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Meet The 16-Year-Old US Open Tennis Phenom Backed By Bill Ackman

Hedge fund titan Bill Ackman, the CEO of $14 billion Pershing Square Capital, is sponsoring sixteen-year-old tennis phenom Francis Tiafoe. Tiafoe, a top ranked junior, won his first Grand Slam main draw match in doubles this week at the U.S....

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Glenn Greenwald Smacksdown Elizabeth Warren...

...on her Israel/Gaza view. Here. (ht Jay...

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What Europe and Japan Really Need Now Is Ben Bernanke

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- I'm not sure how much spare time Ben Bernanke currently has. But the European Central Bank and the Bank of Japan really need him now. Like or loathe the range of stimulus policies he enacted, during his time as Chairman of...

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Cramer: Tech Trio Comes Through

NEW YORK (Real Money) -- So, Workday couldn't do it. It couldn't get the high-growth stocks going. But a trio of Avago , Veeva and Splunk sure will. Read More: Warren Buffett's Top 10 Dividend Stocks Here you've got semis...

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Hedge Fund News: Warren Buffett, Phil Falcone & Baupost Group

Warren Buffett betrays America (SLTrib) It must have been a bitter moment for President Barack Obama when he got the news that his favorite economic guru not only doesn’t like paying taxes but hates America. Warren Buffett, whose eponymous rule was...

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Janet Yellen Owns A Very Expensive Collection Of Stamps (DIA, SPY, QQQ, TLT, IWM)

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen has an expensive stamp collection. According to Yellen's latest financial disclosure, her stamp collection is worth $15,001-$50,000. Yellen, however, did not appear to sell any stamps, as income related to that...

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The Fed Meeting at Jackson Hole Exposed Yellen’s Greatest Weakness

James Rickards writes: At the recent central banker conclave in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, the two most powerful central bankers in the world, Janet Yellen, chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve, and Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB),...

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Baupost Sold Out Of Espírito Santo Before Collapse

The Baupost Group rid itself of substantially all of its investment in Portugal’s collapsed Banco Espírito Santo before the bank went under earlier this month. read more ...

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Paul Krugman: The Fall of France

Why didn't François Hollande reverse austerity policies in France?: The Fall of France, by Paul Krugman, Commentary, NY Times: François Hollande, the president of France since 2012, coulda been a contender. He was elected on a...

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Mitch McConnell at the Koch Brothers Donor Summit: Live from La Farine CCCXIX: August 29, 2014

Cleaned-up transcript: Mitch McConnell: At the Koch Brothers Donor Summit: "Is this working?... ...I know it’s been a long day, but also a very inspiring day. And I want to start by thanking you, Charles and David, for the important work...

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Can Yellen Avoid Great Inflation of 2010s?

Howard Gold, MarketWatchThis month marked the 40th anniversary of the resignation of President Richard M. Nixon. Two new books revealed fresh transcripts from the archive of audio tapes that the paranoid president made on his secret recording system...

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What is the street's general opinion of Jim Cramer?

I'm back home in Seattle staying at mom's for a couple weeks and she's watching Cramer.... she's watched him 2-3x a week since 2009. I've seen his name come up on WSO numerous times but I can't remember what the general...

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Fed Chief Yellen Still a Multimillionaire

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen and her husband owned at least $5.3 million in assets last year, according to documents released by the U.S. Office of Government...

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You Only Live Once, So Do It Warren Buffett's Way

"You'd get very rich if you thought of yourself as having a card with only twenty punches in a lifetime, and every financial decision used up one punch. You'd resist the temptation to dabble. You'd make more good decisions and...

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Warren Pieces: Berkshire’s “Earnings Reality”

A periodic look through the archives of the greatest investor in history In Berkshire Hathaway’s 1980 Letter to Shareholders, Warren Buffett talked about how he assesses different types of earnings. Below is an excerpt from the letter.  ...

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Jim Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: What Really Moves Markets

Search Jim Cramer's "Mad Money" trading recommendations using our exclusive "Mad Money" Stock Screener. This program last aired June 25, 2014. NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- It's an incredibly confusing time to be an...

