October 28, 2013 In a new book, billionaire investor Warren Buffett and his son and grandson discuss how to feed a growing planet. "We've been fortunate to make a whole lot more money than anybody can spend intelligently on themselves, so the object is to spend it intelligently on the rest of the world," says the senior Buffett.
September 20, 2013 Joey Prusak saw a visually impaired man drop a $20 bill — and then watched as another customer picked it up and tried to say it was hers. The story of what he did next went viral. Prusak refused to serve the woman who had pocketed the money and gave the blind customer $20 from his own pocket.
September 16, 2013 Oracle CEO Larry Ellison ranks No. 3 and the Koch brothers jointly occupy the No. 4 spot on the list of the wealthiest Americans.
July 23, 2013 Warren Buffett's son, Howard, is using his foundation, stocked with $2 billion of his father's money, to address hunger in the U.S., as well as globally. He's trying to use his farming experience to help farmers be more productive and to get more food into the hands of those who need it most.
May 16, 2013 S&P says Berkshire Hathaway has an "excellent business profile," but that its dividend income is too dependent on the insurance companies it owns. The move is not expected to have much, if any, effect on Buffett's company.
May 2, 2013 The "oracle of Omaha" has joined Bill Gates and other like-minded billionaires in the Twitterverse. Watch for him to share his thoughts in a new way.
February 14, 2013 Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway already owns Dairy Queen. Brazil's 3G Capital, which is part of the deal to buy Heinz, already owns Burger King.
April 18, 2012 Billionaire Warren Buffett was tested for prostate cancer at an age when most men are not. The evidence suggests that in most cases the harms of treatment of prostate cancer in elderly men outweigh its benefits.
April 17, 2012 Warren Buffett, 81, has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, his Berkshire Hathaway company announced Tuesday afternoon. The cancer is at Stage 1, according to MarketWatch. The billionaire investor says that his condition is not life-threatening.
April 11, 2012 From the Democrats' perspective, the proposed Buffett Rule, which would require taxpayers with at least $1 million in taxable income, pay taxes at a minimum 30 percent rate, has so much going for it, they can hardly stop talking about it. Which explains why President Obama touted it Tuesday at a Florida campaign-style event and Wednesday at the White House.
February 22, 2012 The New Jersey governor said he was tired of hearing about the rate of taxes for the very rich.
January 24, 2012 First Lady Michelle Obama invites Debbie Bosanek to join her to hear President Obama's State of the Union address. Bosanek is the inspiration behind the Buffett rule which would tax millionaires at the same rate as average wage-earners.
August 25, 2011 The billionaire is helping the ailing bank in much the same way he assisted Goldman Sachs during the 2008-09 financial crisis.
August 22, 2011 Before the government "asks" for more from the rich, it should tax everyone more fairly and then spend that money more wisely, former American Express CEO Harvey Golub argues on the opinion pages of today's Wall Street Journal.
August 15, 2011 Warren Buffett, the Oracle of Omaha and one of the world's wealthiest individuals, is well known in investment circles for his advice against trying to time the market.But trying to time a political debate is a different matter for the master investor.