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  • Kiewit Plaza, Berkshire Hathaway headquarters, in Omaha, Nebraska.

    The home to Berkshire Hathaway, Kiewit Plaza in Omaha, Nebraska, recently went up for sale, according to a local report.

  • *Buffett says investors better off with stocks than bonds. *Economy, profits grow despite tariff costs, Buffett says. NEW YORK, Aug 30- Warren Buffett, the billionaire.

  • Aug 14- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc boosted its investments in Goldman Sachs Group Inc and Israel's Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd during the second quarter and confirmed it has expanded its already huge bet on iPhone maker Apple Inc.. Investors closely watch Berkshire's quarterly stock listings for signs about where Buffett and his...

  • Underwriting profit at the Geico auto insurance unit more than quintupled, the BNSF railroad benefited from demand to ship consumer products, grain, petroleum and steel, and the Berkshire Hathaway Automotive car dealership financed more vehicle purchases. "Good results across the board," said Doug Kass, who runs the hedge fund Seabreeze Partners Management...

  • Underwriting profit at the Geico auto insurance unit more than quintupled, the BNSF railroad benefited from demand to ship consumer products, grain, petroleum and steel, and the Berkshire Hathaway Automotive car dealership financed more vehicle purchases. "Good results across the board," said Doug Kass, who runs the hedge fund Seabreeze Partners Management...

  • Tracy Britt Cool, Berkshire Hathaway

    Tracy Britt Cool was just 25 when she started working for Oracle of Omaha. 

  • July 18- Berkshire Hathaway Inc shares rallied on Wednesday after the conglomerate's board gave its billionaire chairman, Warren Buffett, more freedom to conduct stock buybacks and whittle down a $108.6 billion stockpile of cash. The company's Class A shares climbed $14,470, or 5 percent, to $302,970 in afternoon trading, while its Class B shares rose $10.32, or...

  • July 18- Berkshire Hathaway Inc shares rose on Wednesday after its board gave its billionaire chairman, Warren Buffett, more freedom to conduct stock buybacks, which the conglomerate has not done since 2012.. Class A shares of Berkshire gained $10,305, or 3.6 percent, to $298,805 in morning trading, while Class B shares rose $7.47, or 3.9 percent, to $197.88 on the...

  • July 17- Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Tuesday eliminated a restriction on its ability to buy back its own stock, a change that could help billionaire Chairman Warren Buffett deploy more of the conglomerate's cash. Berkshire's Class A shares closed Tuesday at $288,500, roughly 1.37 times its $211,184 book value per share as of March 31. "It's a somewhat significant...

  • July 16- Warren Buffett has donated roughly $3.4 billion of Berkshire Hathaway Inc stock to five charities, the billionaire's largest contribution in his longstanding plan to give away his fortune. Buffett, 87, has since 2006 made more than $30.9 billion in donations to the charities, including roughly $24.5 billion to the Gates Foundation.

  • June 24- Workers have contained nearly half of the crude oil spilled near Rock River in northwest Iowa over the weekend following a freight train derailment on Friday, BNSF Railway Co said. The cause has not been confirmed, although Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds attributed it to an intense storm and flash flooding in an emergency proclamation issued by her office...

  • *Total transaction value of $85.1 bln including debt. June 20- Walt Disney Co raised its bid for the bulk of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's film and television assets to $71.3 billion on Wednesday, sweetening its deal with cash as it looks to upend Comcast Corp's $65 billion offer. The new cash-or-stock deal may be attractive to Fox's largest shareholder, Rupert...

  • Warren Buffett and Bill Gates visited a candy store in Omaha during this year's Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meeting

    The friends swapped childhood memories while visiting a candy store.

  • Warren Buffett

    It was Alex Banayan's dream to speak with the investor at his shareholders meeting — but it didn't go the way he'd expected.

  • May 15- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Tuesday said it has more than doubled its investment in generic drugmaker Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, and confirmed it has become Apple Inc's second-largest shareholder. Berkshire also shed an investment dating to the mid-1970s that reflected Buffett's longstanding love for newspapers, selling...

  • Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Pa., walks down the House steps at the Capitol in Washington, D.C.

    Tuesday's primary elections will begin to settle swing state Pennsylvania's chaotic congressional landscape.

  • OMAHA, Neb., May 7- China's growing middle class is becoming a bigger force in global tourism. For all his fame in the United States, where some regard him as the best investor of all time, billionaire Warren Buffett on Saturday said the company's brand carries much less weight with potential partners beyond U.S. borders. On the evening schedule one night were...

  • OMAHA, Neb., May 7- The first question Warren Buffett was asked at Berkshire Hathaway Inc's annual meeting on Saturday was whether he was "semi-retired," having given four lieutenants oversight over the company's operating businesses and some investments. "Warren is very good at doing nothing," Vice Chairman Charlie Munger later retorted. And that means change is...

  • NEW YORK, May 7- Billionaire investor Warren Buffett on Monday said buyers of bitcoin, which he has characterized as "rat poison squared," thrive on the hope they'll find other people who will pay more for it. Likening bitcoin demand to the tulip bulb mania in 17th century Holland, Buffett, the chairman and chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway Inc, said the mystique...

  • NEW YORK, May 7- Billionaire investor Warren Buffett on Monday said buyers of bitcoin, which he has characterized as "rat poison squared," thrive on the hope they'll find other people who will pay more for it. Likening bitcoin demand to the tulip mania in 17th century Holland, Buffett, the chairman and chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway Inc, said the mystique...