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  • Buffett's firm reveals new stock investments and divestments

    Filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission revealed recent investment decisions made by Berkshire Hathaway, the investment group led by Warren Buffett. In addition to buying and selling stocks in its $85 billion U.S. stock portfolio, the company owns 80 other companies, some of which account for more than half its income.

  • Stocks drag S&P 500 down from 5-year high

    Stocks fell Monday with the S&P 500 dropping 4.58 points to close at 1,461.89. Bank stocks ended the day little changed.

  • Dow Jones hits highest mark since 2007

    The fastest growth in US manufacturing in 10 months gave stocks a lift Tuesday and pushed the Dow Jones industrial average to its highest close in more than four years.

  • The Masters: 12 women candidates for Augusta National membership

    The Augusta National Golf Club has steadfastly refused to alter its all-male membership. But circumstances may soon cause the gender barrier to break, and if it does there are several women who might be good fits for the club.

  • Dow, S&P have best start in 15 years

    The Dow Jones industrial average rose 3.4 percent in January and the Standard & Poor 500 gained 4.4 percent, the best performances for both indexes to open a year since 1997.

  • Stocks end mixed in choppy session

    Stocks end mixed in choppy session

    Dow is virtually unchanged, while S&P and Nasdaq fall. Silver falls more than 7 percent.

  • The heavy hand of nutrition czars

    The Circle Bastiat The heavy hand of nutrition czars

    How government coerces consumer food choices

  • This decade's investment: the agriculture play

    The Reformed Broker This decade's investment: the agriculture play

    Here are three basic ways for most investors to play a potential agriculture boom, two of them easy.

  • Home sales down. But six cities defy housing gloom.

    Home sales down. But six cities defy housing gloom.

    Home sales plunged in July and housing prices may dip again. But in six metropolitan areas, the housing picture is far brighter: Home values are rising and median prices are already well ahead of their peak during the housing bubble. What allowed these metro areas to beat the downturn in home sales prices? Two are state capitols. Five have lower-than-average unemployment. All of them had undervalued real estate, even at the height of the housing boom, says Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of Realtors (NAR). When mortgage rates fell, "they had room to grow" and home sales rose. Is your city on the list? Click on the right arrow to see each metro area:

  • Why New York's Antitrust Division's growing aggression is bad for you.

    The Circle Bastiat Why New York's Antitrust Division's growing aggression is bad for you.

    The Antitrust Division’s sentencing statistics over the last two decades show a steady trend toward higher corporate fines for cartel offenses and longer jail sentences for individuals, passing the cost for trials and incarceration onto tax payers.