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Cost to Lunch with Warren Buffett: $3.5 Million

The cost to dine with investor Warren Buffett has apparently spiked in value, with one deep-pocketed bidder forking over nearly $3.5 million during a charity auction. The annual auction for a private lunch with the Nebraska billionaire closed following a flurry of activity in the final hours Friday night.

Time for Investors to Bail on Buffett?

Berkshire Hathaway is buying back its own shares. But Buffett's latest move is unlike most repurchasing plans, and investors will do well to inspect it closely for clues on what it might suggest.

Seven of Business's Most Bizarre Brand Bedfellows

Wall Street's endless parade of buyouts and mergers, divisions and revisions has created a tangled landscape in which companies that are famous for one thing often own brands that are completely different -- or even diametrically opposed. Here are seven of our favorite mismatches.