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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.

7 Takeaways From the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting

blogs.wsj.com — After five hours of questions in front of an overflowing crowd, Warren Buffett has closed down the latest shareholder meeting of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Attendance was expected to top 40,000, setting a new record, in part because this year was a celebration of Mr. Buffett's 50 years at the helm of the sprawling conglomerate.

Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Pepper Warren Buffett With Some Hard Questions

wsj.com — The festivities around Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s annual meeting kicked off early Saturday morning with shareholders being greeted by a parade of steers and a Wells Fargo & Co. stagecoach as they waited in line for the doors to open.

Warren Buffett Defends Clayton Homes

wsj.com — Warren Buffett kicked off the question-and-answer session at the Berkshire Hathaway Inc. annual meeting Saturday by defending the practices of Clayton Homes Inc., a subsidiary and the country's largest manufactured housing company.

Live Analysis: The 2015 Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting

blogs.wsj.com — The doors opened at 7 a.m. Central Time with shareholders rushing in to grab seats, save seats for the friends and browse an exhibit hall with booths from Berkshire-owned companies. Attendees are in high spirits ahead of the day-long event. Shareholders were eating ice cream, shopping and chatting with one another before Mr. Buffett and Mr. Munger take the stage.

Buffett, Gates, Kathy Ireland Square Off in Newspaper Toss

blogs.wsj.com — Bill Gates picked up a 36-page edition of the Omaha World-Herald and began to fold it but quickly changed his mind and picked up a pre-folded paper instead. "Is this fair?" he said. He was gearing up for the newspaper tossing contest at the Berkshire Hathaway Inc. annual meeting, a tradition since 2012.

Berkshire Hathaway’s Operating Income Rises 20%

wsj.com — Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. posted a 20% increase in operating profit for the first quarter, boosted by higher revenue at its core insurance and railroad divisions. The results come as investors prepare to celebrate 50 years of Berkshire under Mr. Buffett's reign at Saturday's annual meeting in Omaha, Neb.

After Warren Buffett: Berkshire Prepares for Life Without Legendary Leader

wsj.com — Shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. are becoming more comfortable with the idea of life after Warren Buffett. For years, the conglomerate's chief executive has elicited both admiration and envy for the deals he has pulled off, but a related question has long weighed on Berkshire investors' minds: What happens when he is gone?

Wells Fargo’s Stagecoach Rolls Into Omaha for Berkshire Meeting

blogs.wsj.com — Wells Fargo & Co. rarely misses a chance to wheel out one of its iconic stagecoaches. Little surprise, then, that the bank will be rolling two into Omaha, Neb., this weekend for one of the biggest finance events of the year. Before the doors to the CenturyLink auditorium open at 7 a.m.
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