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Facts you should know about billionaire Warren Buffett

Investor and philanthropist Warren Buffett is widely regarded as one of the wealthiest and most influential people in the world. Referred to as the "Oracle of Omaha" for his prowess in...

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Fed Chair Yellen's assets up 8% during 2013

Value of portfolio totals between $5.3 million and $14.1 million, latest financial disclosure...

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Ackman Defends Job Record, Avoids Discussion of Legacy

Activist hedge fund manager defends his record, saying he is a net job creator, but doesn't address what could become known as the "Ackman trade" if it holds up to SEC scrutinyIn a recent interview, controversial activist hedge fund...

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Burger King Worldwide Inc (BKW)’s Acquisition of Tim Hortons Inc. (USA) (THI): Is Warren Buffett Being a Hypocrite in Supporting the Deal?

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A)’s Chairman, Warren Buffett surprised the Street today by saying that Tim Hortons Inc. (USA) (NYSE:THI) is more important to Canada than Burger King Worldwide Inc (NYSE:BKW) is to the U.S. The announcement came...

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A Tale of Three Tigers: Robertson, Mandel, And Coleman

Billionaire investor Julian Robertson has backed more than 40 up-and-coming hedge fund managers and inspired countless others who learned the trade under his watch at Tiger Management. The list of hi... ...

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Swedroe Attacks Hussman over Risk Management, Relative Value Strategy

Swedroe, author of a book on alternative investments, harshly critical of a mutual fund with a concern for the current market environmentIn a new blog post, Larry Swedroe rips into John Hussman, a former economics professor at the University of Michigan...

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The Hypocritical Attacks on Warren Buffett

Barry Ritholtz, BloombergThe jury is out as to how much of the Burger King-Tim Horton merger is driven by the desire for tax savings. So far, the range seems to be modestly to not very much. The Los Angeles Times noted “Burger King's...

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Elizabeth Arden reviewing Rhône Capital’s tender offer

Beauty products brand Elizabeth Arden is evaluating Rhône Capital‘s tender offer to buy about 20 percent of the company. According to terms of the offer, Rhône Capital is seeking to acquire up to 6.4 million shares of Elizabeth...

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Cramer: Expect Selling and Don't Buy It

NEW YORK (Real Money) -- Russia-Ukraine is the Achilles' heel of this market. It has been since it started, and it will be until it is done. Each time we get a Ukraine negative, money rotates quickly out of the American-based international stocks,...

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Sharon Bowles, ‘side-shifter’

News from the London Stock Exchange, released in deepest August, that it had hired Sharon Bowles, former chairwoman of the European parliament’s economic and monetary affairs committee, as a noddie rather failed to generate much coverage or...

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Warren Buffett’s Attackers Are Hypocritical

The jury is out as to how much of the Burger King-Tim Horton merger is driven by the desire for tax savings. So far, the range seems to be modestly to not very much. The Los Angeles Times noted “Burger King’s overall effective tax rate in...

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Cohen Civil Case Could Be Delayed Again

Steven Cohen’s date in court with the Securities and Exchange Commission is getting further and further away. read more ...

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Hedge Fund Manager Bill Ackman with a Very Profitable Year

By ovenerio. Read more » »Check out Bill Ackman Stock Picks » Download GuruFolio Report of Bill Ackman (Updated on 08/27/2014)Related Stocks: BKW, THI, HLF, FNMA, FMCC, VRX, BRKB,...

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Warren Buffett Has Some Brilliant Advice For Investors Freaked Out About Geopolitics

2014 has been unnerving. Every day, there's a new worrisome headline coming out of Russia, Iraq, Libya, the Gaza Strip, or any of the world's other geopolitical hotspots. And there's also the ongoing fears of an ebola outbreak in West...

