Stocks, Commodities Advance Before Greek Vote; Euro Erases Loss
Stocks rose, with a global benchmark index bound for a two-week high, while commodities gained and Asian default risk declined before the Greek parliament votes today on budget cuts aimed at preventing a default. The euro erased earlier losses against the dollar. Read more on BusinessWeek
Liberals, not Bachmann, are hypocrites on Medicaid
Timothy P. Carney Senior Political Columnist Follow Him @TPCarney Any outspoken, pro-life, conservative woman will be the target of unfair, almost rabid attacks by liberals in the media. But the latest left-wing talking point against Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is perhaps the stupidest criticism any politician has endured this year. It turns out that Bachmann … Read more on Washington Examiner
Lubrizol shareholders to vote on Berkshire deal
The Associated Press The Associated Press OMAHA, Neb. Shareholders of the specialty chemical company Lubrizol are set to vote on Berkshire Hathaway Inc.’s $ 9 billion offer to buy the company. Lubrizol plans to hold a special shareholder meeting on Thursday about the deal that would make the chemical company part of Warren Buffett’s Omaha-based conglomerate. Berkshire is offering to pay $ 135 cash … Read more on Washington Examiner
What a Girl Wants: Chocolate … and Some Good Advice
Meet Fool member Sara Wetherbee, a.k.a. PhoolishPhox. Read more on The Motley Fool
Is Someone Gaming Warren Buffet’s Charity Auction?
In past years, the price of sharing a steak with Warren Buffett soared well above those on the restaurant’s menu. Last year, the auction closed at $ 2.6 million–a healthy chunch of Glide’s $ 17 million operating budget–but this year’s quick jump is unprecedented. The opening bid of $ 25,000 placed by o***r less than an hour after the auction began at 7:30 Sunday night, jumped to $ 100,000 with a … Read more on The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News
Sen. Nelson defends vote on financial reform
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ben Nelson took issue Wednesday with critics who have accused him of stalling financial reform legislation to benefit billionaire Warren Buffett ‘s investment company.