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Warren Buffett rails against fee-hungry Wall Street managers

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Billionaire Warren Buffett, whose stock picks over several decades have turned Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRK/A.NaE) into one of the most successful conglomerates, delivered another black eye to the investment industry on Saturday, saying investors should "stick with low-cost index funds."

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Buffett upbeat on American business; Berkshire operating profit down

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Warren Buffett rails against fee-hungry Wall Street managers

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Buffett upbeat on American business; Berkshire operating profit down

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Gundlach expects U.S. 10-year T-note yield to drop below 2.25 percent

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Record-setting stock rally faces test in Trump speech

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FTSE 100 ends lower for 2nd day as banks slide

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U.K. stocks dropped for a second day on Friday and ended with a weekly loss, with shares of Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC and Standard Chartered PLC yanked down after downbeat financial updates. The FTSE 100 lost 0.4% to close at 7,243.70, extending its weekly loss to 0.8%. That broke the benchmark's three-week run of wins.

Europe

German DAX yanked 1% lower as Trump tax-policy doubts persist

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Vivendi chairman under investigation in Italy, reports say. Stocks in Europe dropped by the most in three weeks, finishing Friday's session by stepping back from 14- month highs as investors questioned the prospects for U.S. tax policy changes under U.S. The Stoxx Europe 600 closed down by 0.8% at 370.01, the biggest decline since Jan. 30, FactSet data showed.

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FTSE 100 ends lower as Barclays gives up rally

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FTSE 100 pares gains after mixed GDP data

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FTSE 100 closes in the red as HSBC slides by most since 2009

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Unilever's dive offsets jump for RBS, leaving FTSE 100 marooned

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European stocks end lower, retreat further from 14-month high

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European stocks flatten at the close as euro pulls back

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Germany's DAX finishes at highest since April 2015

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European stocks end higher, led by RBS, Rolls-Royce

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US

Nvidia's stock suffers record plunge after analysts say it's time to sell

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Chip maker's stock suffers biggest-ever one-day price drop, snaps longest-ever streak of closes above 50- day moving average. Shares of Nvidia Corp. (NVDA.NaE) plunged on heavy volume on Thursday, after two Wall Street analysts swung to rare bearish ratings on the graphics chip maker, citing concerns over valuation and a tempered outlook for gaming. Analyst Romit Shah at Instinet downgraded Nvidia (NVDA.NaE) to reduce from buy.

Asia

Asian markets dip as investors cash out after dovish Fed minutes

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Stocks pull back as U.S. fiscal stimulus seems farther off. Shares in Asia lost ground Friday as dovish signals from the U.S. Federal Reserve weakened the dollar, with possible consequences for the competitiveness of Asian exports.

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Chesapeake Energy's stock boosted by analyst upgrade

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Buffett blasts hedge funds as he takes early victory lap over 'million-dollar bet'

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Investors' flight from hedge funds slows in January

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Why the stock market's tight trading range isn't worrying Wall Street yet

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Asian stocks slide lower after Fed minutes released

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Asian stocks edge up ahead of Fed minutes

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China stocks rise as investors see a bull market on the horizon

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China, Hong Kong stocks get off to fast start on slow trading day

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