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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

An Anonymous Hedge Funder Paid Off A Grandmother's Loans After Reading Her Lament About The Buffett Bracket Challenge

Earlier this year, Warren Buffett announced Berkshire Hathaway would put up $1 billion as part of a promotion from Quicken Loans to reward anyone who filled out a perfect NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament bracket. Buffett is one of the...Show More Summary

Warren Buffett Is Making A Killing On This NYC Property Investment, And He's Never Even Seen It

Warren Buffett took to Berkshire Hathaway's annual letter to reveal one of his best investments ever. The billionaire certainly has many to choose from, but in 1993, New York real estate titan Larry Silverstein told him about a property adjacent to New York University. The Resolution Trust C orp. Show More Summary

Warren Buffett Has Some Incredibly Specific Advice For Where The Average Investor Should Invest (BRK)

Everyone's still digesting Warren Buffett's brand new letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders. "This year, he shares some news that even you, the poor average bastard, can use," wrote Gawker's Hamilton Nolan. That blunt language may...Show More Summary

Warren Buffett's 23 Best Quotes About Investing

Warren Buffett published his 2013 annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders on Saturday. In it, he bulleted six "fundamentals of investing." Not only is Buffett the most successful investor in history. He also shares his wisdom...Show More Summary

9 Things From Warren Buffett's New Shareholder Letter That Had Us Talking (DIA, SPY, SPX, QQQ)

Warren Buffett's annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders was published on Saturday morning. In case you missed it, here are the points that had us talking: Buffett Warns Of A Public Pension Crisis: "Local and state financial problems are accelerating, in large part because public entities promised pensions they couldn’t afford. Show More Summary

Warren Buffett Gets Away With Paying His Employees Less By Using This One Weird Trick (BRK)

The latest Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholder letter came out yesterday, and in it, Warren Buffett gives us a status update on two portfolio managers that came to work for the company in recent years. In a year in which most equity managers found it impossible to outperform the S&P 500, both Todd Combs and Ted Weschler handily did so. Show More Summary

Warren Buffett Reveals A 6th Rule For Investing

Earlier this week, Warren Buffett gave Fortune Magazine an exclusive clip of his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders. The excerpt included "fundamentals of investing" that Buffett had identified. Fortune had these five bullets (emphasis added): You don’t need to be an expert in order to achieve satisfactory investment returns. Show More Summary

Warren Buffett Is Already Hyping Up Next Year's Letter

Warren Buffett just published his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders. This is always a must-read, not just for Berkshire investors but for anyone who invests in anything. In an unusual move, Buffett is already hyping up...Show More Summary

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