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  • OMAHA, Neb.— The National Indian Gaming Commission has again approved the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska's plan to build a casino near Omaha, but after a decade of court hearings, the project's future remains uncertain. The casino was opposed by Iowa and Nebraska and the city of Council Bluffs, Iowa, which is already home to several casinos just over the Missouri River from...

  • OMAHA, Neb.— Warren Buffett's company sold almost a third of its remaining IBM shares in the third quarter and made several tweaks to its stock investments. The company sold off nearly 32 percent of its remaining IBM shares to leave it with 37 million shares at the end of the quarter. But Buffett has said that International Business Machines Corp. hasn't performed...

  • OMAHA, Neb. _ Boston Omaha Corp. on Monday reported a loss of $1.5 million in its third quarter. On a per-share basis, the Omaha, Nebraska- based company said it had a loss of 11 cents. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Nov 3- Bad weather hurt Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc in the third quarter, as insurance losses tied to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria and an earthquake in Mexico contributed to a 43 percent drop in profit. Overall net income fell to $4.07 billion, or $2,473 per Class A share, from $7.2 billion, or $4,379 per share, a year earlier. Operating profit, which...

  • Nov 3- Bad weather hurt Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc in the third quarter, as insurance losses tied to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria and an earthquake in Mexico contributed to a 43 percent drop in profit. Overall net income fell to $4.07 billion, or $2,473 per Class A share, from $7.2 billion, or $4,379 per share, a year earlier. Operating profit, which...

  • Nov 3- Bad weather weighed on results at Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc, as losses from insurance claims tied to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria and an earthquake in Mexico contributed to a 43 percent drop in third-quarter profit. Berkshire on Friday said net income fell to $4.07 billion, or $2,473 per Class A share, from $7.2 billion, or $4,379 per share,...

  • Wall Street was little changed, as an unimpressive payrolls report was offset by a 2.58 percent gain in Apple a day after the iPhone maker posted quarterly results. "Wages were flat, last month we saw a little bit of a surprise bump upward in that so we were expecting a more moderate number there," said Sean Lynch, co-head of global equity strategy at Wells Fargo...

  • DETROIT, Oct 26- American businesses, jobs and consumers would suffer if the United States pulls out of NAFTA instead of reaching an enhanced trade treaty, railroad Union Pacific Corp's top executive said on Thursday. Last week, trade officials from the United States, Canada and Mexico wrapped up a contentious round of talks on the North American Free Trade...

  • The catastrophic hurricanes that hit Florida and Texas in August and September resulted in short-term costs for the company but also boosted freight rates due to tighter capacity. The Omaha, Nebraska- based trucking company posted third-quarter net income of $22.5 million, or 31 cents per share, up from $18.9 million, or 26 cents per share a year earlier.

  • The catastrophic hurricanes that hit Florida and Texas in August and September resulted in short-term costs for the company but also boosted freight rates due to tighter capacity. The Omaha, Nebraska- based trucking company posted third-quarter net income of $22.5 million, or 31 cents per share, up from $18.9 million, or 26 cents per share a year earlier.

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  • Oct 3- Warren Buffett is closely monitoring whether U.S. President Donald Trump can lower corporate taxes, one of the rare times the billionaire has looked to Washington to help him decide which stocks to buy and sell. Buffett had said at Berkshire's annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, on May 6 that he would rather realize losses than take gains if he expected rates...

  • It employs more than more than 27,000 people and is the 15th- largest private company in the United States, with annual sales of about $19.6 billion, Forbes magazine said. The Haslam family led by billionaire Jimmy Haslam, who also controls the Cleveland Browns football team, will keep a 50.1 percent stake and the Maggelet family's FJ Management Inc will retain...

  • Warren Buffett, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

    "Tim Sloan has my faith," said Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway.

  • SCOTTSDALE, Arizona, Sept 20- When Rick Smith launched his supercharged stun gun in 1999, his startup had produced two failed products, several years of losses and a load of debt. Smith himself took a half-second shock at a December 1999 demonstration in Los Angeles and dropped immediately, according to a log of the event. The weapon, he told police, had been...

  • FRANKFURT- ECB Governing Council meeting, followed by press conference and an interest rate announcement- 1145 GMT. STOCKHOLM- Swedish Central Bank announces interest rate decision. NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley speaks before the Money Marketeers of New York University- 2300 GMT.

  • FRANKFURT- ECB Governing Council meeting, followed by press conference and an interest rate announcement- 1145 GMT. STOCKHOLM- Swedish Central Bank announces interest rate decision. NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley speaks before the Money Marketeers of New York University- 2300 GMT.

  • HOUSTON, Sept 6- No. 1 U.S. railroad Union Pacific Corp has repaired most of the damage caused to its network by catastrophic flooding brought by Hurricane Harvey to Houston late last month and its network should be fully operational around the end of September, the company's top executive said on Wednesday. In an interview with Reuters after surveying damage to...

  • FRANKFURT- German Banking Conference with ECB top supervisory Daniele Nouy, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble and Luxembourg Finance Minister Pierre Gramegna, organized by Handelsblatt newspaper. STOCKHOLM- Swedish central bank holds monetary policy meeting no. 4- 0700 GMT. FRANKFURT- ECB Governing Council meeting, followed by press conference...

  • FRANKFURT- German Banking Conference with ECB top supervisory Daniele Nouy, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble and Luxembourg Finance Minister Pierre Gramegna, organized by Handelsblatt newspaper. STOCKHOLM- Swedish central bank holds monetary policy meeting no. 4- 0700 GMT. FRANKFURT- ECB Governing Council meeting, followed by press conference...