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  • OMAHA, Neb., April 30- Warren Buffett on Saturday said the odds were "extremely high" that his Berkshire Hathaway Inc would buy back "a lot" of its stock if the price fell below 1.2 times book value, a level it recently approached. Speaking at Berkshire's annual shareholder meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, Buffett also said he would consider raising the threshold "a little" if...

  • OMAHA, Neb., April 30- Warren Buffett on Saturday defended several of Berkshire Hathaway Inc's larger or struggling investments, including Coca-Cola and the BNSF railroad. Speaking at Berkshire's annual shareholder meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, Buffett also said overall first-quarter operating profit probably fell 12 percent to $3.73 billion from $4.24...

  • OMAHA, Neb., April 30- Warren Buffett on Saturday vigorously defended Berkshire Hathaway Inc's large, long-standing investment in Coca-Cola Co, rejecting critics who say the company's sugary drinks harm people's health. Speaking at Berkshire's annual shareholder meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, Buffett said it seemed "spurious" to argue that calories from Coke...

  • OMAHA, Neb., April 30- Warren Buffett on Saturday said preliminary first-quarter profit at his Berkshire Hathaway Inc fell about 12 percent, hurt by weaker performance in its railroad and insurance operations. Quarterly operating profit for the Omaha, Nebraska- based insurance and investment conglomerate probably fell to $3.73 billion from $4.24 billion.

  • NEW YORK, April 28- Warren Buffett, who pitched newspapers as a teenage delivery boy, may be entering the final stretch of his " Woodstock for Capitalists," after cutting back his involvement in the event and opening it up for an online audience. In 2015, the world's third-richest person celebrated perhaps his final milestone anniversary at Berkshire, as more than...

  • April 28- Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Inc will this weekend welcome tens of thousands of people to Omaha for the company's annual shareholder gathering, which Buffett calls "Woodstock for Capitalists." But he got angry when the term sheet showed a price 12-1/ 2 cents a share less than he agreed to. Fifty-one years later, Berkshire is an energy, insurance,...

  • CHICAGO, April 21- Union Pacific Corp on Thursday posted an unexpectedly higher first-quarter profit as it cut costs to meet falling demand, but the No. 1 U.S. railroad said it remained challenged by low energy prices, a strong U.S. dollar and weak retail sales. Omaha, Nebraska- based Union Pacific reported an 8 percent decline in freight volumes from a year earlier,...

  • CHICAGO, April 21- Union Pacific Corp on Thursday posted an unexpectedly better quarterly profit as it cut costs to meet falling demand, but the No. 1 U.S. railroad said it remained challenged by low energy prices, a strong U.S. dollar and weak retail sales. For the first quarter of 2016, Omaha, Nebraska- based Union Pacific reported an 8 percent decline in freight...

  • April 12- General Re, one of Berkshire Hathaway Inc's largest insurance units, said Chief Executive Officer Tad Montross is retiring, in a move that will expand the role of Ajit Jain, long viewed as a potential successor to Warren Buffett at Berkshire's helm. Montross, 60, will step down by year end, after serving as Gen Re's chairman and CEO since 2008, a spokeswoman...

  • DALLAS- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan participates in a moderated question-and-answer session before the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth- 0000 GMT. FRANKFURT- European Central Bank governing council members Peter Praet, Benoit Coeure and Ignazio Visco speak at a conference. FRANKFURT- Presentation of the ECB's Annual...

  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6 ST LOUIS- Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard gives welcome remarks before a Homer Jones Memorial Lecture event- 2230 GMT. CLEVELAND- Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester speaks on the U.S. and regional economic outlook and monetary policy before a joint Cleveland Association for Business...

  • TUESDAY, APRIL 5 ARLINGTON, Texas- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan speaks on "Future of Business" before the University of Texas at Arlington Business Week Executive Dinner- 0000 GMT. HONG KONG- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans speaks on current economic conditions and monetary policy before the Credit Suisse...

  • BOSTON- Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren speaks on "A View on Cybersecurity and Financial Stability from the CEO" before the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston 2016 Cyber security Conference- 1415 GMT. OTTAWA- Bank of Canada will release its business outlook survey, a summary of interviews conducted by the central bank's regional offices...

  • FRIDAY, APRIL 1 NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester speaks on the economic outlook and monetary policy before the New York Association for Business Economics- 1700 GMT. OTTAWA- The Bank of Canada will release its business outlook survey, a summary of interviews conducted by the central bank's regional offices with the senior...

  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30 NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans speaks on current economic conditions and monetary policy before the Forecasters Club of New York- 1700 GMT. PARIS- Bank of France Governor Francois Villeroy de Galhau speaks in a hearing at the French Senate's finance committee- 0730 GMT. NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of...

  • TUESDAY, MARCH 29 NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley is presider before an Economic Club of New York luncheon- 1600 GMT. AUSTIN, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan participates in moderated Q&A session before the Austin Chamber of Commerce- 1700 GMT. AUSTIN, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of...

  • March 28- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Monday said it has increased its ownership stake in Wells Fargo& Co to 10 percent, a level that could mean increased federal scrutiny over the investment. Berkshire owns 506.3 million shares of Wells Fargo, worth about $24.7 billion, mainly through subsidiaries, according to filings with the U.S. Securities...

  • March 11- Warren Buffett's compensation for running Berkshire Hathaway Inc edged up 1 percent last year to $470,244, reflecting an increase in the cost of keeping the billionaire safe. Buffett is worth $66.2 billion, Forbes magazine said on Friday. Vice Chairman Charlie Munger, who is also a billionaire, drew a $100,000 salary last year, Friday's filing showed.

  • Feb 29- The energy unit of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Monday said Gregory Abel, its chairman and chief executive, saw his compensation jump 48 percent last year to $40.77 million, reflecting a large incentive award. Abel also received a $1 million salary and an $11.5 million bonus. Abel's compensation in 2014 was $27.58 million, including a $12...

  • Feb 27- Warren Buffett on Saturday used his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway Inc shareholders to launch vigorous defenses of an aggressive private equity partner and a maligned mobile home unit, as his conglomerate recorded robust profits. The Omaha, Nebraska- based company reported a record full-year profit of $24.08 billion, up 21 percent, while...