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  • A theatrical lesson from the oracle of Omaha

    A theatrical lesson from the oracle of Omaha
    Credit goes to Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway — relax, you're reading the theater column, not the business pages — for popularizing, if not coining, the phrase "skin in the game." In the Buffett usage, the phrase refers to a desirable...
  • The habits at highly successful workplaces

    The habits at highly successful workplaces
    Stories of business gone wrong are almost always stories of corporate culture gone wrong. The problem is that it's not easy for outsiders, or even insiders, to diagnose a sick culture. Over a decade ago, when I started investigating what had gone wrong...
  • Stop the latest backdoor stimulus

    In 2009, President Barack Obama lifted the $400 billion cap off the bailout money that Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae could pass on to the taxpayers. Apparently, $400 billion wasn't enough. Fannie and Freddie are publicly owned. You and I own them and all the...
  • 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...
  • Buffett and Berkshire bet on print, buy 63 Media General papers

    Buffett and Berkshire bet on print, buy 63 Media General papers
    Former paperboy and current Omaha, Neb., billionaire Warren Buffett is throwing the weight of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. behind the newspaper industry, buying the majority of Media General Inc.’s papers months after picking up his hometown publication....
  • $420,600 and counting for 'power lunch' with Warren Buffett

    $420,600 and counting for 'power lunch' with Warren Buffett
    Want a “power lunch” with billionaire financier Warren Buffett? Get ready to shell out at least $420,600 for the privilege. So far, that’s the top bid in an annual charity auction to dine with seven friends and Buffett at Smith &...
  • Is luxury back? Michael Kors' profit triples, stock soars

    Is luxury back? Michael Kors' profit triples, stock soars
    Michael Kors is making it work: Profit at the newly public luxury retailer more than tripled in the fourth quarter. The American fashion designer puts out extravagant $2,295 python satchels (other bags come in ostrich and crocodile) and $1,295 calf-...
  • Stock buybacks fall for second consecutive quarter

    Stock buybacks fall for second consecutive quarter
    American companies are getting a bit hesitant about buying back their own stock. Share repurchases by large companies fell in the first three months of this year, the second consecutive quarter of declining buybacks, according to Standard & Poor’...
  • 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...
  • Baltimore: America's biggest branch town

    Baltimore: America's biggest branch town
    The name "Constellation Energy" will still be around. The energy trading firm will still be doing much the same thing it ever has in a large, new building on Baltimore's waterfront. It will have somewhat fewer employees, but it will, at least for the next...
  • Apple stays at top of 'most respected companies' list

     
    Apple Inc. gets not just investors' love -- but also their respect. So we see from Barron's annual ranking of the "world's most respected companies" as voted by U.S. money managers. The list, in the magazine's current issue, puts Apple......