Reuters Investigates

Berkshire Lags the Market

April 25, 2011

Today’s special report focuses on Warren Buffett.

Buffett is well known for wanting to beat the market, and doing so pretty much every year. But you had a hard time outdoing the S&P 500 lately if you just stuck your money in shares of his conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway.

The Silence of the Madoffs

April 20, 2011

The FBI profiling group made famous in the movie The Silence of the Lambs is turning its attention to white collar criminals. It’s not that the FBI has grown bored with serial killers, it is more an indication of the growth industry white collar crime seems to have become.

The big chill in U.S.-China M+A

April 12, 2011

Today’s special report looks at U.S.-China M&A activity – or rather the lack of it. Drawing on previously unpublished State Department cables, the report examines how the failed Unocal bid and other high profile aborted transactions made it difficult for companies in China and the United States to do deals with one another.

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Tencent, De Wolfe among interested buyers for Myspace

April 7, 2011

De Wolfe and Murdoch in happier times (Photo: Reuters)

De Wolfe and Murdoch in happier times (Photo: Reuters)

Chinese Internet holding company Tencent, Myspace founder Chris De Wolfe and Myspace's current management team are among the 20 odd names kicking the tires at the once might social network to see whether it's worth buying outright or partnering in some sort of spin-out with current owner News Corp.

Myspace and Facebook: the numbers tell it all

April 7, 2011

Yinka Adegoke delves into what happened at Myspace in his special report today: “How News Corp got lost in Myspace.”

Japanese quake cost bad, but far from the worst

April 5, 2011

By Ben Berkowitz

INSURANCE/JAPANThe March 11 Great Tohoku Earthquake in Japan was a tragic disaster of historic proportions — but from a purely financial standpoint it pales in comparison. (For a special report on insurers, click here.)

When will the tipping point come for printed books?

April 1, 2011

MDF2683784.jpgMark Egan’s special report “Dumping print, NY publisher bets the ranch on apps” focuses on one man who believes the end has come for printed books.

Is a 10 percent chance of disaster too high for a nuclear power station?

March 29, 2011

JAPAN-QUAKE/Kevin Krolicki has another alarming special report from Japan today challenging the assertion that the disaster facing Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant was beyond expections.

Will Brazil be ready for kick off?

March 28, 2011

SOCCER-LATAM/Everybody knows Brazil is booming these days. But they don’t always see the dark side of that progress: some of the world’s worst traffic jams, blackouts, and trucks that sit in lines for several days at harvest time because seaports are so full.

Fiat move to the United States? Sacrilege

March 25, 2011

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Today’s special report, “Can an Italian Elvis make Fiat- Chrysler dance?” is stirring up a storm in Italy, where the suggestion that one of the country’s most hallowed institutions might up sticks and move to America is a big deal.