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  • Buffett's $1-billion basketball bet called savvy marketing ploy

    Buffett's $1-billion basketball bet called savvy marketing ploy
    The Wizard of Omaha didn't get to be one of the world's wealthiest men by taking foolish risks. This week, Warren Buffett announced that Berkshire Hathaway Inc. will insure a Quicken Loans Inc. contest that will award $1 billion to anyone who...
  • Buffett's Billion-Dollar Bracket Deal Made In Connecticut

    Before Warren Buffett offered $1 billion for anyone who filled out a perfect NCAA March Madness bracket, he turned to one of his Connecticut insurance companies to make sure it was a safe bet. And it's about as safe as a bet can be. ESPN, after 16...
  • Warren Buffett offers $1 billion for a perfect March Madness bracket

    Warren Buffett offers $1 billion for a perfect March Madness bracket
    Think you can guess the winners of all 67 games in this spring's NCAA men's basketball tournament? Warren Buffett is betting a fortune that you can't. In what may be the largest sports bet in history, Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. will pay $1...
  • Warren Buffett says $1-billion basketball bet 'will be the most fun'

    Warren Buffett says $1-billion basketball bet 'will be the most fun'
    Even billionaires like Warren Buffett think watching sports is more fun with a little money on the line. Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is insuring a Quicken Loans contest that will award $1 billion to anyone who can correctly guess the winners of all...
  • Want to make $1 billion on your March Madness picks?

    Want to make $1 billion on your March Madness picks?
    This March, a billion dollars will be on the line for anybody who can come up with a perfect March Madness bracket. Piece of cake, right? Quicken Loans has teamed with Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway to offer a $1 billion prize for anybody who...
  • Buffett's big bet: Insuring $1 billion prize in NCAA bracket contest

    Buffett's big bet: Insuring $1 billion prize in NCAA bracket contest
    Think you can guess the winners of all 67 games in this spring's NCAA men's basketball championship tournament? Warren Buffett is betting a fortune that you can't. The Omaha investing guru is insuring a Quicken Loans promotion that will award $1...
  • Megan Ellison: Low-Profile Financier's Films Netted a Massive 17 Noms

    Megan Ellison, one of Hollywood's newest power brokers, has already made an outsized impression. Over the past three years, Ellison has financed a baker's dozen films that have garnered 35 Oscar nominations, including 17 on Thursday for films she helped...
  • Buffett's BNSF Rail wants safer oil tank cars after fires, explosions

    Buffett's BNSF Rail wants safer oil tank cars after fires, explosions
    With America's new oil boom forcing more and more crude onto long trains to make up for inadequate pipeline capacity, Warren Buffett's BNSF has opened bids to buy 5,000 safer transport cars. The move follows a series of high-profile rail accidents and...
  • Environmentalists do billionaires' bidding in fight against Keystone pipeline

    PARIS -- An environmentalist lies down alongside his fellow organic cucumber aficionados to block the construction of an oil pipeline and wakes up a member of a proxy army serving the billionaires who are fighting against America's economic and national...
  • ETF that models billionaires' investments to launch in spring

    IBillionaire Inc., a company that models investments of the world's wealthiest people, plans to offer an exchange traded fund this spring that will allow the public to "invest like a billionaire," its top executive said Tuesday. After receiving about $1...
  • Missing from SOTU: 'grand bargain,' Buffett Rule -- and King Canute

    Missing from SOTU: 'grand bargain,' Buffett Rule -- and King Canute
    One way of measuring a president’s agenda is by what he highlights in his State of the Union address. Another is by noticing what got left out. President Obama recycled a long list of old but unattained goals in his speech Tuesday: a higher...
  • Rachel Marsden: Transparency must accompany financial oversight

    PARIS -- On the occasion of President Obama's State of the Union address this week, marking five years since he was sworn into office with the stated primary objective of turning around the post-crisis domestic economy, it's worth asking: Is America...