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Price of lunch with Warren Buffett climbs to over $3 million

OMAHA, Neb. — The price of a private lunch with investor Warren Buffett could set a record this year, with bids already surpassing $3 million.

The online auction that raises money for the Glide Foundation’s work to help the homeless in San Francisco wraps up Friday night at 9:30 p.m. CDT. Bids had climbed past $3.2 million by Friday morning.

Many affected by 'Roseanne' cancellation

LOS ANGELES—The unprecedented sudden cancellation of one of television's top comedies has left a wave of unemployment and uncertainty in its wake.

Roseanne Barr's racist tweet and the swift axing of her rebooted show put hundreds of people out of work, with some wondering whether they would be paid, most knowing they wouldn't be, and few with any legal recourse.

China cutting US soybean purchases in face of tariffs threat

WASHINGTON — With the threat of tariffs and counter-tariffs between Washington and Beijing looming,Chinese buyers are cancelling orders for U.S. soybeans, a trend that could deal a blow to American farmers if it continues.

At the same time, farmers in China are being encouraged to plant more soy, apparently to help offset any shortfall from the United States.

European businesses most affected by US sanctions on Iran

WASHINGTON — Major companies, particularly in Europe, could see billions of dollars in commercial deals cancelled because of the U.S. decision to reinstall sanctions on Iran, though the ultimate impact remains unclear due to the possibility of renegotiations and exemptions, experts say.