Stories tagged with Berkshire Hathaway

Buffett wins energy fight in Nevada

By Muckety   |   December 23, 2015 at 6:09am   |   0 Comments

Warren Buffett has won a battle against fellow billionaire Elon Musk, resulting in dramatic cuts in Nevada’s solar energy credits, Bloomberg reports.

Alphabet Inc. - the new billionaires’ club

By Laurie Bennett   |   October 31, 2015 at 4:02am   |   0 Comments

When Google restructured this year to create Alphabet as its new parent company, it drew praise from investors and analysts.

Warren Buffett’s massive railroad lobby

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 5, 2014 at 9:48am   |   2 Comments

What do train whistles and Warren Buffett have in common?

Report: SEC won’t pursue charges against Buffett aide

By Laurie Bennett   |   January 4, 2013 at 9:03am   |   0 Comments

Federal regulators have decided not to file insider trading charges against David L. Sokol, former right-hand man to Warren Buffett, the New York Times reports.

Is Warren Buffett eying Costco?

By Laurie Bennett   |   December 22, 2012 at 11:05am   |   0 Comments

Can a Muckety map predict a corporate acquisition?

Yeah, but his secretary’s tax bill will still be higher

By Laurie Bennett   |   September 26, 2011 at 5:06pm   |   0 Comments

The news is bound to spark even more commentary on why the he’s so eager to pay more to the IRS.

Local student-aid group has big-name connections

By Laurie Bennett   |   September 15, 2011 at 10:01am   |   0 Comments

We normally focus on national-level organizations, but once in awhile
we stumble across a local group with impressive Muckety.

Buffett and Gore on opposite sides of coal question

By Laurie Bennett   |   November 6, 2009 at 8:50am   |   0 Comments

Two seemingly unrelated investment stories roused the press and the public this week.

Buffett’s words still resound

By Laurie Bennett   |   February 28, 2009 at 1:20pm   |   1 Comments

Warren Buffett’s reputation as a financial prophet has been tarnished in the past year, as Berkshire Hathaway’s value has plummeted, dropping by almost $12 billion in 2008.

Warren Buffett investing $5 billion in Goldman Sachs

By Laurie Bennett   |   September 24, 2008 at 9:00am   |   0 Comments

Warren Buffett, who generally knows a deal when he sees one, announced yesterday that his company, Berkshire Hathaway, would invest $5 billion in beleaguered Goldman Sachs.

Warren Buffett predicts more losses but says worst may be over

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 5, 2008 at 9:18am   |   0 Comments

The Oracle of Omaha, speaking to reporters yesterday after Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting, predicted that the credit crunch may have passed its low point.

Buffett buys one of the Pritzkers’ prizes

By Gary Jacobson   |   December 26, 2007 at 1:05pm   |   0 Comments

Warren Buffett has followed the dealings of the Pritzker family for half a century, but he had never had a direct business connection to them. . .until now.

Gupta picks home-grown board members

By Laurie Bennett   |   July 16, 2007 at 7:23am   |   3 Comments

While controversial tech entrepreneur Vinod Gupta
widely cultivates political alliances around the country, he stays
close to home when he picks board members for his Omaha-based company,

Six of the company’s eight directors, including Gupta, have strong ties to Omaha or Nebraska, a Muckety analysis shows. A seventh is a name partner in a law firm that did more then $1 million in business with infoUSA last year.

Truly independent directors are a key to responsible corporate governance, experts say. If directors are too close to a CEO, they can’t properly oversee his actions.

Gupta’s lavish spending on his political connections, including naming buildings after Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton in one of his India projects, have caused a backlash. Some infoUSA shareholders sued Gupta for wasting company money.

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