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1 hr ago | Daily Herald

Buffett's Burger King financing includes warrant for 1.75% stake

Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s $3 billion of financing for Burger King Worldwide Inc.'s planned takeover of Tim Hortons Inc. gives billionaire Warren Buffett the option to buy a 1.75 percent stake in the combined company.


Related Topix: Berkshire Hathaway, Investment Services, Warren Buffett, Goldman Sachs, Financial Services, Food, Heinz H J, Canada,

4 hrs ago |

Huge advance for county cotton pickers

Deere and Company may have created the vanguard in agricultural machinery. The John Deere CS690 Cotton Picker could change the cotton industry.


Related Topix: Manufacturing, Industrial Machines, John Deere , Agriculture, Science, Ellis County, TX

8 hrs ago | The Heartland Institute

Warren Buffett Knows Less Government Means More Economic Activity

The Buffett Rule is part of a tax plan proposed by President Barack Obama in 2011.


Related Topix: Warren Buffett, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Berkshire Hathaway, Investment Services

8 hrs ago | WMFD-TV Mansfield

Gas Leak Forces Evacuation Of Tractor Supply Co.

Employees of Tractor Supply Company in Ontario got an unexpected break from work Friday afternoon.


Related Topix: Retail, Tractor Supply, Ontario, OH

15 hrs ago | Malaysian National News Agency

MRT Corp Appoints DNV GL To Investigate Fatal Accident

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 29 -- Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd has appointed European certification giant DNV GL to investigate the Aug 18 fatal incident at its worksite, here, which claimed three lives.


Related Topix: Malaysia, World News,

19 hrs ago | Thetelegraphand Argus

Bradford pensioners 'still not claiming their entitlements'

RETTIREMENT apartments builder McCarthy & Stone says many pensioners on low incomes are still not claiming the benefits they're entitled to.


Related Topix: McCarthy and Stone

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Dallas Morning News

Signet shines with Zales among its brands

Signet Jewelers reported a 39 percent increase in second-quarter sales because of its Zale Corp. acquisition in May. Zale's new owner said it likes what it's found at the Irving headquarters, which is now home to the Zale division of Signet.


Related Topix: Retail, Zale, Jewelry, Signet Jewelers

Obamacare: Another GOP Governor Says Yes To Medicaid Funds

I'm the managing editor of the Advisory Board's Daily Briefing, a blogger for ESPN's TrueHoop Network and a social media junkie.


Related Topix: American Buildings

Light Reading

Eurobites: BT Adds Ciena To Ethernet Roster

Also in today's regional roundup: MTN tests Transport SDN; 2.4 Tbit/s WDM with Huawei; Bluetooth chip specialist CSR rejects takeover bid; and more.


Related Topix: Telecom, BT Group, CIENA, CSR Limited, Bluetooth, Telecom Italia SPA

The Columbus Dispatch

Dairy Queen hit by hacker attack

Dairy Queen has become the latest victim of computer hackers bent on pilfering customers' credit and debit card information.


Related Topix: Computer Security, Science / Technology, Edina, MN, Berkshire Hathaway, Investment Services, Supervalu, Retail, Food, Grocery, Eden Prairie, MN

Sys-Con Media

Kip Moore Debuts Video Honoring Men and Women of the Construction Industry

The song, "On the Case" , is a personal homage to his fanbase and the hardworking people that have inspired and supported him throughout his career.


Basildon Recorder

On-the-job training - " apprentice Chris Warner and Punch Construction boss Darren Arnull

The past few years may have been difficult for the construction industry, but figures released recently suggest things are back on track - and getting better.


The Day

Buffett puts $3B wager on Burger King takeover

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett got his entrepreneurial start at age 7, buying six-packs of Coke for a quarter, then hawking the beverages for a nickel apiece on hot summer nights.


Related Topix: Beverages, Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway, Investment Services, CocaCola, Food, See's Candies, Life, Candy


Stocks To Watch For August 28, 2014

Wall Street expects Dollar General to report its Q2 earnings at $0.83 per share on revenue of $4.77 billion.


Related Topix: Financial Markets, Retail, Household Products, WilliamsSonoma, Abercrombie and Fitch, Apparel, Guess Inc Et Al, Signet Jewelers

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Hotel Interactive

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Names Thomas Mangas Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. today announced that Thomas B. Mangas has been named Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, effective September 29, 2014.


Related Topix: Travel/Tourism, Hotels, Starwood Hotel and Resorts Worldwide, Armstrong World Industries

Business Journal

Construction employment in San Antonio flat, even as the pace of projects picks up

It's the Catch 22 of the construction industry. The number of projects in the pipeline is filling up once again.


Journal of Commerce

Vancouver Island's construction industry is showing strong signs of growth, new data suggests

According to the Vancouver Island Construction Association , total building permits for the island, a key sign of future construction activity the association says, climbed 8.2 per cent in quarter two.


ConocoPhillips, Cut by Warren Buffett, Can Be Yours on the Rebound

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Related Topix: ConocoPhillips, Energy, Oil & Gas, Warren Buffett, Mozilla, Berkshire Hathaway, Investment Services

Business Journal

Dycom Q4 revenues up as AT&T and Comcast projects grow

Dycom Industries' fourth-quarter revenues were up slightly as two of its key customers, AT&T and Comcast , increased their business.


Related Topix: Dycom Industries, Telecom, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Automotive News

China said to mull $16 billion funding for EV chargers

China is considering providing as much as 100 billion yuan in government funding to build electric-vehicle charging facilities and spur demand for clean cars, according to two people familiar with the matter.


Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Berkshire Hathaway, Investment Services, BMW i3, Hatchback, BMW


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