Warren Buffett announces that Berkshire Hathaway will buy the Omaha World-Herald, despite Warren Buffett's earlier predictions of 'unending losses' for most newspapers.
The Dow rose 180 points to 11577 during another day of wild swings for the stock market
The latest setback in Greece's financial crisis sent bumped the Standard and Poor's 500 index 32 points to 1099, its lowest level of the year. The Dow fell 258 points to 10655.
Stock buybacks would occur when Berkshire Hathaway stock is within 110 percent of book value. If stock buybacks happen, they would be the first in Warren Buffett's 46 years heading Berkshire.
Residents of Cambodia's capital city used to have little access to safe drinking water; now more than 90 percent of homes have it.
Every year, Forbes releases a list of the world’s most powerful woman, influential in everything from politics to technology to culture. The list includes obvious choices, such as US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, but also includes unexpected choices, such as Lady Gaga (No. 11 this year). Here are the 10 most powerful women: (See full list here)
Stock market was down early Wednesday afternoon, with the traders worried about the US debt limit. Still, Tuesday's strong gains left the three major indexes of the stock market in positive territory for the month.
When NASA's space shuttles launch into orbit, they don't just carry astronauts and supplies into the final frontier. There's a lot of other weird stuff that makes the out-of-this-world journey, too. NASA's last space shuttle mission will launch Friday, July 8 on the Atlantis orbiter to deliver spare parts to the International Space Station. The mission will be the 135th and last flight for the program, which began in 1981. But over the course of 30 years, the space shuttles have flown some peculiar objects into orbit. The list of odd stuff that flew aboard the shuttles is a long one, and includes the Olympic torch, a replica of the golden spike from the First Transcontinental Railroad, and rocks from the top of Mount Everest and the surface of the moon, just to name a few. Here nine recent space oddities carried into orbit on NASA shuttles:
The Swiss president of world soccer's governing body won the uncontested election after his only rival dropped out of the race. But FIFA, and its awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, remains under the shadow of allegations of corruption and bribery.
Lance Armstrong, seven-time Tour de France champion, faces new allegations from a teammate that he failed a 2001 drug test, and a grand jury probe. He has long said, 'Where's the proof?'