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'Shut Up!' -- Really GOP?

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 03.10.2014 | 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...

PROFITS SOAR

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 06.13.2013 | 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 ...

Only $1 Million For Lunch With Buffett?

Reuters | Posted 08.08.2013 | Business

June 8 (Reuters) - The yet-unidentified winner of an online charity auction will pay $1 million to lunch with Warren Buffett and fri...

S&P Cuts Berkshire Hathaway's Rating

Reuters | Posted 05.16.2013 | Business

Credit-rating agency Standard & Poor's on Thursday cut its rating on Berkshire Hathaway Inc , the insurance and industrial conglomerate controlled by ...

'It Behooves This Very Rich Country To Have Less Inequality'

Posted 05.07.2013 | Business

Warren Buffett, the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, has been on a media tear over the last few days, with the obligatory news peg being the company's annua...

A Young Warren Buffett, the Stock Market and TV

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | Posted 07.06.2013 | Media
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

The Oracle of Omaha explained stock market psychology to a local television reporter more than 50 years ago, a new documentary reveals.

What Warren Buffett Isn't Saying

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 05.07.2013 | Business

Warren Buffett reminded all of us last week that Corporate America could do more to advance women in the workplace. Perhaps he should start with his o...

The Woodstock of Capitalism

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 07.04.2013 | Impact
Dylan Ratigan

Every year on this day, tens of thousands of people make the pilgrimage to Omaha, Nebraska to hear two of the worlds richest men discuss everything from cultural trends, to love and marriage, to assigning probabilities to terrorist attacks. Those men are Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger, of course.

Protests At Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder Meeting

AP | Posted 07.04.2013 | Business

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Dozens of Utah coal miners are picketing outside the Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting in downtown Omaha. The protesters are...

Buffett 'In Agreement' On Successor

Reuters | Posted 07.04.2013 | Business

(Corrects word in quote by Burlington Northern CEO to "consumption" instead of "construction" in 7th graph) * Does not name successor,...

Great News For Buffett

AP | JOSH FUNK | Posted 07.03.2013 | Business

OMAHA, Neb. — Berkshire Hathaway's first-quarter profit jumped 51 percent as its insurance companies performed well and the value of its investm...

Warren Buffett, Waltons Get Welfare From Wisconsin Taxpayers

Al Norman | Posted 06.03.2013 | Business
Al Norman

Two of the richest families on the planet -- the Waltons and the Buffetts -- have taken public welfare from taxpayers to help clean up a contaminated land that will soon sprout a Wal-Mart superstore.

Mark Gongloff

Warren Buffett To Fellow CEOs: Stop Your Whining

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.01.2013 | Business

Warren Buffett has a message for his fellow CEOs: Stop your whining. In his latest annual letter to shareholders, the Berkshire Hathaway CEO and st...