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  • 09/22/2017 11:21:46

    DaVita's stock tumbles to lead S&P 500 losers after scathing SIRF report

    Shares of DaVita Inc. tumbled 7.0% in midday trade Friday to pace the S&P 500 decliners, after a Southern Investigative Reporting Foundation (SIRF) report questioned how the medical care services provider received about half its operating profits from the non-profit American Kidney Fund, and the enormous premium received on some dialysis treatments. The report comes after DaVita Chief Executive Kent Thiry avoided answering an analyst's question on how much revenue DaVita generates from dialysis patients whose insurance premiums are paid by the AKF's health insurance payment program. The company didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. Separately, shares of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. , which is DaVita's largest shareholder with 38.6 million shares, or 20% of the shares outstanding, slumped 0.8% in midday trade. DaVita's stock has lost 12.5% over the past three months, while the SPDR Health Care Select Sector ETF has gained 0.8% and the S&P 500 has climbed 2.6%.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

  • 09/14/2017 14:48:22

    Analyst: Replacing Berkshire CEO Warren Buffett poses 'major risk' for investors

    JPMorgan analyst says energy unit chief Greg Abel is the most likely successor.        

  • 09/14/2017 06:55:13

    Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Apache, Apple, Berkshire Hathaway, eBay, GrubHub, Hess, Nike, Nucor, Wayfair and More


  • 09/12/2017 09:17:01

    Home Capital shareholders vote against Buffett lifting stake

    TORONTO (Reuters) - Home Capital's shareholders on Tuesday rejected a proposal for Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway to raise its stake in the company, voting against the board's recommendation in a rare defeat for the U.S. billionaire.

  • 09/07/2017 11:03:00

    Here's Why Shire PLC Stock Fell 10% in August

    Although the biopharmaceutical giant's more recently launched products did well last quarter, sagging sales of two older drugs made investors nervous.

  • 09/06/2017 09:43:42

    Game of Thrones: Hertfordshire University hosts academic conference

    Experts from countries including Australia, Denmark and New Zealand will speak at the two-day event.

  • 08/31/2017 11:00:56

    CORRECTED-Insurer Lancashire expects limited claims payout from Harvey

    Aug 30 (Reuters) - Property and casualty insurer and reinsurer Lancashire Holdings is only exposed to the first $40 million of claims in its main Bermuda property reinsurance account and does not expect to pay out huge amounts from Tropical Storm Harvey, its head of investor relations said.

  • 08/30/2017 10:08:59

    BRIEF-Glass Lewis recommends Home Capital shareholders approve Buffett deal

    Home Capital Group Inc(HMCBF). * Proxy firm glass lewis recommends shareholders vote in favour of berkshire hathaway increasing home capital stake Further company coverage:

  • 08/30/2017 09:39:14

    Warren Buffett tells CNBC he has not sold a share of Apple

    Billionaire investor Warren Buffett told CNBC on Wednesday that he had not sold a share of Apple (AAPL) and was not concerned about Wells Fargo (WFC) as a long-term investment and that it was a "terrific" bank. Buffett, chairman and chief executive of conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRK/A), said about Apple (AAPL): "I've never sold a share." Buffett said he was more certain about Apple's (AAPL) future than that of IBM.

  • 08/28/2017 14:31:14

    New Hampshire Medicaid expansion population more costly

    Participants in New Hampshire's expanded Medicaid program have higher medical costs than other people, but it's too early to say whether the program should be scrapped, Insurance Department officials said Monday.

  • 08/22/2017 21:49:48

    New ski resort operator in New Hampshire raising concern

    Some New Hampshire residents are speaking out against the new owner of a popular ski resort, saying the company's past legal troubles raise concerns about whether it can be trusted to manage the facility that dates to the 1950s.

  • 08/22/2017 13:15:49

    Berkshire Hathaway no longer faces risk of S&P downgrade

    (Reuters) - Warren Buffett's failure to clinch a $9 billion takeover of the Texas utility Oncor prompted S&P Global Ratings on Tuesday to say the billionaire's Berkshire Hathaway Inc is no longer at risk of a credit rating downgrade.

  • 08/21/2017 13:58:33

    Yahoo owes millions for busting NCAA tournament bracket deal: court

    (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc owes a prize promoter $5.5 million for backing out of a contract to pay $1 billion for predicting every winner in the 2014 NCAA men's basketball tournament, and entering a similar contract with Quicken Loans Inc and Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc , a court decided on Monday.

  • 08/21/2017 13:55:21

    Yahoo owes millions for busting NCAA tournament bracket deal-court

    Aug 21 (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc owes a prize promoter $5.5 million for backing out of a contract to pay $1 billion for predicting every winner in the 2014 NCAA men's basketball tournament, and entering a similar contract with Quicken Loans Inc and Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc, a court decided on Monday.

  • 08/21/2017 13:54:00

    Sempra Energy to buy Oncor for $9.45 billion in blow to Berkshire

    (Reuters) - Utility Sempra Energy said on Monday that it would buy Oncor for $9.45 billion in cash after majority owner Energy Future Holdings Corp abandoned a deal to sell the power transmission company to Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

  • 08/21/2017 13:25:07

    Sempra Energy to buy Oncor for $9.45 billion in blow for Berkshire

    (Reuters) - Sempra Energy said it will buy Oncor for $9.45 billion in cash after Energy Future Holdings Corp, which indirectly owns Oncor, abandoned a deal to sell the power transmission company to Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc .

