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Insanely Old Will Sparks Battle

AP | RODRIQUE NGOWI | Posted 02.25.2012 | Business

BOSTON -- With only eight days to live, a wealthy, ailing Massachusetts merchant wrote in his will 351 years ago that he was leaving a spectacular 35-...

Ron Dicker

How Ads During Oscars Beat Super Bowl Spots | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.25.2012 | Business

How can pretty boys in tuxedos and waifs in gowns beat the crap out of 260-pound linebackers? In advertising, of course, when the Oscars go toe-to-...

What Buffett Says He Was 'Dead Wrong' About

AP | JOSH FUNK | Posted 04.26.2012 | Business

OMAHA, Neb. — Billionaire investor Warren Buffett said Saturday that he was "dead wrong" with a prediction that the U.S. housing market would be...

Who Is In Line To Succeed Warren Buffett?

AP | JOSH FUNK | Posted 02.25.2012 | Business

OMAHA, Neb. -- Billionaire Warren Buffett wants Berkshire Hathaway shareholders to know that the company has someone in mind to replace him eventually...

Eurozone Official: 'I Would Not Bet On A Positive Outcome' From Summit

Reuters | Posted 04.25.2012 | Business

* Germany unlikely to be ready to decide at March 1-2 summit * Euro zone may decide on combined bailout fund later in March ...

Occupy Movement's Latest Frontier? Vacation Destination

Posted 02.24.2012 | Business

Vacation destination Cape Cod may seem like a bizarre place for an Occupy protest, but that didn't stop demonstrators from rallying in the area known ...

'I Don't Feel Any Pressure At All To Go Along With Anybody'

Reuters | Posted 04.25.2012 | Business

* Schapiro says only pressure is to do what is best for U.S. * EU official Barnier said SEC is testing European patience ...

Picking Strawberries: Lessons Learned About Being Happy at Work From My First Job

Denice Kronau | Posted 04.25.2012 | Business
Denice Kronau

When I think about being happy at work, I often go back to these first principles to reset my expectations about what I should expect from work. These expectations keep me realistic and grounded.

U.S. Subpoenas Big Bank In Mortgage Bond Probe

Reuters | Posted 04.25.2012 | Business

Feb 24 (Reuters) - Citigroup said on Friday it received a subpoena from federal and state regulators seeking information about the bank's "issuing, ...

Who's That Daytona 500 Driver?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.02.2012 | Business

Any sport that stages its Super Bowl at the start of its official season deserves attention. But NASCAR's Daytona 500 on Sunday could still be mighty ...

Someone Paid Linsane Price For Jeremy Lin Rookie Card

Posted 02.24.2012 | Business

The Jeremy Lin cash machine just keeps raining money -- and others are making sure to cash in. The NBA phenom's rookie card sold for $21,850 on eB...

Battle To Become The Top Soda Is Bubbling Up

Posted 02.23.2012 | Business

The battle to be the world's favorite beverage is bubbling up. To cope in part with a loss in market share, Pepsi is cutting 8,700 jobs worldwide ...

Postal Service To Cut Staggering Number Of Jobs

Reuters | Posted 04.24.2012 | Business

Feb 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. Postal Service announced plans on Thursday to close or consolidate 223 mail processing centers and eliminate up to 35,00...

You Won't Believe What Your Facebook Profile Can Do For You

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 02.24.2012 | Business

You might think a Facebook profile loaded with pictures of you holding red cups can lower your standing in the eyes of your boss. But now there's reas...

Major Retailer CEO: $2.4 Billion Loss 'Unacceptable'

AP | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AND MAE ANDERSON | Posted 04.24.2012 | Business

NEW YORK — Sears said Thursday that it's unloading some of its profit-busting stores, but the retailer fell short of revealing how it plans to w...

Did You Hear That? Office Gossip May Be On The Decline

Posted 02.23.2012 | Business

Your co-workers have been gossiping less as of late, and that should have the old boss worried. Most workers -- 63 percent, in fact -- say that wat...

Tooth Fairy Being A Little Stingier Of Late

Posted 02.23.2012 | Business

The tooth fairy got a little less generous lastyear year. The going rate for teeth left under a pillow dropped 42 cents to $2.10 in 2011, accordin...

How Obama's Tax Plan Could Actually Add Loopholes

AP | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER and PAUL WISEMAN | Posted 04.24.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama wants to close dozens of loopholes that let some companies pay little or nothing in taxes. But he also wants to o...

Big Bank Chief: Europe 'In The Worst Economic Crisis Since 1929'

Reuters | Posted 04.24.2012 | Business

* Credit Agricole makes record quarterly loss of 3.07 bln euros * RBS makes Q4 loss of nearly 2 bln pounds * Dexia says...

Even More Money Meant For Struggling Homeowners Used To Close Deficits

AP | DAVID A. LIEB | Posted 04.23.2012 | Business

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The ink wasn't even dry on a settlement with the nation's top mortgage lenders when Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon laid claim to ...

Christie To Buffett: 'Just Write A Check And Shut Up'

Posted 02.23.2012 | Business

Chris Christie has some choice words for billionaire investor Warren Buffett. "He should just write [the government] a check and shut up," the New...

Launchpad For Lease: NASA Renting Out Space To Cope With Budget Woes

Posted 02.22.2012 | Business

Looking for an awesome place to throw a party? Look no further than a space shuttle launch pad at Kennedy Space Center. Part of the iconic NASA fa...

For Female CEOs - Is Work/Life Balance a Myth or Reality?

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 04.23.2012 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

It's still a sad commentary that today, in 2012, women are faced (much more so than men) with the issue of organizing their work life in the context of their home life.

Watchdog: Mortgage Giants Spending Too Much Defending Former Execs

AP | MARCY GORDON | Posted 02.22.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. government regulator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac must do a better job limiting legal expenses paid by the two mortgage giant...

Recession Looking More And More Likely In Eurozone

Reuters | Posted 04.23.2012 | Business