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  • Greg Schwem: The Caesar salad will be $10,000

    If you dine out regularly in large metropolitan areas, odds are excellent you will eventually encounter a famous person sitting nearby. My recent celebrity sightings include Chris Noth from "The Good Wife" and "Sex and the City" in a Manhattan tavern, Jay...
  • Buffett's BNSF Rail wants safer oil tank cars after fires, explosions

    Buffett's BNSF Rail wants safer oil tank cars after fires, explosions
    With America's new oil boom forcing more and more crude onto long trains to make up for inadequate pipeline capacity, Warren Buffett's BNSF has opened bids to buy 5,000 safer transport cars. The move follows a series of high-profile rail accidents and...
  • Berkshire Hathaway may fall short of five-year S&P test for first time

    Warren Buffett, the billionaire investor known as the Oracle of Omaha, may miss his investing goal for the first time in more than four decades. The chairman and chief executive of investment firm Berkshire Hathaway might soon disclose his Omaha company...
  • Buffett's big bet: Insuring $1 billion prize in NCAA bracket contest

    Buffett's big bet: Insuring $1 billion prize in NCAA bracket contest
    Think you can guess the winners of all 67 games in this spring's NCAA men's basketball championship tournament? Warren Buffett is betting a fortune that you can't. The Omaha investing guru is insuring a Quicken Loans promotion that will award $1...
  • Buffett's $1-billion basketball bet called savvy marketing ploy

    Buffett's $1-billion basketball bet called savvy marketing ploy
    The Wizard of Omaha didn't get to be one of the world's wealthiest men by taking foolish risks. This week, Warren Buffett announced that Berkshire Hathaway Inc. will insure a Quicken Loans Inc. contest that will award $1 billion to anyone who...
  • Burger King beats forecasts as McDonald's drops Heinz

    Burger King stock was on the upswing Monday after the fast-food company said its profit surged nearly 33% in the third quarter, beating predictions from Wall Street. The Miami-based company said its adjusted net income soared to $81.1 million, or 23...
  • Warren Buffett's Berkshire buys $3.45-billion stake in Exxon Mobil

    Warren Buffett's Berkshire buys $3.45-billion stake in Exxon Mobil
    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway bought a $3.45-billion stake in Exxon Mobil in the third quarter, the company's largest investment since it invested $10.7 billion in IBM two years ago, according to a regulatory filing late Thursday. The Securities...
  • Warren Buffett says $1-billion basketball bet 'will be the most fun'

    Warren Buffett says $1-billion basketball bet 'will be the most fun'
    Even billionaires like Warren Buffett think watching sports is more fun with a little money on the line. Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is insuring a Quicken Loans contest that will award $1 billion to anyone who can correctly guess the winners of all...
  • Buffett's advice comes at a price teens can afford

    It's written by one of the world's richest men, it's 24 pages long, and it's one of the best how-to guides that I can think of for young investors. Hot off the presses, it's the annual shareholders' letter from Warren Buffett, the 83-year-old chairman of...
  • Warren Buffett Buys Miami TV Station WPLG from Graham Holdings Co.

    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has set an agreement to acquire Miami ABC affiliate WPLG from Graham Holdings Co. in a stock-swap deal valued at $1.1 billion. Deal calls for Berkshire to swap 1.6 million shares that it owns in Graham Holdings Co. for...
  • Bobby Shriver, touting Kennedy lineage, joins supervisor's race

    Bobby Shriver, touting Kennedy lineage, joins supervisor's race
    Bobby Shriver invoked his Kennedy family heritage Tuesday as he launched his campaign for Los Angeles County supervisor, using his place in the political dynasty to try to gain an edge even while casting himself as an "outsider." The former mayor of...