Warren Buffett

The wrath of Warren Buffett: How Benjamin Moore almost broke his promise

Turmoil roiled Benjamin Moore, a paint company owned by Berkshire Hathaway, after it decided to break a pledge Warren Buffett made to Moore’s dealers. How did it happen—and how did the Oracle of Omaha respond? A case study in pluses (and occasional minuses) of being owned by Berkshire.

Janet Yellen

Janet Yellen vs. the Inflation Zombies

Over the past 15 years, the U.S. has gone through a tech bubble, a housing bubble, and a devastating financial crisis. So why does Fed chair Janet Yellen keep talking about a threat America hasn’t seen in decades?

Energy

Hellman & Friedman makes major management change

Brian Powers is no longer chairman with Hellman & Friedman, the San Francisco-based private equity firm that currently is raising upwards of $10 billion for its eighth fund. He instead has transitioned into a chairman emeritus role, and is not listed on SEC documents for the new capital-raising effort. Powers originally joined Hellman & Friedman […]