| 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 22, 2014
| 1:49 PM
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...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway bought a $3.45-billion stake in Exxon Mobil in the third quarter, the company's largest investment since it invested $10.7 billion in IBM two years ago, according to a regulatory filing late Thursday.
| Nov 18, 2013
| 6:00 PM
What if a shadowy organization told you it had been quietly keeping its eye on you and had concluded that you were exactly the sort of person who should be privy to its secrets for wealth and power?
What if that organization promised the success and...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 9:26 AM
The Oracle of Omaha said Wednesday he'd be willing to invest in Detroit if he found a suitable company.
Warren Buffett was on hand at a Goldman Sachs Group Inc. event to announce a program that will provide up to $15 million in loans to small business...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Money gifts for your kids needn't be limited to a few crisp George Washingtons or chocolate coins wrapped in gold foil.
If you're interested in shaping money-smart children so they'll grow into money-smart adults, there are many gifts that can help...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 2:30 AM
You've probably heard of the seven deadly sins. Well, the investing world has its own set of deadly sins. To be a better investor, you'd do well to recognize the following missteps and learn how to overcome them.
FOLLOWING THE HERD
Following the herd...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 9:01 AM
Burger King stock was on the upswing Monday after the fast-food company said its profit surged nearly 33% in the third quarter, beating predictions from Wall Street.
The Miami-based company said its adjusted net income soared to $81.1 million, or 23...