Berkshire Hathaway Posts Lower Profits

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Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway posted lower earnings for the fourth quarter amid investment derivative gains of $192 million.

'Feeling Certain' and Other Mistakes That Trip Up Investors

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A surging stock market makes investors feel smart. With the S&P 500 near an all-time high, pay heed to the many ways you can go wrong.

Movie-Ticket Sales Set for Banner Year

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Solid early returns for ‘American Sniper’ and ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ and solid lineup of blockbusters like ‘Furious 7’ and a new ‘Star Wars’ have analysts predicting that 2015 will be a banner year for America’s cinemas.

Blackstone CEO Took Home $690 Million in 2014

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Blackstone Group co-founder and CEO Stephen Schwarzman took home about $690 million in dividends, compensation and fund payouts for 2014, a nearly 50% increase from 2013.

U.K. Won't Approve Gas Fields Sale to LetterOne Fund

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The U.K. government said it won’t approve the sale of British North Sea natural gas fields from German utility RWE to an investment fund backed by Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman over concerns the oligarch is a future target of European sanctions.

U.S. Presses China on Technology Rules

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U.S. officials and business groups are objecting to a draft Chinese antiterrorism law that they say will serve as a new way for Beijing to acquire proprietary information or nudge foreign technology companies out of the vast market.

Protect Yourself From Tax Identity Theft

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Hackers are using stolen identities to commit tax refund fraud. Here are moves to limit the risk—and steps to take if you’re a victim.

Spain's Bankia Posts Profit Gain

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Spain’s largest bailed-out lender said net profit in the fourth quarter of 2014 was 268 million euros ($300.08 million) from 150 million euros a year earlier.

World Telecom Meet to Focus on Regulation

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When telecom and tech leaders convene in Barcelona for Mobile World Congress this coming week, one topic will rise above the rest: regulation.

Wages Rise at Restaurants as Labor Market Tightens

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Wage growth is breaking out in an unexpected corner of the U.S. economy: the nation’s restaurants and bars. Food-service employment has surged since the recession ended six years ago.

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