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  • HOUSTON, May 15- BNSF Railway Co this week told customers it had dropped a plan announced last year to buy 5,000 stronger crude oil tank cars after customers were concerned about the company moving into railcar ownership. The company, owned by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc also said in a letter sent to shippers on Wednesday it is concerned that new U.S....

  • May 15- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Friday said it has boosted its holdings in some of the billionaire's favorite companies, including Wells Fargo& Co and International Business Machines Corp.. Buffett has long praised his "Big Four" stock holdings Wells Fargo, IBM, Coca-Cola Co and American Express Co, which comprise roughly 58 percent of...

  • May 15- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Friday said it has increased its holdings in some of its biggest stock investments, including Wells Fargo& Co and International Business Machines Corp.. The changes were disclosed in a regulatory filing detailing Berkshire's U.S.-listed stock portfolio as of March 31. Berkshire previously disclosed it had...

  • Dairy Queen to remove soda from kids' menu Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 12:42 PM ET
    DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in New York City.

    Dairy Queen has announced it will remove sodas from its kids menu effective September 1 of this year.

  • M&A activity in Israel shifts beyond high tech Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 7:28 AM ET

    TEL AVIV, May 14- When one of China's biggest food companies was looking to boost its dairy output it turned to Israel's tiny market, paying about $1.1 billion for control of the country's largest food maker. Even though the company Tnuva is focused on the Israeli market, China's Bright Food was attracted to its efficiency in milk production and cutting-edge...

  • BEIJING— The most successful of China's entrepreneurs have created some of the world's biggest companies and amassed stunning fortunes. One of China's best-known entrepreneurs, this former English teacher from the eastern city of Hangzhou is credited with laying the foundation for e-commerce in China by founding Alibaba in 1999 to link Chinese suppliers...

  • SYDNEY/ TOKYO, May 14- The U.S. dollar was broadly lower on Thursday after poor U.S. retail sales figures proved a huge disappointment to those expecting a strong American economic rebound from a weather-weakened first quarter. Spreadbetters expected higher bond yields resulting in a slightly lower open for Britain's FTSE, Germany's DAX and France's CAC.

  • SYDNEY/ TOKYO, May 14- The U.S. dollar huddled near three-month lows on Thursday after poor retail data proved a huge disappointment to those expecting a strong American economic rebound from a weather-weakened first quarter. Investors reacted by pushing back the likely lift-off date for a rate hike by the Federal Reserve, giving gold a steer to five-week highs...

  • Nikkei falls on bond market rout, Konica Minolta jumps Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 10:26 PM ET

    *Konica Minolta jumps on higher shareholder returns. TOKYO, May 14- Japan's Nikkei share average dropped on Thursday as another rise in bond yields around the world kept many investors on edge, but Konica Minolta jumped after it joined a growing list of companies announcing higher payouts for shareholders. "I think the market is starting to price in an end of...

  • Investing anxiety? Think: What would Buffett do? Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 10:51 AM ET
    Warren Buffett, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

    Have the urge to "fix it" when investing times get tough? Hang on. Stop and think: What would Warren Buffett do?

  • IBM's new supercomputer unveiled—A needle mover? Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:22 PM ET
    IBM

    Jim Cramer speaks to IBM's CFO to discuss its new supercomputer 'Watson'. Can this be the big stock transformation needed?

  • Cramer Remix: Know this about rising rates Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:17 PM ET
    Jim Cramer on the set of Mad Money

    “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer is discussing the positives of a rate rise.

  • Calling the death of bonds (and missing) again Monday, 11 May 2015 | 2:17 PM ET
    CBOE

    Despite numerous Wall Street proclamations that its demise is near, investors refuse to buy into the notion that the bond bull market is dead.

  • Yellen was right, markets are overpriced: Shiller Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 12:39 PM ET
    Robert Shiller

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen was right to point out that markets are overpriced, said Yale economics professor, Robert Shiller.

  • Hedge fund guru Loeb: Buffett's a 'hypocrite' Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 6:37 AM ET
    Warren Buffett, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

    Hedge fund mogul Daniel Loeb on Wednesday took aim at the "Oracle of Omaha," calling beloved billionaire Warren Buffett a hypocrite.

  • *Elbit seeks to adapt military tech to civilian applications. NETANYA, Israel, May 7- For two decades, Israeli defence contractor Elbit Systems has designed some of the world's leading weapons systems. It may seem a risky foray into a competitive market, but Elbit has a strong track record for adapting its technologies- often developed in secretive labs that...

  • LAS VEGAS, May 6- Hedge fund mogul Daniel Loeb on Wednesday took aim at the " Oracle of Omaha," calling beloved billionaire Warren Buffett a hypocrite. He criticizes activists but he was the first activist, "Loeb, who runs $17.5 billion hedge fund Third Point, said about Buffett who has been running conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway for 50 years. Loeb, known in investment...

  • The FAA has been under intense pressure from industry and Congress to allow beyond-line-of-sight operations. Reuters first reported last week that the FAA is in talks with drone manufacturers and operators about testing beyond-line-of-sight drone systems, and an announcement is expected as soon as this week. "We anticipate receiving valuable data from...

  • Traders shrug off Yellen, bail on market anyway Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 2:44 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen

    Rising interest rates spooked stocks far more than a warning from the Fed chair that the equities market is overvalued.

  • The FAA has been under intense pressure from industry and Congress to allow beyond-line-of-sight operations. The FAA is in talks with drone manufacturers and operators about testing beyond-line-of-sight drone systems, and an announcement is expected as soon as this week. "We anticipate receiving valuable data from each of these trials that could result in...