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  • OMAHA, Neb.— The crowd at this year's Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting is likely to top 40,000 as the company marks 50 years of Warren Buffett's leadership. Berkshire investors routinely fill Omaha's downtown arena and overflow rooms at the conference center and a hotel across the street for the meeting. Not long before the arena doors open at 7 a.m. on May 2, a...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 28- In his 50 years at the helm of Berkshire Hathaway Inc, Warren Buffett has transformed a failing textile company into a sprawling conglomerate that has vastly outperformed most of the rest of corporate America. Within 10 to 20 years, Buffett said, Berkshire's girth could require whoever then runs the Omaha, Nebraska- based company to consider steps...

  • In the 84- year-old's annual shareholder letter released on Saturday, Buffett said Berkshire has grown so large- 751,000 times its original net worth per share- that the future pace of gains "will not come close" to those of the past. "I think Berkshire will outperform the average American company, but our advantage, if any, won't be great." Buffett, also addressing one...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 28- In his 50 years at the helm of Berkshire Hathaway Inc, Warren Buffett has transformed a failing textile company into a sprawling conglomerate that has vastly outperformed most of the rest of corporate America. Within 10 to 20 years, Buffett said, Berkshire's girth could require whoever then runs the Omaha, Nebraska- based company to consider steps...

  • HIGHLIGHTS-Warren Buffett's letter to investors Saturday, 28 Feb 2015 | 12:27 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Feb 28- Warren Buffett released his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders on Saturday, written with his usual mix of business facts, common-sense advice and showmanship. On lodging for the May 2 annual meeting in Omaha:. Airbnb's services may be especially helpful to shareholders who expect to spend only a single night in Omaha and are aware...

  • Berkshire Hathaway's 4Q profit declines 17 percent Saturday, 28 Feb 2015 | 9:23 AM ET

    OMAHA, Neb.— Berkshire Hathaway Inc. said Saturday that its fourth quarter profit slid 17 percent because of declines in the paper value of its investments and derivative contracts. Berkshire's quarterly profit declined to $4.16 billion, or $2,529 per Class A share, on $48.3 billion in revenue. Those were $3.96 billion, or $2,412 per share, which is up from $3.78...

  • Feb 28- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Saturday said fourth-quarter profit declined 17 percent as investment gains declined, but operating results improved. Net income fell to $4.16 billion, or $2,529 per Class A share, from $4.99 billion, or $3,035 per share, a year earlier. Quarterly operating profit rose 5 percent to $3.96 billion, or $2,412 per...

  • Final Glance: Banks companies Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 6:02 PM ET

    Bank of America Corp. fell$. 23 or 1.4 percent, to $15.81. Citigroup Inc. rose$. 01 or percent, to $52.42. Goldman Sachs fell $2.41 or 1.3 percent, to $189.79.

  • Feb 27- Mortgage servicer Ocwen Financial Corp said it received a notice from a trustee terminating its services for two pools of securitized mortgage loans. Moody's Investors Service downgraded Ocwen's credit rating to' B2' from' B1' after the New York Department of Financial Services alleged that the company sent backdated foreclosures letters to...

  • Midday Glance: Banks companies Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 1:25 PM ET

    Bank of America Corp. fell$. 22 or 1.4 percent, to $15.82. Citigroup Inc. rose$. 41 or. 8 percent, to $52.81. Goldman Sachs fell$. 70 or. 4 percent, to $191.50.

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Thieves drove a car through a high-end electronics store in the latest crash-and-grab heist in the San Francisco Bay Area. San Francisco police say the crime occurred about 4 a.m. Friday at a store on California Street, causing $100,000 in damage to building. On Jan. 27, thieves smashed a stolen SUV through the front of a Wells Fargo museum in San...

  • Early Glance: Banks companies Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 11:10 AM ET

    Bank of America Corp. fell$. 25 or 1.6 percent, to $15.79. Morgan Stanley fell$. 14 or. 4 percent, to $35.92. US Bank fell$. 14 or. 3 percent, to $44.79.

  • Final Glance: Banks companies Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 6:02 PM ET

    Bank of America Corp. fell$. 45 or 2.7 percent, to $16.04. Citigroup Inc. rose$. 32 or. 6 percent, to $52.41. Goldman Sachs rose $1.08 or. 6 percent, to $192.20.

  • Midday Glance: Banks companies Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 1:19 PM ET

    Bank of America Corp. fell$. 37 or 2.2 percent, to $16.12. Citigroup Inc. rose$. 21 or. 4 percent, to $52.30. Goldman Sachs rose$. 48 or. 3 percent, to $191.60.

  • Power plant seeks to block Revel sale, liquidate property Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 12:57 PM ET

    ACR Energy Partners wants a bankruptcy court judge to cancel the latest proposed sale to a Florida developer, and appoint a trustee to liquidate the property instead. The company says the latest sale contract to Florida developer Glenn Straub would leave nothing for most creditors, and would cost the power supplier $32 million. Straub's Polo North Country...

  • The SEC alleged that Bolan, a research analyst, tipped Ruggieri, a trader, about upcoming upgrades and downgrades in ratings of various companies, allowing Ruggieri to make more than $117,000 in profits for Wells Fargo. The SEC, which brought the case in September, said Bolan also tipped off a friend, who was able to reap $10,000. Absent an agreement by the SEC and...

  • Early Glance: Banks companies Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 10:35 AM ET

    Bank of America Corp. fell$. 19 or 1.2 percent, to $16.30. Citigroup Inc. rose$. 18 or. 3 percent, to $52.27. Goldman Sachs fell$. 68 or. 4 percent, to $190.44.

  • Midday Glance: Banks companies Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 1:18 PM ET

    Bank of America Corp. rose$. 04 or. 2 percent, to $16.42. Citigroup Inc. fell$. 18 or. 3 percent, to $51.73. US Bank rose$. 09 or. 2 percent, to $44.81.

  • Early Glance: Banks companies Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 11:23 AM ET

    Bank of America Corp. fell$. 03 or. 2 percent, to $16.35. Citigroup Inc. fell$. 29 or. 6 percent, to $51.61. Wells Fargo fell$. 03 or percent, to $55.35.

  • Final Glance: Banks companies Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 6:02 PM ET

    Bank of America Corp. rose$. 18 or 1.1 percent, to $16.38. Citigroup Inc. rose$. 58 or 1.1 percent, to $51.90. Goldman Sachs rose $1.91 or 1.0 percent, to $192.22.