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Chinese investors go gaga for tech shares What do the 50 top-performing global technology companies with a market value of at least $1 billion have in(...)

Since 2009’s market bottom, earnings have soared but actual sales growth has been relatively modest. Increased profits have been made possible by record profit margins of 9.2 per cent.  Photograph:  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

US stock markets appear dangerously overpriced, and investors should remember that “quicksilver markets can turn from tranquil to turbulent in short o(...)

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Image of the week: Welcome signs A sign reading “This business serves everyone” is placed in the window of Bernadette’s Barbershop in downtown (...)

Kraft Foods has agreed to merge with Heinz, with analysts suggesting that the move will lead to considerable job losses. (Photograph: EPA/ANDY RAIN)

H.J. Heinz, which is controlled by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and buyout firm 3G Capital, said Wednesday that it agreed to buy the ma(...)

The current Kraft was created in a spinoff from Mondelez in October 2012. Mondelez inherited the company’s overseas snack businesses, giving it bigger growth opportunities internationally. (Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

3G Capital, the Brazilian private-equity firm, is understood to be in advanced talks to acquire Kraft Foods Group Inc. and merge it with ketchup make(...)

Donald Keough: granted citizenship in 2007 in recognition of his generosity to Ireland and Irish causes

Donald Keough, who has died aged 87 in Atlanta, Georgia, was a notable exemplar of the rags-to-riches Irish-American story who became, in the late 20t(...)

NYSE traders: stocks can underperform for long periods.. Photograph:  Brendan McDermid/Reuters

How much money should you put in global equities? Are bonds looking risky right now? Is an old-fashioned portfolio made up of equities and bonds suffi(...)

Warren Buffett is known for carefully articulating the reasons he’s making an investment at the time he makes it. Photograph:   REUTERS/Carlos Barria

You can’t be a good leader if you’re not self-aware. So how can we cultivate and develop self-awareness? Here are five suggestions. 1 Meditate Most fo(...)

Warren Buffett:  a born investor who accumulated a $73 billion fortune while remaining indifferent to the trappings of wealth. Photograph: Paul Morigi/Getty Images

Warren Buffett’s latest annual letter looks back on his 50 years at the helm of Berkshire Hathaway, during which time the legendary Oracle of Omaha ha(...)

Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates has been deemed the world’s richest man by Forbes magazine, which said he had a net worth of $79.2 billion (€70.8 billion) in 2015. Photograph: Cole Burston/EPA.

Bill Gates’s net worth has increased by $3 billion over the last year to $79.2 billion (€70.8 billion), Forbes magazine said.That figure puts him at t(...)