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  • *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...

  • 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...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 14- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc disclosed a new $366 million stake in cable TV operator Charter Communications Inc and pared its holdings in two other pay-TV companies, part of a flurry of changes in its stock investments during the second quarter. DirecTV is awaiting regulatory approval to sell itself to AT&T for $48.5 billion.

  • Missouri gov to visit as unrest grows after killing Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 10:32 AM ET
    A resident of Ferguson speaks to Missouri Highway Patrol offers in riot gear during a protest of the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.

    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said he would visit the St. Louis suburbs after police fired tear gas to break up crowds in a fourth night of civil unrest.

  • Aug 5- Gannett Co Inc, the publisher of USA Today, said it would take full ownership of automotive website Cars.com and spin off its publishing assets into a publicly traded company as it focuses on its digital businesses.

  • Aug 4- Gannett Co Inc, one of the newspaper owners of Cars.com, is nearing an agreement to buy the portion of the auto-sales website that it does not already own for $1.8 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Monday.

  • Berkshire profit soars 41% to a record Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 6:54 PM ET
    Warren Buffett

    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Friday said second-quarter profit soared 41 percent to a record high.

  • Aug 1- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Friday said second-quarter profit soared 41 percent, reflecting a substantial increase in investment gains and improved results in manufacturing, service and retail businesses. Net income rose to $6.4 billion, or $3,889 per Class A share, from $4.54 billion, or $2,763 per share, a year earlier.

  • Buffett: This is huge for mom & pop investors Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 9:39 AM ET
    Warren Buffett

    The biggest change over the past 25 for investing is that it's less expensive for individuals, billionaire investor Warren Buffett tells CNBC.

  • Midday movers: Tesla Motors, Target, Walgreen & More Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 12:39 PM ET
    A cash register screen indicates a customer is entering their PIN number at a Target store in Miami.

    Some of Wednesday's midday movers:

  • Traders sift through data in hunt for real economy Friday, 14 Feb 2014 | 6:41 PM ET

    With more storms coming, traders will be plowing through economic reports for the impact of winter weather on the economy and corporate profits.

  • Buffett's firm may buy part of Graham Holdings Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 | 6:18 PM ET
    Warren Buffett at Berkshire Hathaway's 2013 shareholders meeting in Omaha, Neb.

    Warren Buffett's company is considering trading its 1.7 million shares of Graham Holdings for sole ownership of part of the company.

  • Graham Holdings launches Trove news reader Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 12:58 PM ET
    Trove.com app

    The app, launched Wednesday, aims to build on the company's understanding of how people consume news.

  • Chinese recycling tycoon seeks to acquire the NYT Tuesday, 31 Dec 2013 | 7:16 AM ET
    Chen Guangbiao, Chairman of Jiangsu Huangpu Recycling Resources.

    An eccentric Chinese recycling magnate said on Tuesday he was preparing to open negotiations to buy the New York Times.

  • U.S. stocks fall.

  • NSA may have penetrated Internet cable links Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 | 3:40 AM ET

    How on earth did the National Security Agency get data from Yahoo and Google without them knowing about it? The New York Times reports.

  • Yet another magazine eyes the auction block Friday, 15 Nov 2013 | 12:46 PM ET
    Cover of Forbes magazine

    Following the sale of The Washington Post, yet another big publishing brand name is looking to put itself on the block.

  • German journalists urged to shun Google and Yahoo Friday, 1 Nov 2013 | 3:53 AM ET
    Angela Merkel, German Chancellor and Chairwoman of the German Christian Democrats (CDU).

    The union representing German journalists advised its members on Thursday to stop using Google and Yahoo because of reported snooping by U.S. and British intelligence.

  • Stock-market bulls face hurdles in the week ahead Friday, 25 Oct 2013 | 9:22 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Bulls face a trio of challenges: The Fed, earnings from some big names and delayed data due to the shutdown. Will they keep running or lie down?

  • Squawking Kid Rock-Madonna, Apple-Icahn, Greenspeak Friday, 25 Oct 2013 | 5:53 AM ET
    Kid Rock

    Talking Squawk looks at Kid Rock calling out Madonna on Detroit, Carl Icahn's Apple obsession and some Greenspeak.