Aug 15 The following are the top stories on the
business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified
these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY SHARES TOP $200,000 FOR FIRST TIME
Berkshire Hathaway's share price hit $200,000 for
the first time yesterday, showing how far the conglomerate has
come since Warren Buffett started buying shares for $7 in 1962
when it was a humble textile company.
SSE puts a national distribution charge in pipeline
Energy bills in the east Midlands and other densely
populated areas could rise by up to 37 pound a year to reduce
the cost to households of distributing energy in remote parts of
the country under proposals put forward by SSE Plc.
UNION CALLS FOR CO-OP BRANCHES TO OUST AMAZON LOCKERS
The GMB union, which has pursued a long-running campaign
over pay and conditions at the online retailer's British
warehouses, said is calling on Co-operative members to help oust
Amazon lockers from the mutual's grocery stores.
JAMES CROBSY BOWS OUT OF CITY AS PROVIDENT BUYS MONEYBARN
James Crosby, the former boss of HBOS, will relinquish his
last company directorship and collect a hefty windfall after
Moneybarn, the car insurer he chaired, agreed to be bought by
Provident Financial Plc for 120 million pounds ($200
BANK OF ENGLAND FLATLY DENIES SCOTTISH CURRENCY TALKS
The Bank of England has flatly denied claims from the
Scottish government that the two have held talks on a currency
union should Scotland vote for independence next month.
APPLE BANS TWO CHEMICALS FROM PRODUCTION LINE
Apple Inc is banning two potentially hazardous
chemicals from its final assembly process for iPhone and iPad.
It is removing benzene and n-hexande from its production lines
following a five-month campaign from labour activists in China.
($1 = 0.5993 British Pounds)
(Compiled by Esha Vaish in Bangalore; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)