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3 Things Advisers Are Doing To Get Millennials Excited About Investing In The New Year

[credit provider=”Magic Robot via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/magicrobot/2165160308/sizes/z/in/photostream/”] It’s no big secret that millennials are scared silly at the thought of investing in the stock market.With employment still sputtering along and home ownership little more than pipe dream, the so-called graduates of the recession are mainly focused on finding a job and […]
3 Things Advisers Are Doing To Get Millennials Excited About Investing In The New Year
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Warren Buffett Will Now Be Taking His Hidden Talent To China

[credit provider=”Lisa Du with www.flickr.com” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/kitpfish/439948781/”] Warren Buffett has decided to grace China with his musical talents—the investment genius and head of Berkshire Hathaway has recorded a video of himself playing guitar and singing for China’s annual Lunar New Year gala, according to various media sources.The gala is lengthy variety […]
Warren Buffett Will Now Be Taking His Hidden Talent To China
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Warren Buffett Basically Considers Employment At Berkshire The Equivalent of Marriage

[credit provider=”The Daily Ticker” url=”http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-ticker/buffett-hidden-agenda-comes-higher-taxes-james-altucher-185244171.html”] Since Warren Buffett announced he was going to be hiring new managers for his Berkshire Hathaway portfolio  and possibly take over after him in 2007, he’s brought two hedge funders aboard: Todd Combs, formerly of Castle Point Capital, and Ted Weschler of Peninsula Capital Advisors. […]
Warren Buffett Basically Considers Employment At Berkshire The Equivalent of Marriage
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Here’s How Fidelity Investments Outsmarted Warren Buffett At Berkshire’s Investor Meetings

[credit provider=”trackrecord” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/trackrecord/178633669/”] Every year, investors flock to “Woodstock for Capitalists” — the shareholders’ meeting for Berkshire Hathaway — in hopes of posing a burning question to the Oracle of Omaha himself.Over 30,000 people attend the meeting, but only about 50 questions are allowed at the Q+A session with Warren Buffett. […]
Here’s How Fidelity Investments Outsmarted Warren Buffett At Berkshire’s Investor Meetings
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The 1% Is Fighting Back

[credit provider=”flickr”] The 1% is feeling lonely.No matter what you think about Occupy Wall Street, their message has put income inequality right in the centre of the American conversation — and it doesn’t make the so-called “1%” look good at all.
The 1% Is Fighting Back
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What Do Lady Gaga, Howard Schultz And Chris Christie Have In Common?

[credit provider=”AP”] Do you ever wonder what makes a leader particularly influential, likable, or successful?It’s all about how they communicate, says Ben Decker, president of Decker Communications, a San Francisco-based firm that has counseled clients like Charles Schwab and Pfizer on how to refine their skills.
What Do Lady Gaga, Howard Schultz And Chris Christie Have In Common?
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Warren Buffett Offers A Simple Explanation For Why He Picked His Son To Succeed Him As Chairman

[credit provider=”CBS 60 Minutes” url=”http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7391352n&tag=segementExtraScroller;housing”] CBS “60 Minutes” reported that Warren Buffett, “the Oracle of Omaha, has recommended his son Howard to succeed him as chairman of Berkshire Hathaway. In this role, Howard will serve as a non-executive, non-paid chairman of the board.  He will not be responsible for day-to-day company […]
Warren Buffett Offers A Simple Explanation For Why He Picked His Son To Succeed Him As Chairman
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Warren Buffett’s Best Advice Ever May Have Been About Parenting

[credit provider=”AP Images” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=k&kw=howard%20buffett&showact=results&sort=relevance&intv=None&sh=10&kwstyle=and&adte=1323549496&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=5319ee7c67e4da11af9f0014c2589dfb&dbm=PY2004&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] Billionaire investor Warren Buffett is well-known for his brilliant and colourful quotes on investing.But one his best quotes ever may have been about parenting.
Warren Buffett’s Best Advice Ever May Have Been About Parenting
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Buffett Just Got Another ‘Sweetheart Deal’ Courtesy Of The US Tax Payer

[credit provider=”Bruce Krasting’s My Take On Financial Events” url=”http://brucekrasting.blogspot.com/2011/12/another-sweet-deal-for-buffett-who-pays.html”] Yesterday, First Solar (FSLR) announced that it had sold its interests in a big solar project called Topaz. The buyer was MidAmerican Energy Holdings, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway. So Warren B. is behind the transaction. I think he got another […]
Buffett Just Got Another ‘Sweetheart Deal’ Courtesy Of The US Tax Payer
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CONFIRMED: Howard Buffett To Succeed His Father As Chairman Of Berkshire Hathaway

