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  • Early Movers: BHI, HTZ, SBUX, HLF & more Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 8:05 AM ET

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

  • For billionaire Warren Buffett, P&G's tide has crested Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 5:38 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Nov 13- Procter& Gamble Co., one of Warren Buffett's top portfolio holdings, is about to lose the billionaire's influential backing at a time when it appears the company's own fortunes have peaked. Thursday's agreement by Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. to turn over the $4.7 billion in shares it owns in the world's largest consumer products company...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 13- The U.S. Export-Import Bank has mischaracterized potentially hundreds of large companies and units of multinational conglomerates as small businesses, a flaw in its record keeping that could undermine the export lender's survival strategy. "Rarely does Ex-Im miss a opportunity to claim that it primarily helps small business, but Ex-Im is...

  • As P&G sheds brand, Buffett rejoices, others lament Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 3:05 PM ET
    Duracell batteries hang on a display rack at a supermarket in Princeton, Ill., Nov. 13, 2014.

    Some shareholders are unhappy about P&G's sale of Duracell to Warren Buffett.

  • *Buffett to return $4.7 billion worth of shares to P&G. Nov 13- Berkshire Hathaway Inc has agreed to acquire Procter& Gamble Co's Duracell battery unit in a complex transaction that lets Berkshire Chairman Warren Buffett buy a business he has supported for two decades and shave his company's tax bill. The transaction announced on Thursday helps P&G Chief...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 13- The U.S. Export-Import Bank has mischaracterized potentially hundreds of large companies and units of multinational conglomerates as small businesses, a flaw in its record keeping that could undermine the export lender's survival strategy. A Reuters analysis showed companies owned by billionaires like Warren Buffet and Mexico's...

  • UPDATE 3-Buffett's Berkshire buys P&G's Duracell Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 12:09 PM ET

    *Buffett to return $4.7 billion worth of shares to P&G. Nov 13- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc said on Thursday it would buy Procter& Gamble Co's Duracell battery unit in a stock swap, taking over a business the billionaire has supported for nearly two decades. The addition of Duracell, whose batteries are known for their copper-colored tops, gives...

  • Berkshire Hathaway to buy Duracell from P&G Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 12:05 PM ET
    Warren Buffett

    Berkshire Hathaway announced Thursday it has acquired the Duracell battery business from Procter & Gamble.

  • Duracell trade is sign Buffett is bearish on P&G Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 12:00 PM ET
    Warren Buffett

    Warren Buffett rarely sells stock. Now, he's unloaded Berkshire Hathaway's entire $4.7 billion stake in Procter & Gamble for its Duracell battery business.

  • Coke's revised pay plan risks dividend: Winters Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 11:27 AM ET

    Bowing to shareholder pressure, Coca-Cola has revised its equity compensation plan. But activist investor David Winters tells CNBC it's potentially more risky now.

  • *Berkshire Hathaway to buy Duracell from Procter& Gamble. NEW YORK, Nov 13- U.S. stocks advanced modestly on Thursday to send the Dow and S&P to new record intraday highs following earnings from Wal-Mart and data on the labor market. Wal-Mart shares climbed 3.4 percent to $81.92 as one of the biggest boosts to both the Dow and S&P 500 after the retail giant posted a 2.9...

  • *Berkshire Hathaway to buy Duracell from Procter& Gamble. NEW YORK, Nov 13- U.S. stocks inched higher shortly after the open on Thursday, as the Dow and S&P touched new record intraday highs following earnings from Wal-Mart and data on the labor market. Wal-Mart shares advanced 2.8 percent to $81.42 as one of the biggest boosts to both the Dow and S&P 500 after the...

  • *Wal-Mart climbs in premarket after results. *Berkshire Hathaway to buy Duracell from Procter& Gamble. NEW YORK, Nov 13- U.S. stocks were poised to open little changed on Thursday, as the Dow and S&P hovered near record highs following earnings from Wal-Mart and data on the labor market.

  • Nov 13- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc said it would buy Procter& Gamble Co's Duracell battery business in exchange for its entire $4.7 billion stake in the world's No. 1 household products maker. "I have always been impressed by Duracell, as a consumer and as a long-term investor in P&G and Gillette," Berkshire Hathaway Chief Executive Warren Buffett...

  • Early Movers: WMT, KSS, PG, DWA, HAS & more Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 8:05 AM ET
    A trader works the floor of the NYSE.

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

  • Berkshire Hathaway to acquire P&G's Duracell Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 7:51 AM ET

    Nov 13- Berkshire Hathaway Inc said it would acquire Procter& Gamble Co's Duracell battery business. Berkshire said Procter& Gamble will receive P&G shares worth about $4.7 billion currently held by Berkshire. P&G said it would contribute about $1.8 billion in cash to recapitalize Duracell before the transaction.

  • US-China smackdown: America No.1 in wind power Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 11:03 AM ET
    Giant wind turbines are powered by strong prevailing winds near Palm Springs, California.

    A report reveals the U.S. has more wind powering its grid than any other country. That lead may fade due to expiring federal tax credits.

  • Warren Buffett's 9 rules for running a business Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 7:24 AM ET
    Warren Buffett

    Warren Buffett is known as a wealthy investor. But he's also a skilled businessperson. Here are some of the keys to his success.

  • More transparency, more pay for CEOs Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    As compensation consultants have become more popular in determining pay, chief executives’ paychecks have actually grown. The NYT reports.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 10- The Dow and S&P 500 extended their run of record high closes for a fourth session on Monday, led by transportation and healthcare shares. Union Pacific rose 1.8 percent to $120.90, among the top gainers on the S&P 500, while JetBlue jumped 4.2 percent to $13.09. Results late Friday from Berkshire Hathaway showed profit from the BNSF railroad rose...