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Contributing columnistWhen multi-billionaire Warren Buffett said a few weeks ago that on a percentage basis he pays less in income taxes than his secretary or his cleaning lady, it sparked anew the debate about the fairness of the U.S. tax system. Following Buffett’s...
“It’s my money and I want it now” — Commercial for J.G. Wentworth, a company that buys structured settlement payments from injury victims I hate the J.G. Wentworth commercial where people are screaming, “It’s my...
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How do the wealthy stay wealthy? The mandatory financial disclosure released last week by commerce secretary nominee Penny Pritzker provides a rare look at an American billionaire's entire investment portfolio. Pritzker inherited much of her wealth,...
He may be retired, but that's not kept Bill Gates from regaining the top spot as the richest man in the world. Gates, 57, who co-founded and led Microsoft to the top of the tech world before retiring from day-to-day operations in 2008, has a fortune...
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Tribune reportersChicago billionaire Penny Pritzker intends to resign from corporate boards, including that of Hyatt Hotels Corp., and reported that she received nearly $54 million in consulting fees last year from an off-shore Bahamian trust, the U.S. Commerce...
For The Baltimore SunIf you ever find yourself looking for an excuse to eat more cupcakes, 11-year-old Krissa Hillman has a good one. The fifth-grader from Bollman Bridge Elementary School in Jessup is the creative mastermind behind Cupcakes for Literacy, a business that...
May is National Hamburger Month, and the industry hopes you'll forget all about last month, when a Utah man attracted publicity by claiming he had a 14-year-old McDonald's hamburger that has never been refrigerated yet looks like new — no mold, no...
Heinz shareholders on Tuesday overwhelmingly backed an acquisition by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital, a private equity firm. Following the February announcement that Heinz would be sold for a record $28 billion, the company's...
Sun SentinelMiami Dolphins owner Steve Ross recently made a financial commitment to give away half of his family's wealth. Ross, who is worth an estimated $4.4 billion according to Forbes, became one of the new nine members to join the Giving Pledge, which is a...
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KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — For decades this rural basin has battled over the Klamath River's most precious resource: water that sustains fish, irrigates farms and powers the hydroelectric dams that block one of the largest salmon runs on the West Coast....
WASHINGTON -- Billionaire investor Warren Buffett said he sees the economy slowly improving and hailed Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke as "gutsy" for the actions the central bank has taken to boost growth. Buffett told CNBC on Monday that he...
Warren Buffett said the U.S. economy is gradually improving, crediting Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's efforts to stimulate it. "The economy is moving forward, but at a slow pace," Buffett said on CNBC Monday after Berkshire Hathaway's annual...
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