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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

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

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