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  • Berkshire profit soars 41% to a record Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 6:54 PM ET
    Warren Buffett

    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Friday said second-quarter profit soared 41 percent to a record high.

  • Berkshire Hathaway 2Q profit jumps 41 percent Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 5:56 PM ET

    OMAHA, Neb.— Warren Buffett's company on Friday reported a 41 percent jump in its second-quarter profit that was boosted by a paper gain from a stock-swap deal completed earlier this year.

  • Aug 1- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Friday said second-quarter profit soared 41 percent, reflecting a substantial increase in investment gains and improved results in manufacturing, service and retail businesses. Net income rose to $6.4 billion, or $3,889 per Class A share, from $4.54 billion, or $2,763 per share, a year earlier.

  • Business News Digest Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 1:37 PM ET

    Business News at 5 p.m.. The supervisor is Richard Jacobsen. —Updates: ITALY- FIAT-CHRYSLER, SALMONELLA OUTBREAK-TRIAL, YAHOO-LIVE NATION-CONCERTS, ALLERGEN-VALEANT LAWSUIT, FINANCIAL MARKETS, AUTO SALES.

  • TORONTO, Aug 1- Quebec's securities regulator is investigating Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd, its chief executive officer and president for possible illegal insider trading as well as tipping, or passing along sensitive information, Fairfax said.

  • Business events scheduled for the coming month Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 1:50 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Labor Department releases employment data for July, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for June, 8:30 a.m.; Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for July, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for June, 10 a.m..

  • July 25- John Malone's Liberty Media Corp started the process of spinning off its cable assets through a stock dividend to its shareholders to form a new listed company called Liberty Broadband. Liberty Media shares were up 2 percent in premarket trading. Berkshire Hathaway Inc and Comcast Corp are among Liberty Media's top shareholders.

  • The train originated in North Dakota and was bound for Tesoro Corp's 120,000 barrel-per-day Anacortes oil refinery, 80 miles north of the city, Tesoro confirmed.

  • UPDATE 1-BNSF train carrying oil derails in Seattle Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 10:56 AM ET

    July 24- A Burlington Northern Santa Fe train carrying crude oil derailed as it departed a railyard in north Seattle on Thursday but there were no immediate reports of a spill or injury, BNSF said in a statement.

  • BNSF train carrying oil derails in Seattle - local media Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 10:21 AM ET

    July 24- A Burlington Northern Santa Fe train carrying crude oil derailed in Seattle on Thursday, but there were no immediate reports of a spill or injury, according to local television stations.

  • HOUSTON, July 23- A top U.S. railcar maker, The Greenbrier Companies Inc, said on Wednesday a two-year timeline to retire older railcars that carry dangerous flammable liquids, including North Dakota Bakken crude, is "aggressive" but can be done.

  • CHICAGO, July 23- As U.S. farmers turn in record grain crops this autumn, many will have a powerful new tool- giant sausage-shaped storage bags- to help them avoid the lowest prices in years and gain more control over trade with giants such as Cargill Inc..

  • NEW YORK, July 22- A federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered Travelers Cos Inc to pay more than $500 million to satisfy asbestos-related claims stemming from the insurer's coverage of insulation maker Johns-Manville Corp, a policyholder that spent six years in bankruptcy during the 1980 s.

  • Coca-Cola earnings beat by a penny a share Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 9:15 AM ET

    Coca-Cola is "making steady progress" in North America, where the Coke brand grew for "the first time in a long time," CEO Muhtar Kent tells CNBC.

  • Test your dividend investing smarts Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    How much do you know about dividend investing? Raise your dividend IQ by taking this quiz.

  • Ice cream's sweet outlook—just don't be vanilla, man Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 10:08 AM ET
    Oddfellow’s Tobacco, smoked chili and huckleberry and PB&J with toast flavored ice creams.

    After cooling during the fro-yo craze, it appears that ice cream is posed to churn again, mostly in small chains and mom-and-pops.

  • Buffett's gift to Gates Foundation is biggest ever Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 4:47 PM ET
    Bill Gates, Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett at a 2006 news conference announcing Buffett's plans to give billions to the Gates Foundation

    Warren Buffett's annual gift to the Gates Foundation is worth a record $2.1 billion this year, up from $2.0 billion last year.

  • Buffett donates $2.8 bln to Gates, family charities Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 4:17 PM ET

    July 15- Warren Buffett this week donated $2.8 billion of Berkshire Hathaway Inc stock to five charities, as part of the billionaire's plan to give away nearly all of his wealth. About 16.6 million shares, worth more than $2.1 billion, went to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which focuses on education, health and poverty problems.

  • NEW YORK, July 14- Former Goldman Sachs Group Inc director Rajat Gupta, serving a two-year prison term, has failed to persuade a federal appeals court to overturn his insider trading conviction.

  • The hot new selfie: Buffett, McCartney and some kid Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 12:12 PM ET

    A young man's "selfie" photograph with Warren Buffett and Paul McCartney sitting on a bench is getting a lot of attention on the Internet today.