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  • 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 in the company's packing department in San Francisco, his favorite candies were black licorice and, thanks to his World War II service as a paratrooper, Hershey's chocolate....
  • When Buffett gets Heinz, he'll also add Burger King CEO Hees

    Fast food giant Burger King Worldwide Inc. said it will lose its chief executive Bernardo Hees to H.J. Heinz Co. once billionaire financier Warren Buffett wraps up his acquisition of the ketchup company with 3G Capital. Corporate poaching this...
  • Warren Buffett invests in parties, buys Oriental Trading Co.

    Billionaire financier Warren Buffett already has his hands in newspapers, jewelry, insurance and other holdings. Now, with the acquisition of Oriental Trading Co., the 82-year-old can add party planning. Buffett said Friday that his Berkshire Hathaway...
  • SunPower, solar stocks surge after Warren Buffett buys Calif. plants

    SunPower, solar stocks surge after Warren Buffett buys Calif. plants
    Solar stocks were burning up Thursday, led by a 41% share price boom for SunPower, which this week said it sold a pair of massive Southern California solar power plants to a Warren Buffett company. San Jose-based SunPower said in a filing with the...
  • Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is buying Heinz ketchup company

    Warren Buffett has been very publicly casting about for a big deal – and he's found one in the Heinz ketchup company. Through his investment firm, Berkshire Hathaway, the famed investor is teaming up with a Brazilian private-equity firm to acquire...
  • Critics say pension fix will require more than Jerry Brown's plan

     
    Lawmakers are expected to vote on Gov. Jerry Brown's public pension proposal -- a plan that requires new workers to work longer and asks all employees to pay more of their own retirement....
  • Voters reject Proposition 32, AP says

     
    Proposition 32 failed Wednesday morning, according to the Associated Press. The initiative was created to bar unions and corporations from using payroll deductions to raise money for political campaigns, as well as to prohibit them from making candidate...
  • Munger’s Proposition 38 fails, according to AP

     
    Voters have rejected Proposition 38, a tax hike to raise money for schools, according to the Associated Press. The measure was created by Pasadena civil-rights attorney Molly Munger, daughter of Berkshire Hathaway executive Charles Munger. Her ideas on...
  • Inside Penny Pritzker's portfolio: How a billionaire invests

    How do the wealthy stay wealthy? The mandatory financial disclosure released last week by commerce secretary nominee Penny Pritzker provides a rare look at an American billionaire's entire investment portfolio. Pritzker inherited much of her wealth,...
  • Warren Buffett Completes Cancer Treatment

    Warren Buffett Completes Cancer Treatment
    NEW YORK (CNN) -- Billionaire investor Warren Buffett says he has completed treatment for a mild case of prostate cancer, according to a published report. Speaking Friday to executives of newspapers he has recently acquired, Buffett was quoted by The...
  • Four Hoosiers make Forbes list of wealthiest Americans

    Four Hoosiers make Forbes list of wealthiest Americans
    The rich got quite a bit richer this past year, according to this year's rankings of the 400 wealthiest Americans. Forbes magazine released its annual list on Wednesday, and the combined net worth jumped 13 percent to $1.7 trillion in 2012, up from $1....