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  • "After years of a steady rise led by lower than average U.S. yields, strong domestic and international demand for commodities, low interest rates and solid profit margins, we're seeing the rate of price increases leveling off for farmland in some areas we serve," said Mark Jensen, senior vice president at Farm Credit Services of America, an Omaha- based FCS subsidiary and a leading lender to farmers and ranchers in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 15- American Airlines will halt year-round, daily nonstop service to 17 cities from Washington's Reagan National Airport as a result of the divestiture of slots required by the U.S. government for American's merger with US Airways, the company said on Wednesday.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 15- American Airlines will halt year-round, daily nonstop service to 17 cities from Washington's Reagan National Airport as a result of the divestiture of slots required by the U.S. government for American's merger with US Airways, the company said on Wednesday.

  • Jan 2- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc has converted much of its debt in building products company USG Corp into more than $600 million of common stock in a successful investment made in the wake of the financial crisis.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 11- Berkshire Hathaway Inc's BNSF Railway Co has moved Chief Executive Matthew Rose to an executive chairman role, renewing speculation he might be in line to replace Warren Buffett at Berkshire's helm. Carl Ice, 57, will replace Rose as chief executive at the nation's largest railroad, starting on Jan. 1.

  • A panel of five EPA rulemakers- including Chris Grundler, director of the EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality- listened intently as groups of five to six speakers came up in succession to state their positions.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 5- Industries with millions of dollars at stake over the U.S. government's plan to lower the amount of biofuel that must be used in 2014 will air their grievances on Thursday in one of the most divisive policy debates of the year.

  • *Santarus jumps on buyout deal. NEW YORK, Nov 8- U.S. stocks rose on Friday, shaking off the initial selloff in futures after an unexpectedly strong payrolls report increased chances the Federal Reserve could begin to scale back its stimulus before the end of the year.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St to open lower after payrolls data Friday, 8 Nov 2013 | 9:08 AM ET

    *Santarus jumps on buyout deal. NEW YORK, Nov 8- U.S. stocks were set for a lower open on Friday, after an unexpectedly strong payrolls report increased the possibility the Federal Reserve could begin to scale back its stimulus before the end of the year.

  • Nov 1- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc posted a 29 percent jump in third-quarter profit on Friday, but operating results fell short of analyst forecasts amid weakness in its insurance operations. Net income rose to $5.05 billion, or $3,074 per Class A share, from $3.92 billion, or $2,373 per share, a year earlier.

  • *Forecasts FY 2014 EPS $1.20- $1.40 vs est. Oct 29- TD Ameritrade Holding Corp, the biggest U.S. discount brokerage by client-trading volume, reported a 40 percent jump in its fiscal fourth-quarter net income that just beat analysts' estimates as both trading commissions and product fees soared.

  • YOUR MONEY-How to beat office collection overload Tuesday, 29 Oct 2013 | 8:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 29- Lance Cothern remembers when he finally hit the tipping point with office fundraisers. "It might be popcorn for the Boy Scouts, or cookies for the Girl Scouts," says Cothern, who declined to identify his firm and also blogs about his finances at moneylifeandmore.com. " "I probably get a request like that every week or two, averaging in the $10- $20 range.

  • Buffett's secret to giving away billions Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 1:32 PM ET
    Warren Buffett

    In a video clip for an online course on philanthropy, Warren Buffett says he follows Adam Smith's division of labor. "I make it and somebody else gives it away."

  • How Corporate America 'Squeezes' Out Its Survival Sunday, 27 Jan 2013 | 9:23 AM ET

    After four years of belt-tightening, American companies are good at squeezing more profit out of every dollar of sales - a skill that chief executives regard as critical in the face of an uncertain economy.

  • *Sale is for $500 million, person close to the deal says. Nov 2- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc said it would buy Oriental Trading Co, a toy and party supplies company that is partially owned by private equity firm KKR& Co LP, for an undisclosed sum.

  • *Sale is for $500 million, person close to the deal says. Nov 2- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc said it would buy Oriental Trading Co, a toy and party supplies company that is partially owned by private equity firm KKR& Co LP, for an undisclosed sum.

  • Nov 2- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc said it would buy Oriental Trading Co, a toy and party supplies company that is partially owned by private equity firm KKR& Co LP, for an undisclosed sum.

  • Warren Buffett Wants to Make the World More "Fun" Friday, 2 Nov 2012 | 10:28 AM ET

    It isn't a big-game elephant, but Warren Buffett has captured a smaller "party" prize. Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway announced today it has acquired privately-held Oriental Trading, based in Buffett's home town of Omaha, Nebraska.

  • How US drought damaged economy as well as crops Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 5:15 PM ET

    WASHINGTON-- The worst drought in decades didn't just shrivel corn and soybeans. It shrank economic growth too. That means normal weather would have lifted economic growth to 2.4 percent for the quarter, the Commerce Department said.

  • Insurance co. apologizes for rift with Neb. deputy Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 5:51 PM ET

    OMAHA, Neb.-- An insurance company that canceled the homeowner's policy of a Nebraska sheriff's deputy because of his K-9 unit dog said Thursday it's looking to change its practices regarding police dogs.

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