[credit provider=”YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdLUNLW75ng”] CBS “60 Minutes” reports that Warren Buffett, “the Oracle of Omaha,” has selected his son Howard to succeed him as chairman of Berkshire Hathaway. Howard Buffett will serve as non-executive chairman of the board. He will not be responsible for day-to-day company operations.Howard currently serves on the […]
CONFIRMED: Howard Buffett To Succeed His Father As Chairman Of Berkshire Hathaway
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DREAM JOB ALERT: Fetch Cherry Cokes For Warren Buffett

[credit provider=”Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/myretailmedia/5818566210/”] If you are open to living in the bustling borough of Omaha, NE, notable for its low cost of living and an investor conference that happens once a year, then this job opening (via @Kelly_Evans) may be for you.Yes, Warren Buffett is looking for a new assistant.
DREAM JOB ALERT: Fetch Cherry Cokes For Warren Buffett
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Buffett Sums Up The Euro Crisis In A Few Sentences

In a CNBC interview yesterday, Warren Buffett summed up the Euro crisis in just a few sentences.  Basically, ceding monetary sovereignty by eliminating currency issuance and the linkage between the central bank and treasury (which doesn’t exist in Europe) is a very bad idea:
Buffett Sums Up The Euro Crisis In A Few Sentences
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The 10 Big Under-The-Radar Stories You Probably Missed This Week

[credit provider=”Michael Philip Manheim / EPA (via Flickr)” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/usnationalarchives/sets/72157620726678645/”] Don’t blame yourself if you missed a few key things this week. Even with one eye on CNBC and the other on your Bloomberg terminal, it’s likely you’d only remember the details emerging from Occupy Wall Street.Occupy dominated headlines after New […]
The 10 Big Under-The-Radar Stories You Probably Missed This Week
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The 18 Most Brilliant Insights From The Legendary Warren Buffett

[credit provider=”trackrecord” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/trackrecord/178633669/”] Warren Buffett, the oracle of Omaha, is one of the wealthiest people in the world.  But he’s also known as the billionaire next door.  He comes off as humble and sometimes uses self-deprecating humour.Buffett also uses extremely easy-to-understand language when referring to business and investments.
The 18 Most Brilliant Insights From The Legendary Warren Buffett
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Warren Buffett On CNBC

[credit provider=”CNBC”] Warren Buffett is on CNBC.We’ll be covering his notable comments LIVE as warranted.
Warren Buffett On CNBC
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These Rich People Support Obama’s Millionaire Tax

President Barack Obama’s proposed “Buffett Rule” has been nothing short of controversial, and everyone is weighing in on the feasibility of the tax on millionaires and what it means for America. From denouncements of class warfare by Congressional Republication to showers of support from Americans, we’ve heard about it all. The […]
These Rich People Support Obama’s Millionaire Tax
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GOSSIP: Today’s Wall Street Buzz in 60 Seconds

[credit provider=”YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbkt2HNLLfU”] Speaking at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit, Goldman’s Lloyd Blankfein said he sees Warren Buffett a source of “wise counsel to policymakers” and told the Oracle of Omaha to “keep taking my calls.”Clearly September annihilated hedge fund returns.
GOSSIP: Today’s Wall Street Buzz in 60 Seconds
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GOSSIP: Today’s Wall Street Buzz in 60 Seconds

[credit provider=”Bloomberglink.com” url=”http://www.bloomberglink.com/gatherings_participants_bio.php?gathering=38&Id=942″] Bank of America and Morgan Stanley are getting slammed — BofA is lower than $6 for the first time since February 2009.
GOSSIP: Today’s Wall Street Buzz in 60 Seconds
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Buffett Says European Bank(s) Have Asked Him For Money

While Buffett hemmed and hewed in his usual populist rhetoric, discussing how multi-billionaires can afford to be generous with other people’s tax rates, all of it completely unremarkable and highly hypocritical, the Octogenarian did release, whether by accident or on purpose, something quite critical, namely that European banks have approached […]
Buffett Says European Bank(s) Have Asked Him For Money
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Charles Schwab Slams Buffett Rule

In his speech before a joint session of Congress on Sept. 8, President Obama said, “Ultimately, our recovery will be driven not by Washington, but by our businesses and our workers.”
Charles Schwab Slams Buffett Rule
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SHUTDOWN THREAT CONTINUES: House And Senate Square Off Over Disaster Aid

