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  • Buffett's Berkshire builds Deere stake, dumps Exxon Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 7:19 AM ET
    A John Deere 8600 tractor is displayed on opening day of the World Ag Expo on February 10, 2015 in Tulare, Calif.

    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway disclosed a 5 percent stake in Deere & Co. and said it shed a $3.74 billion investment in Exxon Mobil.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 18- U.S. stock index futures were flat on Wednesday, a day after the S&P 500 ended above 2,100 for the first time ever, as investors waited to see whether a debt deal would be reached with Greece. *Wall Street stocks have been tied to signs of progress or difficulty with Greece's bailout program of late, even though the United States has little direct...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 17- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Tuesday disclosed a 5 percent stake in agricultural equipment maker Deere& Co and said it shed a $3.74 billion investment in oil company Exxon Mobil Corp as oil prices plunged. The changes were among several that Berkshire made in its common stock investments in the fourth quarter, according to a U.S....

  • Buffett's Berkshire secretly bought this stock Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 6:28 PM ET
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    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway was busy building up a stock stake over the second half of last year, but we're only finding out about it now.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 17- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Tuesday disclosed a new stake in agricultural and construction equipment maker Deere& Co, one of a handful of changes in its stock holdings during the fourth quarter. Berkshire reported a 17.1 million-share stake, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing that detailed its...

  • OMAHA, Neb.— Billionaire Warren Buffett's company unloaded its 41 million shares of Exxon Mobil Corp. and sold a smaller stake in ConocoPhillips as oil prices fell last fall. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. filed an update on the stocks it held at the end of 2014 with the Securities and Exchange Commission Tuesday. Berkshire had only held the Exxon Mobil investment...

  • TORONTO, Feb 17- Fairfax Financial Holdings, the Canadian property and casualty insurer run by contrarian investor Prem Watsa, said it would buy Brit Plc for some $1.88 billion to become one of the top five underwriters on the Lloyd's of London market. The Brit deal comes a month after XL Group snapped up Lloyd's of London's Catlin Group for $4.22 billion, and is the...

  • Oil and gas producers accounted for almost $1 in every $8 of new business investment in the U.S. economy in 2013, according to new data published by the Census Bureau. Businesses engaged in oil and gas extraction invested $159 billion in wells, structures and equipment in 2013, according to the Annual Capital Expenditures Survey, the latest edition of which was...

  • For sale: Warren Buffett's autographed Cadillac Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | 5:59 PM ET

    Warren Buffett's personal 2006 Cadillac DTS is up for auction, and the proceeds are going to a good cause.

  • Feb 8- Investment analysts are criticizing Warren Buffett over the quality of the financial disclosures of his company, Berkshire Hathaway, the Financial Times reported on Sunday. The FT interviewed five of the six analysts who cover the $370 billion company, which is the third largest on the U.S. stock market. Buffett told the FT that he prefers communicating...

  • Klarman: What I learned from Warren Buffett Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 7:18 PM ET
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    Investor Seth A Klarman shares insights he's gleaned from Warren Buffett over the years.

  • Buffett: Buying in Western Europe, eyeing Russia Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 6:06 PM ET

    Business magnate Warren Buffett said Wednesday he is planting his flag in Western Europe.

  • Buffett: Fed rate hike not feasible Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 5:17 PM ET
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    Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett said Wednesday he thinks it is not feasible for the Fed to raise rates.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 4- Billionaire investor Warren Buffett said on Wednesday he is likely to buy a small business in Western Europe and he would like to buy more businesses abroad. "We'd like to buy more businesses around the world," Buffett, the head of conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway Inc, said in an interview with Fox Business Network. With growth in the world's largest...

  • Number of billionaires surges to record high Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 9:59 AM ET
    Microsoft co-founder and Berkshire Hathaway board member Bill Gates, left, and Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett are shown prior to the annual shareholders meeting in Omaha, Neb.

    The number of billionaires in the world grew by 222 in 2014, bringing the total to a record 2,089, according to a new report. Here's how much they own.

  • Buffett index fund beats hedge funds in 10-year bet Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 6:08 AM ET
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    The stock market index fund Warren Buffett picked in a bet continues to outpace a collection of hedge funds seven years into the 10-year wager.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 29- With a scheduled trial just four weeks away, the former chairman of American International Group Inc said New York's attorney general should abandon his nearly decade-old fraud case against him, calling it a waste of taxpayer dollars in pursuit of a hollow "trophy" victory. The non-jury trial, scheduled for Feb. 24 in Manhattan before State Supreme...

  • One of the Buffetts gives Northwestern a major gift Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 4:19 PM ET
    University Hall, Northwestern University

    Illinois's Northwestern University will be getting its largest-ever donation from a member of the Buffett family.

  • Jan 27- Procter& Gamble Co, the world's largest household products maker, said on Tuesday that impact from a strong dollar would hurt earnings this fiscal year, with full year net sales likely to fall 3 to 4 percent, sending its shares down nearly 4 percent. Out of that, $1 billion would be as a result of currency devaluation in six countries- Russia, Ukraine, Venezuela,...

  • Berkshire's NetJets defeats $500 million IRS tax claim Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 11:08 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Jan 27- NetJets Inc, the private jet-sharing company owned by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc, has defeated a U.S. Internal Revenue Service lawsuit attempting to recoup more than $500 million of unpaid taxes, penalties and interest. District Judge Edmund Sargus in Columbus, Ohio, said on Monday that the IRS was bound by guidance it gave a NetJets...