Like stealth tigers, billionaires Warren Buffett and Bill Ackman are moving in for the kill of the wounded bond-insurance business - but their ultimate meal could turn mean and messy.
Ackman, 41, has been stalking the bond-insurance companies for years with a strong hunch they'd become broke overnight and would earn him a windfall by betting on their demise.
Buffett, 77, who built a huge fortune on nuts-and-bolts insurance, has coveted the bond-insurance world's only treasure chest - its ultra-safe bets on municipal borrowing, since local governments almost never go bust.
Other Buffett stories in the news today:
-- Jamie Johnson's new film "The One Percent" spotlights Buffett's relationship with his son's adopted daughter.
-- Warren's son Peter hopes to stage a musical in China.