| Dec 12, 2011
| 10:01 AM
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...
| Aug 23, 2012
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.
| Jul 13, 2012
| 12:03 PM
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...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 5:41 PM
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....
| Apr 6, 2012
| 10:01 AM
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...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 7:41 AM
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...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 2:25 PM
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...
| Nov 15, 2011
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...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 9:45 AM
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...
| May 17, 2012
| 8:11 AM
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....
| Mar 16, 2013
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...