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  • When Buffett gets Heinz, he'll also add Burger King CEO Hees

    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 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...
  • Berkshire Hathaway may fall short of five-year S&P test for first time

    Warren Buffett, the billionaire investor known as the Oracle of Omaha, may miss his investing goal for the first time in more than four decades. The chairman and chief executive of investment firm Berkshire Hathaway might soon disclose his Omaha company...
  • 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...