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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Tribune Co. hires banks to manage offers for newspapers

    Tribune Co. hires banks to manage offers for newspapers
    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...
  • 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...
  • Warren Buffett says not raising debt limit would be 'damn dumb'

    Warren Buffett says not raising debt limit would be 'damn dumb'
    WASHINGTON -- Billionaire investor Warren Buffett said a failure to raise the nation's $16.7 trillion debt limit would be "pretty damn dumb" as Democrats and Republicans square off in a showdown that could lead to the first-ever federal government...
  • Price isn't Villa Pietra's only distinction

    Price isn't Villa Pietra's only distinction
    A real estate brokerage with the name of billionaire investor Warren Buffett's investment firm tied to it unveiled its first property in Orange County on Wednesday — a nearly $20 million home in Newport Coast. Prudential California Realty will...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...