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  • AP Top Financial News At 12:48 p.m. EDT Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 12:48 PM ET

    Yellen to give her outlook as Fed honeymoon fades Yellen to give her outlook as Fed honeymoon fades Apple's stock bounces back to hit a new high Target cuts annual profit outlook US stocks quiet ahead of Fed minutes Global cruise lines set sail for China Women small business owners struggle to get loans Twitter tries to block images of Foley killing Warren Buffett's firm to pay $896,000 penalty China fines 12 Japanese firms in auto price probe

  • Warren Buffett's firm to pay $896,000 penalty Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 12:47 PM ET

    OMAHA, Neb.— Warren Buffett's company has agreed to an $896,000 penalty for failing to tell regulators about a December 2013 investment in wallboard maker USG Corp. beforehand.

  • AP Top Financial News At 12:47 p.m. EDT Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 12:47 PM ET

    Yellen to give her outlook as Fed honeymoon fades Yellen to give her outlook as Fed honeymoon fades Apple's stock bounces back to hit a new high Target cuts annual profit outlook US stocks quiet ahead of Fed minutes Global cruise lines set sail for China Twitter tries to block images of Foley killing Warren Buffett's firm to pay $896,000 penalty China fines 12 Japanese firms in auto price probe Lowe's 2 Q profit rises as weather improves

  • Aug 20- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc agreed to pay an $896,000 civil penalty to the U.S. government for having failed to timely report a transaction that boosted its voting stake in building products company USG Corp.

  • Aug 20- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc has agreed to pay an $896,000 civil penalty to the U.S. government for having failed to timely report that it had boosted its voting stake in building products company USG Corp.

  • *Heinz says to tighten supplier controls after China food scare. Heinz Co said on Tuesday it will tighten controls over ingredients suppliers in China after it was forced to recall some infant food products from Chinese store shelves due to excess levels of lead.

  • *China watchdog find excessive lead levels in some Heinz products. Heinz Co has recalled some infant food products in China after a local watchdog said they contained excessive levels of lead, threatening to dent the company's reputation in a country highly sensitive to food safety.

  • Correction: Berkshire Hathaway Investments Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 3:45 PM ET

    OMAHA, Neb.— In a story Aug. 14 about changes to Berkshire Hathaway's stock portfolio, The Associated Press reported erroneously the company had reduced its stake in engineering and construction firm Chicago Bridge& Iron Co. by 1.1 million shares. Berkshire Hathaway has increased its position in Chicago Bridge& Iron by 1.2 million shares.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 15- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Friday, with major indexes on track for a second week of gains, as traders bet there would be no immediate escalation in the tense situations in Ukraine or Iraq.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 1:29 a.m. EDT Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 1:29 AM ET

    China e-commerce giant Alibaba's film unit investigating suspected accounting problems Stores work hard to get a promising start to back-to-school season Companies race to begin first human tests of vaccines developed by US, Canadian governments Coca-Cola to pay $2.15 billion for stake in energy drinks maker Monster Beverage JC Penney 2 Q loss narrows, sales rise; Encouraging signs for troubled department store chain Asian stocks mostly higher after Putin seems to tone down Ukraine rhetoric, Wall Street rises Online retail growing fast in India while big box rivals lose way in maze of restrictions As France and Germany falter, 18- country eurozone shows zero growth in second quarter Wal-Mart cuts profit outlook as sales stay sluggish, costs mount Shares of Warren Buffett's Berkshire top $200,000 for 1st time

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 12:44 a.m. EDT Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 12:44 AM ET

    China e-commerce giant Alibaba's film unit investigating suspected accounting problems Stores work hard to get a promising start to back-to-school season Companies race to begin first human tests of vaccines developed by US, Canadian governments Coca-Cola to pay $2.15 billion for stake in energy drinks maker Monster Beverage JC Penney 2 Q loss narrows, sales rise; Encouraging signs for troubled department store chain Asian stocks mostly higher after Putin seems to tone down Ukraine rhetoric, Wall Street rises Online retail growing fast in India while big box rivals lose way in maze of restrictions As France and Germany falter, 18- country eurozone shows zero growth in second quarter Wal-Mart cuts profit outlook as sales stay sluggish, costs mount Shares of Warren Buffett's Berkshire top $200,000 for 1st time

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 11:49 p.m. EDT Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 11:49 PM ET

    Stores work hard to get a promising start to back-to-school season Companies race to begin first human tests of vaccines developed by US, Canadian governments Coca-Cola to pay $2.15 billion for stake in energy drinks maker Monster Beverage JC Penney 2 Q loss narrows, sales rise; Encouraging signs for troubled department store chain Asian stocks mostly higher after Putin seems to tone down Ukraine rhetoric, Wall Street rises Online retail growing fast in India while big box rivals lose way in maze of restrictions As France and Germany falter, 18- country eurozone shows zero growth in second quarter Wal-Mart cuts profit outlook as sales stay sluggish, costs mount Shares of Warren Buffett's Berkshire top $200,000 for 1st time GE confirms talks with Electrolux, others for sale of appliance division

  • NEW YORK, Aug 14- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc disclosed a new $366 million stake in cable TV operator Charter Communications Inc and pared its holdings in two other pay-TV companies, part of a flurry of changes in its stock investments during the second quarter. DirecTV is awaiting regulatory approval to sell itself to AT&T for $48.5 billion.

  • *Putin strikes conciliatory tone on Ukraine. NEW YORK, Aug 14- U.S. stocks advanced on Thursday after conciliatory comments from Russia helped ease concerns about escalation of the conflict in Ukraine and offset some uninspiring earnings.

  • Buffett's firm invests in Charter Communications Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 5:06 PM ET

    OMAHA, Neb.— Billionaire Warren Buffett's company has revealed a new stake in Charter Communications Inc. and made several other tweaks to its $108 billion U.S. stock portfolio. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. filed an update on its portfolio with the Securities and Exchange Commission Thursday.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 14- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc reported a $366 million stake in cable TV operator Charter Communications Inc in the second quarter, according to a regulatory filing made public on Thursday.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 14- U.S. stocks rose modestly on Thursday after conciliatory comments from Russian President Vladimir Putin helped ease concerns about escalation in Ukraine and offset some uninspiring earnings reports.

  • Berkshire Hathaway stock tops $200,000 Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 11:31 AM ET

    OMAHA, Neb.— Naysayers have been calling shares of Warren Buffett's company overpriced for decades. "Everybody has now been proven wrong on it," said Andy Kilpatrick, who wrote "Of Permanent Value: The Story of Warren Buffett."

  • Aug 14- Berkshire Hathaway Inc's share price on Thursday crossed $200,000 for the first time, the latest milestone for the company that Warren Buffett built over nearly five decades into what some analysts view as a microcosm of the U.S. economy.

  • Buffett's Berkshire hits $200,000 milestone Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 10:15 AM ET
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    The stock broke $1,000 for the first time in 1983, $10,000 in 1992 and $100,000 in 2006.