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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Bloomberg, Buffett at Detroit small business event Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 4:02 AM ET

    DETROIT— More than 60 local business owners graduated Thursday from Goldman Sachs' 10,000 Small Businesses program and were cheered on by some high-profile people— former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, billionaire investor Warren Buffett, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Buffett: My job's 'easy' compared to Mayweather's Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 6:25 PM ET
    Warren Buffet and Boxer Floyd Mayweather face off.

    As he attended his first-ever championship boxing match, Warren Buffett said Floyd Mayweather's job is much tougher than managing billions of dollars.

  • Buffett can also pick 'em in Vegas Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 10:45 AM ET
    Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett arrives at the Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting in Omaha, Neb.

    While at the MGM Grand for the Floyd Mayweather fight, billionaire investor Warren Buffett decided to branch out from stock picks and bet on a sports book.

  • Sept 12- Hudson City Bancorp Inc said Chief Executive Ronald Hermance Jr., 67, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday evening, and named Chief Operating Officer Denis Salamone as successor. His passing comes before the close of M&T Bank Corp's acquisition of Hudson City for $3.7 billion.

  • Buffett called me about tax inversions: Sen. Hatch Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 7:51 AM ET
    Warren Buffett

    Buffett wanted to know what lawmakers might propose on inversions, Sen. Orrin Hatch says.

  • Ads are coming to eBay's mobile apps in 4Q Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 7:37 AM ET

    EBay will begin running ads on its mobile app in the fourth quarter, moving it into the lucrative market for ads on smartphones and tablets.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 11- EBay Inc will begin running advertisements on its mobile app in the fourth quarter, moving the e-commerce company into the fast-growing and lucrative market for ads on devices such as smart phones and tablets.

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Sept 11- Wilmington Trust Co, now part of M&T Bank Corp, will pay $18.5 million to settle charges that it underreported the amount of construction loans that were not being repaid after the financial crisis, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Thursday.

  • Kraft gets 'social' with its new stock plan Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 11:12 AM ET
    Kraft Singles with new packaging

    Up to 1.5 million shares of Kraft stock are being offered as part of the company’s new “social stock plan”.

  • The delays have been perpetuated also by a surge in rail deliveries of crude oil and grain, leaving power producers such as FirstEnergy Corp scrambling for transport alternatives before winter sets in, potentially adding to costs.

  • Hold the ice cream: DQ likely data breach victim Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Dairy Queen could be the latest victim of a data security breach, highlighting the demand for counterfeit credit cards, KrebsonSecurity reported.

  • So Buffett's participation in fast-food chain Burger King Worldwide Inc's purchase of coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc- complete with relocation of Burger King's domicile to Canada- might at first blush raise questions about his patriotism.

  • DC shrugs off Burger King deal: Have it your way Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 6:03 PM ET
    Tim Hortons signage is displayed in the window of a restaurant in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014.

    Given the silence in DC on tax inversions, is it really a policy issue the White House wants to address near-term? Politico's Ben White asks.

  • What's behind the King-sized price for Tim Hortons Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 3:24 PM ET

    Contrary to what many observers have speculated, Burger King won't be able to justify much of the Tim Hortons deal through tax advantages.