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Buffett donates $2.8bn to Gates, charities

Warren Buffett this week donated $2.8 billion of Berkshire Hathaway stock to five charities, as part of the billionaire's plan to give away nearly all of his wealth. Buffett donated about 21.73 million Class "B" shar

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Buffett: Teach kids financial literacy

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has a double life - as a cartoon character. In his "Secret Millionaires Club," an animated series online and on television, Buffett teaches a group of kids about financial literacy and entrepreneursh

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Buffett, Brazil giant team up for Heinz buyout

  Warren Buffett and Brazilian financier Jorge Paulo Lemann are teaming up to buy ketchup maker H.J. Heinz Co for $23.2 billion, in what could be the first step of a wave of mergers for the food and

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Global economy slowing says Buffett

  Warren Buffett sees clear signs that the global economy is slowing, although the US economy is "inching ahead" as other regions decline, the Berkshire Hathaway chief executive officer said on Wednesday. &

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Buffett allays fears; says mulled mega deal

Warren Buffett tried to allay fears of Berkshire Hathaway shareholders about the company's future a and revealed that he recently tried to make one of the biggest acquisitions of his career. The question of who will succeed Buffett, 81

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Buffett builds $10.7bn stake in IBM

Warren Buffett said his Berkshire Hathaway has accumulated a 5.5 percent stake in IBM, the billionaire investor's biggest bet in the technology field he has historically shunned. Buffett, in a CNBC interview on Monday, said he had bought a

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Berkshire Hathaway Q3 falls on derivatives

Warren Buffett's conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway reported a smaller third-quarter profit on Friday after losing more than $2 billion on derivatives related to stock market performance. That was nearly three times what Berkshire lost on the

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Obama urges higher taxes to curb deficit by $3 trillion

President Barack Obama, in a rallying call to his Democratic base, will vow on Monday to veto any cuts in Medicare if Congress fails to raise taxes on corporations and wealthy Americans to curb the US deficit. Obama's recommendations to a

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US billionaires pledge fortunes to charity

Dozens of US billionaires have pledged to give at least half their fortunes to charity as part of a philanthropic campaign by two of the world's richest men -- Warren Buffett and Bill Gates. Based on Forbes magazine's estimates of

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Buffett's Berkshire posts $1.53bn Q1 loss

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway posted a $1.53 billion first quarterly loss since 2001, hurt by losses on derivative contracts, a big investment in the oil company ConocoPhillips, and the weakening economy. The net loss for the Oma

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