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2 hrs ago | Seeking Alpha

How A Billionaire's Portfolio Can Boost Your Returns

Last year, I wrote an article showing the similarities between Kinder Morgan and Berkshire Hathaway , and explained how these similarities should lead to excess returns for both companies going forward. Although it is common knowledge that Warren Buffet is one of the wealthiest people on the planet, while writing the article I learned that Richard Kinder, the CEO of Kinder Morgan, is ranked as the 39th wealthiest American in the Forbes 400 .

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Related Topix: Kinder Morgan Management, Financial Services, Energy, Kinder Morgan, Oil & Gas, Business Wire, Construction, Startups, Berkshire Hathaway, Insurance, Empire Group, Investment Services

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Nevada Gets Musked

Charles Munger, vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, the other day described Silicon Valley billionaire Elon Musk as a "genius." Maybe he was alluding to the Tesla CEO's cunning ploy to mine subsidies from Nevada taxpayers.

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Related Topix: Business Wire, Construction, Startups, Berkshire Hathaway, Insurance, Empire Group, Investment Services, Opinion

Natl. Relocation & Real Estate

HomeServices of America Announces New Leadership for HomeServices Relocation

HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, has announced the appointment of Steven John as president and CEO HomeServices Relocation, effective September 16, 2014. Mary Lee Blaylock, current president and CEO of HomeServices Relocation has been named senior vice president and general manager of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, effective October 1st.

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Related Topix: Business Wire, Construction, Startups, Berkshire Hathaway, Insurance, Empire Group, Investment Services, Winston-Salem, NC, Salem, NC

Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Motley Fool

How to Invest in Stocks Like Billionaire Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett is the greatest investor of all time so it is worthwhile to figure out how to invest in stocks like he does. Thankfully, Warren has spent his life giving away his wisdom on investing for free to all who would listen.

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Related Topix: Financial Markets, Warren Buffett, Business Wire, Construction, Startups, Berkshire Hathaway, Insurance, Empire Group, Investment Services

The Motley Fool

Here's Why Warren Buffett's Favorite Stock Is Struggling

As a matter of fact, Coca-Cola is the largest holding in the portfolio of his company, Berkshire Hathaway , with a market value of nearly $17 billion. Warren famously declared at the 2012 Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholders meeting, "If you gave me $10, $20, $30 billion to knock off Coca-Cola, I couldn't do it."

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Related Topix: Beverages, Coca-Cola Bottling Co., CocaCola, Warren Buffett, Construction, Berkshire Hathaway, Insurance, Empire Group, Investment Services

Seeking Alpha

Comparing The Marginal Cost Of Funds For Berkshire Hathaway, Wells Fargo And Bank Of America

On September 8, we reported that Wells Fargo had a marginal cost of funding advantage of more than 0.30% over Bank of America. With tongue partly in cheek, both banks could reduce their marginal funding costs by giving up the implicit TBTF USA guarantee for an explicit Berkshire Hathaway guarantee.

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Related Topix: Construction, Berkshire Hathaway, Investment Services, Business Wire, Startups, Insurance, Empire Group, Wells Fargo , Banking, Bank of America, Financial Services

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Seeking Alpha

Apply Warren Buffett's Brand Of Drywall To Your Portfolio

The new USG Boral Building Products Joint Venture has posted strong results for its full operational quarter and has a bright future. Berkshire Hathaway owns 27% of the shares indicating Buffett's confidence in the company and the potential for a takeover.

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Related Topix: Construction, USG Corporation, Warren Buffett, Boral, Berkshire Hathaway, Insurance, Empire Group, Investment Services

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Seeking Alpha

GE: 40% Upside Potential With Limited Downside Risk

The PIT Strategy will lead to renewed revenue growth, and if it does not, we all have more to worry about than a poor investment in GE. When the Sage of Omaha announced that his Berkshire Hathaway would buy $3 billion worth of General Electric's preferred shares after the Lehman Shock of 2008, Buffett was quoted as saying that GE was "the symbol" of American business.

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Related Topix: Business Wire, Construction, Startups, Berkshire Hathaway, Insurance, Empire Group, Investment Services, General Electric, Financial Services, Aerospace-Defense, Jack Welch

Reuters

TRLPC: Burger King markets $7.25 billion loan package for Tim Hortons buy

Burger King announced on August 26 that it was buying Tim Hortons. The company said at the time it had $12.5 billion of financing commitments.

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Related Topix: Tim Hortons, Business Wire, Construction, Startups, Berkshire Hathaway, Insurance, Empire Group, Investment Services, Food, Heinz H J

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Bloomberg

Warren Buffett, chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

It's a question ETF analysts are used to. The short answer is that no exchange-traded fund can replicate Buffett's investing brilliance.

