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U.S.stocks closed higher on Thursday at August highs despite subpar economic data around the world, and after conciliatory remarks from Putin.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway added Charter Communications to its stock holdings during the second quarter.
NEW YORK, Aug 14- U.S. stocks rose modestly on Thursday after conciliatory comments from Russian President Vladimir Putin helped ease concerns about escalation in Ukraine and offset some uninspiring earnings reports.
Take a look at some of Thursday's midday movers:
Aug 14- Berkshire Hathaway Inc's share price on Thursday crossed $200,000 for the first time, the latest milestone for the company that Warren Buffett built over nearly five decades into what some analysts view as a microcosm of the U.S. economy.
The stock broke $1,000 for the first time in 1983, $10,000 in 1992 and $100,000 in 2006.
Aug 13- Berkshire Hathaway Inc has hired two senior executives from American International Group Inc's Asia operations to boost its insurance business in the region, the Wall Street Journal reported citing people familiar with the matter.
TORONTO, Aug 8- SNC-Lavalin Group Inc, Canada's largest engineering and construction firm, on Friday reported a return to profit in the second quarter that fell sharply below analysts' expectations as problematic, old projects started by previous management continued to hurt the bottom line.
Stocks fell sharply Tuesday, with traders citing uncertainty about Ukraine and concerns of higher interest rates.
Spreadbetters saw Europe faring better, with Capital Spreads expecting Britain's FTSE to open 0.1 percent higher, Germany's DAX 0.5 percent, and France's CAC 0.4 percent.
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.5 percent, turning negative after the China services purchasing managers' index compiled by HSBC/ Markit fell to 50.0 in July from a 15- month high of 53.1 in June.
*Toyota, Sapporo, Daikin scheduled to report results after close.
*Asia steady as Wall St gains on Portugal bank rescue, earnings. TOKYO, Aug 5- Asian stocks were mostly steady on Tuesday, halting the previous day's slide after Wall Street rallied on upbeat earnings and relief over Portugal's rescue of its largest listed bank, while lower bond yields kept the dollar away from recent peaks.
*Berkshire Hathaway shares rise day after results. NEW YORK, Aug 4- U.S. stocks closed higher on Monday, lifted in a late rally driven by earnings from Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway and broad gains across most sectors that helped the S&P 500 rebound from its largest weekly drop since 2012..
U.S. stocks rose on Monday, with the S&P 500 rebounding from its biggest weekly drop since 2012.
NEW YORK, Aug 4- U.S. stocks finished modestly higher on Monday, boosted by Berkshire Hathaway's results and other earnings, though gains were offset by declines in high-dividend payers in the utilities sector. Based on the latest available data, the Dow Jones industrial average rose 75.91 points or 0.46 percent, to end unofficially at 16,569.28.
*Berkshire Hathaway shares up after results. NEW YORK, Aug 4- U.S. stocks were slightly positive in trading on Monday afternoon, boosted by earnings including Berkshire Hathaway's results, though gains were offset by drops in high-dividend payers in the utilities sector.
*Berkshire Hathaway shares up after results. NEW YORK, Aug 4- U.S. stocks were little changed in volatile trading Monday as earnings, including those of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, were partly offset by drops in high-yielding dividend stocks in the utilities sector.
Berkshire Hathaway has its largest cash holdings ever, prompting Warren Buffett watchers to wonder about his next move.
NEW YORK, Aug 4- Bond prices rallied and European bank stocks rose on Monday after Portugal devised a plan to prevent the collapse of one of its biggest lenders.