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8 hrs ago | The Motley Fool

Here's Why Warren Buffett's Favorite Stock Is Struggling

As a matter of fact, Coca-Cola is the largest holding in the portfolio of his company, Berkshire Hathaway , with a market value of nearly $17 billion. Warren famously declared at the 2012 Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholders meeting, "If you gave me $10, $20, $30 billion to knock off Coca-Cola, I couldn't do it."

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Related Topix: Beverages, Coca-Cola Bottling Co., CocaCola, Warren Buffett, Construction, Berkshire Hathaway , Insurance, Empire Group, Investment Services

13 hrs ago | The Motley Fool

Warren Buffett Tells You Everything You Need to Know About Real Estate

We know a lot about what Warren Buffett thinks about investments and businesses. But we don't know as much about what he thinks about real estate and homes.

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Related Topix: Warren Buffett, Construction, Investment Services, Home Buying, Home

15 hrs ago | Seeking Alpha

Comparing The Marginal Cost Of Funds For Berkshire Hathaway, Wells Fargo And Bank Of America

On September 8, we reported that Wells Fargo had a marginal cost of funding advantage of more than 0.30% over Bank of America. With tongue partly in cheek, both banks could reduce their marginal funding costs by giving up the implicit TBTF USA guarantee for an explicit Berkshire Hathaway guarantee.

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Related Topix: Construction, Investment Services, Business Wire, Berkshire Hathaway , Startups, Insurance, Empire Group, Wells Fargo , Banking, Bank of America, Financial Services

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Motley Fool

Why Warren Buffett Supports This Controversial Energy Policy

The controversial Keystone XL pipeline project has ended up before the Nebraska Supreme Court, where the seven-person body will address an earlier decision by a lower court that allows the governor to approve the project instead of the Public Service Commission. ) at a cost of $5.3 billion, would transport 830,000 barrels/day from Alberta to refineries in the Midwest and the Gulf Coast.

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Related Topix: Warren Buffett, Nebraska, US Governors, Dave Heineman, Construction, Investment Services

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Asbury Park Press

Buffett's company buying Sandpaper, other weekliesBuffett's company...

Buffett's company buying Sandpaper, other weeklies Warren Buffett's company is buying the remaining 50 percent of Catamaran Media, which owns the Sandpaper.

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Related Topix: Warren Buffett, Atlantic City, NJ, Construction, Investment Services, Atlantic County, NJ, Cape May County, NJ, Pleasantville, NJ

Bloomberg

BNSF Told to Boost Safety in Century-Old Seattle Tunnel

BNSF Railway Co., the largest unit at Warren Buffett 's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. , should improve fire-and-disaster preparedness as it ships more oil through a century-old tunnel in Seattle , emergency officials said. In an eight-page report released today, Seattle's Fire Department and Office of Emergency Management called on the railroad to install communications, ventilation and fire-and-vapor suppression systems in the King Street Tunnel that runs underneath downtown.

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Related Topix: Eastlake (Seattle, WA), Train Disaster, Construction, Warren Buffett, Investment Services, Fire

Investopedia

What trends and data influence after-hours traders the most?

For over a decade now, major U.S. stock markets have offered extended trading hours outside the standard trading hours of 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Central Standard Time. Despite many years to iron out kinks and encourage wider trading periods, trading outside of regular trading hours carries additional risks.

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Related Topix: Construction, Warren Buffett, Investment Services, Retail, Dillards

News Max

Berkshire Unit Pitches Pot Growers on Product to Boost Yields

Ice cream, candy and soft drinks helped make Warren Buffett a billionaire. Now a subsidiary of his Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is seeking to profit from pot.

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Related Topix: Construction, Investment Services, Marketing

WSJ Media and Advertising

The Secrets of Berkshire's Success: An Interview with Charlie Munger

Why did nearly 250 investors converge on Los Angeles this past week to listen to a 90-year-old man address the annual meeting of a tiny legal-publishing and software company? To hear Charles T. Munger-better known as Warren Buffett's right-hand man-expound on one of his least-known holdings and just about everything else. Since 1977, Mr. Munger, the vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, has also been the chairman of Daily Journal, a peculiar combination of a venture-capital firm and a mutual fund.

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Related Topix: Warren Buffett, Construction, Investment Services, Advertising

TheStreet.com

Parade Magazine Goes up for Sale

NEW YORK -- Advance Publications ' M&A march continues with its auction of Parade Publications, whose Sunday news magazine has been a staple in papers around the country since 1941. The auction, which was first reported by the New York Post, has attracted interest from Tribune Publishing and Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, according to sources familiar with the situation.

