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  • "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...

  • May 2- Berkshire Hathaway Inc shareholders on Saturday celebrated Warren Buffett's 50th anniversary running the conglomerate, as the billionaire expressed optimism that the company would thrive over the long haul, even after he is gone. >Buffett says no apologies for Clayton Homes lending practices. >Warren Buffett denies that Berkshire Hathaway' too big to...

  • OMAHA, Neb., May 2- Warren Buffett on Saturday rejected the idea that Berkshire Hathaway Inc, a sprawling conglomerate he has built over 50 years, has grown so big that it is now too big to fail and requires tighter regulatory oversight. Those catastrophes can be costly, and both the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon as well as Hurricane...

  • 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- Billionaire investor Warren Buffett on Saturday defended his Clayton Homes unit against accusations that the manufactured home seller had preyed on lower-income purchasers with its lending practices. "I make no apologies whatsoever about Clayton's lending terms," said Buffett, speaking at the annual meeting of his sprawling Berkshire...

  • SPOKANE, Wash.— Federal investigators say a leaking oil train that hauled crude oil from North Dakota to Washington in January had tank cars with faulty valves, which also are installed on thousands of tank cars nationwide. The Federal Railroad Administration investigated the 100- car BNSF train because it had to have 14 cars with slow leaks removed after...

  • OMAHA, Neb., May 2- Billionaire investor Warren Buffett said on Saturday that stock prices would look expensive if interest rates normalized from their ultra low levels. "If we get back to normal interest rates, stocks at these prices will look high," said Buffett, speaking at the annual Berkshire Hathaway meeting of his sprawling conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway.

  • 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.

  • OMAHA, Neb., May 2- Berkshire Hathaway's BNSF railroad is "forever better" after a capital program last year boosted capacity following complaints about congestion, BNSF chief executive told Reuters on Saturday. We think we've got opportunities going forward, "said Carl Ice, BNSF's president and chief executive officer, speaking on the sidelines at Berkshire...

  • 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...

  • Warren Buffett to CNBC: I bought more IBM in Q1 Saturday, 2 May 2015 | 8:47 AM ET
    Warren Buffett

    Apparently taking advantage of a dip in IBM's stock price, Warren Buffett bought more shares, adding to Berkshire Hathaway's $13.4 billion stake.

  • 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...

  • Cramer Remix: How to play Whole Foods Friday, 1 May 2015 | 7:09 PM ET
    Jim Cramer on Mad Money.

    “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer gives his take on what to do with Whole Foods ahead of next week’s earnings.

  • 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...