Diagnosed with cancer
Warren Buffett says he has been diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer, but the 81-year-old chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is giving no indication he plans on retiring any time soon.
The billionaire investing legend assured shareholders in a letter made public late Tuesday that his condition is "not remotely life-threatening." The two-month radiation treatment he and his doctors plan to start in mid-July will restrict his travel but shouldn't otherwise affect his routine, he said.
"I feel great -- as if I were in my normal excellent health," Buffett said. "And my energy level is 100 percent."
TAX FREEDOM DAY
Pa. earns enough to pay
Wednesday is Tax Freedom Day in Pennsylvania, the date when residents have earned enough to pay this year's federal, state and local taxes.
That's according to the Tax Foundation, the nonpartisan research organization that calculated the average freedom date for taxpayers nationwide was a day earlier -- April 17.
The Washington-based foundation also said that in order to close the federal budget deficit, the government would have to raise just over $1 trillion, and that would push Tax Freedom Day to May 14.