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  • Billionaire investor Warren Buffett, right, and Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates participate in a Q & A session with students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Business Administration, in Lincoln, Neb., Friday, Sept. 30, 2005.(AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

    Warren Buffett tells CNBC's Becky Quick, with his familiar laugh, that he was able to replace Microsoft's Bill Gates as the world's richest person because he "spends less."  In a brief off-camera telephone chat about Forbes' new list of global billionaires, with Buffett and his estimated $62 billion in the top position, the Berkshire Hathaway chairman joked that "it's a tribute to thriftiness."

  • Market Insider/Thursday Look Ahead Wednesday, 5 Mar 2008 | 9:46 PM ET

    Inflation worries are again gnawing at stocks. That sent gold and oil racing to new highs as the greenback hit new lows. The resulting concern about inflation promises to be a topic on investors' minds Thursday as they await rate decisions from the Bank of England and the European Central Bank, ahead of the U.S. open.

  • Stocks Rebound; Oil Hits $104 Wednesday, 5 Mar 2008 | 9:18 PM ET

    The Dow snaps a losing streak as oil hits another all-time high. Get the news behind the headlines in the Word on the Street.

  • Stocks Claw Their Way Back as Oil Tops $104 Wednesday, 5 Mar 2008 | 5:10 PM ET

    Stocks clawed their way back to close higher Wednesday after a rollercoaster day of trading loaded with news.

  • Yahoo's Microsoft Tactic: Delaying the Inevitable Wednesday, 5 Mar 2008 | 3:12 PM ET
    Yahoo

    When in doubt, delay! That appears to be the strategy at Yahoo, where the company's board has authorized a deadline extension for outsiders to nominate their own slate of directors, which would have been next week. The new deadline will now be 10 days after the company announces the date of its annual shareholder meeting. This clock indeed is ticking...

  • Stocks Turn Mixed After Ambac News Wednesday, 5 Mar 2008 | 2:34 PM ET

    Stocks pulled back in afternoon trading Wednesday, led by financials, as news on Ambac trickled out.

  • ISM Services Report Boosts Stocks Wednesday, 5 Mar 2008 | 11:43 AM ET

    Stocks shot higher Wednesday after a better-than-expected reading on the services sector.

  • Yahoo Scrambles to Fend Off Microsoft Deal Wednesday, 5 Mar 2008 | 10:37 AM ET
    Yahoo!'s headquarters in California.

    Yahoo has extended a deadline for nominating candidates to its board, giving the struggling Internet pioneer more time to search for a white knight to help it fight off an unwanted takeover bid from Microsoft.

  • Yahoo Looks at New Way to Survive Wednesday, 5 Mar 2008 | 9:26 AM ET

    Yahoo has stepped up merger talks with AOL in an effort to avoid being taken over by Microsoft.

  • Yahoo, Time Warner Step Up Talks: WSJ Wednesday, 5 Mar 2008 | 6:47 AM ET
    Yahoo!'s headquarters in California.

    Yahoo and media conglomerate Time Warner have stepped up talks to create an alternative to Microsoft's offer to take over the Web company, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday citing people familiar with the matter.

  • Are Newspapers Dead? Tuesday, 4 Mar 2008 | 6:30 PM ET

    How do you profit as the business of print starts to perish?

  • Microsoft CEO: Yahoo Bid Makes Sense as Is Monday, 3 Mar 2008 | 9:41 AM ET
    Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer.

    Microsoft still considers its takeover offer for Yahoo, currently valued at about $42 billion, to be reasonable despite Yahoo's rejection of the bid, Microsoft's chief executive said.

  • Your First Move For Monday March 3rd Friday, 29 Feb 2008 | 11:06 PM ET

    Here's our Fast Money Final Trade. Our gang gives you Monday's best trades, right now!

  • Fast Message - We Answer Your Questions Tuesday, 26 Feb 2008 | 6:35 PM ET

    Time to sort through the Fast Money in-box and answer more of your questions. Paul writes, “What is keeping downward pressure on Microsoft (MSFT) and what will it take to break out?

  • Your Thoughts on Google and Apple Tuesday, 26 Feb 2008 | 12:45 PM ET

    Needless to say, my posts on Google and Apple are generating a flood of response from many of you feeling the frustration of these steep declines, so in the vein of "misery loves company," here's a taste of some of your missives. Rest assured, if you're confused, you're not alone -- so are the experts.

  • Another day, another big drop in Google shares. Another day, and more head-scratching for Apple shareholders. For Google, it's getting ugly. Even a big, broad Wall Street rally couldn't help these shares, ceding another 4 percent on Monday with the slide continuing pre-market today.

  • Deal or No Deal Monday, 25 Feb 2008 | 6:25 PM ET

    Forget Howie Mandel, we’ll tell you about all the M&A chatter and how you can profit.

  • Electronic Arts is desperate; and desperate times call for desperate measures. Look no further than the company's multiple bids for Take-Two Interactive, a company with such a checkered financial past, pandering to the lowest common denominator of entertainment, but that apparently commands a 64 percent premium that in Take-Two's estimation still isn't enough.

  • For the short week ending Friday, February 22, 2008, it was hard not to get whiplash. The Dow and the S&P managed to turn in a positive performance for the week with a stunning late-day reversal on Friday, led by news of a bail out for Ambac Financial (ABK).  The NASDAQ approached October 2006 lows, but ended Friday positive for the day, and down only slightly for the week. 

  • Your First Move For Monday Feb. 25th Friday, 22 Feb 2008 | 8:41 PM ET

    Here's our Fast Money Final Trade. Our gang gives you Monday's best trades, right now!