| May 17, 2012
| 8:11 AM
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....
| Jun 8, 2012
| 8:44 AM
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 &...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 8:25 AM
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-...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 11:17 AM
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’...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 8:09 AM
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...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 9:41 AM
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...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 10:01 AM
Because it's Good Friday, and because we all need a pick-me-up after this morning’s sour jobs data, here's yet another video of Warren Buffett doing his song-and-dance routine. This time, the venerable investor is singing "I’m only a Paper...
| Aug 23, 2012
Before Charles N. Huggins began working at See's Candies in 1951 as a manager in the company's packing department in San Francisco, his favorite candies were black licorice and, thanks to his World War II service as a paratrooper, Hershey's chocolate....
| Jan 25, 2012
| 7:41 AM
The Web economics argument of the day is whether Romney's and Warren Buffett's tax rates are really 15 percent or lower. Last night Obama reiterated Warren Buffett's argument that Buffett's tax rate is lower than that of Buffett's secretary. Mitt Romney's...
| Feb 15, 2011
Gold: Trading now at $1,375 per ounce, up 0.8% from Monday. Dow Jones industrial average: Trading now at 12,233.68, down 0.3% from Monday. Big Board goes European. The New York Stock Exchange agreed this morning to merge with Germany's largest......
| Mar 18, 2011
Much to Warren Buffett’s chagrin, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is about to give his money back. The famed Oracle of Omaha invested $5 billion in Goldman Sachs at the height of the financial crisis in late 2008. It was a......