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  • One of the world’s richest people is known for not being like those other billionaires. It’s not just that Warren Buffett has pledged to donate 99 percent of his fortune to charity or that he thinks the rich should be taxed more. It’s evident in his workplace as well: Berkshire Hathaway’s Omaha world headquarters occupy just one floor of its office building, and Buffett’s personal office doesn’t have a computer, a calculator or even a stock ticker. Buffett’s personal residential real estate poli

    One of the world’s richest people is known for not being like other billionaires, and this also applies to his minimal real estate portfolio. Have a look at his longtime home and a former vacation home.

  • Not every company about to shake up (or is in the process of shaking up) its respective industry is a household name just yet, but here are 10 we think you could be familiar with in the near future.

  • As the European debt crisis deepens, many ordinary citizens have felt the impact of deep cuts to government benefits combined with cuts in public, and even the private sector wages. But crisis-hit Europe is also home to many ultra-wealthy individuals whose personal fortunes are on the rise.While Spain may soon require a full bailout, one of its citizens recently became the wealthiest person in the euro zone with a personal fortune of 40.2 billion dollars, according to Wealth-X a provider of inte

    It is unsurprising that calls to tax the euro zone's wealthiest members are gaining traction. Click ahead to find out who are the ten richest people in the euro zone and how they made their money.

  • Although the athletes on the playing surface may be sporting them, that doesn’t mean spectators should feel free to bring bicycles, folding bikes, roller-skates or skateboards into venues. They’re too large to fit under a seat or on a lap, and would certainly be a nuisance to others. Biking is popular in London, so an announced ban on non-folding bicycles on trains during the Olympics was lifted

    So what are some of the prohibited and restricted items in 2012 Olympic venues? Click ahead for some of the most interesting examples.

  • Some like it hot – especially women’s swimwear designers. For the eighth year, thousands of fashion industry pros and onlookers migrated to Miami Beach to check out the latest in barely-there attire during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim. The show, which is one of the largest swimwear trade shows, ran from July 19 to July 23. Although the bathing suits may be skimpy, the stakes are not. Women’s swimwear sales are projected to grow to $2.9 billion this year while total U.S. swimwear sales are exp

    Total U.S. swimwear sales are expected to hit $4.2 billion this year. Click ahead to see the newest swimwear trends for 2013.

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    According to the latest quarterly filings, only 24 companies in the S&P 500 reported having zero debt on their balance sheets. Which S&P 500 companies are debt free and cash rich? Click ahead to find out.

  • As Asia’s fourth-largest economy, South Korea is a major player among the world’s top exporting nations.Exports made up 53 percent of the Korean economy in 2011, according to the World Bank. That’s one of the highest rates globally — much higher than 29 percent for the world’s second largest economy China and 12 percent for emerging market Brazil. South Korean exports also grew 19 percent last year.With this in mind, we take a look at the 10 biggest-listed South Korean companies by market cap th

    Here are the 10 biggest-listed companies by market cap that have benefited from South Korea's export boom.

  • When the time comes to retire, not everyone wants a condo in Boca Raton. Many people want to spend their later years in another culture, one that makes them feel like they’ve stumbled upon a secret paradise.One such place is Costa Rica. Its name means “rich coast,” which is appropriate considering its location on the Central American isthmus. Its equatorial location keeps its climate tropical year-round, and the Pacific Ocean on its west side and the Caribbean Sea to the east make it everything

    Many people want to spend their later years in an environment that makes them feel like they’ve stumbled upon a secret paradise.

  • McDonalds has been an Olympic Sponsor since 1976 and their current agreement extends their sponsorship through 2020. Even before they were a sponsor McDonalds was supporting Olympic athletes by flying food to the athletes at the 1968 games in Grenoble, France. This year four temporary McDonalds have been built throughout Olympic Park staffed by over 2000 people ready to serve the athletes, coaches, spectators, for all 19 days of the games. Also, if any other food venue wants to serve fries they

    Who has a stake in the games? Some big name sponsors for sure. Eleven of the 2012 Olympic Game sponsors belong to the TOP Program.

  • A home office is more than just a room with a desk and chair; ideally it cultivates an atmosphere conducive to work and concentration. Different work styles call for different work spaces. Some need isolation, some want to gaze out at nature for inspiration. Some just need a spot to do the bills that doesn’t take up too much room. A home’s office can serve many functions—it can be used for reading, as a studio for art or a writer’s retreat, as a study, or a den, as a crafting room or a homework

    A home office is more than just a room with a desk and chair. This collection includes offices from pocket-size to pod to grand multi-level  affairs, and in styles from modern to Old-World elegance.

