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  • Billionaire investor Warren Buffett's company has amassed a stake worth nearly $4.5 billion in Phillips 66 more than a year after trading a chunk of its holding in the oil refiner for a chemical business investment. A regulatory filing says Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has accumulated about 58 million shares, which amounts to more than 10 percent of the Houston...

  • OMAHA, Neb.— Tyson Foods doesn't have to pay workers at two of its Nebraska plants for the time they spend putting on and taking off safety gear and preparing for work, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. The 8th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said lawsuits filed by workers at its plants in Dakota City and Madison failed to show that Tyson had agreed to pay them for...

  • Aug 24- Geico, the auto insurance unit of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc, agreed to pay $6 million to settle charges it discriminated based on gender, education level and occupation when quoting rates online, the California Department of Insurance said on Monday. The settlement lasts three years and resolves claims first raised by the Consumer...

  • The Nebraska Labor Department said the preliminary July rate was six-tenths of a point under the July 2014 rate of 3.3 percent. U.S. Labor Department figures said Nebraska was trailed by North Dakota at 3 percent and Utah and Vermont at 3.6 percent. The Omaha rate remained unchanged at 3.2 percent but was down seven-tenths of a point from July 2014.

  • Gordmans Stores reports 2Q loss Friday, 21 Aug 2015 | 8:12 AM ET

    OMAHA, Neb. _ Gordmans Stores Inc. on Friday reported a loss of $3 million in its fiscal second quarter. For the current quarter ending in November, Gordmans Stores said it expects revenue in the range of $153 million to $156 million. Keywords: Gordmans Stores, Earnings Report.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 18- In July 2013, California urogynecologist Andrew Cassidenti received an email from an entrepreneur named Otto Fisher, who had a proposition. In a phone call, Fisher said he needed doctors to operate at outpatient centers in California and Las Vegas. Fisher said he could guarantee Cassidenti $2,500 for every surgery the doctor performed, "whether...

  • LINCOLN, Neb.— Some state regulators are concerned that a new digital phone and Internet provider won't be able to provide reliable 911 service during a disaster. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that one Nebraska Public Service Commissioner is concerned about Rise Broadband's service that's being offered near Columbus and St. Libory, Nebraska.

  • Aug 14- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Friday said it boosted its stake in cable TV operator Charter Communications Corp, and signaled it may have another large investment planned after agreeing to buy Precision Castparts Corp in its largest-ever purchase. The changes were disclosed in a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing detailing...

  • Aug 11- Standard& Poor's on Tuesday said it may downgrade Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc because the company plans to spend a large amount of its cash to finance its roughly $32.3 billion purchase of aerospace parts maker Precision Castparts Corp.. S&P analyst Laline Carvalho wrote that the agency may lower the rating by one or two notches within 90...

  • Aug 7- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc said on Friday second-quarter profit fell 37 percent, reflecting a significant decline in investment gains and an underwriting loss from insurance. Net income for the Omaha, Nebraska- based insurance and investment company fell to $4.01 billion, or $2,442 per Class A share, from $6.4 billion, or $3,889 per share, a...

  • Berkshire Hathaway 2nd-qtr profit falls 37 pct Friday, 7 Aug 2015 | 5:09 PM ET

    Aug 7- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc said on Friday second-quarter profit fell 37 percent, reflecting a significant decline in investment gains and weaker results in its insurance operations. Net income for the Omaha, Nebraska- based insurance and investment company fell to $4.01 billion, or $2,442 per share, from $6.4 billion, or $3,889 per share, a...

  • July 28- ConAgra Foods Inc has started talks with TreeHouse Foods Inc and Post Holdings Inc regarding the sale of its private label unit Ralcorp, which could be valued at around $3.5 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. TreeHouse, Post, and private equity firms that include Apollo Global Management LLC and Cerberus Capital Management LP have...

  • CHICAGO, July 23- Union Pacific Corp, a railroad contending with declining coal, energy-related and agricultural freight volumes, sees some signs that consumer demand for cars and other big-ticket items will help boost business, its top executive said on Thursday. Earlier on Thursday, Omaha, Nebraska- based Union Pacific, the largest U.S. railroad, reported a...

  • July 21- TD Ameritrade Holding Corp, the biggest discount brokerage by trade executions, reported on Tuesday a 3.7 percent rise in quarterly profit, driven by unexpectedly strong growth in trading. The company's net income rose to $197 million, or 36 cents per share, for the fiscal third quarter ended June 30, from $190 million, or 34 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • TD Ameritrade profit rises 3.7 pct on trading growth Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 7:43 AM ET

    July 21- TD Ameritrade Holding Corp, the biggest discount brokerage by trade executions, reported a 3.7 percent rise in quarterly profit, driven by strong growth in trading. The company's net income rose to $197 million, or 36 cents per share, for the third quarter ended June 30, from $190 million, or 34 cents per share, a year earlier. The Omaha- based company reported...

  • NEW YORK, July 10- TD Ameritrade Holding Corp, parent of the biggest discount brokerage by trade executions, is experiencing "widespread" problems executing orders, including those it has accepted, company officials said on Friday morning. The company is not yet aware of the cause of the problem, said Chris Gulick, who works in the Omaha, Nebraska- based company's...

  • July 9- A U.S. regulator on Thursday fined Forest River Inc, the recreational vehicle unit of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc, $5 million for waiting too long to conduct two recalls of camper trailers whose safety defects left them at risk of fire. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Forest River admitted to violating federal...

  • July 6- Warren Buffett on Monday donated about $2.84 billion of Berkshire Hathaway Inc stock to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and four family charities, as part of the billionaire's plan to give away nearly all of his wealth. The Gates Foundation, which focuses on improving education and health and reducing poverty, received about 15.76 million shares,...

  • July 6- Warren Buffett on Monday donated about $2.84 billion of Berkshire Hathaway Inc stock to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and four family charities, as part of the billionaire's plan to give away nearly all of his wealth. The Gates Foundation, which focuses on improving education and health and reducing poverty, receives the biggest share.

  • Lunch with Warren Buffett auctioned for $2.35 million Saturday, 6 Jun 2015 | 11:15 AM ET

    June 6- The chairman of a Chinese company that develops online games has agreed to pay $2,345,678 for a private lunch with billionaire investor Warren Buffett, winning a charity auction. Glide said Zhu Ye, chairman of Beijing- based Dalian Zeus Entertainment Co, submitted the highest of 76 bids to win the five-day auction on eBay, which concluded on Friday night.