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  • Quarterly net income for Omaha, Nebraska- based Berkshire fell to $7.2 billion, or $4,379 per Class A share, from $9.43 billion, or $5,737 per Class A share, a year earlier. Operating profit rose 7 percent to $4.85 billion, or $2,951 per share, from $4.55 billion, or $2,769 per share, but fell short of the average $3,058.10 per share forecast of analysts polled by Thomson...

  • Nov 4- Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Friday said third-quarter profit fell 24 percent from a year earlier, when it recorded a large one-time gain, though operating profit grew at the conglomerate run by billionaire Warren Buffett. Quarterly net income for Omaha, Nebraska- based Berkshire fell to $7.2 billion, or $4,379 per Class A share, from $9.43 billion, or $5,737...

  • *Wall St up slightly as investors await election. NEW YORK, Nov 4- Global equity markets slipped amid investor concerns about the outcome of the U.S. presidential election on Nov. 8, while oil prices remained weak on concerns about surging inventories and whether OPEC members will adhere to planned production limits. The index hit a 4- month low, but found some...

  • DETROIT, Oct 20- The top executive of railroad Union Pacific Corp said on Thursday that despite negative election campaign rhetoric about free trade agreements, they have benefited the U.S. economy and he is optimistic Congress will pass the Trans Pacific Partnership. Trump also has railed against the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and...

  • DETROIT, Oct 20- No. 1 U.S. railroad Union Pacific Corp on Thursday reported a lower quarterly net profit that missed expectations as freight volumes fell 6 percent and warned of continued business challenges, including a strong U.S. dollar and soft demand for consumer goods. The Omaha, Nebraska company's earnings miss came despite posting slightly...

  • Sept 23- Green Plains Inc, one of the largest U.S. ethanol producers, on Friday said that China's decision to slap anti-dumping duties on U.S. distillers dried grains won't hurt business. "We still expect China to take volumes," Todd Becker, president and chief executive officer said in an emailed statement. China's Ministry of Commerce made its preliminary ruling...

  • Sept 20- Todd Combs, one of Warren Buffett's stockpicking deputies at Berkshire Hathaway Inc, has joined the board of JPMorgan Chase& Co, expanding the conglomerate's already deep ties to the financial services industry. Buffett has credited him with triggering Berkshire's largest acquisition, the $32.1 billion takeover in January of aircraft parts maker...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 2- U.S. shares inched higher and European shares rallied on Friday after weaker-than-expected U.S. jobs data gave the Federal Reserve more leeway to stand pat on interest rates, while the dollar gained and longer-dated Treasury yields edged up. U.S. nonfarm payrolls rose by 151,000 jobs in August after an upwardly revised 275,000 increase in July,...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 2- U.S. stocks advanced on Friday as a weaker-than-expected payrolls report tamped down expectations for a September rate hike from the U.S. U.S. nonfarm payrolls rose by 151,000 jobs in August after an upwardly revised 275,000 increase in July, with job cuts in manufacturing and construction, the Labor Department said. Traders trimmed the...

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