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UPI Almanac for Thursday, April 17, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, April 17, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, April 17, 2014
By United Press International
Warren Buffett rumored to be considering buying stake in Chicago Cubs

Warren Buffett rumored to be considering buying stake in Chicago Cubs

CHICAGO, April 4 (UPI) -- Billionaire Warren Buffett is rumored to be considering buying a small stake in the Chicago Cubs.
Aileen Graef
Warren Buffett: bracket challenge will be easier next year

Warren Buffett: bracket challenge will be easier next year

March 26 (UPI) -- Warren Buffett tells busted bracket basketball buffs to cheer up because they will get a second chance at the billion-dollar bracket challenge next year.
Aileen Graef
Warren Buffet would be surprised if stock prices fell 50%

Warren Buffet would be surprised if stock prices fell 50%

NEW YORK, March 14 (UPI) -- Warren Buffet said Friday that he would be "surprised a lot" if stock prices globally fell by 50 percent, but said another financial crisis was possible.
Ananth Baliga
Buffett swaps Washington Post stock, gains Miami television station

Buffett swaps Washington Post stock, gains Miami television station

WASHINGTON, March 13 (UPI) -- A $1.1 billion deal will reduce investor Warren Buffett's stake in the Washington Post Co. but will gain him a Miami television station, his company announced.
Registration opens in Buffett's $1 billion NCAA bracket contest

Registration opens in Buffett's $1 billion NCAA bracket contest

ARLINGTON, Texas, March 4 (UPI) -- Registration has opened in U.S. mogul Warren Buffett's contest to award $1 billion to anyone picks a perfect bracket in the NCAA men's basketball tournament.
Bill Gates tops Forbes' list of billionaires

Bill Gates tops Forbes' list of billionaires

NEW YORK, March 3 (UPI) -- Microsoft founder Bill Gates has regained the top spot on Forbes magazine's annual list of global billionaires for the 15th time in the last 20 years.
Ananth Baliga

The big givers increased giving in 2013

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Heavyweight U.S. philanthropists, especially those who are living, beefed up their charitable giving in 2013, the Chronicle of Philanthropy said Monday.
Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan named top U.S. philanthropists of 2013

Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan named top U.S. philanthropists of 2013

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Mark Zuckerberg and his wife's $1 billion gift to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2013 made them the top philanthropists of 2013.
Ananth Baliga
Insurer claims Yahoo owes owes $4.4M after cancelling $1B 'perfect bracket' deal

Insurer claims Yahoo owes owes $4.4M after cancelling $1B 'perfect bracket' deal

DALLAS, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Dallas-based SCA Promotions filed a $4.4 million lawsuit claiming Yahoo canceled a deal that would have awarded $1 billion for a perfect NCAA bracket.
Evan Bleier
Bracketology: Buffett bets $1 billion against perfect NCAA picks

Bracketology: Buffett bets $1 billion against perfect NCAA picks

DETROIT, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Billioniare Warren Buffett has weighed the odds and is insuring Quicken Loans' promotion offering $1 billion for a perfect NCAA basketball bracket entry.
Warren Buffet offering $1B for a perfect NCAA bracket

Warren Buffet offering $1B for a perfect NCAA bracket

Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Warren Buffet, popularly known as the "Oracle of Omaha," is insuring a Quickens Loan promotion that will award $1 billion to anyone who can predict a perfect bracket for the NCAA men's basketball championship.
Ananth Baliga

Goldman Sachs brings 10,000 Small Businesses program to Detroit

DETROIT, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Investment bank Goldman Sachs says it is bringing its 10,000 Small Businesses program to the Detroit area, with loans and educational programs available.
Billionaire wealth doubles since financial crisis

Billionaire wealth doubles since financial crisis

(UPI) -- Billionaire wealth more than doubled since the financial crisis, with more than 2000 individuals now holding $6.5 trillion, up from $3.1 trillion in 2009.
Sonali Basak
McDonald's dumps Heinz

McDonald's dumps Heinz

OAK BROOK, Ill., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. fast food giant McDonald's said the ketchup it buys just got personal, saying it would quit doing business with H.J. Heinz because of a managerial change.

German gummy bears maker Hans Riegel dead at 90

BONN, Germany, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Hans Riegel, a hugely successful German industrialist whose business happened to be candy, died Tuesday, his company said. He was 90.
House unanimously votes to restore fallen soldiers' benefits

House unanimously votes to restore fallen soldiers' benefits

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. House voted unanimously Wednesday to restore Defense Department death benefits for the families of fallen service members.
Warren Buffett sees light at end of the debt ceiling battle

Warren Buffett sees light at end of the debt ceiling battle

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Billionaire investor and philanthropist Warren Buffett predicts Congress won't resort to "extreme idiocy" and will vote to extend the federal debt ceiling.
Warren Buffett picks Bernanke for third term as Fed chairman

Warren Buffett picks Bernanke for third term as Fed chairman

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Billionaire investor Warren Buffett, the so-called Oracle of Omaha, said his pick to succeed U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is -- Ben Bernanke.
Bill Gates tops list of Forbes' richest in U.S. for 20th year

Bill Gates tops list of Forbes' richest in U.S. for 20th year

NEW YORK, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Microsoft founder Bill Gates topped the annual Forbes list of richest U.S. residents released Monday for the 20th consecutive year.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 30, 2013.
By United Press International

Heinz announces layoffs of 600 office staff in U.S. and Canada

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- The new owners of H.J. Heinz announced Tuesday 600 office jobs are being cut, 350 in Pittsburgh and the rest elsewhere in the United States and Canada.
House votes to delay Affordable Care Act mandates

House votes to delay Affordable Care Act mandates

WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. House voted 251-174 Wednesday to delay for one year the individual mandate to purchase health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.

Warren Buffett lunch auction winner pays $1,000,100

SAN FRANCISCO, June 8 (UPI) -- The annual eBay auction for a private lunch with Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett ended with a winning bid of $1,000,100, officials said.

Buffett to buy NV Energy for $5.6 billion

DES MOINES, Iowa, May 30 (UPI) -- MidAmerican Energy Holdings said it plans to buy Nevada electric producer NV Energy for $5.6 billion, or $23.75 per share.
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