  • 08/21/2017 09:42:04

    BRIEF-Berkshire Hathaway Energy says agreement to acquire Oncor terminated

    * Berkshire Hathaway Energy agreement to acquire Oncor terminated

  • 08/20/2017 23:02:35

    REFILE-UPDATE 3-Sempra snatches Oncor from Buffett with $9.45 bln bid-sources

    Aug 20 (Reuters) - Bankrupt Texas utility Energy Future Holdings will abandon a deal to sell power transmission company Oncor to Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc for $9 billion and will accept a $9.45 billion bid for Oncor by Sempra Energy instead, people familiar with the matter said.

  • 08/20/2017 21:34:52

    Sempra snatches Oncor from Buffett with $9.45 billion bid: sources

    (Reuters) - Bankrupt Texas utility Energy Future Holdings will abandon a deal to sell power transmission company Oncor to Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc for $9 billion and will accept a $9.45 billion bid for Oncor by Sempra Energy instead, people familiar with the matter said.

  • 08/20/2017 21:04:30

    Sempra Energy to buy Oncor for $9.45 billion: report

    Sempra Energy has reached a $9.45 billion deal to buy Texas utility Oncor Electric Delivery Co., the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday night. Earlier Sunday, Bloomberg News reported the deal was imminent. Oncor's parent is the bankrupt Energy Future Holdings Corp., and rumors have been flying for months over who might buy the unit. In July, Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway was said to be near a $9 billion deal, and hedge fund Elliott Management Corp. has also been in the mix. The Journal said the deal was sealed Sunday, and will be announced soon. The purchase still needs to be approved by a bankruptcy judge. San Diego-based Sempra emerged as a "mystery bidder" Friday.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

  • 08/20/2017 20:21:16

    Energy Future drops Oncor deal with Buffett in favor of $9.45 billion Sempra bid: sources

    (Reuters) - Bankrupt Texas utility Energy Future Holdings will abandon a deal to sell power transmission company Oncor to Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc for $9 billion and will accept a $9.45 billion bid for Oncor by Sempra Energy instead, people familiar with the matter said.

  • 08/18/2017 17:55:31

    Elliott lawyer says third bidder may top Buffett's Oncor bid

    (Reuters) - An unidentified utility could pay $9.3 billion to buy Texas power transmission company Oncor Electric Delivery Co, topping Berkshire Hathaway Inc's $9 billion bid, a lawyer for the largest creditor of Oncor's parent told a U.S. bankruptcy judge on Friday.

  • 08/18/2017 17:53:41

    UPDATE 2-Elliott lawyer says third bidder may top Buffett's Oncor bid

    Aug 18 (Reuters) - An unidentified utility could pay $9.3 billion to buy Texas power transmission company Oncor Electric Delivery Co, topping Berkshire Hathaway Inc's $9 billion bid, a lawyer for the largest creditor of Oncor's parent told a U.S. bankruptcy judge on Friday.

  • 08/18/2017 15:37:13

    Elliott Management lawyer says utility may top Buffett's Oncor bid

    (Reuters) - A lawyer for Elliott Management Corp told a U.S. bankruptcy judge on Friday that an unidentified utility could pay $9.3 billion to buy Texas power transmission company Oncor Electric Delivery Co, topping Berkshire Hathaway Inc's $9 billion bid.

  • 08/16/2017 20:54:08

    UPDATE 2-Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway will not increase its Oncor offer

    Aug 16 (Reuters) - The energy unit of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc said on Wednesday it will "stand firm" on its $9 billion offer to acquire 80 percent of Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC and will not increase its offer.

  • 08/16/2017 19:25:11

    Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway will not increase its Oncor offer

    (Reuters) - The energy unit of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc said on Wednesday it will "stand firm" on its $9 billion offer to acquire 80 percent of Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC and will not increase its offer.

  • 08/16/2017 12:56:18

    BRIEF-‍Berkshire Hathaway's MedPro Group expands international facility coverage capabilities for U.S. Domiciled risks

    * ‍Berkshire Hathaway's Medpro Group expands international facility coverage capabilities for U.S. Domiciled risks through reinsurance program participation with MPLC & Pembroke​

  • 08/15/2017 05:44:48

    Apple's stock heads for 3rd straight gain as Tepper doubles stake, Buffett keeps large position

    Shares of Apple Inc. rose 0.5% in premarket trade, on track for a third-straight gain, after billionaire hedge fund manager David Tepper more than doubled his stake in the tech giant, and Warren Buffet maintained his large stake. The stock was trading at $160.60 ahead of the open, just 0.3% below the Aug. 9 record close of $161.06, and 0.8% below the Aug. 8 all-time intraday high of $161.83. Tepper's Appaloosa LP owned 625,000 shares of Apple as of June 30, according to the latest filings, up from 300,000 shares at the end of March. Meanwhile, Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. kept its Apple stake intact at 129.4 million shares, enough to make Berkshire the fifth largest shareholder. Separately, billionaire George Soros's hedge fund Soros Fund Management increased its stake in Apple to 1,700 shares from 1,400 shares. Apple's stock, which edged up 0.2% during the second quarter, has run up 11% since the end of June through Monday, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average has tacked on 3.0%.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

  • 08/14/2017 16:15:13

    Berkshire Hathaway sells off GE stake, boosts BNY Mellon

    Warren Buffett's company has eliminated its stake in General Electric and boosted its investment in the Bank of New York Mellon Corp.

  • 08/14/2017 16:02:26

    Buffett's Berkshire adds Synchrony, sheds GE

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Monday said it added a stake in Synchrony Financial, boosting its bet on the credit card industry, and shed its investment in the...

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