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  • Bill Gates, left, Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett pose for a picture after a press conference Monday, June 26, 2006 in New York.  Warren Buffett, the chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, recently announced his intention of giving 10 million shares of his company to charitable organizations, the majority going to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Warren Buffett's annual gift of Berkshire Hathaway Class B shares to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is worth about $1.6 billion dollars this time around, lifting his total donation to $8 billion over five years .. and there's more to come.

  • Stocks got the new quarter off to a weak start Thursday after disappointing reports on housing, manufacturing and jobless claims. But the market ended off its lows amid some short-covering.

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    With the Supreme Court scheduled to hear arguments later this year about whether states should be allowed to regulate the sale of violent video games, you might think game makers would consider dialing down the number of shooter titles.

  • Yahoo

    Management can use all the smoke and mirrors it wants. The fact remains that Yahoo's stock price is just a temporary stop to some lower destination.

  • US stocks posted their worst second-quarter performance since Q2 2002, as uncertainty in the health of the global economy led investors to take profits off the table.

  • Tech was supposed to be an area of the market that could get through squalls reasonably well, wasn't it? Following are 4 trades that could get the job done!

  • Why the big money name thinks construction of the "relief" well is ahead of schedule.

  • Cramer highlights another American company bucking the notion that this economy is all bad.

  • Hulu Plus on an iPad

    Hulu's long-awaited premium service "Hulu Plus" just went live. The premium, HD service is available on the iPhone, iPad, and even certain TVs and costs $9.99 a month.

  • Micron

    Worries about future demand for memory chips pounded Micron Technology shares in Tuesday morning trading.

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    As Europe’s major economies focus on belt-tightening, they are following the path of Ireland. But the once thriving nation is struggling, with no sign of a rapid turnaround in sight. The NYT reports.

  • New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

    It has certainly been a forgettable quarter and a lackluster first half of the year for investors. With two trading sessions left in the quarter, U.S. stocks are on pace for their first quarterly decline since Q1 2009, snapping 4 straight quarters of gains.

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    New financing from the federal government may help biotech companies develop fuels of the future, helping reduce America's dependence on oil.

  • The Mad Money host takes your questions.

  • Louis Vuitton Store

    Which brands make the rich happy? A new study from the Affluence Collaborative, a research project formed by several marketing groups, attempted to answer that question, and found that the top brands on that list are all technology names.

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    Pakistan will start monitoring seven major websites, including Google, Yahoo and Amazon, for sacrilegious content, while blocking 17 other, lesser-known sites it deems offensive to Muslims, an official said Friday.

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    Recently, market research firm NPD found that during the first quarter of 2010, consumers purchased more Google Android-based devices than iPhones. It was an important win for Google and Android. But for investors, it was eye-opening.

  • ETFs were among the investment types most affected by the "flash crash" in May, but Bill McNabb, CEO of The Vanguard Group and told investors that they are still a safe place to invest.

  • Stocks opened lower Thursday after the Fed highlighted the weakness of the recovery in its latest statement. But a pair of better-than-expected economic reports helped curb the losses.

  • Russian President Dmitry Medvedev receives an iPhone 4 from Apple CEO Steve Jobs on his tour of Silicon Valley this Wednesday.

    As one success follows another, Apple finds itself in a bewildering position. As the tech industry’s perennial underdog, Apple was frequently scorned and dismissed by larger and more successful competitors like Microsoft or Dell. Now, with growing frequency, the company is seen by competitors and other industry players as a bully. The NYT reports.