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  • More billionaires take Buffett's pledge to give it away

     
    Warren Buffett and Bill Gates say they’ve gotten pledges from 38 other super-rich Americans to give most of their wealth away to charity or other philanthropic causes during their lifetimes or at their death. In an announcement Wednesday, Buffett said.....
  • Wall Street Roundup: Hot-potato mortgages. Vulture saviors.

     
    Hedge-fund giant quits. George Soros' one-time deputy Stanley Druckenmiller, who never had a losing year, told Bloomberg he decided to quit after having to miss a golf tournament in Scotland because of work. Hot-potato mortgages. Fannie Mae and Freddie...
  • Oil hits record; even Saudis can't save us

     
    by Frank James Well, so much for Saudi Arabia's plan to lower world oil prices by promising to produce more oil. Crude oil futures rose to nearly $140-a-barrel before deciding that it had scared the bejesus out of everyone......
  • Soros: $$$ to Senate Dems, including Johnson

     
    In an interesting piece in the Observer, Azi points out that Michael Bloomberg and Tom Golisano aren't the only two billionaires trying to influence state politics with their money -- George Soros and his family have given roughly $1......
  • George Soros hates Paulson's bailout

     
    George Soros (AP Photo/Manish Swarup) by Frank James George Soros, billionaire financial speculator, philanthropist and liberal boogeyman to many conservatives, doesn't like Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson Jr. $700 billion bailout plan. Indeed, from...
  • Foley: Caesar is Wall Street's boy, updated

     
    The morning papers indicate that Democrats and Gov. Paterson have pumped more than $892,000 into Brian Foley's race against Caesar Trunzo, but Foley puts out a release pointing out that Trunzo has gotten $921K from his GOP allies --......
  • Donno: NRA? How 'bout Rangel, Spitzer and Soros?

     
    In an earlier post, we noted a Craig Johnson release attacking Republican Barbara Donno for fueling her Nassau Senate race with money from the NRA. Donno responds by recycling a few old attacks, and noting a few Democratic notables......
  • Sharon Stone, Jamie Foxx: Obama

     
    by Mark Silva Actress Sharon Stone and entertainer Jamie Foxx are among the big early donors to President-elect Barack Obama's inaugural committee, according to the first accounting from a committee that already has raised nearly $10 million for the...
  • Obama: Five Soroses give $250K to inauguration

     
    Obama releases a list of the donors to his inauguration, posted here. Max contributors ($50,000) include George Soros and four other Soroses for a $250K total, trial lawyer mega-donor Stan Chesley, Hillary fundraiser extraordinaire Hassan Nemazee and mall...
  • Obama's inaugural: $27 million, counting

     
    by Mark Silva The private fundraising for President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration -- $27 million and counting - is nearing the $40 million raised for each of President Bush's two big shows. And some of the biggest donors are no strangers:......
  • Axelrod: Obama 'furious' over DNC invite

     
    by Mark Silva and Christi Parsons As the Obama administration begins an unprecedented publication of lists of people who have visited the White House on its Web-site -- yes, philanthropist George Soros has dropped in -- a senior adviser says......
  • Haiti earthquake: They own Haiti's future

     
    A few businessmen like Gregory Mevs will decide how -- or whether -- Haiti recovers from one of the worst natural catastrophes in modern times....