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  • 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...
  • Charles Huggins dies at 87; longtime head of See's Candies

    Charles Huggins dies at 87; longtime head of See's Candies
    Before Charles N. Huggins began working at See's Candies in 1951 as a manager inthe company's packingdepartment in San Francisco, his favorite candies were black licorice and, thanks to his World War II service as a paratrooper, Hershey's chocolate. But...
  • Warren Buffett pontificates on JPMorgan, Wells Fargo, newspapers

    Warren Buffett pontificates on JPMorgan, Wells Fargo, newspapers
    Billionaire investor Warren Buffett had opinions to spare Friday, when he dished on JPMorgan’s Jamie Dimon, Wells Fargo’s home lending prowess, the future of the euro and newspapers, Facebook and more. “I’ve had enough mistakes of...
  • Possibility of Baltimore Sun sale brings interest from investors

    Possibility of Baltimore Sun sale brings interest from investors
    The possibility that the Tribune Co. will sell its newspapers after an imminent exit from bankruptcy has set off a new round of speculation about The Baltimore Sun's future ownership — along with expressions of interest from potential buyers....
  • Warren Buffett sings -- again -- dressed as a paper boy [Video]

    Warren Buffett sings -- again -- dressed as a paper boy [Video]
    Because it's Good Friday, and because we all need a pick-me-up after this morning’s sour jobs data, here's yet another video of Warren Buffett doing his song-and-dance routine. This time, the venerable investor is singing "I’m only a Paper...
  • Are Romney-Buffett taxes truly that low? Yes

    Are Romney-Buffett taxes truly that low? Yes
    The Web economics argument of the day is whether Romney's and Warren Buffett's tax rates are really 15 percent or lower. Last night Obama reiterated Warren Buffett's argument that Buffett's tax rate is lower than that of Buffett's secretary. Mitt Romney's...
  • 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...
  • Stop the latest backdoor stimulus

    In 2009, President Barack Obama lifted the $400 billion cap off the bailout money that Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae could pass on to the taxpayers. Apparently, $400 billion wasn't enough. Fannie and Freddie are publicly owned. You and I own them and all the...
  • Buffett and Berkshire bet on print, buy 63 Media General papers

    Buffett and Berkshire bet on print, buy 63 Media General papers
    Former paperboy and current Omaha, Neb., billionaire Warren Buffett is throwing the weight of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. behind the newspaper industry, buying the majority of Media General Inc.’s papers months after picking up his hometown publication....
  • John J. Byrne dies at 80; insurance exec turned Geico around

    John J. Byrne, whose turnaround of auto insurer Geico Corp. led billionaire Warren Buffett to buy the company and call him "the Babe Ruth of insurance," died March 7 at his home in Etna, N.H., according to Robert E. Snyder, a family spokesman. He was 80...