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Related Topix: Construction, Berkshire Hathaway, Investment Services, Warren Buffett, Business Wire, Startups, Insurance, Empire Group, Financial Markets

Seeking Alpha

Panama Canal Expansion Spurs Investment Opportunities

Union Pacific and BNSF Railway , a holding of Berkshire Hathaway , own lucrative rail lines to West Coast ports, giving them an advantage over East Coast rivals CSX and Norfolk Southern . But those West Coast rail lines may lose some intermodal business after a major expansion is completed to the Panama Canal.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Union Pacific, Railroads, Union Pacific Railroad, Business Wire, Construction, Startups, Berkshire Hathaway, Insurance, Empire Group, Investment Services

Tue Sep 09, 2014

Seeking Alpha

Berkshire: Still Beating The S&P

Berkshire Hathaway is an insurance conglomerate whose hundreds-of-billions-in-market-cap size inspires doubt about its potential growth. The company itself continues to tell investors that the days of easy gains are gone.

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Related Topix: Business Wire, Construction, Startups, Berkshire Hathaway, Insurance, Empire Group, Investment Services, Warren Buffett

Adweek

Warren Buffet's Underwear Brand Comes Clean About Corporate Taxes

Fruit of the Loom, the homespun brand that's been making our underwear since 1851, wants you to know, America, that it's paying its fair share of taxes. That's according to an unusual page that now turns up on the corporation's website.

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Related Topix: Fruit of the Loom, Apparel, Tax, Business Wire, Construction, Startups, Berkshire Hathaway, Insurance, Empire Group, Investment Services

Seeking Alpha

Why Warren Buffett Doesn't Take A Bite Out Of Apple

"You're looking for a mispriced gamble. That's what investing is. And you have to know enough to know whether the gamble is mispriced.

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Related Topix: Apple, Startups, Warren Buffett, Business Wire, Construction, Berkshire Hathaway, Insurance, Empire Group, Investment Services

Mon Sep 08, 2014

Seeking Alpha

Price And Value

I'm going to start this article with the eternal words of Warren Buffett, as written in Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s 2008 shareholder letter : Long ago, Ben Graham taught me that "Price is what you pay; value is what you get." Whether we're talking about socks or stocks, I like buying quality merchandise when it is marked down.

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Related Topix: Warren Buffett, Business Wire, Construction, Startups, Berkshire Hathaway, Insurance, Empire Group, Investment Services, Financial Markets

Radio Ink

Home Depot Increases Frequency on Radio

Last week The Home Depot regained the number one spot on the Media Monitors weekly advertiser chart with over 42,000 commercials airing on radio stations across America. This week the home improvement big box created a little distance between itself and number two advertiser Berkshire Hathaway .

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Related Topix: Home Depot, Retail, Household Products, Insurance

Hispanic Business

GEICO Hiring Auto Adjusters

As the fastest-growing auto insurer, GEICO is looking to add to its ranks of dedicated auto damage adjusters in Seattle. GEICO is looking for candidates that want to be ambassadors of customer service with a strong desire to help customers after an accident and that have excellent time management skills.

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Related Topix: Insurance, McLean, VA

Business Journal

'Berkshire Hathaway wanna-be' sees value in Tampa's Deer Valley

The timing is right for growth in the kind of manufactured housing produced by Deer Valley Corp., according to the CEO of the company poised to buy Deer Valley.

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Related Topix: Construction, Tampa, FL, Startups, Berkshire Hathaway, Insurance, Empire Group, Investment Services, Business Wire, Peerless Systems, Semiconductors, Electronics, Software

Sun Sep 07, 2014

The Motley Fool

The 1 Peculiar Trait Shared by Warren Buffett's Energy Investments

Anyone that wants to be taken seriously as an investor wants to be like Warren Buffett. We like to track every move that he makes in the portfolio of Berkshire Hathaway to see what companies he and his partners think will provide long-term returns that crush the market.

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Related Topix: Warren Buffett, Business Wire, Construction, Startups, Berkshire Hathaway, Insurance, Empire Group, Investment Services, ConocoPhillips, Energy, Oil & Gas

The Motley Fool

Warren Buffett's Right-Hand Man Reveals His Secrets for Success

The remarkable success Much has been said from outsiders -- like myself -- about Buffett and the various things he has done through the years that have delivered results that are unparalleled. Consider for a moment that $100 parked in the S&P 500 at beginning of 1965 would be worth an astounding $9,841 by the end of 2013.

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Related Topix: Warren Buffett, Business Wire, Construction, Startups, Berkshire Hathaway, Insurance, Empire Group, Investment Services

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