[credit provider=”AP”] With just five days to avert a government shutdown, congressional lawmakers have made little progress at ending a weeks-long stalemate over disaster aid.The House passed a temporary spending bill on Thursday night before leaving town for the week, which included  spending cuts to green jobs programs to offset an […]
SHUTDOWN THREAT CONTINUES: House And Senate Square Off Over Disaster Aid
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Buffett’s Berkshire Buyback Helps Shareholders Dodge Taxes

[credit provider=”trackrecord” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/trackrecord/178633669/”] Earlier today, Berkshire Hathaway announced that it would be buying back Class A and B shares.  The company will pay no more than a 10% premium to book value.”If we are correct in our opinion, repurchases will enhance the per-share intrinsic value of Berkshire shares, benefiting shareholders […]
Buffett’s Berkshire Buyback Helps Shareholders Dodge Taxes
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SHUTDOWN SHOWDOWN: Congress Squares Off Over Disaster Aid

[credit provider=”AP Photo/Charles Dharapak”] The Senate rejected the House funding measure to avert a shutdown Friday morning, setting off a high-stakes game of political showmanship with one week until the government runs out of money.In mostly party-line vote, the upper chamber tabled the House bill, which would have funded the […]
SHUTDOWN SHOWDOWN: Congress Squares Off Over Disaster Aid
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SHUTDOWN SHOWDOWN: No Deal In Sight To Avoid Government Shutdown — Again

[credit provider=”AP”] An already contentious debate over funding the government past September 30 intensified Thursday as Republicans amended their bill to be more amenable to GOP lawmakers and Democrats pledged to oppose it.In what is at latest government shutdown threat this year, without action by the start of the new […]
SHUTDOWN SHOWDOWN: No Deal In Sight To Avoid Government Shutdown — Again
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OBAMA: ‘I Am A Warrior For The Middle Class’

[credit provider=”AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais”] In a fiery political — and personal — speech in Cincinnati to push his jobs plan, President Barack Obama called out Speaker of the House John Boehner on his home turf.Speaking in front of a “functionally obsolete” bridge miles from Boehner’s home district that connects […]
OBAMA: ‘I Am A Warrior For The Middle Class’
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There’s Only One American Billionaire Who Lost A Lot Of Money This Year

Among the 400 richest billionaires in America, there were only six who lost more than $1 billion in the past year.Ray Dolby lost $1.2 billion after Dolby shares tanked. Cargill MacMillan, Marion MacMillan Pictet, Whitney MacMillan and Pauline MacMillan Keinath each lost $1.2 billion due to declining valuation for the […]
There’s Only One American Billionaire Who Lost A Lot Of Money This Year
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Two Thirds Of Americans Back Obama’s Tax Plan

A new Gallup poll finds that 66 per cent of Americans back President Barack Obama’s plan to increase taxes on the wealthy by allowing the Bush tax cuts to expire, while 70 per cent back his plans to eliminate some corporate deductions.
Two Thirds Of Americans Back Obama’s Tax Plan
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Obama Fact Checked: Most Millionaires Pay More Federal Taxes Than Their Secretaries

[credit provider=”AP”] The Associated Press fact-checked President Barack Obama’s assertion that the rich are taxed at a lower rate than their secretaries, and found that on average, Obama’s claim doesn’t hold water.Obama was paraphrasing Warren Buffett, who claimed he has a lower effective tax rate than his secretary — though […]
Obama Fact Checked: Most Millionaires Pay More Federal Taxes Than Their Secretaries
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Obama Unveils Tax Increases, Geithner Faces Grilling

[credit provider=”AP Photo/Paul Sancya”] President Barack Obama unveiled his deficit reduction proposal this morning, including $1.5 trillion in tax increases.Calling once again for an end to partisanship, Obama gave a decidedly political speech — slamming Speaker of the House John Boehner’s opposition to tax increases.
Obama Unveils Tax Increases, Geithner Faces Grilling
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Obama To Propose $1.5 Trillion In Tax Increases

[credit provider=”AP Photo/Kevin Lamarque, POOL”] President Barack Obama will ask the Super Committee to double its mandate and cut $3 trillion from the federal deficit, according to White House officials, with half of the savings coming from tax increases on corporations the wealthy.Republicans have already rejected a central component of […]
Obama To Propose $1.5 Trillion In Tax Increases
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SHOCKER! GOP Rejects Obama’s Tax Hikes On The Rich As ‘Class Warfare’

