@WSJ reporter covering Warren Buffett/Berkshire, billionaires, wealth. Former M&A reporter. I run, I cook. Retweets are what they are.

What Will Set Warren Buffett’s Company Apart When He’s Gone?

blogs.wsj.com — Warren Buffett likes companies that have wide "moats" - his term for competitive advantages - and has built Berkshire Hathaway Inc. into a gigantic conglomerate by buying or investing in companies protected by moats. But what is Berkshire's moat?

Berkshire’s Betting Big On Energy, But Likely Not on Oncor

blogs.wsj.com — Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has bet big on the energy sector, committing to spend more than $15 billion on building renewble-energy projects such as wind and solar farms. Mr. Buffett has also let it be known that Berkshire Hathaway Energy will be spending billions on purchasing other regulated utilities.

Warren Buffett Puts Wind in Berkshire’s Sails

online.wsj.com — Warren Buffett is synonymous with his hometown of Omaha, Neb., but for a glimpse into the future of his investment empire, look east...to Iowa. In the neighboring Hawkeye State, the Berkshire Hathaway Inc. chairman has sunk billions into wind-farm projects, part of a big gambit on renewable energy by a utility company he acquired in 2000 and has built into one of the country's largest power suppliers.

Ackman, Buffett, Gates Ride the Rail Boom to Profits

blogs.wsj.com — Some investors in railroads have lately had a great ride. Whatever happens with the potential tie-up of Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. and CSX Corp., reported Sunday by The Wall Street Journal, investor William Ackman has made a lot of money in Canadian Pacific, which he started buying about three years ago.

Gates Links Technology, Banking Services for Poor

online.wsj.com — Bill Gates is banking on digital technology to bring financial services to the world's poor.

Breaking Down Bill Gates’s Wealth

blogs.wsj.com — Bill Gates has a net worth of nearly $82 billion, of which just $14 billion is in Microsoft stock. The bulk of the remainder - $64 billion - is invested in a variety of assets through Cascade Investment LLC, his private investment firm, according to people familiar with the matter.

This Man's Job: Make Bill Gates Richer

online.wsj.com — Invitations to a dinner party from Bill and Melinda Gates at their mansion near Seattle in February included an unusual request: Wear pink or platinum. Spotlights installed for the occasion bathed the room in a pink glow. Mr. Gates raised his glass to toast the guest of honor, Michael Larson, who sat nearby wearing a pink button-down shirt, his favorite color.

AOL, Private-Equity Firms Explore Bid for Yahoo

online.wsj.com — AOL Inc. and several private-equity firms are exploring making an offer to buy Yahoo Inc., according to people familiar with the matter, devising a bold plan to marry two big Internet brands facing steep challenges.

J.P. Morgan’s Dimon finishes scheduled cancer treatments

marketwatch.com — In the days after J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. chief James Dimon disclosed he had throat cancer, the 58-year old executive received an email from Warren Buffett. Buffett, the Berkshire Hathaway Inc. head who had received treatment for prostate cancer in 2012, advised Dimon to rest often and bring entertainment such as episodes of Buffett's favorite television show "Breaking Bad" to his treatment sessions.

J.P. Morgan's Dimon Finishes Scheduled Cancer Treatments

online.wsj.com — In the days after J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. chief James Dimon disclosed he had throat cancer, the 58-year old executive received an email from Warren Buffett. Mr. Buffett, the Berkshire Hathaway Inc. head who had received treatment for prostate cancer in 2012, advised Mr. Dimon to rest often and bring entertainment such as episodes of Mr. Buffett's favorite television show "Breaking Bad" to his treatment sessions.
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Oct 31, 2014

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Oct 30, 2014

Big pension funds chafe at Bank of America combining chairman-CEO roles, but Buffett supports it (and Moynihan) 100%: on.wsj.com/1wOrxXp

Oct 30, 2014

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Oct 30, 2014

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Oct 29, 2014

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