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Ackman, Buffett, Gates Ride the Rail Boom to Profits

blogs.wsj.com — Some investors in railroads have lately had a great ride. Whatever happens with the potential tie-up of Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. and CSX Corp., reported Sunday by The Wall Street Journal, investor William Ackman has made a lot of money in Canadian Pacific, which he started buying about three years ago.

Gates Links Technology, Banking Services for Poor

online.wsj.com — Bill Gates is banking on digital technology to bring financial services to the world's poor.

Breaking Down Bill Gates’s Wealth

blogs.wsj.com — Bill Gates has a net worth of nearly $82 billion, of which just $14 billion is in Microsoft stock. The bulk of the remainder - $64 billion - is invested in a variety of assets through Cascade Investment LLC, his private investment firm, according to people familiar with the matter.

This Man's Job: Make Bill Gates Richer

online.wsj.com — Invitations to a dinner party from Bill and Melinda Gates at their mansion near Seattle in February included an unusual request: Wear pink or platinum. Spotlights installed for the occasion bathed the room in a pink glow. Mr. Gates raised his glass to toast the guest of honor, Michael Larson, who sat nearby wearing a pink button-down shirt, his favorite color.

AOL, Private-Equity Firms Explore Bid for Yahoo

online.wsj.com — AOL Inc. and several private-equity firms are exploring making an offer to buy Yahoo Inc., according to people familiar with the matter, devising a bold plan to marry two big Internet brands facing steep challenges.

J.P. Morgan’s Dimon finishes scheduled cancer treatments

marketwatch.com — In the days after J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. chief James Dimon disclosed he had throat cancer, the 58-year old executive received an email from Warren Buffett. Buffett, the Berkshire Hathaway Inc. head who had received treatment for prostate cancer in 2012, advised Dimon to rest often and bring entertainment such as episodes of Buffett's favorite television show "Breaking Bad" to his treatment sessions.

J.P. Morgan's Dimon Finishes Scheduled Cancer Treatments

online.wsj.com — In the days after J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. chief James Dimon disclosed he had throat cancer, the 58-year old executive received an email from Warren Buffett. Mr. Buffett, the Berkshire Hathaway Inc. head who had received treatment for prostate cancer in 2012, advised Mr. Dimon to rest often and bring entertainment such as episodes of Mr. Buffett's favorite television show "Breaking Bad" to his treatment sessions.

Burger King Deal Draws Tax Criticism

Berkshire to Pay U.S. Tax Rate on Burger King Investment

blogs.wsj.com — Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. will pay the U.S. corporate tax rate on any income it receives from helping to finance Burger King 's planned takeover of Canadian coffee-and-doughnuts chain Tim Hortons , according to a person familiar with the deal. Under the agreement, announced Tuesday morning, the merged company will be based in Canada.

Berkshire to pay U.S. tax rate on Burger King deal

marketwatch.com — Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. will pay the U.S. corporate tax rate on any income it receives from helping to finance Burger King's planned takeover of Canadian coffee-and-doughnuts chain Tim Hortons, according to a person familiar with the deal. Under the agreement, announced Tuesday morning, the merged company will be based in Canada.
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Oct 17, 2014

You can't go wrong if you hire Goldman as your adviser. Oh wait. @dealbook An Oops for Goldman on Vista-Tibco Merger nyti.ms/1FcGW68

Oct 17, 2014

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Oct 16, 2014

RT @LaurenLaCapra: "I wouldn't overdo the Ebola virus," says expert Lloyd Blankfein pic.twitter.com/U17G6N0F8t

Oct 16, 2014

De Blasio rents out his Park Slope home for $4,975 a month to the first people who saw the property: on.wsj.com/1zdtNcL

Oct 16, 2014

Can we get that on a DVF wrap dress? RT @FortuneMPW: Some advice from @DVF to get you through your Thursday! pic.twitter.com/BNCOQedgaL

Oct 16, 2014

Barbie, the 55-year-old doll, has fallen out of favor with young girls: on.wsj.com/1wbrwuP

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