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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Warren Buffett pontificates on JPMorgan, Wells Fargo, newspapers

    Warren Buffett pontificates on JPMorgan, Wells Fargo, newspapers
    Billionaire investor Warren Buffett had opinions to spare Friday, when he dished on JPMorgan’s Jamie Dimon, Wells Fargo’s home lending prowess, the future of the euro and newspapers, Facebook and more. “I’ve had enough mistakes of...
  • Possibility of Baltimore Sun sale brings interest from investors

    Possibility of Baltimore Sun sale brings interest from investors
    The possibility that the Tribune Co. will sell its newspapers after an imminent exit from bankruptcy has set off a new round of speculation about The Baltimore Sun's future ownership — along with expressions of interest from potential buyers....
  • 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...