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  • For those aged 34 or younger, their No. 2 favorite stock- behind only mighty Apple Inc- is none other than Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc.. This is according to new data from the brokerage TD Ameritrade, which took a snapshot in May of the individual equity holdings of every one of its retail clients. Among the top picks for young adults aged 34 and younger:...

  • June 8- Henkel& Co KGaA AG and Coty Inc, both of which have personal care and cosmetics businesses, made binding offers to buy separate parts of Procter& Gamble Co's beauty businesses worth up to a total of $12 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. Henkel made an offer for P&G's haircare business, which includes the Wella and Clairol brands, and could...

  • 5 surprising chains healthy eaters like Monday, 8 Jun 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    Olive Garden’s Chicken Parmesan Breadstick Sandwich

    Healthy eaters only like salad bars and smoothie joints, right? Wrong, according to a new survey.

  • Quick one: Who's the oldest CEO in the S&P 500? Monday, 8 Jun 2015 | 8:00 AM ET

    Based on data from S&P Capital IQ, we know the ages of every CEO in the S&P 500. The youngest and the oldest are possibly the most famous.

  • Lunch with Warren Buffett auctioned for $2.35 million Saturday, 6 Jun 2015 | 11:15 AM ET

    June 6- The chairman of a Chinese company that develops online games has agreed to pay $2,345,678 for a private lunch with billionaire investor Warren Buffett, winning a charity auction. Glide said Zhu Ye, chairman of Beijing- based Dalian Zeus Entertainment Co, submitted the highest of 76 bids to win the five-day auction on eBay, which concluded on Friday night.

  • Hey, what's Warren Buffett doing in 'Entourage'? Saturday, 6 Jun 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Jeremy Piven as Ari Gold and Warren Buffett as himself in Warner Bros. Pictures,’ Home Box Office’s and RatPac-Dune Entertainment’s comedy “Entourage,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

    Among the stars of "Entourage" is a roster of surprise cameos of real life tycoons featured throughout the film.

  • Chinese gaming firm wins Buffett lunch for $2.3M Saturday, 6 Jun 2015 | 12:21 AM ET
    Warren Buffett, chairman of the board and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway

    Beijing-based Da Lian Zeus Entertainment Company was the top bidder in an online auction of a steak lunch with Warren Buffett.

  • June 1- An online auction for the right to dine with billionaire investor Warren Buffett and raise money for a San Francisco charity has started strongly, with the top bid surpassing $1 million in less than a day. As of 2:30 p.m. EDT Monday, the top bid was $1,000,100 in the eBay auction, which ends at 10:30 p.m. EDT Friday. This year's winner can bring up to seven...

  • June 1- NetJets Inc, the luxury aviation unit of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc, said on Monday Jordan Hansell is stepping down as chairman and chief executive, in the midst of a bitter two-year contract dispute with its pilots. NetJets also said Bill Noe, 50, rejoined as president and chief operating officer, a position he held before leaving a few months...

  • Minimum wage hike 'a good thing': Robert Reich Sunday, 31 May 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Demonstrators gather in front of a McDonald's restaurant to call for an increase in minimum wage on April 15, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.

    Former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich is joining the chorus calling for a pay raise for the lowest-paid American workers.

  • Before using a drone flyby for target practice ... Friday, 29 May 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    DartDrones co-founder Abby Speicher (left) trains people to operate drones. Here she instructs how to fly a DJI Phantom 2 Vision Plus near Babson College on May 26, 2015.

    GoPro is going drone, and Chinese drone giant DJI has teamed with a VC firm to launch a drone fund. But are enough drone laws taking flight?

  • Buy oil during hurricane season? It actually works Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Operations map at the National Hurricane Center.

    A lot of research has gone into how the markets perform during this season, and a few insights stick out to help the best investors brace themselves.

  • Buffett vs casinos? Inside Nevada's solar wars Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 1:44 PM ET
    Warren Buffett, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

    A major fight over solar power in the state of Nevada seems to have found a resolution, until the end of the year, anyway.

  • Buffett: This is better than raising minimum wage Friday, 22 May 2015 | 11:19 AM ET
    Warren Buffett

    "In recent decades, our country’s rising tide has not lifted the boats of the poor," writes Warren Buffett.

  • Boomers like GE, but everybody really loves... Friday, 22 May 2015 | 7:30 AM ET
    GE General Electric

    Baby boomers' portfolios favor General Electric more than any other stock except one, TD Ameritrade data showed.

  • HOUSTON, May 18- U.S. refiner Tesoro Corp has ordered new crude oil railcars with features that surpass safety standards that federal regulators set this month, executives told Reuters. The 210 tank cars being built in northern Louisiana are so-called pressure cars, with the same design as those that carry liquid petroleum gases such as propane and butane, gas...

  • HOUSTON, May 15- BNSF Railway Co this week told customers it had dropped a plan announced last year to buy 5,000 stronger crude oil tank cars after customers were concerned about the company moving into railcar ownership. The company, owned by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc also said in a letter sent to shippers on Wednesday it is concerned that new U.S....

  • May 15- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Friday said it has boosted its holdings in some of the billionaire's favorite companies, including Wells Fargo& Co and International Business Machines Corp.. Buffett has long praised his "Big Four" stock holdings Wells Fargo, IBM, Coca-Cola Co and American Express Co, which comprise roughly 58 percent of...

  • BOSTON, May 15- Wall Street's savviest investors are picking sides on Bill Ackman's new bet on Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc, with BlueMountain Capital and T. Rowe Price adding money, while Viking Global Investors and Jana Partners cut stakes. T. Rowe Price bought an additional 2.3 million Valeant shares, raising its stake 12 percent to 20.1 million...

  • May 15- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Friday said it has increased its holdings in some of its biggest stock investments, including Wells Fargo& Co and International Business Machines Corp.. The changes were disclosed in a regulatory filing detailing Berkshire's U.S.-listed stock portfolio as of March 31. Berkshire previously disclosed it had...