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  • 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...

  • OMAHA, Neb.— Investor Warren Buffett's company added to its stakes in Apple and Israeli drugmaker Teva Pharmaceuticals in the second quarter while tweaking several of its other stock investments. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. filed an update on its U.S. stock portfolio with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday. Berkshire had said Monday that it...

  • LINCOLN, Neb.— Nebraska carried out its first execution in more than two decades on Tuesday with a drug combination never tried before, including the first use of the powerful opioid fentanyl in a lethal injection. Carey Dean Moore, 60, was pronounced dead at 10:47 a.m. Moore had been sentenced to death for killing two cab drivers in Omaha in 1979.

  • OMAHA, Neb. _ Boston Omaha Corp. on Monday reported a loss of $1.6 million in its second quarter. The Omaha, Nebraska- based company said it had a loss of 8 cents per share. Boston Omaha shares have declined 37 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • OMAHA, Neb.— Warren Buffett is still finding new places to invest decades after he started, even though his basic approach of finding businesses selling for less than they are worth hasn't changed much. Buffett resisted investing in tech companies for years because he didn't think he could pick which ones would be enduring winners, but now his Berkshire Hathaway...

  • OMAHA, Neb.— BNSF Railway acknowledged Friday that flooding played a role in a derailment that loosed thousands of gallons of oil into northwest Iowa floodwaters. "The train was operating within its authority," Williams told The Associated Press. The National Transportation Safety Board report cited heavy rainfall in the area 48 hours before the June 22...

  • OMAHA, Neb.— The Latest on a large federal immigration operation targeting businesses in Nebraska and Minnesota that officials say knowingly hired and mistreated immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally:. Federal officials say a large investigation into businesses believed to be involved in a scheme to knowingly hire immigrant laborers in the U.S. illegally...

  • OMAHA, Neb.— A large federal law enforcement operation conducted Wednesday targeted businesses in Nebraska and Minnesota that officials say knowingly hired— and mistreated— immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally. Most of the arrests occurred in northern Nebraska and southern Minnesota. Several of the businesses were in O'Neill, Nebraska, a town of about 3,000...

  • OMAHA, Neb.— Officials say Nebraska, Minnesota operation targets businesses that hired, mistreated immigrants in the U.S. illegally.

  • OMAHA, Neb. _ America First Multifamily Investors LP on Monday reported second-quarter earnings of $3.3 million. On a per-share basis, the Omaha, Nebraska- based company said it had profit of 4 cents. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • 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...

  • Charles Munger, vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., left, and Warren Buffett, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., attend a BYD Co. press event in China, on Monday, Sept. 27, 2010.

    Berkshire Hathaway on Saturday reported a 67 percent increase in quarterly operating profit.

  • 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...