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  • Bell-Jeff students get 'Wisdom from Giants'

    Bellarmine-Jefferson High School students looking to carve out a life path can now turn to the likes of Desmond Tutu and Jane Goodall for inspiration. The Catholic high school recently published "Wisdom of Giants," a collection of 100 letters...
  • Bill Gates's Philanthropy Costs Him Richest-Man Title

    Bill Gates's Philanthropy Costs Him Richest-Man Title
    Bill Gates didn't lose his title as the world's richest man last year; he gave it away by plowing billions into his charitable foundation, experts say. Forbes will release its 2011 billionaires list on Wednesday and Gates, investor Warren Buffett and...
  • Lunch with Warren Buffett Sells For Nearly $3.5 Million

    Lunch with Warren Buffett Sells For Nearly $3.5 Million
    NEW YORK -- An anonymous bidder is paying a record $3,456,789 to have lunch with legendary investor Warren Buffett, according to the charity that benefits from the auction. Glide, the San Francisco Bay anti-poverty organization, said there were 10 active...
  • Man bids record $3,456,789 for lunch with Warren Buffett

    Man bids record $3,456,789 for lunch with Warren Buffett
    n anonymous bidder is paying a record $3,456,789 to have lunch with legendary investor Warren Buffett, according to the charity that benefits from the auction. Glide, the San Francisco Bay anti-poverty organization, said there were 10 active bidders...
  • Ice fishing: on wheels and on ice, comforts of home

    Ice fishing: on wheels and on ice, comforts of home
    ST. PAUL, Minn. — Long a sport for the winter-hearty, ice fishing—which just now is beginning for the season in far northern Minnesota—might soon also attract those who insist on warmth and (relative) luxury with their cold-weather...
  • U.S. Stocks Dive on Economic Fears

    U.S. Stocks Dive on Economic Fears
    NEW YORK -- Turmoil returned to U.S. stock markets at Thursday's open as renewed concerns about the U.S. and global economies sent major indexes plunging and pushed gold to a new record high. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 480 points, or 4.2%,...
  • Microsoft retains AAA credit status

    Microsoft retains AAA credit status
    There are currently four U.S. companies that have a better credit rating than their own country, according to Standard & Poor's: Automatic Data Processing, Exxon Mobil, Johnson & Johnson, and Microsoft. "There's a certain amount of irony having AAA...
  • Meet the world's richest people

    Meet the world's richest people
    Say hello to the 0.00001%. Forbes Magazine released its annual "Billionaires List" on Wednesday, with Mexican telecom mogul Carlos Slim HelĂș retaining his status as the world's richest person for the third year in a row. Slim checked in with a net...
  • Baltimore: America's biggest branch town

    Baltimore: America's biggest branch town
    The name "Constellation Energy" will still be around. The energy trading firm will still be doing much the same thing it ever has in a large, new building on Baltimore's waterfront. It will have somewhat fewer employees, but it will, at least for the next...
  • A theatrical lesson from the oracle of Omaha

    A theatrical lesson from the oracle of Omaha
    Credit goes to Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway — relax, you're reading the theater column, not the business pages — for popularizing, if not coining, the phrase "skin in the game." In the Buffett usage, the phrase refers to a desirable...
  • The habits at highly successful workplaces

    The habits at highly successful workplaces
    Stories of business gone wrong are almost always stories of corporate culture gone wrong. The problem is that it's not easy for outsiders, or even insiders, to diagnose a sick culture. Over a decade ago, when I started investigating what had gone wrong...