Warren Buffett

USDA chief says urged Buffett to ready BNSF for record crops

WASHINGTON - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack met with Warren Buffett last week to urge the billionaire investor to make sure his BNSF railroad is ready for an expected record corn and soy harvest this year.

U.S. senator says Warren Buffett called him about tax inversions

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch, the top Republican on the tax-writing Finance Committee, said billionaire investor Warren Buffett called him recently to find out what Congress might do about companies that move abroad for tax purposes.

11 Sep 2014

RPT-INSIGHT-Passive funds an active threat for Europe's fund managers

LONDON, Aug 31 - Warren Buffett built a fortune of nearly $60 billion from astute stock picking, but when the 83-year-old dies, the vast majority of the money he leaves his wife will be parked in a fund that simply moves in step with an index.

Passive funds an active threat for Europe's fund managers

LONDON - Warren Buffett built a fortune of nearly $60 billion from astute stock picking, but when the 83-year-old dies, the vast majority of the money he leaves his wife will be parked in a fund that simply moves in step with an index.

31 Aug 2014

INSIGHT-Passive funds an active threat for Europe's fund managers

LONDON, Aug 31 - Warren Buffett built a fortune of nearly $60 billion from astute stock picking, but when the 83-year-old dies, the vast majority of the money he leaves his wife will be parked in a fund that simply moves in step with an index.

Rosa Parks artifacts sold for $4.5 million to Buffett son: lawyer

- A foundation controlled by the son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett has paid $4.5 million for hundreds of artifacts belonging to civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks, a lawyer for Parks' heirs said on Friday.

Arts, U.S. 29 Aug 2014

Buffett puts shareholders ahead of patriotism in Canadian deal

NEW YORK - Warren Buffett may be most famous for the billions of dollars he has made from investing but he is also well known as a cheerleader for the United States. The Oracle of Omaha routinely exhorts investors to put their money in America, "the mother lode of opportunity," as he wrote in his annual letter this year.

26 Aug 2014

DEALTALK-Buffett puts shareholders ahead of patriotism in Canadian deal

NEW YORK, Aug 26 - Warren Buffett may be most famous for the billions of dollars he has made from investing but he is also well known as a cheerleader for the United States. The Oracle of Omaha routinely exhorts investors to put their money in America, "the mother lode of opportunity," as he wrote in his annual letter this year.

Buffett to help finance Burger King's acquisition of Tim Hortons: WSJ

- Berkshire Hathaway Inc chairman and CEO, Warren Buffett, is helping finance Burger King Worldwide Inc's take over of Canadian chain Tim Hortons Inc , the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

26 Aug 2014

Chinese carmaker BYD'S H1 net profit down 16 percent on weak gasoline vehicle sales

SHANGHAI - Chinese carmaker BYD Co Ltd, backed by U.S. billionaire Warren Buffett, posted a 15.5 percent drop in first-half net profit on Sunday as sluggish sales of gasoline cars offset a surge in its electric vehicle business.

24 Aug 2014