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  • Aug 31- Wall Street ended lower on Monday and wrapped up its worst month since 2012 after a senior Federal Reserve official heightened fears among investors of a potential U.S. interest hike in September. Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer on Saturday said U.S. inflation would likely rebound as pressure from the dollar fades, allowing the Fed to raise interest...

  • Aug 31- Wall Street was lower on Monday afternoon as investors worried that the Federal Reserve may start raising interest rates in September, although a rally in oil boosted energy stocks. The market was poised for its worst monthly drop over three years after being pummeled in the past two weeks due to worries about the health of China's economy and the timing...

  • Aug 31- Wall Street pared some of their early losses in afternoon trading on Monday as energy stocks gained after oil prices rallied sharply. The S&P energy index reversed course and was up 1.05 percent- on track for its best four-day gain in seven years- boosted by ConocoPhillips, Schlumberger and Phillips 66.. Still, Wall Street was poised for its worst monthly...

  • Aug 31- U.S. stocks were poised for their worst monthly drop in more than three years on worries about the health of China's economy and the timing of a U.S. interest rate hike. All three major indexes slipped more than 1 percent on Monday after weekend comments from Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer appeared to keep the door open for a rate hike in...

  • Aug 31- Wall Street opened the week in the red after comments from Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer over the weekend appeared to keep the door open for a rate hike in September. U.S. inflation will likely rebound as pressure from the dollar fades, allowing the Fed to raise interest rates gradually, Fischer said at the global central banking...

  • Aug 31- Wall Street was set to open lower on Monday after weekend comments from Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer appeared to keep the door open for a rate hike in September. U.S. inflation will likely rebound as pressure from the dollar fades, allowing the Fed to raise interest rates gradually, Fischer said at the global central banking conference in...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 30- Berkshire Hathaway Inc's $37 billion deal for aerospace supplier Precision Castparts Corp is encouraging investors to consolidate the fragmented aircraft components industry, even as Boeing Co uses its clout as the world's biggest plane maker to put a check on some deals. Private equity and strategic buyers have been pouring into the sector,...

  • Berkshire Hathaway builds stake in refiner Phillips 66 Saturday, 29 Aug 2015 | 3:07 PM ET

    Billionaire investor Warren Buffett's company has amassed a stake worth nearly $4.5 billion in Phillips 66 more than a year after trading a chunk of its holding in the oil refiner for a chemical business investment. A regulatory filing says Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has accumulated about 58 million shares, which amounts to more than 10 percent of the Houston...

  • 4 hedge fund managers on how to play volatility Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 10:54 AM ET
    Bill Ackman at Delivering Alpha 2015 in New York.

    CNBC asked several hedge fund managers what advice they would give to the average investor in this extremely volatile market.

  • *U.S. billionaire Warren Buffett "jumpstarted" the project. *Kazakhstan suffered from Soviet-era nuclear tests. ASTANA, Aug 27- The International Atomic Energy Agency and Kazakhstan signed an agreement on Thursday to locate the first internationally-controlled bank of low-enriched uranium in the ex-Soviet nation to ensure fuel supplies for power stations...

  • *U.S. billionaire Warren Buffett "jumpstarted" the project. *Kazakhstan suffered from Soviet-era nuclear tests. ASTANA, Aug 27- The International Atomic Energy Agency and Kazakhstan signed an agreement on Thursday to locate the world's first bank of low-enriched uranium in the ex-Soviet nation to ensure fuel supplies for power stations and prevent nuclear...

  • Aug 24- Geico, the auto insurance unit of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc, agreed to pay $6 million to settle charges it discriminated based on gender, education level and occupation when quoting rates online, the California Department of Insurance said on Monday. The settlement lasts three years and resolves claims first raised by the Consumer...

  • Harry Reid enters Nevada's solar wars Friday, 21 Aug 2015 | 2:12 PM ET
    Senate Minority Leader Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada

    Sen. Harry Reid said that a Nevada utility, owned by Buffett's Berkshire, is proposing a potential blow to the state's rooftop solar industry.

  • Trump has done well, but not as well as the stock market Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 11:48 AM ET

    By the measure of success he holds most dear— wealth— Donald Trump has done well. Since 1987, when the real estate mogul published his best-seller "Art of the Deal," his net worth has jumped 300 percent to $4 billion, according to figures from wealth-tracker Forbes magazine. Associated Press researcher Jennifer Farrar contributed to this report.

  • Search this! Just 13 stocks beat Google Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 5:26 PM ET
    Google signage outside of the company's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.

    There are 13 stocks in the S&P 500, including Monster Beverage and Regeneron, that have topped Google since it launched its IPO, USA Today reports.

  • Aug 14- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Friday said it boosted its stake in cable TV operator Charter Communications Corp, and signaled it may have another large investment planned after agreeing to buy Precision Castparts Corp in its largest-ever purchase. The changes were disclosed in a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing detailing...

  • Looks like Warren Buffett's got a secret purchase Friday, 14 Aug 2015 | 5:30 PM ET
    Warren Buffett

    Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the holdings disclosed by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is what wasn't revealed.

  • Aug 14- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc has eliminated its stakes in National Oilwell Varco Inc and Phillips 66, and on Friday signaled it may have another large investment in the works. The changes were disclosed in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission detailing Berkshire's U.S.-listed stock portfolio as of June 30.

  • BOSTON, Aug 14- Legendary investor Warren Buffett was not the only one to turn sweet on Precision Castparts Corp this summer. Buffett's plan to pay $32.3 billion for the Precision Castparts Corp, announced on Monday, helped push the stock price up nearly 19 percent this week, likely making for a handsome payoff for the funds that took new positions or raised stakes.

  • Red-hot M&A doesn't signal a bubble: Lazard's Parr Thursday, 13 Aug 2015 | 10:55 AM ET
    Gary Parr, Vice Chairman Lazard.

    With global dealmaking this year expected to exceed the record levels of 2007, Lazard Vice Chairman Gary Parr tells CNBC why he's not worried about froth.