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UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019, 11:02 a.m.

Walmart heir, Buffett to give away $4.8 billion of fortunes

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 …


UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019, 5:36 p.m.

Amazon.com shares boosted by Warren Buffett’s comments

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 …


UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019, 5:57 p.m.

Warren Buffett sees most newspapers as ‘toast’ after ad decline

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.


Motley Fool: Investing in Warren Buffett

As long as Warren Buffet’s successors stick to his conservative, value-based approach, Berkshire Hathaway can continue to thrive.


Buffett’s firm quadruples 3Q profit on investment gains

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.


Buffett says stocks remain attractive even at current highs

Billionaire Warren Buffett says U.S. stocks remain attractive investments even at today’s high prices when compared to bonds or real estate.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 15, 2018, 2:19 p.m.

Warren Buffett’s firm adds to Apple, Teva investments

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.


Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway reports a $12B 2Q profit

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. on Saturday reported a $12 billion second-quarter profit.


UPDATED: Sat., May 5, 2018, 11:50 a.m.

Warren Buffett fields questions about successor, investing

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 …


UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018, 3:41 p.m.

Buffett’s firm buys 75 million more Apple shares in 1Q

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 good deals tough to find

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 …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 7:20 p.m.

Amazon, Buffett, JPMorgan tackle U.S. health care ‘tapeworm’

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 …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 10:16 a.m.

Buffett adds two potential successors to Berkshire board

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.


Motley Fool: A comely conglomerate

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 …


Sempra bests Berkshire with $9.45 billion offer for Oncor

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 …


UPDATED: Fri., July 7, 2017, 5:51 p.m.

Warren Buffett to buy big Texas utility Oncor

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 …


UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017, 9:23 p.m.

Thousands of people fill arena to hear from Warren Buffett

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 …


Warren Buffett says bad advice has cost investors more than $100 billion

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 …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 25, 2017, 7:02 p.m.

Warren Buffett sticks to business, avoids politics in letter

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett reiterated his rosy long-term outlook for the U.S. economy and his distaste for high Wall Street fees in his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders that …


Trump victory lifts Buffett back to world’s 2nd-richest

Warren Buffett is once again the second-richest person on the planet, and he has President-elect Donald Trump to thank.


Auction of private meal with Buffett likely to draw big bids

Billionaire Warren Buffett has raised more than $20 million for a San Francisco homeless charity since 2000, and he’s about to add to that total by auctioning off a private …


Warren Buffett’s company buys 9.8 million Apple shares

Investors might question Warren Buffett’s long-standing aversion to tech stocks after his Berkshire Hathaway bought 9.8 million shares of Apple.


Warren Buffett: U.S. economy better than presidential hopefuls say

Investor Warren Buffett says the United States’ economy is in better shape than the presidential candidates make it seem.


Feds order oil train cars with leaky valves pulled for repair

A leaking oil train that traveled across Washington and Idaho in January had tank cars with flawed valves, which are also installed in thousands of other tank cars nationwide, federal …


Motley Fool: Berkshire makes strides under Buffett

Many know Warren Buffett only for his calls for higher taxes on the wealthy and for his campaign to get fellow billionaires to donate much of their wealth to charity. …


Buffett invests $5 billion in Bank of America

Warren Buffett is coming to the rescue of another fallen giant.


Kraft’s courting of a sweetie leaves Buffett a bit sour

Warren Buffett is like a kid in a candy store, and he can’t get out. The world’s most famous investor apparently has no taste for chocolate. He fought for months …