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  • 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:...

  • June 8- Henkel& Co KGaA AG and Coty Inc, both of which have personal care and cosmetics businesses, made binding offers to buy separate parts of Procter& Gamble Co's beauty businesses worth up to a total of $12 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. Henkel made an offer for P&G's haircare business, which includes the Wella and Clairol brands, and could...

  • 5 surprising chains healthy eaters like Monday, 8 Jun 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    Olive Garden’s Chicken Parmesan Breadstick Sandwich

    Healthy eaters only like salad bars and smoothie joints, right? Wrong, according to a new survey.

  • Quick one: Who's the oldest CEO in the S&P 500? Monday, 8 Jun 2015 | 8:00 AM ET

    Based on data from S&P Capital IQ, we know the ages of every CEO in the S&P 500. The youngest and the oldest are possibly the most famous.

  • Lunch with Warren Buffett auctioned for $2.35 million Saturday, 6 Jun 2015 | 11:15 AM ET

    June 6- The chairman of a Chinese company that develops online games has agreed to pay $2,345,678 for a private lunch with billionaire investor Warren Buffett, winning a charity auction. Glide said Zhu Ye, chairman of Beijing- based Dalian Zeus Entertainment Co, submitted the highest of 76 bids to win the five-day auction on eBay, which concluded on Friday night.

  • Hey, what's Warren Buffett doing in 'Entourage'? Saturday, 6 Jun 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Jeremy Piven as Ari Gold and Warren Buffett as himself in Warner Bros. Pictures,’ Home Box Office’s and RatPac-Dune Entertainment’s comedy “Entourage,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

    Among the stars of "Entourage" is a roster of surprise cameos of real life tycoons featured throughout the film.

  • Chinese gaming firm wins Buffett lunch for $2.3M Saturday, 6 Jun 2015 | 12:21 AM ET
    Warren Buffett, chairman of the board and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway

    Beijing-based Da Lian Zeus Entertainment Company was the top bidder in an online auction of a steak lunch with Warren Buffett.

  • June 1- An online auction for the right to dine with billionaire investor Warren Buffett and raise money for a San Francisco charity has started strongly, with the top bid surpassing $1 million in less than a day. As of 2:30 p.m. EDT Monday, the top bid was $1,000,100 in the eBay auction, which ends at 10:30 p.m. EDT Friday. This year's winner can bring up to seven...

  • June 1- NetJets Inc, the luxury aviation unit of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc, said on Monday Jordan Hansell is stepping down as chairman and chief executive, in the midst of a bitter two-year contract dispute with its pilots. NetJets also said Bill Noe, 50, rejoined as president and chief operating officer, a position he held before leaving a few months...

  • Minimum wage hike 'a good thing': Robert Reich Sunday, 31 May 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Demonstrators gather in front of a McDonald's restaurant to call for an increase in minimum wage on April 15, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.

    Former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich is joining the chorus calling for a pay raise for the lowest-paid American workers.

  • Before using a drone flyby for target practice ... Friday, 29 May 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    DartDrones co-founder Abby Speicher (left) trains people to operate drones. Here she instructs how to fly a DJI Phantom 2 Vision Plus near Babson College on May 26, 2015.

    GoPro is going drone, and Chinese drone giant DJI has teamed with a VC firm to launch a drone fund. But are enough drone laws taking flight?