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Grand Central: Paths Diverge For Yellen and Draghi on Inflation Expectations

Highlights Hilsenrath’s Take: Paths Diverge For Yellen and Draghi on Inflation Expectations Fed Policy, Revenues, Help Relieve U.S. Budget Pressure: CBO As Month End Nears, Fed Reverse Repo Volume Ticks Up French PM Pressures ECB to go Further...

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Questor share tip: James Fisher shares defy strong pound

Marine services business defies strong pound to report revenue and profits up in the first half of the year, says...

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Elizabeth M. Fowler, Financial Reporter for The Times, Dies at 95

Ms. Fowler was one of the first women to cover Wall Street for a daily...

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Warren Buffett to Katharine Graham Letter From 1976

Warren Buffett on the irreversible nature of pension promises, discusses the pension cost problems upon which management can have a significant impact. See full article in PDF format here. Warren Buffett to Katharine Graham The post Warren Buffett to...

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Jim Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: How You Can Profit From My Mistakes

Search Jim Cramer's "Mad Money" trading recommendations using our exclusive "Mad Money" Stock Screener. NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Always remember, don't let your skepticism get the best of you, Jim Cramer told his Mad...

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Cramer reveals big stock regret

Cramer wants to kick himself for doing...

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Buffett’s Involvement in Burger King-Tim Hortons Deal Is a Diversion

Warren Buffett’s involvement in the Burger King-Tim Hortons merger tells regular investors nothing, and doesn't really work against the president's call for "economic patriotism," writes Robert Cyran of Reuters...

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Janet Yellen at Jackson Hole

Yellen at Jackson Hole by Zach Pandl, Columbia Management At last week’s Jackson Hole Symposium Janet Yellen was not the dove we thought we knew. Balanced remarks on labor market and cumulative progress toward recovery put her views close to...

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GOING FULL ‘HUGH HENDRY’ INTO SEPTEMBER

I sold out of CBST, CLDX, some YELP, and PIR, some for gains, others for losses. Nevertheless, I raised over 30% cash and allocated half of it to TLT. I am now very much overweight TLT and holding ample cash to buy any dip. Essentially, I am resetting...

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Elizabeth Arden to Evaluate Offer

Elizabeth Arden Inc. said that investment funds affiliated with Rhone Capital have commenced a partial tender offer to acquire up to 20% of the company's...

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Ackman’s Pershing Square a Quiet Winner in Burger King’s Tim Hortons Bid

NEW YORK (TheStreet) --a"Every private equity firm should be banging down our door." That was Bill Ackman's pitch in October 2011, when speaking about Pershing Square Capital Management'saroughly $500 million investment in a...

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Homer Simpson's Ice Bucket Challenge Is the Iciest Yet

Looks like even two-dimensional celebrities aren't off limits for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Before pouring a small cup of water onto his head, Homer Simpson challenged his neighbor/sworn enemy Ned Flanders, his friend Lenny and Donald Trump,...

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Why Elizabeth Arden (RDEN) Stock Is Climbing Today

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Elizabeth Arden, Inc. are up 5.56% to $18.24 in midday trading as theacompanyaannounced that investment funds affiliated with Rhone Capital L.L.C.acommenced aapartial tender offer to acquire up to 6,442,013 shares of...

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Elizabeth Warren Attacked By Club For Growth For Supporting Export-Import Bank

WASHINGTON -- The Club For Growth is targeting Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) with a web video attacking her support for the Export-Import Bank, intensifying the conservative effort to take the populist economic mantle away from the Democratic...

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Buffett's BURGER KING backing flips Obama inversions calculus...

Buffett's BURGER KING backing flips Obama inversions calculus...(Third column, 14th story, link) ...

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CONFUSION: Liberal Super PAC Defends Taking Soros Money While Bashing Koch...

CONFUSION: Liberal Super PAC Defends Taking Soros Money While Bashing Koch...(Third column, 15th story, link) ...

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Valeant, Ackman get October 6 trial over Allergan special meeting

WILMINGTON Del. (Reuters) - Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc and activist investor William Ackman got their request for an expedited trial on Wednesday over the timing of a special meeting of Allergan Inc shareholders, a key to their $49 billion...

