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BRIEF-Berkshire says Lubrizol unit took $365 mln pretax loss related to underperforming busniess

* Berkshire hathaway says its lubrizol specialty chemicals unit took $365 million pretax loss related to q4 disposition of an underperforming business--annual report

Buffett scorns tricky Wall Street accounting, but defends buybacks

NEW YORK, Feb 25 Billionaire investor Warren Buffett on Saturday attacked what he saw as tricks used by U.S. companies to boost earnings and stock prices, but he defended one oft-criticized practice: share buybacks.

TCL carries flickering BlackBerry flame with new phone launch

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb 25 Blackberry Ltd may have exited the device business, but fans of the pioneering email machine need not despair as Chinese smartphone maker TCL Communication has introduced its first Blackberry-licensed phone with the physical keyboard that was long its key allure.

That $56 bln was here somewhere: Berkshire revises cash stake disclosure

Feb 25 Berkshire Hathaway Inc shareholders might have been forgiven on Saturday for looking at the company's annual report and wondering why some $56 billion of cash appeared to vanish.

Buffett calls Clayton Homes unit 'best-in-class' despite critics

Feb 25 Warren Buffett on Saturday used part of his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway Inc shareholders to defend the businesses practices of one of his conglomerate's lesser-known but more controversial operating units: Clayton Homes.

UPDATE 3-Buffett upbeat on American business; Berkshire operating profit down

Feb 25 Warren Buffett on Saturday mounted a forceful and upbeat defense of the prospects for American business, as his Berkshire Hathaway Inc reported a higher quarterly profit though operating income fell.

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Data as of 25 Feb 2017. All quotes delayed at least 15 minutes.
Symb Index Time Last Chg Chg %
.DJI Dow Jones Industrial Average 24 Feb 2017 20,821.76 +11.44 +0.05%
.IXIC Nasdaq Composite Index 24 Feb 2017 5,845.31 +9.80 +0.17%
.TRXFLDUSP Thomson Reuters Equity US Index 24 Feb 2017 211.18 +0.28 +0.13%
.TRXFLDCAP Thomson Reuters Equity Canada Index 24 Feb 2017 292.26 -4.74 -1.60%
.GSPTSE S&P/TSX Composite Index 24 Feb 2017 15,533.47 -247.73 -1.57%
.XAX AMEX Composite Index 24 Feb 2017 2,484.46 -15.39 -0.62%
.MXX MXSE IPC 24 Feb 2017 47,047.67 -158.69 -0.34%

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