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Miami Dolphins owner pledges to give away $2 billion

MIAMI, May 8 (UPI) -- Miami Dolphins owner Steve Ross has pledged to give half his fortune of $4.4 billion to charity.
Buffett praises Fed Chairman Ben Berrnanke

Buffett praises Fed Chairman Ben Berrnanke

WASHINGTON, May 6 (UPI) -- Billionaire investor Warren Buffett offered high praise for U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.
Buffett tweets on women at work

Buffett tweets on women at work

NEW YORK, May 3 (UPI) -- U.S. investment icon Warren Buffett introduced himself in his first posting on social media Web site Twitter by saying he had arrived.

Big investment firms jumping into housing market, pushing up prices

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 22 (UPI) -- Investment firms are scooping up homes in distressed real estate markets, like Florida, blocking out individual bidders, experts say.

Ashcroft to give away half of fortune

LONDON, April 21 (UPI) -- Britain's Michael Ashcroft announced Sunday he will sign up for the Giving Pledge, a program in which billionaires give away most of their wealth.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 17, 2013.
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HHS budget up $4 billion, Medicare cut

HHS budget up $4 billion, Medicare cut

WASHINGTON, April 10 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama added nearly $4 billion in his proposed 2014 budget Wednesday to fund healthcare exchanges, food safety and expanded preschool.
GOP actions belie conservative principles

GOP actions belie conservative principles

COLLEGE PARK, Md., March 21 (UPI) -- Conservative prescriptions do offer the best path to a robust prosperity but voters won’t accept Republican protection of privilege and prejudices.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator

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EU bailout terms spark bank run in Cyprus ... Internet use grows in Russia ... A-B InBev, Grupo Modelo, ask for more time ... Warren Buffett salary still $100,000 ... News from United Press International.

Warren Buffett salary still $100,000

NEW YORK, March 16 (UPI) -- Multibillionaire U.S. investor Warren Buffett was paid $100,000 in 2012 for his work at his holding company, Berkshire Hathaway Inc., a proxy filing said.

Commentary: Rags to riches to rags

WASHINGTON, March 15 (UPI) -- The dark side of the financial moon is the U.S. Treasury that says financial institutions file more than 15 million “suspicious activity reports” every year.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

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Market skid turns around in late trading ... Spending cuts don't scare Wall Street ... Carlos Slim still world's richest man ... Truckers in Colombia begin strike ... News from United Press International.

Carlos Slim still world's richest man

NEW YORK, March 4 (UPI) -- Forbes magazine said Mexican telecommunications tycoon Carlos Slim Helu kept his perch as the richest person in the world in 2013.

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Buffett says he is still hunting elephants ... Japan and others cautious on 787s ... Store within a store concept goes to court ...Best Buy CEO: Don't count us out ... News from United Press International.

Buffett says he is still hunting elephants

OMAHA, March 2 (UPI) -- Wall Street kingpin Warren Buffett said 2012 was the year in which the big ones got away, referring to his pursuit of profitable acquisitions.

The Issue: Wealthy see deficit as most pressing problem

If a class war is heating up, a pilot study by Northwestern and Vanderbilt universities indicates the federal spending deficit may be the trigger.
MARCELLA KREITER, United Press International

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G20 pledges peace on currency front ... SEC investigating Heinz takeover trading ... 1 percent of incomes growing in recovery ... U.N.: Manufacturing grew 2.2 percent in 2012 ... News from United Press International.

SEC investigating Heinz takeover trading

NEW YORK, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating "highly suspicious" trading in the takeover of H.J. Heinz Co., an SEC official said.

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Markets close flat ... Heinz sold for $28 billion ... 14 arrested for stock fraud ... Toyota settles safety lawsuit for $29M ... News from United Press International.

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Senate Dems unveil sequester alternative

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Democrats Thursday presented a $110 billion alternative to the looming sequester that raises $55 billion in new revenue through the Buffett Rule.

Heinz sold for $28 billion

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. food giant H.J. Heinz Co. said Thursday it agreed to sell itself to Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital for $28 billion.

Europe in dire straits

The European recession is deeper and more entrenched than many believed, the continent's primary data agency said Thursday.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International

Are stocks a sucker's bet?

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Wall Street anxiously anticipates the return of the individual investors to equity markets. It may be a long wait because the little guy may have concluded stocks are a sucker's bet.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator

Jockstrip: The world as we know it.

Third car crashes into New Jersey store ... Woman charged in ice cream assault ... Chemical odor wafts from France to England ... New Zealand man wants cats gone ... The world as we know it from UPI.
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