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Delivering Products With Drones Is Coming Sooner Than You Think

Ira Kalb | Posted 03.24.2015 | Business
Ira Kalb

There are some interesting technologies available (and on the horizon) that might provide a solution to the problems related to physically distributing products. In particular, drones and 3-D printers hold a lot of promise in the not so distant future.

The Real Thing

Francis Levy | Posted 02.13.2015 | Books
Francis Levy

Besides defaming Jews, Antonio's plainly a colonialist. Imagine the degree to which indigenous populations must have been exploited for the sake of the wealth merchants like him sought to accrue?

Why Vetoing Keystone XL Isn't Nearly Enough

Carrie La Seur | Posted 02.12.2015 | Politics
Carrie La Seur

The crazy idea that a corporation should be able to force its pipeline, railroad, or other infrastructure for private profit onto an unwilling landowner when no meaningful public good will result is just that: crazy talk. Property rights should mean something.

CNBC's Jim Cramer: Make Money, Don't Moralize

Timothy J. Barnett | Posted 02.21.2015 | Politics
Timothy J. Barnett

Once a nation turns its back on a resolute determination to cultivate moral deservedness, political and financial superintendency passes to those who gain power illegitimately--a fact described eloquently by President Theodore Roosevelt.

21 Surprising Facts You Never Knew About Warren Buffett

GOBankingRates | Posted 11.13.2014 | Money

A lot has been written about the Oracle of Omaha, from his famously prescient investments to his near-mythical origin story. But there are still a lot of things the general public doesn't know about Warren Buffett.

Warren Buffett Buys Duracell

AP | By JOSH FUNK and MICHELLE CHAPMAN | Posted 01.13.2015 | Business

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Buying Duracell will provide a short-term charge for Warren Buffett's company, but the battery maker could eventually wind up bei...

Alexander C. Kaufman

Burger King Denies Deal Is About Taxes | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business

For years, Burger King has tried to take down the Big Mac with the Whopper, its own version of a deluxe burger. Now the long-suffering fast-food chain...

Warren Buffett Gives Single Largest Charitable Contribution

Associated Press | Posted 07.16.2014 | Impact

AP/HuffPost OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett has given several charities Berkshire Hathaway stock worth more than $2.8 billion as part of his pl...

White House Meeting Logs: Big Rail Lobbying Against 'Bomb Train' Regulations It Publicly Touts

Steve Horn | Posted 08.18.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Big Rail has talked a big game to the public about its desire for increased safety measures for its trains carrying oil obtained via hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") in the Bakken Shale. What happens behind closed doors, the meeting logs show, tells another story.

Where Congress Fails, Business Leads

Jamil Bouchareb | Posted 08.06.2014 | Green
Jamil Bouchareb

The green movement, and all that it comprises, R&D, technology, construction, retail, customer service, agriculture, and everything in-between, will be the economy of the next generation.

Real-Time Warren Buffett and Social Media Selfies

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | Posted 07.07.2014 | Media
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

If social media content and engagement are a "rabbit hole," then "social aptitude," or what Buffett likes to refer to as circle of competence, is about "not how large the area of it is, it's how well you've defined the perimeter."

'Shut Up!' -- Really GOP?

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.10.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The result of the Republican budget would be opportunity only for those who already have money. So, of course, the GOP had to try to kill a budget conceived under the proposition of opportunity for everyone.

Days Before Casselton Oil Train Explosion, Obama Signed Bill Hastening Fracking Permits on ND Public Lands

Steve Horn | Posted 03.17.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

On December 20, both chambers of the U.S. Congress passed a little-noticed bill to expedite permitting for hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") on public lands in the Bakken Shale basin, located predominantly in North Dakota.

These 13 Famous Companies Turned Out Way Differently Than They Started

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

Like any superhero, a successful enterprise comes with its own origin story -- but these household names started off a bit differently than you might ...

Warren Buffett Buys Stake in Pipeline Company on Same Day as North Dakota Oil Train Explosion

Steve Horn | Posted 03.04.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

On the same day a BNSF oil train derailed and exploded in Casselton, North Dakota, Warren Buffett -- owner of holding company giant Berkshire Hathaway, which owns BNSF -- bought a major stake in pipeline logistics company Phillips Specialty Products Inc.

Look Who's In Goldman's Top 10

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has exercised warrants that will soon make it one of Goldman Sachs' top 10 shareholders. The ...

Companies Disclosing More Political Spending

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

In an age of hidden election cash, the nation's wealthiest public companies are increasingly revealing their campaign-related contributions and political policies -- and doing so voluntarily.

Warren Buffett Invites Good Samaritan Dairy Queen Employee To Shareholders Meeting

Posted 09.24.2013 | Good News

Oh hello, Mr. Buffett! Joey Prusak -- the Minnesota Dairy Queen manager whose good deed for a blind customer went viral last week -- received a pho...

Warren Buffett On Not Raising The Debt Ceiling: 'Pretty Damn Dumb'

Reuters | Posted 11.20.2013 | Business

NEW YORK, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Billionaire investor Warren Buffett said that politicians not lifting the U.S. debt ceiling would be "pretty damn dumb...

The Curse of Indecision

Francis Levy | Posted 11.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Francis Levy

Hamlet was notoriously indecisive. He wasn't sure whether it was best to live or die, but lots of people waffle about lesser issues. One of them is w...

Buffett Cuts His Stake In Coca-Cola

Reuters | Posted 10.15.2013 | Business

(Corrects to show that Berkshire increased its holding in Wells Fargo, not cut; Removes Coca-Cola and American Express, for which there was no chang...


AP | JOSH FUNK | Posted 08.03.2013 | Business

OMAHA, Neb. -- Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s second-quarter profit jumped 46 percent as Warren Buffett's company reported big paper gains on the value of ...

Students Will Give Away Buffett's Money

AP | JOSH FUNK | Posted 07.14.2013 | College

OMAHA, Neb. -- A free online course that starts Monday will offer students the chance to learn about giving from Warren Buffett and help decide how to...

Meet The 28-Year-Old Woman Helping Warren Buffett Run His Empire

The Huffington Post | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 12.29.2014 | Women

If you are over 28 and profiles of incredibly driven, accomplished people younger than you tend to send you into paroxysms of self-loathing, do not re...

Two Iowa Energy Headlines That Say a Lot About the Electricity Market and Policy Changes

Howard Learner | Posted 08.09.2013 | Green
Howard Learner

"MidAmerican Decides Against Iowa Nuclear Plant," Des Moines Register, June 3, 2013. "MidAmerican Energy to Invest $1.9 Billion Building 1,050 MW of ...