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Valeant, Ackman Get October 6 Trial Over Allergan Special Meeting

By Tom HalsWILMINGTON Del. (Reuters) - Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc and activist investor William Ackman got their request for an expedited trial on Wednesday over the timing of a special meeting of Allergan Inc shareholders, a key to...

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My Surprising Conversation With Dick Fuld (Yes, That Dick Fuld) and the Future of America

Why generational conflicts and resource fights are coming soon to a theater near you On a Saturday morning in February 2013, I was attending an event for Kairos Society, an organization that supports and celebrates college students who are...

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Hedge Fund News: Steven Cohen, George Soros & Carl Icahn

SEC’s civil case against SAC’s Cohen may get delayed again (NYPost) Manhattan US Attorney Preet Bharara has asked the Securities and Exchange Commission to hold off on its decision about former hedge-fund kingpin Steve Cohen for three more...

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Cramer: The Market's Real Killer

NEW YORK (Real Money) -- Darn thataSnapchatawith that $10 billion valuation. We don't need that kind of story now. That's the kind of stuff that always seems to stop the indices in their tracks. Every time the market gets traction in the...

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Tablets: Re/Code’s Mossberg Defends Device’s Utility, Longevity

Re/Code columnist and gadget guru Walt Mossberg took to CNBC’s “Squawk Alley” this morning with Carlos Quintanilla and Jon Fortt to discuss a piece he wrote online yesterday defending the tablet market.  In that...

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Saint Warren: Gazillionaire's 'Unpatriotic' Deal

Charles Gasparino, NYPWell, now we know why President Obama hasn’t trotted out his favorite “wise investor” sidekick for Democrats’ latest anti-fat-cat attack — the campaign against the...

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Buffett’s $3 Billion Investment On Burger King To Fetch 9%

This $3 billion Burger King transaction will facilitate Berkshire in deploying its record $55.5 billion cash stashWarren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A) (NYSE:BRK.B) is set to invest $3 billion for Burger King Worldwide Inc...

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Warren Buffett Just Singlehandedly Undermined Democrats' Main Argument Against Inversions

By providing $3 billion in financing to aid Burger King's acquisition of coffee and donut chain Tim Hortons, Warren Buffett has severely complicated the Democratic argument against the practice known as tax "inversions." Buffett has become...

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Baupost Group Exits Banco Espirito Santo Investment

Portuguese bank Banco Espirito Santo will soon be delisted from the Lisbon stock exchangePortugal’s troubled Banco Espirito Santo SA (ELI:BES) is suffering a lot of hurt these days. Based on filings from the Portuguese regulatory website CMVM,...

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Colleges With High Default Rates Should Contribute to Loan Repayment: Senator Warren

Before leaving Washington this month, Massachusetts Democrat Elizabeth Warren co-sponsored a bill with Senator Jack Reed (D-R.I.) that would require colleges with high student-loan defaults to pay back some of the Federal student loan money...

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Netflix, Inc. Canadian Dominance Challenged By Rogers, Shaw

Netflix is giving tough time to video-streaming services as well as conventional cable companies, but two biggest companies in Canada have decided to challenge its dominance.Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) will soon see competition in Canada from Shomi, a...

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FLOYD MAYWEATHER: Warren Buffett Has Joined 'The Money Team'

Floyd "Money" Mayweather tweeted a photo Tuesday night showing him and Warren Buffett squaring off in a pre-fight hype photos. Another tweeted announced "Warren Buffett the 66.9 Billion dollar man joins The Money Team."...

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Jim Cramer's Top Stock Picks: MNST PRGO LE AHS

a Search Jim Cramer's "Mad Money" trading recommendations using our exclusive "Mad Money" Stock Screener. NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Here are some of the hot stocks Jim Cramer talked about on Tuesday's Mad Money on...

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Deconstructing Fed Chair Janet Yellen on Unemployment and the Unemployed

Gerald Epstein, of the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI), interviewed by Jessica Desvarieux of the Real News Network: Lambert here: I have to say that Epstein’s comments seem a little mild to me. The seventy-five cent word hysteresis...

