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Billionaire Warren Buffett is giving up on the newspaper business. He’s selling all of Berkshire Hathaway’s publications to Lee Enterprises for $140 million, including the Omaha World-Herald in Nebraska and The Buffalo News in New York.
Warren Buffett said Monday he plans to donate $3.6 billion of Berkshire Hathaway stock to five charities – one of his largest gifts ever – while Walmart heir Jim Walton gave away $1.2 billion of the retailer’s shares last week. And Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus said this weekend he’s planning to gift almost his entire $4.5 billion fortune before he dies.
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett called himself an “idiot” for not buying stock in Amazon, but said someone at his investment firm, Berkshire Hathaway, is making up for his lack of foresight.
Warren Buffett, the man behind a print-media empire that includes the Buffalo News and Omaha World-Herald, doesn’t think most newspapers can be saved.
Billionaire Warren Buffett says the company he built through decades of acquisitions continues to perform well even though he hasn’t found any major deals at attractive prices recently.
As long as Warren Buffet’s successors stick to his conservative, value-based approach, Berkshire Hathaway can continue to thrive.
Warren Buffett’s company more than quadrupled its third-quarter profits because of a huge paper gain in the value of its investments, although its insurance and railroad businesses also improved.
Billionaire Warren Buffett says U.S. stocks remain attractive investments even at today’s high prices when compared to bonds or real estate.
Investor Warren Buffett’s company added to its stakes in Apple and Israeli drugmaker Teva Pharmaceuticals in the second quarter while tweaking several of its other stock investments.
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. on Saturday reported a $12 billion second-quarter profit.
Billionaire Warren Buffett deflected questions about his eventual successor at Berkshire Hathaway on Saturday and instead encouraged the thousands of people at his annual meeting to focus more on big picture investing principles than day-to-day events.
Warren Buffett’s company bought 75 million more Apple shares in the first quarter, giving it more than 240 million shares of the iPhone maker.
Investor Warren Buffett says Wall Street’s lust for deals has prompted CEOs to act like oversexed teenagers and overpay for acquisitions, so it has been hard to find deals for Berkshire Hathaway.
Amazon is diving into health care, teaming up with Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway and the New York bank JPMorgan Chase, to create a company that helps their U.S. employees find quality care “at a reasonable cost.”
Berkshire Hathaway is promoting the two top candidates to eventually replace CEO Warren Buffett to its board, but the 87-year-old investor says he isn’t leaving.
The value Warren Buffett has created for Berkshire Hathaway shareholders has become apparent over the past decades, as Berkshire’s collection of wholly owned subsidiaries has expanded, increasing the company’s cash-generating capabilities.
U.S. utility owner Sempra Energy has agreed to buy control of Texas power distributor Oncor Electric Delivery for $9.45 billion, topping a bid by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway just last month.
Berkshire Hathaway has agreed to buy Oncor, Texas’ largest regulated utility, and the famed Omaha company has the support of most parties that could block the deal, according to documents from the two companies.
Listening to Warren Buffett never gets old to the thousands of Berkshire Hathaway shareholders who are filling an arena to listen to the billionaire investor at the company’s annual meeting on Saturday.
Billionaire Warren Buffett has some wise words for investors: Stop throwing money away on bad advice. In his annual letter to shareholders released over the weekend, the Berkshire Hathaway chief executive bashed active fund managers who charge higher fees on the promise that they can do better than the broader market.