Berkshire Hathaway chief executive Warren Buffett, one of the richest men in the world, is selling his newspaper empire. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP

Warren Buffett, the fourth richest man in the world, is getting out of newspapers – or “giving up” on them, as the Wall Street Journal put it – in a m(...)

Photograph: iStock

Warren Buffett is getting out of the newspaper business with Berkshire Hathaway selling its BH Media unit and its 30 daily newspapers to Lee Enterpris(...)

Willie Walsh, outgoing chief executive of IAG. He was dubbed a miracle worker for pulling Aer Lingus back from the brink after he took charge  weeks after the September 11th, 2011, attacks. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Four years’ ago, as Willie Walsh stared at his 55th birthday, the age at which he once planned to retire, the former pilot gave himself a bit more tim(...)

Mergers and acquisitions is a very risky business and the Thomas Cook debacle was not an isolated one. Photograph: Michael Probst/AP Photo

The recent collapse of Thomas Cook, undone by a huge debt pile dating back to a disastrous 2007 merger with MyTravel, is a reminder of an indisputable(...)

Traders working  at the  New York Stock Exchange. Investors should be wary of sensationalist media headlines that make market declines seem larger than they really are. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

Can the market multiply and divide? The question might seem odd – after all, financial markets are dominated by sophisticated investors who aim to ke(...)

Extrovert CEOs may be more likely to hurt their companies than to help them. Photograph: iStock

The stereotypical image of a successful corporate leader is of a charismatic extrovert, a persuasive and sociable fellow (it’s usually a fellow) who c(...)

Warren Buffett, chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway, has always argued buybacks make sense if a company is trading below its ‘intrinsic value’. Photograph: Rick Wilking/Reuters

US companies, flush with cash following Donald Trump’s corporate tax cuts, spent a record $930 billion on stock buybacks last year: a similar outlay i(...)

Most of the Fanmags – Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Microsoft, Apple, and Google – are “trading at valuations nearly as rich as they have ever traded,” according to investor Rob Arnott. Photograph: Alastair Pike/AFP/Getty Images

Investors should avoid the broader US market and be especially wary of certain technology stocks that are, like bitcoin and controversial electric car(...)

Warren Buffett, chairman and chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway, who has made the largest donation to date to charities from his fortune. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Warren Buffett is donating roughly $3.6 billion of Berkshire Hathaway stock to five charities, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the (...)

Warren Buffet: ‘I probably know as many rich people as just about anybody. I don’t think they’re happier because they get super rich.’ Photograph: Houston Cofield/Bloomberg

Warren Buffett, the 88-year-old investment guru, is used to feeling the love at annual gatherings of investors in his Berkshire Hathaway vehicle Last(...)

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