Warren Buffett

In this May 6, 2012 file photo, Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, right, watches Bill Gates use an oversize paddle as they play doubles against table tennis prodigy Ariel Hsing in Omaha, Neb. Members of the economic elite are looking for ways to reduce the nation's growing income inequality for a variety of reasons, from self-interest to pangs of conscience. Buffet advocated for a progressive estate tax before members of Congress, saying in 2007, "Dynastic wealth, the enemy of a meritocracy, is on the rise. Equality of opportunity has been on the decline. A progressive and meaningful estate tax is needed to curb the movement of a democracy toward plutocracy." (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

Gates back on top of Forbes’ billionaire rankings

NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is back on top of the list of the world’s richest people after a four-year hiatus. Forbes magazine announced its ranking of the world’s billionaires Monday. Gates, […]

03/03/2014

Berkshire Hathaway CEO and Chairman Warren Buffett. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

Buffett says economy continues to grow steadily

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Investor Warren Buffett says the economy continues the steady improvement that began in fall of 2009 and he remains optimistic despite Russia’s advance into Ukraine. Buffett appeared on the business cable […]

03/03/2014

In this May 6, 2012 file photo, Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, right, watches Bill Gates use an oversize paddle as they play doubles against table tennis prodigy Ariel Hsing in Omaha, Neb. Members of the economic elite are looking for ways to reduce the nation's growing income inequality for a variety of reasons, from self-interest to pangs of conscience. Buffet advocated for a progressive estate tax before members of Congress, saying in 2007, "Dynastic wealth, the enemy of a meritocracy, is on the rise. Equality of opportunity has been on the decline. A progressive and meaningful estate tax is needed to curb the movement of a democracy toward plutocracy." (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

5 tycoons who want to close the wealth gap

As the middle class struggles to make gains and President Barack Obama strives to shine a spotlight on the issue of income inequality, an unlikely constituency is looking for ways to close the nation’s growing […]

02/23/2014

Dairy Queen employee Joey Prusak in Hopkins, Minn. (AP Photo/Courtesy WCCO TV)

DQ manager’s good deed gets attention

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Joey Prusak was appalled when he saw a customer at the suburban Minneapolis Dairy Queen store where he works pick up someone else’s $20 bill and slip it into her purse. So […]

09/19/2013

Photo from Warren Buffett's online fundraiser.

Buffett auctions off personal tour of See’s Candy

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett is auctioning off an all-you-eat tour of the See’s Candy factory in California to benefit an education nonprofit in Los Angeles. Bidding had already reached $30,000 by Monday, but […]

07/29/2013

Warren Buffett

Online course will let students give money away

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A free online course that starts Monday will offer students the chance to learn about giving from Warren Buffett and help decide how to spend more than $100,000 of his sister’s […]

07/14/2013

Warren Buffett (AP Photo)

Buffett makes annual stock donations to charities

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett is giving five charities more than $2.6 billion worth of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. stock as part of his overall plan to give away his fortune gradually. Buffett announced […]

07/08/2013

Warren Buffett (AP Photo)

Buffett charity lunch auction enters final hours

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The annual charity auction of a private lunch with billionaire investor Warren Buffett entered its final hours Friday with the rare opportunity still available for the relative bargain price of less […]

06/07/2013

Bono serenades Warren Buffett at the Forbes 400 Summit, video posted on YouTube.

Buffett gets philanthropy award at Forbes event; Bono sings to him

NEW YORK (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett’s giving is being recognized by a group of his fellow philanthropists. Buffett received a lifetime achievement award in philanthropy Wednesday at a private discussion of philanthropy that Forbes […]

06/06/2013

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Bids on lunch with Buffett already top $750,000

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The price of a private lunch with billionaire Warren Buffett has already topped $750,000, and the online auction to raise money for a California homeless charity continues all week. The eBay […]

06/04/2013

Betty Liu, anchor of Bloomberg TV’s “In the Loop with Betty Liu”

Betty Liu on Business Rockstars

Today on Business Rockstars, Ken Rutkowski talks with Betty Liu, the anchor of Bloomberg Television’s “In the Loop with Betty Liu,” a daily business morning news program that covers the opening of U.S. markets and financial, economic and political news from around the world. She also hosts the weekday half-hour program “In the Loop at the Half” at noon on Bloomberg Radio.

05/13/2013

Warren Buffett (AP Photo)

Buffett plans to auction lunch for charity in June

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett will again auction off a private lunch to hopefully raise millions for a California homeless charity. The annual auction to benefit the Glide Foundation, which provides social services […]

05/08/2013

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