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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Warren Buffett offers $1 billion for a perfect March Madness bracket

    Think you can guess the winners of all 67 games in this spring's NCAA men's basketball tournament? Warren Buffett is betting a fortune that you can't. In what may be the largest sports bet in history, Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. will pay $1...
  • 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...
  • March Madness: A perfect bracket will earn you $1 billion

    Some lucky person out there could be filling out a billion-dollar bracket for March Madness this year. A really, really lucky person. Because that's what it is going to take -- a lot of luck -- to correctly pick the winners of every single game in the...
  • 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...
  • Billionaire Charles Munger drops controversial Brentwood project

    Billionaire Charles Munger drops controversial Brentwood project
    After years of wrestling with Brentwood activists, billionaire investor Charles T. Munger has pulled the plug on plans to redevelop the San Vicente Boulevard site that was the longtime location of Dutton's bookstore. Brentwood Community Council...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ice fishing: on wheels and on ice, comforts of home

    Ice fishing: on wheels and on ice, comforts of home
    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...
  • 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 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. But...