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Berkshire Hathaway Is Buying Duracell

Berkshire Hathaway just announced it would acquire the Duracell brand of batteries from Proctor & Gamble. “I have always been impressed by Duracell, as a consumer and as a long-term investor in P&G and Gillette,” Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett said. Show More Summary

Warren Buffett Made A Deal In 2009 That Was So Good, You Could Say 'He Stole It' (BRKA, BRKB)

Warren Buffett's single biggest profit-driver last quarter was a railroad. In 2009, Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway bought Burlington Northern Sante Fe, the nation's second-largest railroad, in a deal worth $44 billion. But now, about five...Show More Summary

Berkshire Hathaway Earnings Beat Estimates By $284 Per Share (BRKA, BRKB)

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway just reported third quarter earnings per share of $2,811, crushing estimates by $284 per share. Expectations were for earnings to come in at $2,593 per share. More to come... Join the conversation about this story »

BILL ACKMAN: We're Much More Like Warren Buffett Than Carl Icahn

Bill Ackman's Pershing Square Holdings began trading in Amsterdam today. Ackman, the CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management, compared his investment strategy to Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway. "We do not even called them trades. Show More Summary

Berkshire's Buffett Says U.S. Bank Business Not As Good As In Past: Fortune Summit

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Warren Buffett, chairman and chief executive of conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway Inc, said on Tuesday that the businesses of big U.S. banks were not as good as they were a few years ago, and that U.S. home-building would pick up. Show More Summary

LIVE: Warren Buffett Speaks On CNBC (BRKA, BRKB)

Warren Buffett is speaking live with CNBC's Squawk Box. Buffett, the chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, is expected to talk about the economy, the stock market, and whatever is interesting the legendary investor today. This post will be updated live as Buffett speaks. Join the conversation about this story »

WELLS FARGO CEO: When Food Comes To Warren Buffett, It's A Salt Shaker 'Snowstorm' (WFC, BRKA, BRKB)

Warren Buffett's eating habits are the stuff of legend. Buffett is a huge fan of Dairy Queen — owned by Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway — and reportedly ordered Dairy Queen and a Coke while dining at the Four Seasons in April. Buffett also...Show More Summary

Charlie Munger Totally Burned The The Accounting Firm Of One Of His Companies

We don't hear a lot from Warren Buffett's partner at Berkshire Hathaway, Charlie Munger, but when we do it's always colorful. Wednesday the 90 year-old investor's words were directed at accounting firm Ernst & Young, the auditor of his...Show More Summary

10 Things You Need To Know Before The Opening Bell (DIA, SPY, QQQ, BBY)

1) Buffett And Burger King. Billionaire investor Warren Buffett will help finance Burger King's takeover of Tim Hortons, sources are telling the Wall Street Journal. Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway will provide 25% of financing in the form of preferred shares, the Journal said. 2) Onward And Upward With The Stock Market. Show More Summary

Buffett To Help Finance Burger King's Acquisition Of Tim Hortons: WSJ

(Reuters) - Berkshire Hathaway Inc chairman and CEO, Warren Buffett, is helping finance Burger King Worldwide Inc's take over of Canadian chain Tim Hortons Inc, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Show More Summary

Berkshire Hathaway Agrees To Settle U.S. Charges On Stock Deal

By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) - Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc agreed to pay an $896,000 fine to settle U.S. government accusations that it violated antitrust rules by failing to report a transaction that boosted its stake in building products company USG Corp. Show More Summary

Here's How Rich You'd Be If You Had Invested $1,000 With Warren Buffett Way Back When

On Thursday, shares of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway hit $200,000 for the first time. This number has doubled since October 2006. Back when Buffett became a majority shareholder in 1964, the stock was only $19. Imagine if you had...Show More Summary

Warren Buffett's Sitting $50 Billion Waiting For The Right 'Fat Pitch' Company To Come Along

Warren Buffett notoriously waits for the "fat pitch" — and now, all this waiting has led to a huge amount of cash. According to Bloomberg News, Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc., "rose past $50 billion at the end of June", which...Show More Summary

Berkshire Discloses Half A Billion Dollar Stake In Verizon (VZ, WMT, IBM, DVA, USB)

Berkshire Hathaway has disclosed a $528.7 million stake in Verizon, or 11,022,743 shares. Dan Loeb's Third Point LLC also disclosed a stake in the telecom giant. Verizon shares were up more than 1% after hours Thursday. In its latest...Show More Summary

Watch Warren Buffett Help A Couple Get Engaged At His Annual Shareholders' Meeting

After the annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meeting this weekend, Warren Buffett spent several hours at Borsheims — the jewelry mega-store he owns in Omaha — selling items to customers in a packed house. He also helped one shareholder pull off a major surprise. Show More Summary

Carl Icahn Blasts Warren Buffett For Not Taking A Stand On Coca-Cola Executive Pay (KO)

Carl Icahn has a piece up in Barron's blasting Warren Buffett. At issue is a compensation plan at Coca-Cola — which is a longtime Berkshire Hathaway holding — that transfers billions to company management over the next several years. You...Show More Summary

Warren Buffett Lost $132 Million On Financial Weapons Of Mass Destruction

Berkshire Hathaway's Q1 earnings are out. The massive conglomerate run by Warren Buffett earned a whopping $3.53 billion or $2,149 per share, down from $3.78 billion or $2,302 per share a year ago. One detail from Berkshire's filings we're always interested in is the value of Buffett's long-term derivative bets on the global stock markets. Show More Summary

Berkshire Hathaway Earnings Miss By $22 Per Share

Berkshire Hathaway Q1 financial results are out. Operating earnings fell 6.6% year-over-year to $2,149 per share, which was a hair shy of the $2,171 expected by analysts. That's a $22 per share miss. Keep in mind that Berkshire closed...Show More Summary

LIVE: Warren Buffett Speaks

Investing legend Warren Buffett, the founder of Berkshire Hathaway, is on CNBC with Becky Quick. We're live blogging what the "Oracle of Omaha" is saying following today's charity lunch at Smith & Wollensky he auctioned off on eBay to benefit the Glide Foundation in San Francisco. Show More Summary

Financial Advisor Insights: Berkshire Hathaway Has Been Through Dry Spells Before And Lived To Tell The Tale

FA Insights is a daily newsletter from Business Insider that delivers the top news and commentary for financial advisors. Berkshire Has Been Through This Before (Jeff Kimelman) This weekend, the New York Times published a story noting Berkshire Hathaway had underperformed the S&P 500 in four of the past five years. Show More Summary

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