Thursday, August 30, 2012

Warren buffett berkshire

  • Buffett gives $3 billion to his kids' foundations

    Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, has been leading a push to increase philanthropy among wealthy individuals.

  • Buffett's Wells Fargo Bet Helps Berkshire vs. S&P 500

    Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK/A)'s stock portfolio is benefiting this year from Chairman Warren Buffett's bet on Wells Fargo & Co.

  • Warren Buffett's Top Stock Holdings

    Warren Buffett has two golden rules: Rule No. 1: Never lose money. Rule No. 2: Never forget rule No. 1. So what stocks does his firm, Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A), think will strictly adhere? There are many ways investors try to mimic Buffett's legendary ...

  • Buffett-Backed BYD's Profit Plunges 94% on Handset, Solar Units

    (1211), the Chinese carmaker partly owned by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (B), said first- half profit plunged 94 percent, dragged down by its solar-cell and handset units.

  • Billionaire investor Warren Buffett, nearing 82, reflects on decision to stay ...

    FILE - In this May 7, 2012, file photo Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, laughs during an interview in Omaha, Neb.

  • Buffett's Move Raises a Red Flag

    A decision by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. to end a large wager on the municipal-bond market is deepening questions from some investors about the risks of buying debt issued by cities, states and other public entities.

  • Column: Warren Buffett's municipal weapons of mass destruction

    A lot of ink has been spilled recently over Berkshire Hathaway's move to close out $8 billion worth of municipal credit default swaps.

  • Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway cuts J&J holdings by 64 percent

    Led by billionaire and financial icon Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission Tuesday that it sold almost two thirds of its stock in health-care giant Johnson & Johnson during the second quarter ...

  • Buffett, near 82, reflects on staying in Nebraska

    (AP) - Omaha won't throw a bash for Warren Buffett's 82nd birthday on Thursday, and that's just fine with the billionaire investor.

  • Buffett ups remaining gift to his kids' charities

    Warren Buffett has decided to increase significantly the amount of stock he gives the foundations run by his three children, so they will each eventually get roughly $2.1 billion.

  • Should You Follow Buffett's Lead On Wells Fargo?

    Wells Fargo (WFC) is now the second biggest holding in Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) portfolio. Bloomberg reported that Berkshire's stake in Wells Fargo is now $13 billion.

  • Has Warren Buffett proposed to you?

    Warren Buffett has been married to current wife Astrid Menks since 2006, but that hasn't stopped the Berkshire Hathaway CEO from getting down on one knee over and over again.

  • Van Eck's Colby: Confidence In Munis Rising

    Last week, Warren Buffett said Berkshire Hathaway would be ending insurance on some $8 billion worth of muni bonds, leaving many investors scratching their heads, wondering if Buffett knew something they don't.

  • Berkshire Profit Falls 9 Percent on Buffett's Derivatives

    Warren Buffett, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., left, speaks to David Rubenstein, co-founder and managing director of the Carlyle Group, during the Economic Club of Washington dinner event in Washington.

  • France Debt 'Significantly Overvalued,' General Re Says

    General Re-New England Asset Management Inc., a unit of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (A), said investors seeking to cut risk in Spain and Italy are paying too much for French sovereign debt.

  • Warren Buffett pops the question

    (Note: Berkshire Hathaway owns a substantial minority stake in The Washington Post Co., and Buffett is a former longtime member of the company's board of directors.

  • Symetra Hires Hancock's Raymond as Insurer's Strategy Chief

    (SYA), the insurer that counts Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. among its largest shareholders, said Craig Raymond was hired as chief strategy officer to evaluate the business portfolio and weigh possible acquisitions.

  • Clal Rises as Buffett's Berkshire to Buy Unit: Tel Aviv Mover

    Clal Insurance Enterprise Holdings Ltd. (CLIS) rose to the highest level in almost two weeks after the insurance holding company said a unit of billionaire Warren Buffett'sBerkshire Hathaway Inc. agreed to acquire a U.S. unit. The shares gained 3.7 ...

  • 10 stocks from Buffett, Soros and more top players

    SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) - Here's the starting lineup for your fantasy fund-manager team: from Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett; from Soros Fund Management, George Soros; from Greenlight Capital, David Einhorn; from Baupost Group, Seth ...

  • Buffett's $8 Billion Trade Isn't a Bet Against Munis: LPL's Valeri

    Muni investors, take heart: Warren Buffett's recent sale of $8 billion in credit derivatives was simply a profitable trade—and not a comment on the overall value of the municipal bond market.

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