Berkshire Hathaway Inc


  • Heinz Co, owned by 3 G Capital and Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc, is acquiring a majority stake in Kraft Foods Group Inc to create the third-largest North American food company, executives said on Wednesday. Shares of Kraft were up more than 38 percent near $85 in morning trading. The deal would provide Heinz with access to Kraft brands, which it says are...

  • We have about $9.5B in the new Kraft-Heinz: Buffett Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 9:44 AM ET
    Warren Buffett

    Warren Buffett says Berkshire Hathaway will have $9.5 billion worth of common stock in the newly merged H.J. Heinz-Kraft Foods company.

  • What to buy off the Kraft-Heinz merger Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 8:41 AM ET
    Kraft Singles with new packaging

    Kraft Foods Group and H.J. Heinz agreed to pair up in a deal that will form a combined company with $28 billion in revenue. Here's how to trade it.

  • *Kraft up 27 pct, Kofax adds 45 pct after separate deal news. *Kofax Ltd rallied 45 percent premarket after Lexmark International, known for its printers, said it would buy Kofax in a deal of about $1 billion. Lexmark shares jumped 7.9 percent.

  • March 25- Kraft Foods Group Inc, the maker of Velveeta cheese and Oscar Mayer meats, will merge with ketchup maker H.J. Heinz Co, owned by 3 G Capital and Berkshire Hathaway Inc, to form North America's third-largest food and beverage company. Brazilian private equity firm 3 G Capital and Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway acquired Heinz for $23.2 billion in...

  • March 25- Kraft Foods Group Inc, the maker of Velveeta cheese and Oscar Mayer meats, will merge with ketchup maker H.J. Heinz Co, owned by 3 G Capital and Berkshire Hathaway Inc, to form the world's fifth-largest food and beverage company. The combined company will have eight brands worth more than $1 billion each and five worth $500 million- $1 billion each, the...

  • Kraft Foods to merge with ketchup maker Heinz Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 6:09 AM ET

    March 25- Kraft Foods Group Inc said it would merge with ketchup maker H.J. Heinz Co, owned by 3 G Capital and Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc, to form the third-largest food and beverage company in North America. Kraft shareholders will receive stock in the combined company and a special cash dividend of $16.50 per share, which will be funded by Berkshire...

  • March 24- Kraft Foods Group Inc, maker of Velveeta cheese and Oscar Mayer meats, is in talks to be acquired by Brazilian private equity firm 3 G Capital, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday. 3 G teamed up with Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc to acquire Ketchup maker H.J. The Wall Street Journal first reported on the possible deal and said...

  • 3G Capital in talks to buy Kraft Foods Group: DJ Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 7:05 PM ET

    The Brazilian firm has some $5 billion burning a hole in its pocket and has been searching for acquisition deals, according to the Journal.

  • "The agency expects the new policy will allow companies and individuals who want to use UAS within these limitations to start flying much more quickly than before," the FAA said in a release. An FAA official told Reuters it would eventually benefit companies still seeking aircraft approval including Yamaha Motor Co Ltd, AeroVironment Inc and General Atomics.

  • NEW YORK, March 23- Volunteers at the Galena, Illinois, fire department were hosing down the smoldering wreck of a derailed BNSF oil train on the east bank of the Mississippi River on March 5 when a fire suddenly flared beyond their control. "They dropped the hoses and got out" when the flames started rising, said Charles Pedersen, emergency manager for Jo Daviess...

  • How Michael Lewis invests in the market Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 3:46 PM ET
    Michael Lewis, author of Flash Boys.

    Michael Lewis, whose book "Flash Boys" stirred up controversy on Wall Street, said Monday that when it comes to investing he is really "boring."

  • Commercial drone flights are generally banned in the United States, except in a small number of cases where the FAA has granted an exemption. The FAA could announce the change next week, ahead of a congressional hearing on drones scheduled for Tuesday, these people added. The FAA had no immediate comment.

  • Which does Buffett love more: Coal or solar? Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Warren Buffett

    Warren Buffett receives good press for renewable-energy investments, but is he really a climate change ally? It's complicated.

  • Fast food diners have the best experience here... Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 2:48 PM ET

    Overall fast food experience satisfaction is high, but there is some cause for concern for fast food giants.

  • Dream of Buffett's billions? Stay here for a night Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 1:58 PM ET
    Airbnb Warren Buffett childhood home

    A lucky Berkshire Hathaway shareholder can spend a free weekend in Warren Buffett's childhood home, thanks to an Airbnb contest.

  • March 16- Procter& Gamble Co is exploring a sale or initial public offering of some of its beauty brands in a single deal, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter. The maker of Pantene shampoo and Olay skin care is working on the plan with its advisers, but has not finalized details, including which products will be sold, Bloomberg said.

  • 2 companies you should have bet on Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 10:27 AM ET
    Bull sculpture market

    Two stocks have turned a $10,000 investment into $1 million in six years, reports USA Today.

  • LOS ANGELES, March 13- Chinese automaker BYD Co Ltd, backed by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc, aims to triple its production of batteries as it takes on Tesla Motors in the race to supply electric vehicles and boost energy storage. That means BYD could ramp up from 10 GWh capacity at the end of this year to about 34 GWh of batteries by the beginning of 2020....

  • A business in the heartland that's outpacing GDP Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 12:29 PM ET
    A truck loaded with cargo sets out from Kansas City, Mo.

    With nearly 25 million containers moving via "intermodal" transport each year, it's the fastest-growing part of the freight business.