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  • OMAHA, Neb.— Billionaire Warren Buffett says Coca-Cola, Heinz and other companies will respond to people's desire for healthier food, but he predicted demand will remain strong for their traditional products. Buffett appeared on CNBC Monday after spending the weekend answering questions at Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting. Buffett's Berkshire is the...

  • OMAHA, Neb.— Investor Warren Buffett says he thinks the Federal Reserve will have a hard time raising interest rates significantly while Europe continues to struggle. Buffett discussed the outlook for rates during an interview on CNBC Monday after answering questions in front of more than 40,000 people at Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting Saturday.

  • OMAHA, Neb.— Investor Warren Buffett says he remains confident in IBM's future, and his Berkshire Hathaway added to its stake in the technology firm earlier this year. Buffett says he believes that IBM will be making more money ten years from now than it does today, and IBM is repurchasing its stock aggressively so Berkshire's share of the company's profits will...

  • OMAHA, Neb.— Investor Warren Buffett again defended Berkshire Hathaway's manufactured home unit Monday and praised some of his company's biggest investments. Over the weekend, he answered questions in front of more than 40,000 people at Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting. Clayton's lending was questioned last month in a story by The Seattle Times and The...

  • OMAHA, Neb.— An investor from India who attended Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting Saturday has died in a two-vehicle crash, and three other people were hospitalized with injuries. The Omaha World-Herald reports the crash happened before 7 a.m. Sunday in midtown Omaha. Omaha Police said 60- year-old Parag Parikh of Mumbai, India, died at the Nebraska Medical...

  • 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.— The federal government's new standards for shipping crude oil by rail will have a significant impact on Berkshire Hathaway's BNSF railroad and its Union Tank Car business. Berkshire CEO Warren Buffett says he hasn't studied the rules closely yet because they were announced last week— just before his annual shareholder meeting.

  • 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..

  • OMAHA, Neb., May 2- Berkshire Hathaway Inc shareholders on Saturday celebrated Warren Buffett's 50th anniversary running the conglomerate, as the billionaire fielded questions about the company and its future, and explained some business practices. Berkshire owns more than 80 companies including the Burlington Northern railroad, Geico car insurance,...

  • OMAHA, Neb.— Investor Warren Buffett is defending the aggressive cost cutting that 3 G Capital is using at companies the firm has worked with Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway to buy. Berkshire and 3 G teamed up to buy H.J. Heinz, and now the two are working on buying Kraft Foods. Berkshire also helped finance 3 G's acquisition of Canadian restaurant chain Tim Hortons.

  • Berkshire Hathaway meeting opens with humorous movie Saturday, 2 May 2015 | 10:04 AM ET

    OMAHA, Neb.— Billionaire Warren Buffett again proved that he doesn't take himself too seriously in the humorous movie that starts the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting. Berkshire took a famous scene from Dustin Hoffman's "The Graduate" when the main character gets career advice and dubbed in new lines as if Hoffman was portraying a young Buffett.

  • OMAHA, Neb.— Adoring investors again formed a mob around billionaire Warren Buffett as he toured the displays at Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting. Between chanting with University of Nebraska cheerleaders and competing against Bill Gates, Kathy Ireland and shareholders in a newspaper tossing competition Buffett got sales updates from the heads of...

  • OMAHA, Neb.— Investor Warren Buffett will likely face questions about his company's manufactured home unit at Saturday's annual Berkshire Hathaway meeting. Berkshire's manufactured home unit, Clayton Homes, has been receiving attention because a story last month by The Seattle Times and The Center for Public Integrity questioned its lending practices.

  • OMAHA, Neb.— Berkshire Hathaway shareholders always celebrate Warren Buffett at the annual meeting, but amid the praise Saturday, investors also questioned a couple of the conglomerate's recent business moves. Buffett marked 50 years of leading Berkshire Saturday by spending hours answering questions alongside Vice Chairman Charlie Munger before an...

  • OMAHA, Neb., May 1- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Friday said first-quarter profit rose 10 percent, and operating results easily beat forecasts, boosted by its railroad and insurance businesses and gains from derivatives. Net income for the Omaha, Nebraska- based insurance and investment conglomerate rose to $5.16 billion, or $3,143 per share, from...

  • OMAHA, Neb., May 1- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Friday said first-quarter profit rose 10 percent, and operating results easily beat forecasts, boosted by its railroad and insurance businesses and gains from derivatives. Net income rose to $5.16 billion, or $3,143 per share, from $4.71 billion, or $2,862, a year earlier. Quarterly operating profit...

  • OMAHA, Neb.— Warren Buffett's company said Friday its first-quarter profit jumped 10 percent on the strength of its railroad and insurance businesses. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. earned $5.16 billion, or $3,143 per Class A share, during the first three months of 2015. That's up from $4.71 billion, or $2,862 per Class A share, last year. Berkshire Hathaway officials do...