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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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.

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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.
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Warren Buffett
President Barack Obama awards the 2010 Presidential Medal of Freedom to Warren Buffet during a ceremony at the White House in Washington on February 15, 2011. UPI/Kevin Dietsch

Warren Edward Buffett (pronounced /ˈbʌfɨt/; born August 30, 1930) is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is widely regarded as one of the most successful investors in the world. Often introduced as "legendary investor, Warren Buffett", he is the primary shareholder, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. He is consistently ranked among the world's wealthiest people. He was ranked as the world's wealthiest person in 2008 and is the third wealthiest person in the world as of 2011.

Buffett is called the "Oracle of Omaha" or the "Sage of Omaha" and is noted for his adherence to the value investing philosophy and for his personal frugality despite his immense wealth. Buffett is also a notable philanthropist, having pledged to give away 99 percent of his fortune to philanthropic causes, primarily via the Gates Foundation. He also serves as a member of the board of trustees at Grinnell College.

Buffett was born in 1930 in Omaha, Nebraska, the second of three children and only son of U.S. Representative Howard Buffett, a fierce critic of the interventionist New Deal domestic and foreign policy, and his wife Leila (née Stahl). Buffett began his education at Rose Hill Elementary School in Omaha. In 1942, his father was elected to the first of four terms in the United States Congress, and after moving with his family to Washington, D.C., Warren finished elementary school, attended Alice Deal Junior High School, and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1947, where his senior yearbook picture reads: "likes math; a future stock broker."

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