Stories tagged with Warren Buffett

Buffett wins energy fight in Nevada

By Muckety   |   December 23, 2015 at 6:09am   |   0 Comments

Warren Buffett has won a battle against fellow billionaire Elon Musk, resulting in dramatic cuts in Nevada’s solar energy credits, Bloomberg reports.

Warren Buffett’s massive railroad lobby

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 5, 2014 at 9:48am   |   2 Comments

What do train whistles and Warren Buffett have in common?

Warren Buffett, the congressman’s son

By Laurie Bennett   |   March 19, 2014 at 8:10am   |   1 Comments

Warren Buffett so embodies the down-to-earth, self-made success story that it’s easy to forget he was born to privilege.

Rich guys and newspapers

By Laurie Bennett   |   August 6, 2013 at 6:42am   |   0 Comments

It used to be that newspaper barons got rich after they bought the papers.

Muckety this! Warren Buffett to the Koch brothers

By Muckety   |   March 15, 2013 at 5:04am   |   1 Comments

Their politics couldn’t be more different.

Report: SEC won’t pursue charges against Buffett aide

By Laurie Bennett   |   January 4, 2013 at 9:03am   |   0 Comments

Federal regulators have decided not to file insider trading charges against David L. Sokol, former right-hand man to Warren Buffett, the New York Times reports.

Politics, carcinogens and new business opportunities

By Laurie Bennett   |   November 11, 2012 at 11:31am   |   0 Comments

Johns Manville Corporation is currently airing a TV ad that indirectly challenges the constant complaint from the right that regulation smothers business.

Yeah, but his secretary’s tax bill will still be higher

By Laurie Bennett   |   September 26, 2011 at 5:06pm   |   0 Comments

The news is bound to spark even more commentary on why the he’s so eager to pay more to the IRS.

Local student-aid group has big-name connections

By Laurie Bennett   |   September 15, 2011 at 10:01am   |   0 Comments

We normally focus on national-level organizations, but once in awhile
we stumble across a local group with impressive Muckety.

America’s rich get richer

By Laurie Bennett   |   September 23, 2010 at 6:28am   |   0 Comments

Contrary to President Obama’s thin reassurance earlier this week that everybody’s hurting, the wealthy had a pretty good year.

Buffett-Gates friendship too big to fail

By Laurie Bennett   |   February 19, 2010 at 11:00am   |   0 Comments

The much publicized friendship between Warren Buffett and Bill Gates has become an empire - extending even beyond Buffett’s huge gift to the Gates Foundation.

Buffett wants to untie the Chicago rail knot

By Laurie Bennett   |   February 10, 2010 at 1:17pm   |   0 Comments

In the network that is America’s rail freight system, Chicago is a chokepoint.

Buffett and Gore on opposite sides of coal question

By Laurie Bennett   |   November 6, 2009 at 8:50am   |   0 Comments

Two seemingly unrelated investment stories roused the press and the public this week.

Buffett’s words still resound

By Laurie Bennett   |   February 28, 2009 at 1:20pm   |   1 Comments

Warren Buffett’s reputation as a financial prophet has been tarnished in the past year, as Berkshire Hathaway’s value has plummeted, dropping by almost $12 billion in 2008.

Warren Buffett investing $5 billion in Goldman Sachs

By Laurie Bennett   |   September 24, 2008 at 9:00am   |   0 Comments

Warren Buffett, who generally knows a deal when he sees one, announced yesterday that his company, Berkshire Hathaway, would invest $5 billion in beleaguered Goldman Sachs.

Warren Buffett does doubleheader to raise money for Barack Obama

By Carol Eisenberg   |   June 26, 2008 at 12:53pm   |   0 Comments

The richest man in the world is ramping up his involvement in the campaign to elect Barack Obama the next president.

Warren Buffett predicts more losses but says worst may be over

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 5, 2008 at 9:18am   |   0 Comments

The Oracle of Omaha, speaking to reporters yesterday after Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting, predicted that the credit crunch may have passed its low point.

Buffett unseats Gates on billionaire list

By Laurie Bennett   |   March 6, 2008 at 8:50am   |   0 Comments

For this year at least, Bill Gates can no longer claim to be the richest man in the world.

On Feb. 11, when Forbes ranked assets of the richest people around the world, Microsoft stock had dipped because of its efforts to acquire Yahoo. Gates’s rank on the Forbes billionaire list dipped from 1 to 3. His good buddy, Warren Buffett, who now holds the top spot.

Blackstone’s Peterson starts doling out a fortune

By Laurie Bennett   |   February 15, 2008 at 11:25am   |   1 Comments

The Nuclear Threat Initiative may soon receive a big boost from the deep-pocketed Peter Peterson.

Patty Stonesifer stepping down at Gates Foundation

By Gary Jacobson   |   February 7, 2008 at 12:07am   |   0 Comments

The head of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Patty Stonesifer, told The New York Times that she would step down as head of the world’s largest philanthropic organization by the end of the year.

“It’s the right time,” Stonesifer, 51, told the Times. “We have a lot of momentum now, our strategies are in place, and it’s time to take the organization to the next level where we deliver on those strategies.”

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