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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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When Stock Buybacks Are Not a Waste of Money

Nov 4 2014 8:00am CST | Source: Harvard Business Review

Buying back stock, pretty much corporate America’s favorite thing to do with its money over the past decade, has come in for a lot of criticism this fall. In an epic September 2014 HBR article, “Profits Without Prosperity,” economist William Lazonick blamed buybacks for much of what ails the U.S. economy. His arguments have begun to catch on, in the media at least. Two years ago, though, HBR Press published a book that cast buybacks in a ...
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Companies Controlled By Founding Families Remain Surprisingly Important

Nov 2 2014 10:37am CST | Source: Business Insider

THE "Lucky Sperm Club", as Warren Buffett likes to call it, is still going strong in the commanding heights of business. On opposite sides of the Atlantic, Ana Botín and Abigail Johnson have recently succeeded their fathers in filling two of the most powerful jobs in finance, as chairman of Banco Santander and chief executive of Fidelity Investments, respectively. Founding dynasties run, or wield significant clout at, some of the world's largest mult ...
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10 Cool Startups To Work For In New York City

Oct 30 2014 8:49am CDT | Source: Business Insider

Silicon Valley may be known as the core of America's startup scene, but Silicon Alley can certainly hold its own. New York City is home to more than its fair share of cool startups and small businesses. That's why Hired.com, which specializes in recruiting startup and tech talent, recently measured which New York-based companies are most intriguing to job seekers. By looking at companies on its sit ...
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Terrible Things Happen All Of The Time And The Stock Market Keeps Going Up

Oct 30 2014 6:29am CDT | Source: Business Insider

After an incredible 5-year bull market run, which saw the S&P 500 double from its March 2009 low of 666, many stock market watchers were sure this would be the year that things would finally turn. There certainly has been no shortage of bad news that would cause investors and traders to sell. "Just this year alone, the list of anxiety-provoking events has been a long one: Emerging markets mini crisis (January 23), Crimea invasion (February 2 ...
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Is Warren Buffett Scratching His Head Over Berkshire Hathaway's Holding In 'Basket Case' Tesco?

Oct 28 2014 3:24pm CDT | Source: Forbes Real Time

With shares in British supermarket giant Tesco hitting an 11-year low last Friday and ending virtually unchanged at 169.10p (c.$2.80) each this Monday, valuing the company at around £13.70 billion (c.$22.6bn), Warren Buffett, CEO and chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and pre-eminent world investor, might be mulling the decision ...
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Tesco’s Downfall Is a Warning to Data-Driven Retailers

Oct 28 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: Harvard Business Review

Tesco’s chairman has resigned in disgrace. The company’s market value has more than halved to an 11-year low as it acknowledged overstating profits by hundreds of millions of dollars. And a humbled Warren Buffett, after opportunistically raising his stake in the company after a surprise profit warning, confessed to CNBC: “I made a mistake on Tesco. That was a huge mistake by me.” Indeed. Britain’s biggest supermarket chain has not o ...
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'Shark Tank' Investor Daymond John Shares 7 Business Books That Changed His Life

Oct 27 2014 9:50am CDT | Source: Business Insider

Daymond John's parents taught him that a day job was never going to make him rich. He was in charge of his own destiny and could accomplish what he wanted if he put the work in. When he was 16, he tells us, he read Napoleon Hill's classic business book "Think and Grow Rich," and it changed his life. It reinforced what his parents taught him and inspired him to set lofty goals. In 1992, at the age of 23, he and his mom mortgaged their house in Hollis, Queens, f ...
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