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  • ATHENS/ FRANKFURT- Greece's combative finance minister resigns, removing one major obstacle to any deal to keep Athens in the euro zone after Greeks voted resoundingly to back the government in rejecting the austerity terms of a bailout. -EUROZONE- GREECE/ GERMANY, moved, by Paul Carrel, 640 words. -MARKETS- GREECE/ VOTE REACTION, moved, by Jamie McGeever, 800 words.

  • July 6- Warren Buffett on Monday donated about $2.84 billion of Berkshire Hathaway Inc stock to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and four family charities, as part of the billionaire's plan to give away nearly all of his wealth. The Gates Foundation, which focuses on improving education and health and reducing poverty, receives the biggest share.

  • OMAHA, Neb.— Investor Warren Buffett has given more than $2.8 billion worth of Berkshire Hathaway stock to five charities as part of his plan to gradually give away his fortune. Buffett, who is Berkshire's chairman and CEO, said in a news release Monday that he made his annual gifts last week. Buffett has been giving away blocks of Berkshire stock since 2006 with the...

  • NEW YORK, July 2- Former Goldman Sachs Group Inc director Rajat Gupta failed to persuade a U.S. judge to overturn his insider trading conviction for passing tips about the bank's financial results and a crucial investment from Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc.. District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan on Thursday rejected Gupta's argument that his tips...

  • HOUSTON, July 1- Union Pacific Corp will impose a $1,200 per-car surcharge on oil shippers that move crude in older railcars, the company told customers this week, becoming at least the second U.S. railroad to charge extra amid widespread safety concerns. Union Pacific said it changed its tariff in response to stronger U.S. rules for handling flammable liquids...

  • Kraft shareholders approve sale of company to Heinz Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 9:49 AM ET

    NORTHFIELD, Ill.— Kraft shareholders have approved the sale of the company to ketchup maker H.J. Heinz, creating one of the world's largest food companies with annual revenue of about $28 billion. Heinz' owners, Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway and the Brazilian investment firm 3 G Capital engineered the deal, first announced in March, and will control 51...

  • At first the Jan. 24, 2014, crash on U.S. 50 in Cincinnati's eastern suburbs drew only the attention of Ohio authorities, who faulted the semi driver for not properly inspecting the hitch that holds the trailer to the tractor. Given the nearly 1 ½- year gap between the crash and the investigation, the safety agency could face renewed criticism for failing to...

  • Heinz executives to dominate Kraft Heinz leadership Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 6:20 PM ET

    Heinz Co after that company merges with Kraft Foods Group Inc, both companies said. Brazilian firm 3 G Capital and Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc bought Heinz in 2013.. The two who will remain are Jim Savina, who will become Kraft Heinz's general counsel, and George Zoghbi, who will become chief operating officer of the U.S. commercial business.

  • NEW YORK, June 19- News Corp has been ordered by a Manhattan federal judge to face a class action lawsuit accusing it of monopolizing the market for in-store promotions at some 52,500 retail stores across the United States. News Corp spokeswoman Laura Adams said the company, which is controlled by Rupert Murdoch, is reviewing Thursday's decision.

  • Ketchup-maker Heinz: Sorry about the porn Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 6:10 PM ET
    Bottles of Heinz Tomato Ketchup are shown in Chicago, March 25, 2015.

    Ketchup maker Heinz has apologized for having QR codes on some German ketchup bottles connect customers to a porn site.

  • Heinz Co said on Thursday that Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc has become its majority shareholder by exercising a warrant ahead of the ketchup maker's planned merger with Kraft Foods Group Inc. In a regulatory filing, Heinz said Berkshire exercised a warrant to acquire about 46.2 million shares for nearly $462,000 this week. Heinz owners would get a...

  • Early movers: RAD, LUV, CL, FIT, H, JBL & more Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 7:51 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Berkshire is now majority shareholder in this giant Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 7:26 AM ET
    Shareholder's visit the Heinz display that the 2015 Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholder's Meeting in Omaha, Nebraska on May 2, 2015.

    H.J. Heinz said Berkshire Hathaway bought an additional 5.4 percent stake, making it the majority shareholder in the ketchup company.

  • Heinz Co said Berkshire Hathaway Inc bought an additional 5.4 percent stake in the company, making the Warren Buffet-owned firm the majority shareholder in the ketchup company. Berkshire Hathaway exercised a warrant to purchase about 46.2 million Heinz shares for nearly $462,000 on Wednesday, Heinz said in a regulatory filing on Thursday.

  • June 18- Ketchup maker H.J. Heinz Co said Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway Inc bought an additional 5.4 percent stake in the company by exercising a warrant to purchase about 46.2 million shares. Berkshire will now own 52.5 percent of Heinz, the company said in a regulatory filing on Thursday.

  • Asia stocks end mostly higher ahead of Fed, ECB Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 3:00 AM ET

    Asian stocks ended mostly higher on Wednesday ahead of central bank meetings in the U.S. and Europe.

  • Asian shares extend selloff; Shanghai Comp plunge 3.4% Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | 4:58 AM ET
    Investors watch computer screens at a stock exchange hall in Fuyang, China.

    Asian shares extended their selloff on Tuesday, as Greece's debt talks and the upcoming two-day Federal Reserve meeting sapped risk appetite.

  • Buffett takes $388M stake in Australia's IAG Monday, 15 Jun 2015 | 8:34 PM ET

    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has bought a 3.7 percent stake in Insurance Australia Group for $388 million.

  • When Murdoch leaves, Buffett to increase his lead Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 11:39 AM ET
    Rupert Murdoch

    As Rupert Murdoch prepares to leave his position at 21st Century Fox, Warren Buffett would increase his lead as oldest CEO in the S&P 500.

  • For those aged 34 or younger, their No. 2 favorite stock- behind only mighty Apple Inc- is none other than Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc.. This is according to new data from the brokerage TD Ameritrade, which took a snapshot in May of the individual equity holdings of every one of its retail clients. Among the top picks for young adults aged 34 and younger:...