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One chart that shows how rough it’s been for Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway

Say it ain’t so, o’ Sage of Omaha.<p>Lighting up the radar screens of a few investors lately are blips showing Warren Buffett’s mighty Berkshire …

Investing

The Two Distinct Types Of Fintech Innovation

Jasen Yang Contributor<p>Jasen Yang is the founder and CEO of Polly Portfolio.<p>Fintech, the (faintly uncool) term for financial technology, is booming these days. But it’s wrong to think of fintech as a single sector. There are two very distinct types of fintech innovation that entrepreneurs, …

Wells Fargo

CONSTRUCTION CEO: Building sports stadiums isn't a high margin business

The economics of stadiums also has a new, unexpected critic — a construction CEO.<p>Ronald Tutor, CEO of contractor Tutor Perini, said that building stadiums is not as big a financial boon as one would expect.<p>After an analyst claimed that building sports facilities was a "high margin" business, Tutor …

Chicago White Sox

Mark Richt says Georgia 'can't go backward' against Auburn

After losing by 24 points to Florida, a weird thing happened at Georgia. For the first time in a long time, the Bulldogs were out of the polls and …

College Sports

WALL STREET PAYDAY: Meet the bankers on the $108 billion beer deal of the decade

Bud Light maker Anheuser-Busch InBev announced Wednesday that it has agreed a deal to buy SABMiller.<p>The deal is worth around $108 billion, and is set to be the biggest takeover so far this year.<p>That's great news for Wall Street.<p>Both Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller have reached out to a handful …

Investing

5 Habits Of Truly Disruptive Leaders

Disruption and leadership might seem opposing forces. Here’s how the best leaders reconcile the two.<p>On its face, leadership’s goals don’t seem to line up with dictionary definitions of disruption. Here’s <i>Merriam-Webster</i>‘s:<p><b>disrupt:</b> (<i>verb</i> dis·rupt \dis-ˈrəpt\) to cause (something) to be unable to …

Leadership

Money is best staff motivator but half of companies fail to offer bonuses

Financial incentives boost productivity, say employees, but 45pc are on fixed pay only<p>A financial bonus is one of the most reliable ways to boost productivity, according to a new study, but 45pc of employees have no chance of receiving one.<p>Over a quarter of UK employees have linked financial …

3 Stocks We're Never Selling

It's been proven time and time again that long-term investing outperforms short-term trading, and with that in mind, we asked some of our top Motley Fool contributors to highlight stocks they have no intention of selling from their portfolios.<p>Image source: Celgene Corp.<p><b>Todd Campbell:</b> Given …

17 Inspiring Quotes About Military Leadership for Veterans Day | Inc.com

<i>(It's Veterans Day, so you might also want to check out 150 Companies (at Least) Giving Free Stuff to Veterans Today.)</i><p>I'm a veteran of the U.S. Army. My military career wasn't especially exciting or unusual, but I later wrote books about the military and covered the Iraq War and veterans' issues …

War

What Separates High-Performing Leaders from Average Ones

Research shows that employees dislike their jobs, don’t trust their leaders, and aren’t engaged. If you’re a leader — or aspiring to be one — you should be frightened. Are organizations in the modern world built for leaders to fail? Or can you overcome these leadership challenges, and if so, how? …

Team Building

GOLDMAN: Here are 15 great stocks with fat dividends and huge buyback plans

According to David Kostin at Goldman Sachs, S&P 500 companies will spend $2.2 trillion in excess cash in 2016, and 46% of that will be returned to shareholders in the form of dividends ($432 billion) or buybacks ($608 billion).<p>Additionally, the stocks of companies returning large amounts of cash to …

Investing