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  • 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...

  • Dairy Queen to remove soda from kids' menu Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 12:42 PM ET
    DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in New York City.

    Dairy Queen has announced it will remove sodas from its kids menu effective September 1 of this year.

  • DuPont win over Peltz is a win for investors Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 11:42 AM ET
    Nelson Peltz

    DuPont's win over activist investor Nelson Peltz is a victory for long-term shareholders, says former Medtronic CEO Bill George.

  • M&A activity in Israel shifts beyond high tech Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 7:28 AM ET

    TEL AVIV, May 14- When one of China's biggest food companies was looking to boost its dairy output it turned to Israel's tiny market, paying about $1.1 billion for control of the country's largest food maker. Even though the company Tnuva is focused on the Israeli market, China's Bright Food was attracted to its efficiency in milk production and cutting-edge...

  • Investing anxiety? Think: What would Buffett do? Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 10:51 AM ET
    Warren Buffett, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

    Have the urge to "fix it" when investing times get tough? Hang on. Stop and think: What would Warren Buffett do?

  • Breakout: These stocks may be ready to run Monday, 11 May 2015 | 12:24 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Big financials have been perking up lately and may be ready for an even greater run higher.

  • Buffett and Gates make billions, and give them away Sunday, 10 May 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Warren Buffett, Melinda and Bill Gates discuss philanthropy.

    Bill Gates and Warren Buffett have made billions, and talk about their objective to give it away through philanthropy.

  • LAS VEGAS, May 6- Hedge fund mogul Daniel Loeb on Wednesday took aim at the " Oracle of Omaha," calling beloved billionaire Warren Buffett a hypocrite. He criticizes activists but he was the first activist, "Loeb, who runs $17.5 billion hedge fund Third Point, said about Buffett who has been running conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway for 50 years. Loeb, known in investment...

  • The FAA has been under intense pressure from industry and Congress to allow beyond-line-of-sight operations. Reuters first reported last week that the FAA is in talks with drone manufacturers and operators about testing beyond-line-of-sight drone systems, and an announcement is expected as soon as this week. "We anticipate receiving valuable data from...

  • The FAA has been under intense pressure from industry and Congress to allow beyond-line-of-sight operations. The FAA is in talks with drone manufacturers and operators about testing beyond-line-of-sight drone systems, and an announcement is expected as soon as this week. "We anticipate receiving valuable data from each of these trials that could result in...

  • North Dakota town evacuated after oil train derails Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 11:13 AM ET
    A BNSF oil train derailed near Heimdal, N.D., on May 6, 2015.

    A North Dakota town was evacuated after an BNSF oil train derailed.

  • Warren Buffett to auction another charity lunch Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 11:25 AM ET

    May 5- Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has once again agreed to have lunch this year with the winner of an auction to benefit a San Francisco charity. Past auctions have raised about $17.8 million, including a record $3,456,789 from an anonymous bidder in 2012. Last year's winner, Andy Chua of Singapore, bid $2,166,766. Other winners have included hedge fund...