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One of Warren Buffett's companies just sent us a mysterious package — here's what was inside (BRKA, BRKB)

On May 1, the 50th edition of the Berkshire Hathaway annual meet kicks off in Omaha. Ahead of this meeting, we here at Business Insider were sent a package from one of Warren Buffett's portfolio companies: See's Candies. See's was acquired by Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway in 1972 for $25 million. Show More Summary

England is asking America why it isn't more worried about Warren Buffett's reinsurance business (BRKA, BRKB, GE, AIG, MET)

Is Berkshire Hathaway not too big to fail? According to a report from The Financial Times, the Bank of England has asked the US Treasury why Berkshire Hathaway's reinsurance operations were left off a list of "too big to fail" institutions. Berkshire's...Show More Summary

The most important thing Warren Buffett looks for in job candidates

When Warren Buffett considers hiring an executive for his company Berkshire Hathaway, he assesses their intelligence and drive. But more importantly, he said at a talk at the Ivey Business School in late February, he judges that person's...Show More Summary

BUFFETT: Volatility is not the same thing as risk, and anyone who thinks it is will cost themselves money (BRKA, BRKB)

Volatility and risk are not the same thing. In his most recent annual letter to shareholders, Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett wrote about the difference between the two, and how so many investors end up conflating these concepts...Show More Summary

Berkshire Hathaway Automotive looks to expand in U.S.: chairman

DETROIT (Reuters) - Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc wants to purchase more U.S. auto dealerships to expand the company's automotive dealer venture, Larry Van Tuyl, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Automotive, told CNBC on Tuesday. Show More Summary

Wall Street is feeling left out after the Heinz-Kraft deal

As we know, Heinz and Kraft are merging. Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway and Brazilian private equity firm 3G Capital are behind the merger, which is likely to be one of the biggest M&A deals of the year. So it's kind of awkwardShow More Summary

Meet the richest Brazilian in the world who partnered with Warren Buffett to merge Heinz and Kraft

Kraft and Heinz are coming together in a massive merger that will create the 5th largest food company in the world. There are two investment firms behind it, Berkshire Hathaway and 3G. Of course you know that Berkshire is helmed by legendary investor Warren Buffett, but 3G you may not be familiar with. Show More Summary

WARREN BUFFETT: 'This is my kind of transaction'

"This is my kind of transaction," Warren Buffett said. That's what the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway said after he and private equity firm 3G Capital announced that they would be merging its H.J. Heinz business and with publicly-traded Kraft...Show More Summary

Bill Gates recommends you read this specific part of Warren Buffett's letter (BRKA, BRKB)

Bill Gates is a big fan of Warren Buffett. Gates' charity, The Gates Foundation, was gifted shares of Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway worth almost $30 billion back 2006 and Buffett serves as a trustee of the Foundation. In a tweet on Tuesday...Show More Summary

China's BYD takes aim at Tesla in battery factory race

By Nichola Groom LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Chinese automaker BYD Co Ltd, backed by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc, aims to triple its production of batteries as it takes on Tesla Motors in the race to supply electric vehicles and boost energy storage. Show More Summary

Warren Buffett will make another $70 million from bank dividends this year

Lots of people have cause to celebrate after many US banks passed the Federal Reserve's stress test on Wednesday and promptly announced plans to raise dividends. Chief among them is Warren Buffett. The Berkshire Hathaway CEO, worth about...Show More Summary

Berkshire's railroad revamps service with billions, fewer cars

By Jarrett Renshaw NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stung by customer backlash over last winter's patchy service, Berkshire Hathaway's BNSF Railways invested billions in shoring up its operations. But in addition to hiring more than 7,000 new workers...Show More Summary

Warren Buffett has a warning for people investing in a company because they love its CEO (BRKA, BRKB, AAPL)

"More Jimmy Lings will appear." This is Warren Buffett's warning from his 50th letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders that investors who hang too closely on the word or vision — but not results — of any one executive may find themselves...Show More Summary

Here's why Charlie Munger thinks Berkshire Hathaway has returned 1,826,163% under Warren Buffett (BRKA, BRKB)

Berkshire Hathaway has seen a 1,826,163% return since 1965. Vice chairman Charlie Munger used most of his section in the company's annual letter published Saturday to talk about why he thinks the company has been that successful under Warren Buffett. First, good luck. Show More Summary

Warren Buffett: Elizabeth Warren should be 'less angry'

Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett isn't a fan of Sen. Elizabeth Warren's (D-Massachusetts) populist style. In a Monday interview on CNBC's "Squawk Box," Buffett argued that Warren should be "less angry and demonizing." "I think that she would do better if she was less angry and demonizing. Show More Summary

Here's your complete preview this week's big economic events

It's jobs week in America, which means we'll get a crucial update on the health of the US economy. However, the investing world will continue to spend some time unpacking Warren Buffett's 2014 letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders, which was published on Saturday. Among other things, Buffett revealed some old mistakes. Show More Summary

Buffett says 'sprawl' is good, but may not be good enough

By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - Warren Buffett wants to buy more businesses to add to Berkshire Hathaway Inc's "sprawl," but cautioned it may not keep the company he has run for 50 years from evolving into something rarely used to describe it up until now: average. Show More Summary

JACK BOGLE: 'Just buy the damn index fund' (DIA, SPY, QQQ, IWM, TLT)

The Financial Times is out with a big preview of Warren Buffett's annual investment letter.  The letter, which is set for release at the end of February, will mark the 50th edition of Berkshire Hathaway's annual letter, and will include...Show More Summary

Berkshire's NetJets Defeats $500 Million IRS Tax Claim

By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - NetJets Inc, the private jet-sharing company owned by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc, has defeated a U.S. Internal Revenue Service lawsuit attempting to recoup more than $500 million of unpaid taxes, penalties and interest. Show More Summary

Warren Buffett's Successors Got 2014 All Wrong

2014 didn't pan out so well for Warren Buffett's successors. Berkshire Hathaway's Todd Combs and Ted Weschler both failed to beat the market this year, according to a Fortune report. Although Berkshire does not provide individual manager...Show More Summary

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