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Warren Buffett rethinks strategy on reinsurance

marketwatch.com — The obscure business of reinsurance has always been one of Warren Buffett's favorite money makers, but a changing landscape has led his Berkshire Hathaway Inc. to adjust its strategy. Reinsurers assume other insurance companies' risk, and Berkshire has long generated fat profits in the sector to help fuel its growth.

Warren Buffett Re-Examines Reinsurance

wsj.com — The obscure business of reinsurance has always been one of Warren Buffett's favorite money makers, but a changing landscape has led his Berkshire Hathaway Inc. to adjust its strategy. Reinsurers assume other insurance companies' risk, and Berkshire has long generated fat profits in the sector to help fuel its growth.

Netflix, Icahn Prepare for Battle

wsj.com — Corporate raider Carl Icahn called Netflix Inc. Chief Executive Reed Hastings on Halloween with a message that no executive wants to hear: His company was about to be put in play. During the brief call, Mr. Icahn told Mr. Hastings that he stood to become one of Netflix's largest shareholders after acquiring a nearly 10% stake.

Warren Buffett Admits He’s Tried to Buy More than Suits in China

blogs.wsj.com — Warren Buffett is big on China. At this year's annual meeting of his Berkshire Hathaway Inc., he called the country's growth "totally miraculous." He's seen it firsthand, having traveled to the country four times since 1995 - no mean feat for a man who likes to conduct his business out of Omaha when he can.

Warren Buffett Is Winning Fans in China

wsj.com — Warren Buffett has long been a fan of China, admiring its rapid growth and global influence. What is also becoming clear is that China is a big fan of his. A Chinese online-game developer last week bid $2.35 million in a charity auction for the privilege of dining with Mr. Buffett.

Chinese firm wins Warren Buffett lunch with $2.3 million bid

marketwatch.com — A Chinese gaming company won this year's charity auction for lunch with Warren Buffett Friday night, displaying a sense of humor with a bid of $2,345,678. The amount was not a record, but was higher than what fans of Mr. Buffett have paid in the past couple of years.

Chinese Firm Wins Warren Buffett Charity Auction With $2.3 Million Bid

blogs.wsj.com — A Chinese gaming company won this year's charity auction for lunch with Warren Buffett Friday night, displaying a sense of humor with a bid of $2,345,678. The amount was not a record, but was higher than what fans of Mr. Buffett have paid in the past couple of years.

With 3 Days Left, Bidding for Lunch With Warren Buffett Tops $1.2 Million

blogs.wsj.com — Another year, another opportunity for a Warren Buffett fan to buy a lunch date with the man himself. The annual charity auction for lunch with Mr. Buffett got underway on May 31 and will close on June 5. So far, there have been 14 bids, with the highest currently sitting just over $1.2 million.

Warren Buffett Gets Heat Over 3G Ties

wsj.com — Warren Buffett has frequently touted Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s partnership with private-equity firm 3G Capital. At Berkshire's annual meeting Saturday, he was forced to defend it. Many Berkshire shareholders wanted to know if their company's business principles were compatible with 3G, which has made its name as an aggressive cost-cutter that appoints its own executives and eliminates thousands of jobs at the companies it acquires....

Berkshire holders hit Buffett with hard questions

marketwatch.com — Shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. made Warren Buffett work a little harder than usual for their loyalty at Saturday's annual meeting. Along with questions about investing and the markets, shareholders probed Mr. Buffett and Berkshire Vice Chairman Charlie Munger about Berkshire's relationship with 3G Capital and its investments in International Business Machines Corp.
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Jul 03, 2015

Reinsurance, long the fuel of Berkshire Hathaway's expansion, is no longer "lucrative," says Ajit Jain. Find out why: on.wsj.com/1ISUJO6

Jul 03, 2015

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Jul 02, 2015

Berkshire Hathaway will soon be selling insurance directly to small and medium business online through a a new entity on.wsj.com/1ISUJO6

Jul 02, 2015

Reinsurance, Buffett's longtime favorite moneymaker, is giving him heartburn, so he's trying other things instead: on.wsj.com/1ISUJO6

Jul 02, 2015

@FlahertyReuters Yeesh. I remember speed-reading Barbarians At The Gate.

Jul 02, 2015

Late afternoon 2007 on the eve of July 4th, KKR filed for its IPO and Blackstone agreed to buy Hilton for $26b. I still feel bad for myself.

Jul 02, 2015

How can you not love @WSJ for telling you about all the forces at play that are making Bubble Wrap lose its pop?on.wsj.com/1CbmqF6

Jul 02, 2015

Is he taking his title with him? Last I knew, he was Global Head of Raid and Activism Defense... twitter.com/DaveCBenoit/st…

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