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  • NEW YORK, Nov 6- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc said quarterly profit doubled to a record high, reflecting a large gain on its stake in Kraft Heinz Co, while operating profit declined on weaker results from insurance underwriting. "Overall, quite decent operating earnings," said Jeff Matthews, a principal at the Ram Partners LP hedge fund and author of "...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 6- Against the backdrop of a strengthening labor market, retailers are set to report earnings next week and could help the consumer sector regain the leadership lost to technology in the latest market rally. "The consumer should be feeling pretty good heading into the last couple of the months of the year," said Sean Lynch, co-head of global equity...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 6- The dollar jumped more than 1 percent to a 7- month high and short-term benchmark U.S. bond yields rose to their highest in five years on Friday, after stronger-than-expected jobs data left investors expecting the first rise in U.S. interest rates in almost a decade next month. Wall Street dipped modestly, rebounding from earlier losses, a sign that...

  • *Unemployment rate falls to lowest since April 2008. The Labor Department's report showed nonfarm payrolls increased by 271,000 in October, beating the 180,000 expected. The unemployment rate fell to 5.0 percent, the lowest since April 2008, from 5.1 percent in September.

  • Oct 1- ConAgra Foods Inc said it will cut about 1,500 jobs and outsource technology and back office positions, joining other packaged food companies in announcing cost cuts, and the company also plans to move its headquarters to Chicago from Omaha. ConAgra rivals including Campbell Soup Co and General Mills have cut jobs and costs as consumers shift to fresher...

  • Oct 1- ConAgra Foods Inc said it will cut about 1,500 jobs, or about 30 percent of its office-based workforce, and outsource technology and back office functions to reduce costs. The maker of Slim Jim beef jerky and Chef Boyardee pasta said it expects to save at least $300 million in the next three years due to the cost cuts. The company also said it plans to move its...

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to Oct 7 Wednesday, 23 Sep 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    AMHERST, United States- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen scheduled to be at the University of Massachusetts Amherst's Department of Economics' annual Philip Gamble Memorial Lecture- 2100 GMT. HELSINKI- European Central Bank council member Erkki Liikanen will speak about monetary policy at a Bank of Finland news conference- 0800 GMT. ST. LOUIS, United States-...

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to Oct 6 Tuesday, 22 Sep 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    BRUSSELS- European Central Bank Chief Mario Draghi speaks at the Quarterly Hearing before the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of European Parliament- 1300 GMT. COLUMBUS, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart speaks before the Columbus Rotary Club- 1630 GMT. AMHERST, United States- Federal Reserve Chair Janet...

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to Oct 5 Monday, 21 Sep 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde will speak at the Brookings Institute- 1530 GMT. German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble, Luxembourg Finance Minister Pierre Gramegna, Polish Finance Minister Mateusz Szczurek and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker are key speakers. MONTGOMERY, United...

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to Oct 2 Friday, 18 Sep 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    ARMONK, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams speaks on the economic outlook before the Harvard Law School/ China Development Research Foundation Symposium on' Building the Financial System of the 21st Century'- 1730 GMT. NASHVILLE, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard speaks on the U.S....

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to Sept 30 Thursday, 17 Sep 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    PARIS- European Central Bank Executive Board member Benoit Coeure speaks at the Ecole des Mines, French school for engineers- 1030 GMT. ARMONK, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams speaks on the economic outlook before the Harvard Law School/ China Development Research Foundation Symposium on' Building the Financial...

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to Sept 29 Wednesday, 16 Sep 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen holds a news conference regarding the interest rate- 1830 GMT. Treasury acting Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Adam Szubin testifies at confirmation hearing of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, in Washington- 1400 GMT. FRANKFURT- Germany's Bundesbank Board...

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to Sept 28 Tuesday, 15 Sep 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    LONDON- UK parliament's treasury committee will hold a hearing on August Inflation Report- 1315 GMT. Bank of England Governor Mark Carney and Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee members Ian McCafferty, Kristin Forbes and Martin Weale will be present. PARIS- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development updates key macroeconomic...

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to Sept 25 Friday, 11 Sep 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    PARIS- European Central Bank Governing Council member Christian Noyer delivers the opening speech at a conference to mark the 20th birthday of Bank of France Foundation- 0700 GMT. TOKYO- Bank of Japan monetary policy meeting. MILAN, Italy- Bank of Italy Governor Ignazio Visco and Italian Economy Minister Pier Carlo Padoan speak at the Italy conference TOKYO-...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 8- Billionaire investor Warren Buffett on Tuesday praised the presidential campaign of self-proclaimed socialist Bernie Sanders, even though Buffett said he still backs Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton. "There are very few candidates that have- not just this election but in past elections- that have campaigned like Bernie Sanders,"...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • TD Ameritrade misses Street 1Q forecasts Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 8:19 AM ET
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    TD Ameritrade on Wednesday reported fiscal first-quarter profit of $211 million.

  • Much warmer weather is finally on the way Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 11:10 AM ET
    Commuters try to stay warm as they wait for a train on an L platform during the early morning rush in Chicago, Jan. 7, 2015.

    After a cold spell, much of the United States can expect warm weather in the days ahead, NBC News reports.