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Proxy-Solicitation Firm Under Investigation for Illegally Obtaining Confidential Information

wsj.com — Georgeson Inc., a proxy-solicitation firm, is being investigated by federal prosecutors as part of the government's increased focus on the illegal trading of confidential company information. The probe of Georgeson widens an investigation brought in June, when prosecutors alleged that a former employee of the firm bought more than $12,000 worth of tickets to games and concerts for a former employee of Institutional Shareholder...
Aug 02, 2015

I mean it basically seems like the gov't doesn't want proxy-solicitation firms to exist on.wsj.com/1gCH1Zi

Aug 03, 2015

RT @Dealpolitik: An advisor 's worst nightmare:.Georgeson under investigation for illegally obtaining confidential information on.wsj.com/1M5eqJ4

Aug 03, 2015

Proxy solicitation firm Georgeson under investigation for illegally obtaining confidential information on.wsj.com/1M5eqJ4

Bill Gates’s Money Manager Sues Over Swiss Company’s Sale

blogs.wsj.com — Bill Gates's money manager, Michael Larson, is not known for chasing publicity. Mr. Larson, who the Wall Street Journal profiled last year, is known to be secretive - limiting public disclosure of the investments he makes on behalf of the world's richest man to the bare minimum.
Jul 14, 2015

Bill Gates's publicity-shy money manager doesn't shy away from public battle where shareholder rights are concerned on.wsj.com/1K4ozVz

At Newspapers, Berkshire Rewrites Its Investing Script

wsj.com — Shortly after Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. bought the Richmond Times-Dispatch newspaper in 2012, things began to change. Eight-year-old newsroom computers were replaced. A malfunctioning sound system in the 180-seat auditorium of the paper's downtown Richmond, Va., headquarters was fixed. The company also spent $1.3 million last year to upgrade the paper's production plant.

Buffett’s Latest Gift: $2.8 Billion

blogs.wsj.com — Warren Buffett continues to give his Berkshire Hathaway Inc. shares away. This year, he is giving away roughly 20.6 million Class B shares to five foundations that he pledged his money to in 2006. The shares had a value of more than $2.8 billion at last Thursday's close, according to a press release.
Jul 06, 2015

Buffett continues to give away smaller amounts of B shares every year but their value keeps getting bigger: on.wsj.com/1eyCV2D

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.
Jul 03, 2015

One of Warren Buffett's favorite money makers is no longer pulling in the fat profits on.mktw.net/1Ky2izB pic.twitter.com/SPGSkn3pNv

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.
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

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

Jul 03, 2015

RT @AlephBlog: Warren Buffett Re-Examines Reinsurance stks.co/g2hYa Too much capital chasing too little business $$ $BRK.B

Jul 03, 2015

Rare access to Ajit Jain. Good piece on Berkshire's insurance challenges via @preetatweets and @lesliescism on.wsj.com/1ISUJO6 via @WSJ

Jul 03, 2015

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

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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.
Jun 24, 2015

Carl Icahn in 2012: "There is a very good argument that, at the right premium, somebody should buy Netflix". wsj.com/articles/SB100…

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.
Jun 09, 2015

Warren Buffett has long been big on China. He's also big in China: on.wsj.com/1FHiszK via @WSJ

Jun 09, 2015

Look who's coming to dinner. The Chinese online gaming company that will dine with Warren Buffett. By @PreetaTweets: wsj.com/articles/warre…

Jun 09, 2015

RT @guerreraf72: Look who's coming to dinner. The Chinese online gaming company that will dine with Warren Buffett. By @PreetaTweets: wsj.com/articles/warre…

Jun 09, 2015

Buffett has been to China four times, wears Chinese suits, and has lots of Chinese fans: on.wsj.com/1FHiszK via @WSJ

Jun 09, 2015

Buffett on the Chinese: "...there is great interest in the stock mkt and they associate me with the stock mkt." on.wsj.com/1FHiszK

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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.
Jun 08, 2015

Really is no such thing as free lunch: Chinese pay $2.3 million for lunch with Warren Buffett on.mktw.net/1cG8SVD pic.twitter.com/31tdmYwOgw

Jun 08, 2015

RT @LinnaneCiara: Really is no such thing as free lunch: Chinese pay $2.3 million for lunch with Warren Buffett on.mktw.net/1cG8SVD pic.twitter.com/31tdmYwOgw

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Aug 03, 2015

Puerto Rico explainers stacked up on my Twitter feed! What do I click first? pic.twitter.com/1R5CCeTArZ

Aug 03, 2015

RT @AaronLucchetti: Puerto Rico misses most of a $58 million bond payment, the first default by the U.S. commonwealth. See details @WSJ via @kuriloff

Aug 03, 2015

@srabil “Many men think that women are just nagging. But it’s because of their physiology.”

Aug 03, 2015

Gender discrimination truly chills women to the bone. Chilly at Work? A Decades-Old Formula May Be to Blame nyti.ms/1KLUHxQ

Aug 03, 2015

Would love to know how long bans like these last after the outcry dies down. twitter.com/nytimestravel/…

Aug 03, 2015

@bobbymacReports No, just looking up California menus because why not.

Aug 03, 2015

Saw in this a CA restaurant menu: due to CA drought conditions, water will be served only upon request.

Aug 03, 2015

This saber-rattling has been going on for years, but how many leave? Companies sour on Delaware as a corporate haven on.wsj.com/1LZy5Zk

Aug 03, 2015

Proxy solicitation firm Georgeson under investigation for illegally obtaining confidential information on.wsj.com/1M5eqJ4

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