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons”] Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) rejected the “Buffett Rule,” President Barack Obama’s plan to create a new minimum tax rate for those making over $1 million a year.In an appearance on NBC’s Meet The Press, McConnell told David Gregory that there is bipartisan opposition to the […]
SHOCKER! GOP Rejects Obama’s Tax Hikes On The Rich As ‘Class Warfare’
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Meet Ted Weschler, The Guy Who Just Got An Investing Dream Job From Warren Buffett

[credit provider=”Flickr.com Janis Jaquith” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaquith/3460859051/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] Warren Buffett announced this morning that Ted Wheschler, a hedge fund managing partner from Charlottesville, Virginia, will soon join Berkshire Hathaway to run its equities portfolio.Weschler, 50, told his limited partners that he will be winding up his fund, Peninsula Capital Advisors, in order to […]
Meet Ted Weschler, The Guy Who Just Got An Investing Dream Job From Warren Buffett
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10 Strange Facts You Might Not Know About Warren Buffett

[credit provider=”The Daily Ticker” url=”http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-ticker/buffett-hidden-agenda-comes-higher-taxes-james-altucher-185244171.html”] Yesterday Warren Buffett got dragged through the mud a bit, after news emerged that Berkshire Hathaway is just a, uh, tad behind on its taxes. But today is a time of celebration… why? Because it’s Buffett’s 81st birthday! And while Buffett will probably spend the […]
10 Strange Facts You Might Not Know About Warren Buffett
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DOUG KASS: “Bank Of America Got Fleeced By Buffett”

Warren Buffett is making a 10.5% annual return on his Bank of America investment once you account for the value of his stock options, investment manager Doug Kass says.This, Kass adds, is the equivalent of Bank of America having sold stock to Buffett at $4 a share.
DOUG KASS: “Bank Of America Got Fleeced By Buffett”
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9 Hedge Fund Managers Who Could Make Millions On Bank Of America

These 9 hedge fund managers, some of the biggest Bank of America shareholders, just got a bit of a double-edged reward.They’ve made millions this morning, after shares of Bank of America have been on the rise ever since Warren Buffett announced that he’s investing $5 billion in the firm. But […]
9 Hedge Fund Managers Who Could Make Millions On Bank Of America
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Hedge Fund Manager Bruce Berkowitz Just Made ~$128.5 Million In One Hour

[credit provider=”youtube.com” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8Peyy2WcCM”] Fairholme’s Capital Bruce Berkowitz just made around $128.5 million since yesterday’s close in his stake with Bank of America, assuming he owns at least as many shares in the firm as he did on June 30th.This morning Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffett announced he would purchase 50,000 preferred […]
Hedge Fund Manager Bruce Berkowitz Just Made ~$128.5 Million In One Hour
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Buffett To Co-Host Obama Fundraiser In NYC

Billionaire Berkshire Hathaway CEO will host an “economic forum” fundraiser for President Barack Obama at the Four Seasons restaurant in Manhattan next month, the New York Post reports.
Buffett To Co-Host Obama Fundraiser In NYC
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White House Won’t Say If Obama Has “Framework” For Jobs Plan

[credit provider=”AP Photo/Charles Dharapak”] White House Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest would not say whether President Barack Obama has a “framework” for his jobs plan.Briefing the press from Martha’s Vineyard where Obama is vacationing, Earnest provided few details about the president’s proposals to promote job creation and bring down the […]
White House Won’t Say If Obama Has “Framework” For Jobs Plan
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“Les Super-Riches” French Pull A Buffett And Ask For More Taxes

[credit provider=”AP”] Sixteen of France’s wealthiest individuals have mimicked Warren Buffett’s call for an “exceptional tax levy” on the wealthy to help their country manage its debt burden.The announcement—published on the website of magazine Le Nouvel Observateur this week—surfaces just ahead a planned announcement by French President Nicolas Sarkozy on […]
“Les Super-Riches” French Pull A Buffett And Ask For More Taxes
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France’s Richest People Are Begging For More Taxes

[credit provider=”Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/aigle_dore/5238554034/#/photos/aigle_dore/5238554034/lightbox/”] In a petition published on the website of weekly magazine Le Nouvel Observateur 16 of France’s richest people have called for a new “special contribution” tax, reports The Globe and Mail.The petition, which includes L’Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt and oil company Total’s CEO Christophe de Margerie, seems […]
France’s Richest People Are Begging For More Taxes
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