These are excerpts from the unofficial transcript of CNBC's town hall interview today (Thursday) with Warren Buffett and Bill Gates from Columbia Business School in New York City, as released by CNBC.
After a brief sales increase in September, video game sales took another nosedive in October — but the bad news may finally be over.
Microsoft's Bill Gates had some words of praise today for Steve Jobs, the CEO of arch-rival Apple, despite the blistering "Mac and PC" television ads that sharply, and humorously, criticize the new Windows 7 operating system. Here's another highlight from today's taping of CNBC's Warren Buffett and Bill Gates: Keeping America Great.
With a variety of business achievements under his belt, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates is using the second half of his life to give back to the world.
So far in today's trading session, a total of 31 stocks in the S&P 500 have reached new 52-week highs. Here is a look at those companies.
Warren Buffett and Bill Gates answered questions from more than 700 cheering Columbia University students gathered in a campus auditorium for a 90-minute CNBC Town Hall event that will air at 9p ET tonight. Speaking of the severe problems last fall at the height of the crisis, Buffett said, "Our economy was sputtering" and "is still sputtering some."
This “denial of service” business model is, I believe, doomed. The new edge in technology will belong to the companies that invest over the long term in earning the trust of their customers, writes Lanham Napier CEO of Rackspace.
Apple Inc. has opened lots of stores over the past couple of years, but today's New York City event is a little different than most. That's because senior vice president Ron Johnson, Apple's retail guru, had some comments to share about the company's upcoming retail plans for 2010.
The holiday season is traditionally viewed as a time of good cheer and hope, but for many video game publishers, 2009’s will be filled with shot nerves and stress.
As you gear up for your holiday shopping, here are the games most likely to be on the wish lists of friends and family.
U.S. President Barack Obama ranked at the top of the list of the world's most powerful people, according to Forbes.
News Web sites are starting to look a lot less like newspapers and a lot more like television, says the New York Times.
Different sectors are taking turns pushing stocks higher. Find out who’s waiting around the bend.
Rupert Murdoch isn't what one would call "subtle." In an effort to illustrate the value of News Corp's online content, he's laid down the gauntlet to Google and other search engines and aggregators.
A weird thing is happening right now, and it borders on the dangerous. Companies want to merge, and partner, and collaborate, and they have lots of cash on the balance sheet, ready to do deals that may help jumpstart their businesses, light a fire under sluggish markets, increase efficiencies, and generate nice returns for their investors. Yet federal agencies in this country and abroad aren't merely getting more active when it comes to scrutinizing the deals, they're getting activist.
Yahoo is done with its cost-cutting program and now hiring, Chief Executive Carol Bartz told CNBC Tuesday.
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On Saturday, the House backed a health care bill that would expand coverage to nearly all Americans and bar insurance practices such as refusing to cover people with pre-existing medical conditions. How should investors be positioned? Bob Phillips, managing partner at Spectrum Management Group and Robert Zagunis, co-portfolio manager at Jensen Investment Management shared their insights.
It’s no secret the video game industry is having a rough 2009 here in the United States — but that's not the only place it's struggling.
On a week where the Dow closes above 10K, gold tops $1,100 and unemployment hits 10.2%, the markets shrug off negative data to end the week up over 3%.