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Soros sues BNY Mellon over Argentine debt

A lawsuit filed by four hedge funds, including George Soros's Quantum Partners, accuses BNY Mellon of acting to "protect its own...

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2008 Meltdown Was Worse Than Great Depression, Bernanke Says

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Bloomberg Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, a prominent student of the Great Depression, contends that the 2008 financial crisis was actually worse than its 1930s counterpart. Mr. Bernanke is quoted making the statement in a...

Bernanke Says 2008 Crash Worst In History

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Bernanke, known as a student of the Great Depression, said 2008 was worst in history as the legacy of AIG is debated in court The 2008 derivatives crash was the worst in economic history, a potentially more apocalyptic event than the market crash that...

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Rosenberg: the Next Recession Could be 4 Years Away

Talk about a flip in perspective.  David Rosenberg, who had been bearish for years, has turned into one of the biggest bulls on Wall Street.  The Gluskin Sheff analyst now says his recession forecasting model could be pointing to another four...

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Top Hedge Funder Larry Robbins Boosts Shareholding in VCA Inc.

By Holly LaFon. Read more » »Check out Larry Robbins Stock Picks » Download GuruFolio Report of Larry Robbins (Updated on 08/25/2014)Related Stocks:...

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Richard Branson teased as BA boss Willie Walsh gets soaked

Walsh became the latest high-profile figure to submit to the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ to raise money for research into Motor Neurone Disease (also known as...

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A look at Warren Buffet and Berkshire Hathaway's Top Five Holdings

By Monica Wolfe. Read more » »Related Stocks: BRK.A, BRK.B, SU, USG, LBTYA, LBTYB, LBTYK, GHC, DTV, COP,...

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Warren Buffett's Tax Whopper

Obama's business front man finances 'corporate...

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Buffett Puts Shareholders Ahead Of Patriotism In Canadian Deal

By Luciana LopezNEW YORK (Reuters) - Warren Buffett may be most famous for the billions of dollars he has made from investing but he is also well known as a cheerleader for the United States. The Oracle of Omaha routinely exhorts investors to put their...

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Buffett puts shareholders ahead of patriotism in Canadian deal

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Warren Buffett may be most famous for the billions of dollars he has made from investing but he is also well known as a cheerleader for the United States. The Oracle of Omaha routinely exhorts investors to put their money in America,...

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Jim Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: A Monster of An August

Search Jim Cramer's "Mad Money" trading recommendations using our exclusive "Mad Money" Stock Screener. NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- With the market near completing its best August in 14 years, Jim Cramer told his Mad Money viewers...

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Foremr Fed Chair Bernanke: I Really Blew It When I Ran the Fed

Well, he didn't put it in those words, but that is clearly the conclusion anyone would reach who understood the facts leading up to the Great Recession. “September and October of 2008 was the worst financial crisis in global history,...

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Hussman’s Broadside Attack On Fed Policy

Comparing Fed economic theory to pre-Copernican astronomy, Hussman says that Fed policy has failed because it isn’t based on a realistic view of the economy“Before the 15th century, people gazed at the sky, and believed that other planets...

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Jim Cramer Breaks Down Record Highs for The Dow and S&P 500

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- TheStreet'saJim Crameranotes the recent gains in the market matter, including the S&P 500 hitting 2,000 for the first time and the Dow hitting a new all-time high Tuesday. But he adds it also matters how the market...

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Is Warren Buffett a Hypocrite?

Hold the pickles, hold the lettuce, special tax deals don’t upset Warren Buffett, who's having it his way with the Burger King tax inversion...

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The Burger King deal gets a shrug in DC

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Given the silence on tax inversions, is it really an issue the White House wants to address near-term, Politico's Ben White...

Warren Buffett defends Burger King tax flip

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The move is a ‘tax inversion’ because it shifts Burger King’s base out of the US to Canada, where taxes are...

Burger King: Positive Outlook On Possible Merger

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