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  • OMAHA, Neb.— The price of a private lunch with Warren Buffett is already over $1 million, and the online auction continues all week. The top bid Monday afternoon was $1,000,100, so the California charity that will receive the proceeds is guaranteed another significant donation. Through the annual auctions, Buffett has raised $17.9 million for the Glide...

  • June 1- An online auction for the right to dine with billionaire investor Warren Buffett and raise money for a San Francisco charity has started strongly, with the top bid surpassing $1 million in less than a day. As of 2:30 p.m. EDT Monday, the top bid was $1,000,100 in the eBay auction, which ends at 10:30 p.m. EDT Friday. This year's winner can bring up to seven...

  • June 1- NetJets Inc, the luxury aviation unit of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc, said on Monday Jordan Hansell is stepping down as chairman and chief executive, in the midst of a bitter two-year contract dispute with its pilots. NetJets also said Bill Noe, 50, rejoined as president and chief operating officer, a position he held before leaving a few months...

  • OMAHA, Neb.— Berkshire Hathaway's NetJets unit rehired two longtime executives to lead the company in the midst of an ongoing contract dispute with its pilots union. NetJets, which sells partial ownership interests in business jets, said Monday Jordan Hansell is stepping down as chairman and CEO. A group of NetJets pilots protested outside Berkshire...

  • Bidding window opens for annual Buffett lunch auction Sunday, 31 May 2015 | 10:24 AM ET

    OMAHA, Nebraska— Billionaire Warren Buffett will again try to sell the world's most expensive lunch this week to raise money for a San Francisco charity that helps the poor and homeless. Over the past 15 years, Buffett's lunch auction has raised $17.9 million for the Glide Foundation. The 16th annual lunch auction starts Sunday with a $25,000 minimum bid on eBay,...

  • OMAHA, Neb.— Union Pacific has furloughed about 900 railroad workers because shipping demand has been weaker than expected. Union Pacific Corp. spokesman Aaron Hunt said the recent furloughs were also part of the railroad's effort to align its workforce with the current market. The number of shipments Union Pacific has been delivering so far this year is down...

  • BNSF plans temporary layoffs with slipping freight demand Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 4:19 PM ET

    BISMARCK, N.D.— BNSF Railway Co. says it's planning employee furloughs due to slipping freight shipping demand across its rail network. BNSF is based in Fort Worth, Texas, but is part of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc., based in Omaha, Nebraska. The railroad is the biggest player in North Dakota's oil patch, hauling most of the the more than 1.1 million...

  • Gordmans Stores posts 1Q profit Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 4:46 PM ET

    OMAHA, Neb. _ Gordmans Stores Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $374,000, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. For the current quarter ending in July, Gordmans Stores said it expects revenue in the range of $144 million to $147 million. Gordmans Stores shares have more than doubled since the beginning of the year.

  • May 20- A unit of ConAgra Foods Inc pleaded guilty to a criminal misdemeanor and will pay $11.2 million to end a federal probe into a 2007 recall of peanut butter, including the Peter Pan brand, linked to a salmonella outbreak that sickened hundreds. The plea agreement also calls for the unit to pay an $8.01 million criminal fine, a record in a U.S. food safety case, and...

  • ConAgra to pay $11.2M to settle salmonella criminal case Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 12:09 PM ET

    SAVANNAH, Ga.— ConAgra Foods agreed Wednesday to pay $11.2 million, a sum that includes the highest criminal fine ever in a U.S. food safety case, to settle a federal charge that the company shipped Peter Pan peanut butter tainted with salmonella from a plant in Georgia, sickening more than 600 people and triggering a massive recall eight years ago.

  • 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...

  • Wal-Mart, Target Corp, T.J. Maxx, Gap, and McDonald's Corp have already announced wage increases, and the trend appears to be trickling further into the retail and restaurant sectors. So far in this reporting season, companies such as Bed Bath& Beyond Inc and Buffalo Wild Wings Inc have discussed wage pressure, while Pier 1 Imports Inc plans incentive pay for the...

  • 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...

  • IBM's Watson to guide cancer therapies at 14 centers Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 2:00 PM ET

    NEW YORK, May 5- Fourteen U.S. and Canadian cancer institutes will use International Business Machines Corp's Watson computer system to choose therapies based on a tumor's genetic fingerprints, the company said on Tuesday, the latest step toward bringing personalized cancer treatments to more patients. Faced with such a data deluge, "the solution is going to be...

  • Warren Buffett to auction another charity lunch Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 11:25 AM ET

    May 5- Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has once again agreed to have lunch this year with the winner of an auction to benefit a San Francisco charity. Past auctions have raised about $17.8 million, including a record $3,456,789 from an anonymous bidder in 2012. Last year's winner, Andy Chua of Singapore, bid $2,166,766. Other winners have included hedge fund...

  • OMAHA, Neb., May 3- Warren Buffett puts on a good show. That show grew bigger as more than 40,000 Berkshire Hathaway shareholders poured into Omaha this weekend to celebrate his 50th anniversary running the company, at what the world's third-richest person calls Woodstock for Capitalists. Buffett and his chief lieutenant Charlie Munger answered their five...

  • "If we get back to normal interest rates, stocks at these prices will look high," said Buffett, speaking at the annual shareholders' meeting of his sprawling conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway Inc.. While he often emphasizes the importance of not basing long-term investing decisions on short-term economic expectations, his views on the U.S. and global economies...

  • *Buffett defends 3 G cost-cutting, Clayton Homes. OMAHA, Neb., May 2- Berkshire Hathaway Inc shareholders on Saturday celebrated Warren Buffett's 50th anniversary running the conglomerate, as the billionaire expressed optimism the company would thrive over the long haul, even after he is gone. "It's not Disneyland, it's Warrenland," said David Rolfe, chief...

  • OMAHA, Neb., May 2- Warren Buffett on Saturday denied that he had any anti-union agenda, as the NetJets luxury aviation unit of his Berkshire Hathaway Inc tries to end roughly two years of contentious contract talks with its pilots. Buffett spoke at Berkshire's annual shareholder meeting in Omaha, as some NetJets pilots picketed outside. The NetJets Association...

  • OMAHA, Neb., May 2- Berkshire Hathaway Inc shareholders on Saturday celebrated Warren Buffett's 50th anniversary running the conglomerate, as the billionaire expressed optimism the company would thrive over the long haul, even after he's gone. "It's not Disneyland, it's Warrenland," said David Rolfe, chief investment officer of Wedgewood Partners Inc..