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Related Topix: New York, New York Government, Beverages, Food, M and F Worldwide Corporation, Warren Buffett, Construction, Investment Services

Seeking Alpha

Apply Warren Buffett's Brand Of Drywall To Your Portfolio

The new USG Boral Building Products Joint Venture has posted strong results for its full operational quarter and has a bright future. Berkshire Hathaway owns 27% of the shares indicating Buffett's confidence in the company and the potential for a takeover.

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Related Topix: Construction, USG Corporation, Warren Buffett, Boral, Berkshire Hathaway , Insurance, Empire Group, Investment Services

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Rail union rejects deal that allowed one-man crews

Omaha a A railroad union has rejected a deal with BNSF that would have allowed one-person crews on as much as 60 percent of its tracks. The Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers union voted against the contract this week, according to a notice sent to members late Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Construction, Warren Buffett, Investment Services, Fort Worth, TX

Investopedia

Top 9 Vacation Destinations For Wall Street Geeks

Renowned investor Peter Lynch came up with his best investment ideas not by studying in his office, but out on the street, where he could see the value of companies/products in action. No matter where he was or what he was doing, the wheels of investment analysis were always whirring quietly in his head.

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Related Topix: 9, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, New York City Travel, Warren Buffett, Omaha, NE, Construction, Investment Services

Seeking Alpha

GE: 40% Upside Potential With Limited Downside Risk

The PIT Strategy will lead to renewed revenue growth, and if it does not, we all have more to worry about than a poor investment in GE. When the Sage of Omaha announced that his Berkshire Hathaway would buy $3 billion worth of General Electric's preferred shares after the Lehman Shock of 2008, Buffett was quoted as saying that GE was "the symbol" of American business.

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Related Topix: Business Wire, Construction, Berkshire Hathaway , Startups, Insurance, Empire Group, Investment Services, General Electric, Financial Services, Aerospace-Defense, Jack Welch

News Max

Hatch Says Buffett Called Him to Gauge Tax Inversion Policy

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett called U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch to gauge Congress's direction on curbing tax inversions, the senator said Thursday. Buffett, the chairman and chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., is helping finance Burger King Worldwide Inc.'s purchase of Tim Hortons Inc. and its move to Canada.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Orrin Hatch, US Senate, Republican, Warren Buffett, Construction, Investment Services, Barack Obama

GuruFocus.com

Biglari Holdings' Rights Offering Seems to Mostly Benefit The Chairman/CEO

Biglari Holdings is followed by many in the hopes that it can be the next Berkshire Hathaway . Steak 'n Shake is currently the core of the company, and Biglari is starting to diversify itself with its recent purchases of Maxim Magazine and First Guard Insurance.

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Related Topix: Construction, Investment Services, Warren Buffett

Wall Street Journal

Dimon Finishes Scheduled Cancer Treatments

In the days after J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. chief James Dimon disclosed he had throat cancer, the 58-year old executive received an email from Warren Buffett.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Banking, JP Morgan Chase , Esophageal Cancer, Construction, Investment Services

Dealbreaker

Opening Bell: 09.11.14

SEC Targets Timing of Insiders' Trade Notices The Securities and Exchange Commission is stepping up its scrutiny of corporate executives who sell shares in their own companies, announcing a raft of cases Wednesday against insiders for allegedly breaking rules on disclosing stockholdings and trades. The action, on an unprecedented scale for such offenses, is part of the "broken windows" strategy SEC Chairman Mary Jo White announced almost a year ago.

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Related Topix: Securities and Exchange Commission, Corporate / Securities Law, Law, Prison, Reuters, Construction, Investment Services

Bloomberg

Munger Hosts Groupies, Mocks Wall Street, Praises Buffett

Charles Munger became a billionaire helping Warren Buffett build Berkshire Hathaway Inc. into the fifth-biggest company in the world. Looking back, he says his contribution was minimal.

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Related Topix: Construction, Warren Buffett, Investment Services, Publishing, Media, Daily Journal Corp SC, US News

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Seeking Alpha

Panama Canal Expansion Spurs Investment Opportunities

Union Pacific and BNSF Railway , a holding of Berkshire Hathaway , own lucrative rail lines to West Coast ports, giving them an advantage over East Coast rivals CSX and Norfolk Southern . But those West Coast rail lines may lose some intermodal business after a major expansion is completed to the Panama Canal.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Union Pacific, Railroads, Union Pacific Railroad, Business Wire, Construction, Berkshire Hathaway , Startups, Insurance, Empire Group, Investment Services

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