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News on Berkshire Hathaway (Ticker: BRK.A) continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

4 hrs ago | Fortune

GM is eating Ford's dust

The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica.

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9 hrs ago | Seeking Alpha

Warren Buffett's Retail Conundrum Proves Profitable In 2014

Warren Buffett generally shies away from investments he does not understand or does not consider part of his "core competencies"-such as retail.

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14 hrs ago | Business Law Prof Blog

Taking Berkshire Private

As I explore the future of Berkshire Hathaway in my forthcoming book Berkshire Beyond Buffett: The Enduring Value of Values , one topic I address for Berkshire post Buffett is whether the company should remain public or be taken private.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Motley Fool

How Warren Buffett Defied Popular Thinking on Risk

Warren Buffett was not the first great thinker to the utter the words in the quote shown above.

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Seeking Alpha

Understanding Insurance Float

Warren Buffett has made such an impression on value investors and insurance investors, that they think that float is magic.

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The Washington Post

Buffett Faces End of $255 Million a Year on Dow Chemical Stake

Dow Chemical Co. shares rallied past $53.72 today for the first time in nine years.

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The Globe and Mail

Loonie moves higher amid strong retail sales report, mixed

Statistics Canada reported that retail sales rose 0.7 per cent during May, which was higher than the 0.6 per cent hike that economists had expected.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Diamonds.net

USPTO Approves 'Diamond Illusions,' 'The Clear Light Cut,' Other Trademarks

The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office approved the trademark "Diamond Illusions" on July 15 with the registration number 4569873 for Columbia Insurance Company of Omaha, Nebraska, which handles trademarks on behalf of Berkshire Hathaway.

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Seeking Alpha

Can Dividends Be More Tax-Efficient Than Capital Gains?

Long-term capital gains trigger taxes only at the investor's discretion while dividends must face the taxman every year.

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Business Wire

Prudential Now Realty Joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate Brokerage Network

The brokerage, which has served Tri Cities region of Kennewick, Pasco and Richland for over 35 years, is known for its high-caliber agents and quality service.

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Related Topix: Construction, Investment Services, Kennewick, WA, Richland, WA, Pasco, WA, Benton County, WA

Reuters

UPDATE 1-Travelers ordered to pay over $500 mln in asbestos case

A federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered Travelers Cos Inc to pay more than $500 million to satisfy asbestos-related claims stemming from the insurer's coverage of insulation maker Johns-Manville Corp, a policyholder that spent six years in bankruptcy during the 1980s.

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The Motley Fool

The 1 Thing You Need to Make Money in the Stock Market Like Warren Buffett

There were so many investors absorbing teachings from Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger and exchanging ideas that I'm quite sure even passing motorists outside Omaha's CenturyLink Center felt a little smarter.

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Seeking Alpha

How Central Banks Are Ruining The Insurance Business

Denis Kessler, CEO of Scor, a large reinsurer, is the most recent critic of today's low interest rate environment.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Alabama Live

Cutting jobs while pushing for more foreign workers? Ridiculous, says Sen. Jeff Sessions:...

Sessions, a leading opponent to the Obama administration's immigration policies, said the technology giant was being hypocritical by asking for more foreign worker visas while laying off thousands.

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The Motley Fool

Why IMAX Corporation Shares Could Bounce 30%

While Fools should generally take the opinion of Wall Street with a grain of salt, it's not a bad idea to take a closer look at particularly stock-shaking analyst upgrades and downgrades -- just in case their reasoning behind the call makes sense.

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JD Supra

Policyholders with Long-Tail Claims Under Liberty Mutual Policies...

On July 17, 2014, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company announced that it had entered into a multi-billion-dollar "retroactive reinsurance" arrangement with National Indemnity Company , a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc., with respect to asbestos, environmental, and other "long tail" exposures under all insurance and reinsurance in effect prior to ... (more)

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Jacksonville Daily News

Local real estate agency under new management

A new sign signales a change in ownership and direction for the real estate agency that's been in Jacksonville for nearly 20 years.

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Business Law Prof Blog

Q & A With Larry Cunningham

As I promised on Friday , I am posting a question and answer segment with Larry Cunningham, author of the forthcoming book: Berkshire Beyond Buffett: The Enduring Value of Values .

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Automotive News

Settle down, Subaru; Barra already sold Buffett

The folks at Subaru were all a-Twitter when that photo of Warren Buffett in a new Outback went viral a couple of weeks ago.

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The Motley Fool

Ford's Next Big Thing Isn't a Car

I've traveled to some exotic places to better understand the huge Internet of Things trend, including the Arctic Circle in Finland .

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