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  • Warren Buffett and Bill Gates will visit India sometime this year to "seek support of wealthy Indians for philanthropic activities," according to a report in today's Economic Times.

  • Davos 2011 - See Complete Coverage

    Stocks closed higher with the Dow finishing 20 points shy of 12,000 on the strength of materials and tech stocks and as investors awaited a handful of major earnings later this week. Alcoa and IBM rose, while BofA fell.

  • Davos 2011 - See Complete Coverage

    Stocks trimmed gains, but remained significantly higher, as techs and materials lifted the market as investors awaited a handful of major earnings from the sector later this week. Alcoa and IBM rose, while BofA fell.

  • Silver coin sales have been on a tear in recent months and can be used as an economic indicator to show a lack of confidence in the U.S. monetary policy, said Nicholas Colas, chief market strategist at ConvergEx.

  • Barron's January 24, 2011 Cover: Mr. Moneybags

    Shares of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway are up almost four percent at mid-day (Monday) after Barron's suggested the company could pay its first dividend since Buffett took over in the mid-1960s.  It's also predicting Berkshire's stock price, which "hasn't budged in nearly a year," could top its all-time high this year.

  • Stocks extended modest gains as tech stocks rose and lifted the Nasdaq for the first time in several sessions. Alcoa and IBM rose, while BofA fell.

  • Warren Buffett

    Earnings of Dow stocks Procter & Gamble, Kraft and Johnson & Johnson will be scoured the most by billionaire investor Warren Buffett, whose Berkshire Hathaway is among the top four shareholders of each. Those three companies, and the other Dow consumer-goods stock McDonald's, will start reporting earnings Jan. 24.  ...A report from TheStreet.

  • Lou Simpson

    Lou Simpson is going back to work, but he's not going back into the game for the money.   After a "day" of retirement, and concerned he would drive himself "crazy" if he didn't do anything, the long-time Geico stockpicker is opening his own firm to manage money for friends and family.

  • Washington Post Company Executive Committee Chairman Katharine Graham in a 1997 file photo.

    Warren Buffett will retire from the Washington Post board of directors after what he calls a "great 37 years."  But he tells the Wall Street Journal that Berkshire will "keep every share of stock we have" in the company.

  • Carlos Slim, the world's richest man by the latest Forbes ranking, tells CNBC he won't be signing onto the Giving Pledge, the invitation to philanthropy created by Warren Buffett (#3 on the Forbes list) and Bill Gates (#2).   He tells CNBC that business people should help to fight poverty, but he doesn't think giving to charity is the best way to do so.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

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    Investing in 2010 was even easier than it looked: All you really needed to do was own 12 stocks out of the 630 that make up the three major indices. But if you didn’t have them in your portfolio, you whiffed big time.

  • Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has sold $1.5 billion of 3-year and 10-year investment-grade notes guaranteed by the company.

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    Shares of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway outperform the S&P in 2010, reversing the U.S. stock benchmark's 2009 win.

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    A missed sales target caps a tough year for shares of BYD, the Chinese electric car company backed by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway.

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    General Electric looks promising as we head into the near future. Upward action from this U.S.-based conglomerate will mean a nice payday for investors in 2011. ...A report from TheStreet.

  • For the second time this year, Warren Buffett has met with President Obama in the White House's Oval Office.

  • Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and CEO of Facebook

    Another 17 individuals or families have joined Warren Buffett's "Giving Pledge," including the 26-year-old co-founder and CEO of Facebook.  Mark Zuckerberg's youth contradicts with the more familiar image of a wealthy person turning to philanthropy later in his or her life.   Zuckerberg asks, "Why wait?"

  • Warren Buffett

    Warren Buffett likes to portray himself as the multi-billionaire cheapskate who feels great pain from every dollar bill that leaves his wallet.  But there's no sign today of that stingy public persona he sometimes exaggerates for laughs.  Buffett says it will be a "pleasure" to write a $50 million check, fulfilling his promise to help fund an international nuclear fuel bank.