Buffett’s Berkshire seeks Fed leeway to boost BofA bet: Fed

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc is seeking permission from the Federal Reserve to boost its stake in Bank of America Corp above the 10% level, according to an application document provided by…

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Hedge fund D.E. Shaw raises pressure on Emerson, calls for breakup

Hedge fund D.E. Shaw on Tuesday increased the pressure on Emerson Electric Co by publicly urging a breakup of the U.S. industrial conglomerate, a move it says could unlock more than $20 billion worth…

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Earnings Watch: Banks look to put earnings recession in reverse, but aren’t expected to succeed

Amid the first earnings recession in two years, a new round of financial results are about to flood in and determine if the downturn will continue.

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Here’s how this CEO says millennials could solve the coming Social Security crisis

Bill Mead explained to CNBC how “incredibly economically impactful things” are about to happen as millennials prioritize necessity spending. Big ticket items, he says, will soon be prioritized over “Apple devices, craft beer and Chipotle burritos.”

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The Wall Street Journal: Federal prosecutors probing Giuliani’s business dealings in Ukraine

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan are examining Rudy Giuliani’s business dealings in Ukraine, including his finances, meetings and work for a city mayor there, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Livability: The top 10 college towns in the U.S. in 2019

From academics to job opportunities to fun things to do, these college towns come out on top.

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BookWatch: Avoid these 6 expensive mistakes when talking to your teen about college

Sobering: When students only attend college to appease their parents, 74% will drop out or transfer.

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Tim Mullaney: It’s up to us to separate the truth from the lies on Facebook

We either trust the marketplace of ideas or we don’t. If we don’t, Putin’s work is already done.

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Women still get fired for being pregnant, as Elizabeth Warren says she was in 1971

Walmart, UPS and other major employers have faced charges of mistreating pregnant workers.

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China wants more talks before signing Trump’s Phase 1 deal, report says

A trade deal with the U.S. lauded by stock markets last week was looking shaky on Monday after a report China is insisting on more talks and more concessions.

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