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  • June 21- Mourners gathered at a Nebraska church on Tuesday to remember a two-year-old boy who was grabbed and drowned by an alligator while vacationing with his family last week at the Disney World Resort in Florida, a church official said. The private service for Lane Graves at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in the Omaha suburb of Elkhorn, came a week after his...

  • June 21- Mourners gathered at a Nebraska church on Tuesday to remember a two-year-old boy who was grabbed and drowned by an alligator while vacationing with his family last week at the Disney World Resort in Florida, a church official said. The private service for Lane Graves at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in the Omaha suburb of Elkhorn, came a week after his...

  • June 21- Mourners gathered at a Nebraska church on Tuesday to remember a two-year-old boy who was grabbed and drowned by an alligator while vacationing with his family last week at the Disney World Resort in Florida, a church official said. The private service for Lane Graves at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in the Omaha suburb of Elkhorn, came a week after his...

  • Commissioner Dave Jones faulted Berkshire's Applied Underwriters Inc and California Insurance Co units over the sale to Shasta Linen Supply Inc of a nontraditional workers' compensation policy whose terms and rates had not been reviewed by state officials. Jones said the policy sold by Applied essentially replaced a policy sold by California Insurance,...

  • ORLANDO, Fla., June 16- Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, plans to install signs warning of alligators in the area where a 2- year-old boy was killed by one of the reptiles, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday. The boy was grabbed by the reptile at the water's edge at about 9:15 p.m. on Tuesday while his family, on vacation from Omaha,...

  • ORLANDO, Fla., June 16- The probe into the death of a 2- year-old boy killed by an alligator at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, is not criminal in nature, the local sheriff's office said on Thursday. The investigation is continuing, said Orange County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Rose Silva, adding, "It's not criminal in nature at this time."

  • ORLANDO, Fla., June 16- The probe into the death of a 2- year-old boy killed by an alligator at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, is not criminal in nature, the local sheriff's office said on Thursday. The investigation is continuing, said Orange County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Rose Silva, adding, "It's not criminal in nature at this time."

  • June 16- The investigation into the death of a two-year-old boy likely drowned by an alligator at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida is ongoing but is not criminal in nature, a spokeswoman for the local sheriff's office said on Thursday. The investigation is ongoing, said Orange County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Rose Silva, adding, "It's not...

  • NEW YORK, June 14- Green Plains Inc said on Tuesday it plans to build and operate its first export-import fuels terminal in Beaumont, Texas, the latest in a string of expansion moves by the country's fourth-largest ethanol producer. The Omaha, Nebraska- based company has formed a joint venture with Jefferson Gulf Coast Energy Partners at Jefferson's existing...

  • NEW YORK, June 7- Warren Buffett, the world's third-richest person, on Tuesday offered strong praise for Jeff Bezos, the fourth-richest, saying he embodies the potential that can blossom when small business owners build their companies. The panel also included Goldman Sachs Group Inc Chief Executive Lloyd Blankfein, Twitter Inc Chief Executive Jack Dorsey, and...

  • NEW YORK, June 2- Rhetoric against free trade from both likely U.S. presidential nominees poses a risk to the economy and consumers who would lose out if international trade is restrained, the chief executive of the largest U.S. railroad said on Thursday. Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump has criticized the North American Free Trade Agreement and...

  • NEW YORK, May 31- Shares of Quest Diagnostics and Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings have been on a roll as analysts point to improving business trends for the U.S. clinical-lab testing industry stalwarts. Next, the shares face a test of their own: an impending Medicare reimbursement decision. Since October, when a Wall Street Journal article raised...

  • NEW YORK, May 29- ConAgra Foods' stock could climb up to 30 percent in the coming months as the U.S. packaged food company seeks to shed businesses, improve existing brands and achieve lower overheads, Barron's said in its latest online edition. Without Lamb Weston, the Omaha- based company would remain the second biggest U.S. frozen entree producer and top maker of...

  • May 20- The General Re unit of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Friday named longtime reinsurance executive Kara Raiguel as its new chief executive officer, replacing the retiring Tad Montross. Raiguel will report to Ajit Jain, who oversees Berkshire Hathaway Reinsurance Group and has long been viewed as a potential successor to Buffett at...

  • May 13- NetJets, the luxury plane unit of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc, agreed to settle U.S. charges that it discriminated against immigrant workers by requiring them to provide extra documents to prove their employment eligibility. The settlement calls for NetJets to be monitored by the U.S. Department of Justice for two years, improve training of...

  • May 6- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc said on Friday it recently learned that one of its foreign units made sales through a third-party distributor to customers in Iran, despite U.S. sanctions against that country. It said the customers "include or may include parties that meet the definition of the' Government of Iran." In August 2012, President Barack...

  • Net income for Berkshire rose to $5.59 billion, or $3,401 per Class A share, from $5.16 billion, or $3,143 per share. Operating profit fell 12 percent to $3.74 billion, or $2,274 per Class A share, from $4.24 billion, or $2,583 per share. Analysts on average had expected operating profit of about $2,759 per share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S, before Berkshire...

  • OMAHA, May 2- Warren Buffett, the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc, is known for his keen eye for a bargain. When not listening to the Oracle of Omaha and his partner Charlie Munger, shareholders had two days to browse and buy Berkshire's products. Dairy Queen events manager Dean Peters said those shareholders needing an ice cream fix consumed about 28,000 of its Dilly,...

  • April 30- Warren Buffett nibbled on sweets during his presentation to shareholders on Saturday but he took a bite out of hedge fund managers. "There's been far, far, far more money made by people in Wall Street through salesmanship abilities than through investment abilities," Buffett said, citing a simple Vanguard Group index fund that tracks the S&P 500 index of...

  • OMAHA, Neb., April 30- Warren Buffett said on Saturday that Berkshire Hathaway Inc is poised to do well no matter who wins the White House in November, and the billionaire investor defended the performance and tactics of the conglomerate's several large investments. Buffett, a staunch supporter of Democrat Hillary Clinton for president, was asked about the...