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Buffett Reminds His Top Managers: Reputation Is Everything

blogs.wsj.com — Warren Buffett's "All-Stars" are getting their biennial reminder this month that they need to guard Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s reputation-and plan for the future. Mr. Buffett, who's run Berkshire for the past five decades, sends a memo every other year to the managers of each of Berkshire's 80-plus subsidiaries that emphasizes those two points.

Warren Buffett Looks Ahead to Berkshire’s Next 50 Years

blogs.wsj.com — Warren Buffett says that lately he's been pondering the future of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. more than usual. Like in years past, he has been busy composing his annual letter to shareholders reviewing Berkshire's performance in 2014.

Bill Gates Investments Changes Its Name… Slightly

blogs.wsj.com — Bill Gates Investments, the office that manages the personal fortune of the world's richest man and the assets of the world's largest philanthropic foundation, is changing its name. Come January, BGI will be known as BMGI, according to a person familiar with the matter. The "M" stands for Mr. Gates's wife, Melinda.

Duracell To be Part of Berkshire’s Marmon and Get New Chief

blogs.wsj.com — Duracell will get a Berkshire Hathaway Inc. executive as its new boss once current owner Procter & Gamble Co. closes the sale to Warren Buffett's company. The executive, Angelo Pantaleo, currently works at Berkshire subsidiary Marmon Group, helping run its water business.

Duracell Deal Will Boost Berkshire’s 2Q Profit, On Paper at Least

blogs.wsj.com — Warren Buffett often cautions Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s shareholders to ignore some of the numbers his massive conglomerate reports each quarter. Gains or losses in the company's investment portfolio and derivative books can sometimes mask the performance of the firm's other businesses, he says.

Buffett’s Duracell Deal Has Roots in 1989 Investment

blogs.wsj.com — Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s deal to buy Duracell has its roots in Warren Buffett 's effort to help Gillette fend off corporate raiders 25 years ago. In that 1989 deal, Berkshire made a $600 million investment in the razor company. When Procter & Gamble Co. bought Gillette in 2005, Berkshire's shares were converted into P&G stock.

Buffett, Not a Fan of Capital-Heavy Firms, Spends $12B on Them in 2014

blogs.wsj.com — Warren Buffett is not a fan of capital-intensive businesses, but over the years he and his business partner Charlie Munger have modified their stand. As Mr. Buffett told the Journal last month: "Charlie and I for decades said that the best businesses don't need capital and that's still the case.

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.
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