises changes Coca-Cola made to its executive pay plan Global stocks lower on slow manufacturing in Germany and Europe, Ebola worries Putin says...

  • Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway buys auto dealer Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 8:40 AM ET

    The billionaire's Berkshire Hathaway, owner of businesses ranging from the BNSF railroad to Dairy Queen, Geico insurance and power providers, is buying the privately-owned auto dealership company Van Tuyl Group. Van Tuyl Group says it is the biggest privately owned auto dealership group in the U.S. The company will be renamed Berkshire Hathaway Automotive...

  • Oct 1- Coca-Cola Co, facing criticism from Warren Buffett and other investors for its outsized employee share rewards, said it had adopted new guidelines that would limit its stock compensation plan and improve transparency.

  • Oct 1- Coca-Cola Co, under pressure from an activist investor, said it had adopted new guidelines under its 2014 equity plan that will extend the number of years shares will last under the plan by using fewer shares each year.

  • Can billionaires save the American newspaper? Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 9:36 AM ET
    Jeff Bezos

    Billionaires Buffett, Bezos and Henry are hoping to save the newspaper industry through a mix of civic pride and digital innovation.

  • Coca-Cola revises executive pay after criticism Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 9:01 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Coca-Cola is curtailing its pay plan for executives after shareholders including Warren Buffett called it excessive. Buffett, whose Berkshire Hathaway is Coke's biggest shareholder, is a longtime critic of excessive pay packages.

  • Bill Gates ranked richest American by Forbes Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 4:20 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates topped Forbes' latest list of the 400 richest Americans for the 21st straight year. Investor Warren Buffett, the head of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., remained in second place at $67 billion. Oracle Corp. co-founder Larry Ellison also kept his No. 3 spot with $50 billion.

  • Which companies are keeping their politics secret? Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 11:07 AM ET

    A new study shows which companies are the most open about their political spending, and which aren't, The Fiscal Times reports.

  • Why Buffett is always betting big on bank stocks Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
    Goldman Sachs Group CEO Lloyd Blankfein (left) and Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway

    Why are financial stocks the cornerstone of Warren Buffett's empire? His love of bank stocks can be explained in two key investing concepts.

  • Buffett loses big on Tesco share dive Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 6:03 AM ET
    Warren Buffett, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., tours the exhibition floor prior to the Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting.

    Warren Buffett has lost over $700 million on his investment in U.K. supermarket Tesco, which has seen shares fall around 43 percent this year.

  • Sept 24- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc isn't AIG's biggest competitor and AIG handles all its rivals in a very effective way, former AIG Chief Executive Robert Benmosche told Bloomberg TV.

  • Are grain farmers losing to oil for rail service? Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 12:01 PM ET

    A record harvest will likely cause financial hardships on grain farmers due to a lack of rail service. Some point the finger at the oil industry for the problem.

  • NetJets gets China's OK for new private jet firm Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 10:39 AM ET

    OMAHA, Neb.— NetJets said Tuesday that its new joint venture will soon begin offering private charter flights in China now that regulators there have granted the company an operating certificate.

  • Nobel winner Fama: Active management 'never' good Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 9:18 AM ET
    Eugene Fama appears at the Morningstar ETF Conference in Chicago, Sept. 18, 2014.

    Eugene Fama, the University of Chicago investing researcher, once again warned investors against the lure of active management.

  • Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack met with Warren Buffett last week to urge the billionaire investor to make sure his BNSF railroad is ready for an expected record corn and soy harvest this year.