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Berkshire Hathaway Buys Verizon, Boosts Stake In Liberty Global, Wal-Mart

Source: Business Balla | May 16 2014, 7:45am CDT | by Forbes

Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) is now joined by his two investing side-kicks, Ted Weschler and Todd Combs, who make...
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Harvard Says The Best Thinkers Have These 7 'Thinking Dispositions'

Oct 10 2014 1:23pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

Harvard education scholar Shari Tishman wants to ask you two questions: • Can you play the piano? • Do you play the piano? The queries are less similar than they seem — and they tell you something about how you learn. "These are different questions," she writes, "and your answer may well be 'yes' to the first and 'no' to the second." How so? "The first question asks about ability," she continues in a 1992 paper. "If you sat down in front ...
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The Wall Street Journal: International Dairy Queen confirms data breach

Oct 10 2014 9:49am CDT | Source: MarketWatch

International Dairy Queen, owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, confirms a data breach that affected payment card information at 395 U.S. locations. ...
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Ice cream and fast food chain Dairy Queen says customer card data hacked at 395 stores

Oct 9 2014 4:59pm CDT | Source: Canadian Business Online

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Ice cream and fast food chain Dairy Queen is the latest retailer to reveal a hack of its customer data. The company said Thursday that hackers may have gained access to customer names, credit and debit card numbers and expiration dates at 395 stores between August and October. The company said it has fixed the malware problem. International Dairy Queen Inc. has about 4,500 franchised stores in the U.S. It’s also the parent of the Orange Julius chain, and on ...
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Is Berkshire Hathaway Becoming The Virgin Of Unsexy Brands?

Oct 7 2014 8:55am CDT | Source: Forbes Real Time

Berkshire Hathaway has bought the nation’s 5th largest private auto dealer, and its announced plans to buy more seems to foretell a Coke vs. Pepsi-like battle with AutoNation. What’s less obvious, or altogether clear, is whether Warren Buffett sees himself as a frumpy version of consummate brand-extender Richard Branson. The jury’s [... ...
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Tradesy Founder Explains Why She Likes Being One Of The Few Female Tech CEOs

Oct 6 2014 11:06am CDT | Source: Business Insider

Tracey DiNunzio, the founder and CEO of upscale online thrift store Tradesy, tells author and Tradesy investor Tim Ferriss in a recent episode of his podcast that as a woman founder she's one of the "mystical unicorns of the tech world." In the past, she's been annoyed by the occasionally patronizing way the media asks her about being a female founder in Silicon Valley, where women are rarely found ...
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9 Highly Successful People Share What They Wish They'd Known In College

Oct 6 2014 10:14am CDT | Source: Business Insider

Like countless college students before them, the class of 2014 has little idea what to expect when they enter the working world. "Whether you know exactly where you're heading or feel a bit lost," writes Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg in "Lean In For Graduates," the latest edition of her popular book, "everyone has this in common: you're all in for big surprises."  College graduates will leave the safe, structured world of higher education an ...
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Mylan , Chesapeake Energy, Fortinet, Medtronic and Hain Celestial are big market movers

Oct 3 2014 3:14pm CDT | Source: Canadian Business Online

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Medtronic Inc., up $2.22 to $65.02 The medical device maker switched to $16 billion in financing to buy Covidien after the U.S. restricted tax-saving, overseas deals. Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc., down $1.83 to $33.00 The entire energy complex is under pressure, particularly oilfield service companies, as the price of crude continues to slump. Pens ...
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3 things to expect from Warren Buffett, new owner of David Maus dealerships

Oct 3 2014 2:02pm CDT | Source: Orlando Business Journal

Come first-quarter 2015, there’s going to be a new sheriff in town at the David Maus automobile dealerships — not to mention 78 other dealerships statewide and in nine other states. Billionaire Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK.A) yesterday announced plans to buy Van Tuyl Group, a leading automotive group in the U.S. and parent company to David Maus Toyota, David Maus Chevrolet and two David ...
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