| Jan 21, 2014
| 7:31 AM
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...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 2:33 PM
Warren Buffett, the billionaire investor known as the Oracle of Omaha, may miss his investing goal for the first time in more than four decades.
The chairman and chief executive of investment firm Berkshire Hathaway might soon disclose his Omaha company...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 6:30 PM
George Goodman, a journalist, business author, screenwriter and award-winning television host who under the pseudonym "Adam Smith" made economics accessible to millions of people, died Friday at the University of Miami Hospital after a long battle with...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 7:43 AM
Real estate agents are getting old.
Well, older, anyway, and that's a source of some concern to many in the brokerage world, who have raised the question repeatedly at industry events in the past few years: As the baby boom generation begins to retire in...
| Jan 12, 2014
Barack Obama campaign veterans Harper Reed and Dylan Richard will launch a tech company. Don Thompson will be under pressure to improve sales at McDonald's. And with Tribune Co. spinning off its publishing assets into a separate company, its chief...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Common stocks and stock funds performed very well in 2013. If you maintained a diversified portfolio with a significant proportion in equities, you most likely had a good year. If your portfolio was heavily weighted toward traditional bonds or bond funds,...
| Nov 17, 2013
"Sixty years ago, it was hard to find people who doubted that each generation would be larger than the last. ... (G)overnments and employers built optimistic growth projections into their pension programs. They assumed that revenue and the workforce would...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 2:30 AM
The group of stocks that trade for four digits or more per share now includes two more: Priceline.com (symbol PCLN) and Google (GOOG). They join Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-A) and Seaboard (SEB), a little-known agribusiness and shipping company. To a great...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 6:20 PM
Warren Buffett probably missed his target for the first time in 44 years.
Berkshire Hathaway Inc., his $292-billion company, is poised to report that it failed to increase net worth more rapidly than the Standard & Poor's 500 index during the last...
| Oct 31, 2013
Black Lincoln SUVs and Town Cars lined up outside the Harris Theater on Tuesday as men in gray suits filled the seats inside.
That visually describes Invest for Kids, a $1,000-per-ticket annual charity event in which a flood of Chicago finance guys...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 6:30 PM
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...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 6:24 PM
Jamie Dimon, arguably the nation's most powerful banker, has navigated intense scrutiny from Congress, the White House and regulators around the globe.
But it's a federal prosecutor in Sacramento, far from the world's financial and political capitals,...