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Berkshire Hathaway earnings rise despite stumbles in insurance, railroads

marketwatch.com — Berkshire Hathaway, the firm run by investor Warren Buffett, reported net income of $5.59 billion, up from $5.16 billion in the same period a year earlier. The earnings were announced as the firm's annual shareholders meeting got under way in Omaha, Neb., on Saturday. See our live blog of the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting.

Live Analysis of the 2016 Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting

blogs.wsj.com — Warren Buffett and shareholders in his Berkshire Hathaway are gathering this weekend for the company's latest annual meeting, an event that's been dubbed "Woodstock for Capitalists" thanks to the investors who flock to the event from near and far. This year, Mr. Buffett is playing host to tens of thousands of people at the CenturyLink Center in downtown Omaha, Neb.

The Pitch for the Berkshire Trust: ‘Mutual Funds, Schmutual Funds’

Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders: Have You Thanked Samuel Katz?

wsj.com — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Samuel Katz played a pivotal role in Warren Buffett's decision to create a new class of B shares in 1996 Few of the Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

Warren Buffett’s Former Heir-Apparent Resurfaces as Activist Investor

wsj.com — A former heir apparent to billionaire investor Warren Buffett has resurfaced in an unusual role-as an activist agitating for the sale of a small Virginia bank. David Sokol, once widely expected to succeed Mr. Buffett as chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., has kept a fairly low profile since leaving the conglomerate amid a stock-trading controversy five years ago.

Gen Re CEO Tad Montross to Retire by Year-End

wsj.com — Tad Montross, the chief executive of General Re, one of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s biggest insurance businesses, is retiring at the end of 2016. The company is searching for a successor. Mr. Montross, 60, has been CEO and Chairman since 2008, reporting directly to Berkshire chief Warren Buffett.

Bond actor calls for more funding for UN anti-mine agency

mb.com.ph — UNITED NATIONS (AP) - British actor Daniel Craig on Monday called for more funding for the U.N. agency that defuses mines and other unexploded ordnance, saying the work it does increases the chances of survival for people and aid workers in conflict zones around the world.

Fed’s new bank critic keeps heat on

efinancialnews.com — Neel Kashkari, the new president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, is positioning himself as an unlikely regulatory threat to the US's biggest banks.

Fed’s New Bank Critic Keeps Heat On

wsj.com — Neel Kashkari, the new president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, is positioning himself as an unlikely regulatory threat to the nation's biggest banks. Six weeks after an attention-grabbing speech in Washington in which he called on government to consider breaking up big banks like J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.

When Donald Trump needs a loan, he chooses Deutsche Bank

efinancialnews.com — One of Donald Trump's closest allies on Wall Street is a now-struggling German bank. While many big banks have shunned him, Deutsche Bank has been a steadfast financial backer of the Republican presidential candidate's business interests.
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Apr 30, 2016

I just typed "By Warren Buffett" instead of my own byline.I just typed "By Warren Buffett" instead of my own byline.

Apr 30, 2016

Buffett is hellbent on killing fee-charging hedge funds, investment consultants and managers.Buffett is hellbent on killing fee-charging hedge funds, investment consultants and managers.

Apr 30, 2016

So far, Buffett and Munger have had questions from Germany, Singapore, Spain, the Philippines, various parts of the U.S. #BRK2016

Apr 30, 2016

Buffett says no president or presidential candidate can change the basic fact of America's greatness and growth in past century.Buffett says no president or presidential candidate can change the basic fact of America's greatness and growth in past century.

Apr 30, 2016

Buffett says he doesn't have the faintest clue about longterm oil prices. Munger: "I'm even more ignorant than you are." #BRK2016

Apr 30, 2016

Buffett says oil prices haven't factored into Berkshire's investment decisions and he doesn't have a view on the long-term price of oil.Buffett says oil prices haven't factored into Berkshire's investment decisions and he doesn't have a view on the long-term price of oil.

Apr 30, 2016

Berkshire says that by 2030, it will reduce coal generation by 57%. #BRK2016

Apr 30, 2016

Buffett the voluble, Munger the taciturn. Berkshire Q&A as usual.Buffett the voluble, Munger the taciturn. Berkshire Q&A as usual.

Apr 30, 2016

Question to Buffett was why Berkshire shareholders shd be expected to own Coke (BRK owns 9% of KO). Buffett talked about his own Coke habit.Question to Buffett was why Berkshire shareholders shd be expected to own Coke (BRK owns 9% of KO). Buffett talked about his own Coke habit.


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