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S&P Downgrades Berkshire Hathaway Rating

Standard & Poor's cut a major rating for Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, saying the move better reflects the company's dependence on its core insurance operations.

10 Companies That Pay the Most Taxes

You’ve probably seen reports on big companies that pay surprisingly little in federal taxes, due to loopholes and accounting gimmicks. Thanks to the website 24/7 Wall Street, we have a list of the 10 companies that pay the most in corporate taxes.

Warren Buffett's 5 Favorite Stocks

Everyone wants to know what Warren Buffett is buying, but what about what he already owns? We take a look at Berkshire's portfolio of stocks to find out which stocks he's sunk the most money into -- and which he's likely to hold onto in the near future.

Apple's Scary Stock Ride: Why the 'Jockey' Really Matters

Apple has been one of the world's most innovative companies, revolutionizing our lives -- and charging a premium to do it. Now, its stock has been on a six-month downward run, and understanding the real reason why might help guide your other investment choices.

FBI Investigates Potential Insider Trading in Buffett's Heinz Deal

The FBI is looking into alleged insider trading in the options of ketchup maker H.J. Heinz Co before its blockbuster acquisition last week by Warren Buffett and Brazil's 3G Capital. The SEC says traders in Switzerland used a Goldman Sachs account to trade on purported inside knowledge of the transaction.

5 Winners and Losers of the Week in Business

It's been an interesting week in the world of business, from BlackBerry losing another major client, to travel troubles on land and sea that will cost Tesla and Carnival some serious goodwill. Here's a rundown of this week's biggest wins and loses.

Warren Buffett Part of Group to Buy Heinz in $23 Billion Deal

H.J. Heinz Co. has agreed to be acquired by an investment group including billionaire investor Warren Buffett in a deal valued at $23.3 billion. The ketchup company says it's the largest deal ever in the food industry. Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital are making the purchase.

13 Stocks to Start Investing With in 2013

If you're keeping your savings in low-return but "safe" investments, this is the year you need to get your money off the sidelines and into some solid stocks. No stock is risk-free, but these 13 picks are the best we can find for novice investors looking to get their feet wet in the market.

Why Is Warren Buffett Buying Back Berkshire Hathaway Stock?

Earlier this month, famed billionaire and Berkshire Hathaway chairman Warren Buffett dropped a bombshell. Breaking with past practice, and changing the financial rules he himself laid down, Berkshire is buying back its own stock -- and he plans to keep buying it back. What lessons does that hold for investors?

5 Winners and Losers of the Week in Business

Companies can make brilliant moves, but there are also times when things don't work out quite as planned. Here's a rundown of this week's biggest winners and blunders in the business world, from Google to Starbucks.