| Aug 15, 2013
| 9:22 AM
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. dumped stakes in Kraft Foods Group Inc., added holdings in General Motors Co. and took new positions in Dish Network Corp., a regulatory filing showed Thursday.
The closely watched investment company cut its...
| Aug 8, 2013
Even by Middle East standards, the scene in a Dead Sea restaurant, situated within a “green zone”–a no-man’s-land claimed by neither Israelis nor Palestinians–was surreal. As a camel knelt outside, two Israeli soldiers...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 12:42 PM
Warren Buffett, the billionaire investment guru known as the Oracle of Omaha, is donating about $2.6 billion in stocks to five charities as part of a plan to give away the bulk of his wealth before he dies.
The chairman and chief executive of investment...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 8:49 AM
Warren Buffett, otherwise known as the Oracle of Omaha, tweeted for the third time ever this week to welcome Hillary Rodham Clinton, otherwise known as the former secretary of State and first lady of the U.S., to Twitter.
| May 19, 2013
| 7:00 AM
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,...
| 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...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 6:57 PM
Tribune Co. has hired two investment banks to manage offers to buy its newspapers, executives said Tuesday, adding that no decisions have been made about whether to sell any properties.
JPMorgan Chase and Evercore Partners will oversee a process to...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 7:58 AM
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...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Fidelity excels when it gives free rein to its best stock pickers, as it does with the four stock funds below. A consistent municipal bond fund and a top-notch emerging-markets bond fund round out our picks.
-- Contrafund (symbol FCNTX). Will Danoff...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Carl Icahn, 76, is arguably one of the great value investors of all time, and his Icahn Enterprises, launched in 1987 as American Real Estate Partners, has an impressive record. Despite a staggering share-price decline in 2008, the units (the firm is...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Starz CEO Chris Albrecht is laser-focused on revving up original programming now that the pay cable group is a solo public company.
Albrecht talked up the company's plan to expand the breadth of its series offering on Thursday during Starz's inaugural...