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Berkshire Hathaway reports $25B loss in Q4 but operating profits soar
News ImageConglomerate Berkshire Hathaway reported a $25.3B loss in the fourth quarter as the paper value of its stock holdings fell amid the market volatility.
Sat, 23 Feb 2019 10:03:21 -0500
Is It Time to Buy This Marijuana Supplier Stock Again?
News ImageMarijuana producers' demand for hydroponic and lighting equipment could jump in 2019.
Sat, 23 Feb 2019 10:02:00 -0500
The Willow breast pump eases some of the worst parts of pumping, for a price
News ImageWelcome to Small Humans, an ongoing series at Mashable that looks at how to take care of - and deal with - the kids in your life. Because Dr. Spock is nice and all, but it's 2019 and we have the entire internet to contend with.* * *If you're pumping breast milk, what would you pay to not feel quite so much like a literal dairy cow? With the release of a new and improved breast pump, that's no longer a hypothetical question.Despite a built-in customer base thanks to insurance coverage from the Affordable Care Act and a lack of paid maternity leave pushing American mothers back in the workplace as fast as possible, meaningful improvements to the breast pump are few and far between. Read more...More about Breastfeeding, Pregnancy, Maternity Leave, Parenting Family, and Small Humans
Sat, 23 Feb 2019 10:00:00 -0500
Warren Buffett says prospects poor for 'elephant-sized acquisition'
News ImageThe billionaire investor wrote in an annual letter to shareholders on Saturday that the prospects of landing a mega-deal for his Berkshire Hathaway Inc conglomerate are "not good," because "prices are sky-high for businesses possessing decent long-term prospects." It is a problem for the Berkshire chairman and chief executive, whose company is sitting on $112 billion in cash and other low-returning assets that it has been struggling to invest for years. "In the years ahead, we hope to move much of our excess liquidity into businesses that Berkshire will permanently own. The immediate prospects for that, however, are not good: Prices are sky-high for businesses possessing decent long-term prospects," Buffett wrote.
Sat, 23 Feb 2019 09:56:43 -0500
French yellow vest protesters seek momentum on 15th week
News ImagePARIS (AP) Yellow vest protesters took to the streets across France on Saturday for a 15th straight weekend of demonstrations, trying to re-energize supporters while tamping down on the violence and anti-Semitism in the movement's ranks.
Sat, 23 Feb 2019 09:41:25 -0500
Warren Buffett's Message to Washington: Bipartisanship Works
News ImageOur countrys almost unbelievable prosperity has been gained in a bipartisan manner, he wrote in his annual letter to shareholders as he traced the growth of U.S. economy over the last 230 years. The billionaire investors annual letter, which ran 13 pages this year and quoted Abraham Lincoln and Christopher Wren, typically goes beyond Berkshire Hathaway Inc.s results to discuss investing principles and his and business partner Charlie Mungers thoughts on a wide range of topics. Buffett has taken a careful approach to the political conversation since the 2016 election.
Sat, 23 Feb 2019 09:39:42 -0500
Falling stocks, Kraft Heinz trigger huge Berkshire loss
News ImageThe fourth-quarter net loss was $25.39 billion, or $15,467 per Class A share, reflecting more than $27.6 billion of investment losses, including from stocks Berkshire still owns. Results included a $3.02 billion writedown for intangible assets that Buffett said was "almost entirely" attributable to Kraft Heinz, in which Berkshire owns a 26.7 percent stake.
Sat, 23 Feb 2019 09:36:34 -0500
Poland ruling party pledges more welfare spending ahead of vote
News ImagePoland's nationalist ruling party pledged on Saturday to increase public spending by up to $10 billion a year, raising child subsidies, state pensions and transport infrastructure as part of a campaign ahead of this year's parliamentary election. The eurosceptic Law and Justice (PiS) party won power in 2015 in part because of wide public support for its expansive welfare programs and promises of more economic equality. With a general election due in late 2019, PiS remains the most popular party in Poland but a string of scandals has eroded its support, raising some doubts whether it can retain its parliamentary majority.
Sat, 23 Feb 2019 09:32:22 -0500
Does Landmark Bancorp, Inc.s (NASDAQ:LARK) P/E Ratio Signal A Buying Opportunity?
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Sat, 23 Feb 2019 09:30:55 -0500
Venezuela Opposition Defies Maduro With Marches to Homeland
News ImageNational guard soldiers on Saturday fired volleys of tear gas and plastic shot at supporters of opposition leader Juan Guaido, who were trying to persuade them to defect and permit tons of food and medicine into the country. The aid initiative is a watershed in Guaidos campaign to replace Maduro, which began last month. On Friday, a smaller attempt to deliver aid ended in bloodshed: Venezuelan soldiers killed at least one woman and injured a dozen at the remote southern border with Brazil.
Sat, 23 Feb 2019 09:28:40 -0500
Heres How P/E Ratios Can Help Us Understand Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC)
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Sat, 23 Feb 2019 09:27:26 -0500
Do You Know About ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc.s (TSE:ATA) ROCE?
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Sat, 23 Feb 2019 09:24:04 -0500
Derivatives Giant Fidelity Investments Receives and Passes on the Lightning Torch
News ImageFinancial derivatives giant Fidelity Investments received and passed on the Lightning Torch, as revealed by tweet by the company sent on Feb. 22. Just like the Olympic torch, the Lightning Torch is being passed between members of the Lightning Network community. The trend first reportedly started when Twitter user and Bitcoin (BTC) enthusiast Hodlonaut sent 10,000 satoshis (the smallest, indivisible fractions of a Bitcoin) to another Lightning user, and the user added another 10,000 satoshis and passed it on.
Sat, 23 Feb 2019 09:22:00 -0500
South African opposition party vows to create jobs, fight graft in manifesto
News ImageSouth Africa's largest opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), launched its manifesto for May's general elections on Saturday with pledges to create jobs and set up an anti-corruption unit. The DA faces a resurgent ruling African National Congress (ANC) under new President Cyril Ramaphosa, who has also vowed to root out graft and boost growth in Africa's most industrialized economy.. The ANC has comfortably won every parliamentary election since it swept to power under Nelson Mandela at the end of apartheid in 1994 and the DA has made ruling South Africa a long-term ambition.
Sat, 23 Feb 2019 09:20:50 -0500
Tailored Brands, Inc. (NYSE:TLRD) Earns A Nice Return On Capital Employed
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Sat, 23 Feb 2019 09:20:42 -0500
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