  • According to the National Association of Convenience Stores, 2011 was a good year for the industry. Sales  prompting NACS Chairman Tom Robinson to conclude that “one-stop shopping and speed of service for refreshments, food and fuel… continues to resonate with our customers.”Perhaps no convenience store chain in the U.S. is as well-known as 7-Eleven, originator of the Slurpee and the Big Gulp. It operates over  throughout the country, but nearly twice that amount is found in Japan, home of Seven

    CNBC presents a list of 10 foreign-owned brands, businesses and landmarks that are perceived by the public to be as American as it gets.

  • It’s no secret that the U.S. housing market has seen better days. From falling home values and impaired labor mobility to backed-up inventories and a flood of foreclosures, there are countless ways that real estate affects the economy at large. One of the unfortunate results of a bad housing market is an increase in vacant homes, which has increased by 43.8 percent since 2000, Homes can be vacant for many reasons, but are defined as both rental inventory that are unoccupied and “for rent” as wel

    From falling home values and impaired labor mobility to backed-up inventories and a flood of foreclosures, the real-estate downturn affects the economy at large in countless ways.

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    As more people decide to fly, there are some airlines that have a distinctive edge over their rivals when it comes to providing the best service.

  • With an expanding LIBOR controversy, a second high-profile brokerage bankruptcy in PFGBest (following MF Global last fall), a looming fiscal cliff, a spate of municipal bankruptcies, and a continued anemic recovery, investors are gearing up for what could be one of the most important earnings seasons for market confidence since the financial crisis.With a handful of early misses fresh on investors’ minds (including Supervalu, Progressive Corp, and WD-40), markets will be keeping a close eye on t

    We culled through a decade’s worth of earnings misses, mistakes, and utter catastrophes to bring you some of the worst quarterly performances in the history of the S&P 500.

  • The term “corporate headquarters” often brings to mind an intimidating environment, full of modular furniture, fluorescent lights and joyless gray cubicles. For many years, there were scant deviations to be found.In the 21st century, that rule book has been tossed out the window. The new one has been written by veterans of the tech boom, the start-up boom and the dotcom boom, and this new “old guard” has changed the rules.Now that corporate norms no longer apply across the board, nontraditional

    Now that corporate norms no longer apply across the board, nontraditional office spaces have become more common. Click ahead to see some of the coolest corporate headquarters in the world.

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    There are some countries where you can be 100 percent certain that you don’t have to pay income tax. Find out where.

  • When Jim Koch brewed his first Samuel Adams Boston Lager nearly 30 years ago, few were willing to take on the giants of the beer industry.Now, though Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors still dominate the overall U.S. beer market, Koch's Boston Beer Company commands 1 percent of the industry and has helped lead the renaissance in American craft beer.The Boston Beer Company produced almost 2.5 million barrels of beer last year, in more than 50 styles, and drew close to $560 million in revenues. It has

    When Jim Koch brewed his first Samuel Adams Boston Lager nearly 30 years ago, few were willing to take on the giants of the beer industry. Read ahead to learn how Koch built his company.

  • Net Job Creation: 211,500 California managed to create jobs in all but two private-sector categories (manufacturing and general services) along with its solid growth rate. Gains in construction and financial activities partly reflect its improving real estate sector. High tech, tourism and international trade are the leading sectors. The state led the nation in job creation in June. Facebook and Zynga both went on hiring binges in the last year. On the negative side, as might be expected of a ca

    Overall payroll growth remains subpar and disappointing but these states, which include a few surprises, are showing healthy and diverse growth.

  • The Farnborough International Airshow, held once every two years, is one of the world’s most important aerospace and defense events. Situated around 40 miles southwest of London, the show encompasses five trade days and a weekend, during which the exhibition is open to the public. It brings together the biggest players from the commercial, business and military aviation industries.The last event in 2010 saw $47 billion worth of completed deals and 120,000 business visitors. This year, though, Fa

    The Farnborough International Airshow, held once every two years, is one of the world’s most important aerospace and defence events.

  • 2011 Ranking: 1 2010 Ranking; 1 This year, California lost its reign as the leading state in technology. Home to Silicon Valley and some of the largest technology companies -- Intel, Facebook, Google and Apple – California slipped to the number-three spot this year because of a slowdown in high-tech business formation. The Golden State still claimed the top spot, however, for most patents awarded and the most research grant money. The state also has the top-ranked broadband connectivity.

    As part of our annual study, America’s Top States for Business, we grade states on several criteria in this important category of Technology & Innovation.

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  • People walk amongst aircraft exhibited on the tarmac during the opening of the International Paris Airshow at Le Bourget on June 15, 2015.

    The International Paris Air Show is celebrating its 52nd anniversary this year with the big movers and shakers in the aerospace and defense industry all attending the event.

  • International business and political leaders gather in Dalian, China for the 2017 instalment of the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions.

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