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  • Buffett in Kraft Heinz stock 'forever' Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 8:05 AM ET
    Buffett in Kraft Heinz stock 'forever'

    Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway, discusses the long-term outlook on the packaged foods market, as consumers move towards more natural products.

  • 'Krafty' deal 'matter of negotiations': Warren Buffett Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 8:01 AM ET
    'Krafty' deal 'matter of negotiations': Warren Buffett

    Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway, breaks down the terms of the deal to acquire Kraft Foods Group.

  • Heinz, Kraft merger shows industry 'ripe' for consolidation: Pro

    Jonathan Feeney, Athlos Research, and Alexia Howard, Sanford Bernstein & Company, provide perspective on the valuation of the deal to shareholders.

  • Food industry tipping points Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 7:01 AM ET
    Food industry tipping points

    Alexia Howard, Sanford Bernstein & Company, shares her thoughts on the various headwinds facing the food industry.

  • Kraft Foods to merge with HJ Heinz Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 6:07 AM ET
    Kraft Foods to merge with HJ Heinz

    Erin Lash, Morningstar analyst, discusses the acquisition of Kraft by Brazilian private equity firm 3G Capital. The combination with Heinz provides an international distribution platform, says Lash.

  • Heinz and Kraft to join in food mega-merger Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Heinz and Kraft to join in food mega-merger

    "Squawk Box's" Andrew Ross Sorkin breaks down the details of the deal which includes H.J. Heinz becoming a publicly traded company.

  • Fed official Stein heads to hedge fund Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 12:27 PM ET
    Jeremy Stein, a former governor of the Federal Reserve.

    Another former senior government official has signed up to be a paid advisor to a multibillion-dollar hedge fund firm.

  • Navigating global risks: Scott Sperling Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 8:15 AM ET
    Navigating global risks: Scott Sperling

    Scott Sperling, THL Partners co-president, shares his outlook on the global economy, amid unrest in the Middle East and tensions between Ukraine and Russia.

  • LONDON, March 23- Hedge funds have turned super-bearish about U.S. oil prices as concerns about running out of storage trump the drop in the number of rigs drilling new wells. Money managers had amassed a record number of short positions in futures and options contracts linked to WTI by the end of March 17, equivalent to 209 million barrels of oil, according to the...

  • The strategy usually involves buying stock in a Delaware- incorporated company that is being acquired and then filing a claim that gets a judge to determine the fair price for the shares in a process known as appraisal. But now the top corporate lawyers in Delaware, where about two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies are chartered, are proposing an amendment to the...

  • Yellen: Not ruling out April rate hike Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 2:30 PM ET
    Yellen: Not ruling out April rate hike

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen makes her opening statement, saying just because the Fed removed the word "patient" in its guidance for a rate increase, doesn't mean they are going to be "impatient."

  • Billionaire bracketology: Big money NCAA picks Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 1:27 PM ET
    Steve Cohen

    The smart-money brackets: CNBC.com got some of the world's elite investors to pick their NCAA Final Four.

  • Private equity investors pile into Africa Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 2:24 PM ET
    Skyline of the business district of Lagos, Nigeria.

    Private equity firms are doing more deals in Africa to tap the continent's growing population and wealth.

  • NEW YORK, March 16- Everest Capital, a hedge fund firm founded in 1990 that counted George Soros and Nelson Peltz as early backers, is closing six of its seven remaining hedge funds because of bad bets on the Swiss franc, according to CNBC, which cited a private letter sent to investors on Feb. 24. Everest, which overall managed more than $3 billion at the end of December,...

  • Walter Isaacson explains start-ups' real problem Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 2:23 PM ET
    Walter Isaacson

    Start-ups struggle to expand, which is a bigger problem than perceived overvaluation of tech companies, Walter Isaacson tells CNBC.

  • March 16- Trian Fund Management LP said there was "strong interest" among large DuPont shareholders for a representative from the hedge fund to join the chemical conglomerate's board. "We are also pleased with the positive feedback that we have received from DuPont stockholders regarding all of Trian's nominees," the hedge fund said in a regulatory filing on...

  • Fed 'dramatically' inflated these sectors: Expert Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 4:09 PM ET
    Marc Utay, managing partner of Clarion Capital partners

    "Dramatically" high valuations in stocks and real estate could tank once the Fed tightens, a private equity manager said.

  • This is how billionaires enjoy super-low tax rates Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 2:41 PM ET
    Marc Lasry

    A rule lets the wealthy managers of private funds pay about half the tax rate they usually would—and it's unlikely to change soon.

  • QE driven up stock & real estate values: Utay Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 1:42 PM ET
    QE driven up stock & real estate values: Utay

    Discussing the view from private equity on whether bubbles are lurking in the markets, with Mark Utay, Clarion Capital.

  • CNBC update: Best family cars Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 1:30 PM ET
    CNBC update: Best family cars

    The IMF has agreed to a 4-year $17.5 billion loan for Ukraine, and a new report awards the best cars for families, reports CNBC's Sue Herera.