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3 hrs ago | Reuters

Berkshire Hathaway agrees to settle U.S. charges on stock deal

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc agreed to pay an $896,000 fine to settle U.S. government accusations that it violated antitrust rules by failing to report a transaction that boosted its stake in building products company USG Corp. The civil penalty, which requires court approval, settles charges made on Wednesday by the U.S. Department of ... (more)

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Related Topix: Business Wire, Berkshire Hathaway , Startups, Insurance, Empire Group, Berkshire Hathaway, Investment Services, Warren Buffett, USG Corporation

5 hrs ago | WHAS11

Warren Buffett's firm to pay $896,000 penalty

Warren Buffett's company has agreed to an $896,000 penalty for failing to tell regulators about a December 2013 investment in wallboard maker USG Corp. The Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday that Berkshire Hathaway Inc. should have notified the Justice Department before it converted $325 million of senior USG notes it held into 21.4 million ... (more)

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Related Topix: Warren Buffett, USG Corporation, Berkshire Hathaway, Investment Services

7 hrs ago | National Mortgage News

Lennar Acquires Pinnacle Mortgage Group

Eight Reasons the Housing Recovery's Been So Slow From tight credit conditions to empty nesters, here is a litany of problems weighing on the housing market, as summarized in the minutes of last month's Federal Reserve policy meeting.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Lennar

11 hrs ago | The Logan County Herald

Bad news for hopeful Illinoisans on jobs, economy

Numbers released today in a monthly report on jobs and employment by Bureau of Labor Statistics suggest Illinois is doing poorly - despite two recent announcements from Gov. Quinn's office highlighting a drop in unemployment and expansion of jobs in the Rockford area.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Illinois Government, Pat Quinn, US Governors, Manufacturing, Industrial Machines, John Deere

15 hrs ago | East Anglian Daily Times

Construction: Balfour Beatty rejects further approach over merger with Carillion

Balfour Beatty today rejected a last-ditch attempt by Carillion to keep alive the prospect of a 3billion merger, a day before the deadline for any deal expires.

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Related Topix: Parsons Brinckerhoff, Architecture

16 hrs ago | Reuters

China fines 12 Japanese firms $201 million for price-fixing

China's anti-monopoly regulator said on Wednesday it has ordered 12 Japanese auto part and bearings makers to pay fines totaling 1.24 billion yuan for manipulating prices.

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Related Topix: Electronics, Mitsubishi Electric

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Los Angeles Times

Construction of new homes hits eight-month high in July

A framer works on the roof line of a new home under construction Tuesday at the William Lyon Homes site in the Pavilion Park development in Irvine.

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Related Topix: William Lyon Homes, Irvine, CA, Home Building, Home, Home Depot, Retail, Household Products, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Business Journal

Brasfield & Gorrie teaming with CEFA to address construction labor shortage

Brasfield & Gorrie and the Construction Education Foundation of Alabama are hosting an event to boost awareness about jobs in the construction sector.

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Related Topix: Brasfield and Gorrie

Pet Product News

Tractor Supply Launches Social Media Contest to Benefit Rescues

One of the best ways to honor the work animal shelters and rescues do is to highlight the animals they save through stories and photos.

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Related Topix: Retail, Tractor Supply, Brentwood, TN, Startups, Facebook, Social Software

Business Journal

Texas a winner in latest construction-industry analysis

The numbers look pretty good for the state's construction industry. But for how long may be the question, according to the July employment analysis by Arlington, Va.-based Associated General Contractors of America.

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Related Topix: Arlington, VA

KBTX-TV Bryan

Fundraiser For No-Kill Shelter

The event is from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sunday at Tractor Supply Company at the intersection of Texas and FM 2818 in College Station.

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Related Topix: Retail, Tractor Supply, College Station, TX

Business Journal

Kennametal CEO Cardoso to retire

Kennametal CEO Carlos Cardoso will be retiring at the end of the year after nine years at the helm of the Latrobe-based manufacturer.

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Related Topix: Kennametal, Manufacturing, Industrial Machines

Thanh Nein News

Lead contamination scare hits Heinz infant food in China

U.S. foodmaker H.J. Heinz Co has recalled some infant food products in China after a local watchdog said they contained excessive levels of lead, threatening to dent the company's reputation in a country highly sensitive to food safety.

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Related Topix: Food, Heinz H J, Food Science, Drink, Milk, Food and Drug Administration, Berkshire Hathaway, Investment Services, Retail, Wal Mart Stores

Agri Marketing

John Deere Launches Special Edition Of Gator

John Deere is offering two new special edition Gator utility vehicles bound to turn some heads.

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Related Topix: John Deere , Manufacturing, Industrial Machines, Marketing

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Seeking Alpha

The High-Yield BDC Portfolio For Q3 2014

This is a series of articles to find BDCs to include in my updated " High-Yield Portfolio " for Q3 2014 for investors that are willing to take on a little more risk with less stock price appreciation, but higher dividend yields.

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Related Topix: Mestek

Insider Monkey

Will Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.A)'s Leadership Be as Strong After Buffet?

BRK.A ) and Warren Buffett are synonymous, one can never see them differently, but what will happen to Berkshire Hathaway Inc. after Buffett? Over the years, many names have been suggested as the possible successor to Buffett, but Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has always been tight lipped about who will succeed Buffett.

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Related Topix: Berkshire Hathaway, Investment Services, Warren Buffett

Ananova

WSP Global Leads Race For 700m Balfour Arm

A Canadian engineering consultancy has moved into pole position to acquire a division of Balfour Beatty, the British construction giant, as rival Carillion decides whether to sweeten a 3bn proposal to merge the two companies.

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Related Topix: Parsons Brinckerhoff, Architecture, Business News

Ag Professional

Deere to lay off more than 600 at four U.S. plants

Deere & Co , the world's largest maker of farm equipment, said it would indefinitely lay off more than 600 employees at plants in Illinois , Iowa and Kansas as falling grain prices hurt demand for tractors, harvesters and other agricultural machinery.

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Related Topix: John Deere , Manufacturing, Industrial Machines, Agriculture, Science

CBS Local

San Jose's Surging Economy Creates New Construction Jobs

It wasn't long ago when a large number of office buildings lay empty across San Jose and the rest of Silicon Valley.

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Related Topix: Banking, Financial Services, Silicon Valley Bancshares, Santa Clara, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, Scientific-Atlanta, newScale, Startups

Sun Aug 17, 2014

AmericanBankingNews.com

Tetra Tech Receives Consensus Rating of "Hold" from Brokerages

Tetra Tech has been given a consensus recommendation of "Hold" by the ten analysts that are currently covering the stock, Analyst Ratings Network reports .

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Related Topix: Tetra Tech, Environmental, Architecture, Smith Consulting Architects

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