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Op-Ed: The easy way to search the Panama Papers — Without the hype

Sydney - Have suspicions that your local duly elected, taxpayer-funded saint may be a less saintly than it appears? Think your employer is living remarkably well in a few extra mansions? Just search the Panama Papers. It’s easy.

Kraft Heinz cuts 2,500 jobs in Canada, U.S. after recent merger

Chicago - Saying that it intends to cut costs, Kraft Heinz Co. is slashing about 2,500 jobs now that the two companies have merged. Employees affected by this are in the U.S. and Canada and will be notified in person, said spokesman Michael Mullen.

Op-Ed: Warren Buffett investing big money in Australian equity market

Sydney - The investor everyone would like to be has moved in to the Australian share market at a very interesting time. The local market is feeling queasy after the end of the mining boom, and talk of housing bubbles. Enter Buffett.

Buffett and Berkshire subsidiary to cash in on legal pot industry

Billionaire Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has never shied away from a good investment opportunity, which is why their latest foray into the legal pot business shouldn’t come as a surprise.

Warren Buffett donates $2.8 billion to charities

Warren Buffett broke his own record by donating $2.8 billion dollars to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and family charities through selling stock.

Barry G Hartman on why Warren Buffett is the financial fireman Commissioned

As the stock market took a free fall in 2008, Goldman Sachs knew they needed help. They had to boost capital and build up confidence as their shares plummeted. They called upon the Oracle of Omaha, also known as Warren Buffett, for a hand.

Poll: Bill Gates the most admired person in the world

The Microsoft founder, philanthropist and billionaire Bill Gates is the most admired person in the world, according to a new poll.

Why Warren Buffett stayed away from the Facebook IPO

Last May, a few weeks before Facebook went public with its IPO, Warren Buffett had said in not so many words, investing in Facebook is something he'd planned to steer clear of doing.

Op-Ed: Less well-off give larger percentage of their income to charity

Washington - Several studies show that those with very high incomes give a smaller percentage of their income to charity than those with lower incomes.

Warren Buffet reveals income & taxes to boost tax-the-rich case

Hutchinson - Buffett, Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway reveals he made almost $63 million last year, but paid less than $7 million in federal income tax. But critics say Buffett didn't reveal his tax return which would have explained several gaps in income.

Warren Buffett not supporting White House 'Buffett Rule'

In an interview with CNBC, Berkshire Hathaway Chief Warren Buffett clarified the nature of his tax increase proposal, saying the 'Buffett Rule' floated by the White House was not in line with Buffetts thinking.

Op-Ed: Why taxation is unnecessary

The super-rich on both sides of the Atlantic are appealing to their governments to tax them more to aid those less fortunate than themselves. The truth is, all taxation is totally unnecessary.

Warren Buffett's debt plan: Apply tax increases to the mega-rich

In an opinion piece published in The New York Times, billionaire Warren Buffett offered his perspectives on tackling America's fiscal woes, focusing on individuals who earn more than $1 million annually.

Bill Gates now largest CN Railway shareholder, owns $3.2 billion

Montreal - Bill Gates, the multi-billionaire co-founder of Microsoft, is now the largest shareholder of Canadian National Railway Co. and now owns $3.2 billion. Since 2006, Gates has been increasing his involvement in the nation's biggest railway company.

Warren Buffett buys Lubrizol chemicals firm for $9 billion

Lubrizol is a specialty chemical company that will soon be owned by Warren Buffett. Buffett's company Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is purchasing Lubrizol for a record $9 billions.

Op-Ed: It's True: Rich People Are Different From The Rest Of Us

Nelson - Often it is heard that rich people are not like the rest of us, and it appears, that really this is true, especially in their attitudes, as well as their allegiances, which tend rather to be more with each other, than their home countries

Warren Buffett wants U.S. taxpayers to get over their anger

New York - Billionaire investment guru, Warren Buffett, sent out a message to United States taxpayers: Get over your anger. Buffett says the anger towards the Obama administration and Congress is counterproductive.

Is Warren Buffett a safer investment than Barack Obama?

New York - Two-year notes sold by billionaire Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. in February yielded 3.5 basis points less than United States Treasuries, which prompted the markets to ask the question: Is Warren Buffett a safer investment than the U.S.?

Reuters: Warren Buffett Made Millions on Bailouts

In a new report, companies that Warren Buffett, the world's richest man, invested in needed Troubled Asset Relief funding.

AOL to Release Cartoons Starring Buffett and Stewart

AOL will be releasing new cartoons starring some of the biggest names in the corporate world: Warren Buffett and Martha Stewart.

This Time Warren Buffett Wants a Second Stimulus

A few days ago, an Obama advisor called for a second stimulus package. On Thursday, legendary investor Warren Buffet wanted another stimulus package.

Buffett: 'Obama Government Doing The Right Things'

At his company's annual meeting, billionaire Warren Buffett said the U.S. government is taking the right steps to help the economy recover from the current recession.

Warren Buffett's company posts worst financial results ever

The world’s richest man, Warren Buffett, also suffered through troubled economic times in 2008. His company posted its 2008 numbers which were the worst since he founded the company.

Warren Buffett Calls Current U.S. Crisis an 'Economic Pearl Harbor'

The world’s richest man, Warren Buffett, called the Wall Street crisis “an economic Pearl Harbor” and backs Paulson’s $700 billion proposal.

Warren Buffett Lays Out A 'Buffet' In Billions For Charities

In another example of walking the talk, Warren Buffett demonstrates his big heart by donating billions to charity. He plans to give out more than 10 million of his company shares to the Gates Foundation.

Warren Buffett Says U.S. in Long and Deep Recession

Warren Buffett, the world’s richest man, told a German magazine the U.S. economy is already in a recession that will last long and run deep.

Warren Buffett richest man on the planet

Warren Buffett has become the world’s richest man after his Berkshire Hathaway Stock rose to $62 Billion, $10 billion more than last year. Microsoft's Bill Gates is now listed as the third richest man.

Intruder tries to break into Warren Buffett’s home

A robber with camouflage paint on his face and a fake gun tries to break into billionaire Warren Buffett’s home. But before he could break in he encountered Buffett’s security guard, which prevented him from entering Buffett’s home.

Warren Buffett Pessimistic About Newspapers

Warren Buffett is pessimistic about the newspapers survival and profitability
 

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Warren Buffett (right) sits beside Bill and Melinda Gates at a Town Hall meeting.
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