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Warren Buffett admires fellow billionaire Jeff Bezos
For the first time ever, Berkshire Hathaway's annual shareholder meeting was webcast live on Yahoo Finance for anyone to see. Berkshire (BRKB) meeting virgins probably loved the Catskills comedy club-esque shtick.
Dispatches From 'Woodstock for Capitalists'  New York Times
Buffett Defends Berkshire's Coke Stake, Warns On BNSF  Huffington Post
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Puerto Rico debt rescue plan engulfed in Great Recession 'bailout' politics
House members left Washington Friday for a week-long recess without taking action on a fiscal rescue for Puerto Rico, days before the territory's development bank is set to default on a payment to bondholders and deepen the economic crisis there.
Will: What happens in Puerto Rico won't stay there  Roanoke Times (blog)
HARROP: Puerto Rican bonds and the small investor  Clarksville Leaf Chronicle
Chobani CEO gives ownership stake to workers
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Chobani's CEO visited a plant in Twin Falls to tell workers about the company's plan to give employees an ownership stake in the privately held company.
Rex Smith: A generous countryman, and a lesson  Albany Times Union (blog)
Why Chobani Gave Employees A Financial Stake In Company's Future  NPR
Target's Perception Takes A Hit After Transgender Bathroom Statement
Target put itself in the center of the national debate about bathroom use and gender and thanks to a boycott and lots of press, the retailer's consumer perception has declined.
Sorry Bigots, Your Facebook Memes Are Wrong  Daily Beast
Target stock plunges as 1 million boycott  WND.com
Sales Of White Vans Are Way Up, Thanks To "Damn, Daniel"
At least, that's what the Vans brand is thinking. According to Bloomberg, Vans has seen a hefty increase in sales thanks to the viral video.
'Damn Daniel' viral video helps boost Vans sales  Richmond County Daily Journal
The hilarious 'Damn Daniel' meme blew up sales for the company that ...  Business Insider
Just 1 in 10 Seniors Is Making This Social Security Move -- And That's Worrisome
Today, more than 60 million Americans count on Social Security checks each month, and about two-thirds of those recipients are retired workers who'd likely struggle without the financial foundation that Social Security income provides.
Social Security: Earnings penalty hits early retiree, spouse  Arizona Daily Star
Entitlement reform, RIP  The State
Alleged drunk driver strikes parked cars in Santa Monica
On April 22 at approximately 10:13 p.m., Santa Monica police officers responded to a radio call regarding a vehicle striking several parked vehicles in the 600 block of Santa Monica Boulevard.
Fast Company Announces 2nd Annual L.A. Creativity Counter-Conference ...  PR Newswire (press release)
The Fed Will Not Increase Rates: The Export Perspective
Among the various factors that play an important role in the policymaker's decision to increase interest rates, the dollar and its impact on exports is a key consideration.
US economy struggles at start of election year  Albany Times Union
The Weather Isn't to Blame  Valley News
Oracle buys Textura for $663 million, eyes engineering, construction cloud ...
Special Feaure. The Industry Cloud: Why It's Next. Coud computing has engulfed lots of IT, but one of the untapped regions of the tech and business world is the industry cloud, focusing on vertical industries and more specialized applications.
Oracle to Buy Textura for $663 Million  Wall Street Journal
Celebrate National Small Business Week
Since 1963, the Small Business Administration has recognized outstanding entrepreneurs and small business owners through National Small Business Week.
The Cure for a Sluggish Economy: More Entrepreneurial and Small Business Support  Huffington Post
SBA Administrator Addresses "New American" Entrepreneurs at 5th ...  PR Newswire (press release)