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Berkshire Hathaway investors have two key questions for CEO Warren Buffett and vice chairman Charlie Munger -- but whether the answers are forthcoming remains to be seen.
From SunPower enlightening some shareholders prematurely to Warren Buffett's first tweet, here's a rundown of the week's most interesting action in the business world.
If followers were dollars, Buffett is having even more success on Twitter than he had with one of his best investments ever.
Burger King CEO Bernardo Hees will take the top job at Heinz following its acquisition by investment firm 3G Capital and Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
The futures of the Lannister, Stark, Baratheon and Targaryen clans are unknown. But if George R.R. Martin lets them live, what stocks might his characters buy for retirement?
The federal corporate tax rate is 35% but that's not what most big companies pay, and the disparities can be huge: Some pay billions, while others pay nothing.
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.
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.
Investor Warren Buffett says last year was "subpar" for his company even after posting a 45 percent increase in profit, because the value of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-A, BRK-B) trailed the overall market.
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.
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.
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.
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.
From an eco-friendly move that should drum up coffee sales to pulling the plug on some popular diversions, here are this week's smartest moves and biggest blunders from the business world.
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.
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?
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.
The problem with the newspaper business is simple: A subscription price barely pays for the paper your papers are printed on, and free media are siphoning off the ad revenues newspapers rely on. Warren Buffet thought he could buck the trend, but not even the Oracle of Omaha can fight math.
The election is over, and now, the many investors who were keeping a close eye on the polls know what they're getting (somewhat) in terms of the federal government for the next few years. Here's a look at 21 economic sectors, and what a second Obama term will mean for each of them.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc is to buy direct marketing toy and party supplies merchant Oriental Trading Co for $500 million, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing a person involved in the deal.
Low interest rates have made convincing kids to open savings accounts a tougher sell. You can't just tell a 9-year-old to save because it's good for her -- you need an incentive, like prospect of a great return. So here are seven ideas to help your kids profitably put their money to work.
Warren Buffett was clearly in a selling mood during the second quarter: He unloaded big stakes in consumer products companies and put Intel outside his portfolio altogether. But he didn't just sit on the cash.
On Sept. 16, 2009, Warren Buffett declared the Great Recession officially over. But is it still over?
In an interview on CNBC back then, the...
When it comes to stock market returns, Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is justifiably legendary. But when it comes to running an insurance business, Buffett may not be all that much smarter than the cavemen who star in his GEICO commercials.
In the final installment of director Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, everything changes for billionaire industrialist Bruce Wayne, which got us thinking: Which real-life business leaders could step into Batman's formidable shoes?
A couple of years ago, billionaire super-investor Warren Buffett told Congress a "terrible problem" with U.S. municipal bonds was on the horizon. Now, Buffett is back, and warning that the crisis is closer than ever.
Moody's downgrade of 15 of the world's largest banks, along with JPMorgan Chase's multibillion-dollar trading loss, make it clear that big banks aren't always as safe as we'd hope. Still, we have to keep our money somewhere -- So 24/7 Wall St. has compiled a list of the nation's safest banks.
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.
Last week, Warren Buffett moved to save Media General, paying $142 million to buy 63 of its struggling newspapers. The move helps backstop the newspaper industry, giving it breathing room to figure out a way to survive in the Internet age.