NEW YORK, Feb 28- Warren Buffett wants to buy more businesses to add to Berkshire Hathaway Inc's "sprawl," but cautioned it may not keep the company he has run for 50 years from evolving into something rarely used to describe it up until now: average. In his annual letter to shareholders, Buffett on Saturday said Berkshire's huge balance sheet gives him the power to...» Read More
*Dish shares rise, DirecTV shares fall. Nov 6- Dish Network Corp, the second-largest U.S. satellite TV company after DirecTV, reported a third-quarter loss due to high litigation costs and said it was prepared to raise prices next year after a one-year freeze.
Nov 6- Cablevision Systems Corp reported a third-quarter loss on Tuesday and its shares fell over 5 percent as investors worried about a decline in video customers and the financial impact of Hurricane Sandy.
Nov 6- New York City's parks and beaches will be closed at noon on Wednesday for at least 24 hours as a new storm system approaches just over a week after superstorm Sandy devastated the region with widespread flooding and wind damage, the mayor said on Tuesday.
The most recent Reuters/ Ipsos tracking poll shows a tight national race, with Democratic President Barack Obama up two points against his challenger, Republican Mitt Romney, at 48 percent to 46 percent. Polling averages also show Obama with small but critical leads in Ohio, Virginia and Iowa.
NEW YORK, Nov 6- American Century Investments has hired Patrick Bannigan, an Ameriprise Financial executive, as its new chief operating officer. Bannigan was formerly president of RiverSource Funds, part of Ameriprise's Columbia Management division.
NEW YORK, Nov 6- Gold rose 2 percent on Tuesday, as speculation of an election win for U.S.
NEW YORK, Nov 6- Oil surged more than 2 percent on Tuesday, rallying for a second straight day and receiving a lift from gains on Wall Street and a weaker dollar as investors awaited U.S. election results. President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney were neck-and-neck as Americans cast votes for president and Congress, polls showed on Tuesday.
CHICAGO, Nov 6- U.S. wheat futures rose for the second day in a row o n T uesday amid concerns over the poor condition of the just-planted winter crop in the United States and weather trouble in major exporters Australia and Argentina.
NEW YORK, Nov 6- U.S. stocks climbed on Tuesday on speculation the U.S. presidential election will produce a clear winner, removing a major source of uncertainty that has dogged investors. ``I think it's relief that hopefully the election will be over,'' said Fred Dickson, chief market strategist at D.A. Davidson& Co. in Lake Oswego, Oregon.
KIEV, Nov 6- Ukraine's parliament voted on Tuesday to give the central bank legal powers to force exporters to convert at least part of their foreign currency earnings into hryvnias, indicating Kiev aims to keep its currency pegged at current levels.
Nov 6- Liberty Media Corp reported a 3 percent increase in quarterly revenue, helped by a rise in subscribers at flagship networks Starz and Encore. John Malone's Liberty Media is trying to gain full control of satellite radio broadcaster Sirius XM Radio Inc, in which it owns a nearly 50 percent stake.
BRASILIA/ SAO PAULO, Nov 6- Brazil's government will exclude up to 42 billion reais in public spending from the calculation of the so-called primary budget surplus this year, Finance Minister Guido Mantega said on Tuesday, in an accounting maneuver aimed at meeting a closely watched budget target.
WASHINGTON- President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney battled down to the wire on Tuesday, mounting a last-minute Election Day drive to get their supporters to the polls in a handful of states that will decide the winner in a neck-and-neck race for the White House.
Nov 6- Superstorm Sandy will slash earnings at New Jersey casinos and benefit home repair and discount retailers but have limited impact on other sectors and is unlikely to trigger credit downgrades, credit agency Moody's Investors Service said.
PARIS, Nov 6- France is to grant 20 billion euros in annual tax credits to companies as a way of lowering labour costs, in a tougher-than-expected response to calls from business leaders to reverse decades of industrial decline.
BRUSSELS, Nov 6- Agency Moody's cut its rating for the debt of ArcelorMittal to junk with a negative outlook on Tuesday, reflecting a collapse in world steel markets it said would get worse before they got better.
*Hungary was about to revisit law on judiciary anyway- PM. BRUSSELS/ BUDAPEST, Nov 6- Hungary on Tuesday pledged to rewrite a law that forced judges to retire at an earlier age after the European Union's highest court ruled that the bill violated the EU's rules and must be repealed.
Nov 6- More than 895,000 homes and businesses along the U.S. East Coast remained without power on Tuesday, eight days after Hurricane Sandy slammed into the region. Sandy made landfall in New Jersey on the night of Oct. 29. Power companies said the storm affected about 8.48 million customers in 21 states, according to a U.S. Department of Energy report.
*China spot copper demand still sluggish. LONDON, Nov 6- Copper rose slightly on Tuesday, recovering from a two-month low hit the previous session, as the lower price triggered new buying, but gains were capped by uncertainty ahead of the presidential election in the United States.
Nov 6- U.S. biofuel providers are being allowed to reroute critical supplies to New Jersey to help alleviate shortages caused by Hurricane Sandy, two U.S.