Buffett is chairman and chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway. The publicly traded holding company operates a broad collection of businesses, including insurance (Geico), manufacturing (Clayton Homes), energy (MidAmerican Energy, Lubrizol) and service (NetJets). It also owns stakes in Coca-Cola, American Express, Procter & Gamble and Wells Fargo.
BNSF Railway Co., owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., is leading an effort by U.S. railroads to add hundreds of locomotives to ease a cargo jam spurred by bad weather and surging crude shipments.
Policy makers on both sides of the partisan divide, from Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew to Mitt Romney’s economic adviser Glenn Hubbard, favor expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit. This rare harmony holds the potential to reshape the debate on bridging the growing opportunity gap.
Derek Friesen thought he would be following in his father’s footsteps when he became the third generation of his family to work at H.J. Heinz Co.’s tomato processing plant in his hometown of Leamington, Ontario.
A push by Warren Buffett’s railroad to boost oil-shipment safety is meeting resistance from Hess Corp. and other companies that say the plan would mean a surge in costs and force them to scrap thousands of tank cars.
Bill Gross, musing on his legacy in an April investment outlook, contended that the real test of his greatness as an investor would be his ability to adapt to a new era of shrinking bond market returns.