NewsWatch: Scandal puts Buffett’s succession atop agenda

Archive for April, 2011

NewsWatch: Scandal puts Buffett’s succession atop agenda

Sokol departure is a setback on the operational side, but Buffett may have made progress selecting more managers to oversee Berkshire’s huge investment portfolio. (12 hours ago)

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This handout image provided by the White House shows a copy of the long form of President Barack Obama’s birth certificate from Hawaii. / AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite (8 hours ago)

Safford auto students head to Tucson for state competition

Back in the old days, students who didn’t fare well in their scholarly studies were sometimes encouraged to take a vocation class like auto shop. Today’s auto shop students, however, have more in common with computer technicians than one might guess. (…

How to ‘break’ a mortgage and not pay a penalty

In this guest column Mike Holman explains how he used his credit line to pay off his mortgage avoid a penalty for breaking his mortgage. (29 mins ago)

Financing a Vacation Home – Mortgages

Borrowers for second homes should expect bigger down payments, higher interest rates and other standards tighter than on a principal residence. (4 hours ago)

P.F. Chang earnings lower than expected

The temporary closure of eight Pei Wei Asian Diner restaurants in Arizona because of an identity-theft investigation contributed to a lower-than-expected first-quarter profit reported Wednesday by the chain’s parent, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro Inc. (43 …

The Truth About Money with Ric Edelman

Premieres Nationally on Public Television Read the full story at (23 mins ago)

The Inside-Out World of Home Mortgages

With 25% more to fall, and many houses under water by thousands of dollars, or hundreds of thousands, what’s the incentive to pay? If a borrower wants to work out a compromise in good faith, how can they know if they are negotiating with the right part…

Securing Cyberspace: Our Shared Responsibility

Secretary Napolitano spoke at UC Berkeley, where she addressed the rapid evolution of cyberspace and threats to its security. (3 hours ago)

Consumers back in business – if gas stays under $4

Everyone likes to talk about the latte factor when it comes to saving money. You know the theory: You could fund your retirement if you gave up spending $5 a day at Starbucks, right? (14 hours ago)