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Weekend reading: A post-Covid return to normality or time to rethink it?

W hisper it, but it does seem like the long shadow of Covid may at last be retreating in the UK. That’s not the case for the whole world. Countries like India are feeling the full force of what some in Britain still march and vote to deny. Average global cases recently sustained a new peak of 800,000 a day. But thanks to our long (and, yes, damaging) lockdown, high vaccination rates, and the immunological protection granted by previous infection, the UK appears to be leaving the tunnel we ente...
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Arnold Schwarzenegger is avoiding bitcoin, dogecoin, and other crypto. Warren Buffett might be the reason why.

Warren Buffett and Arnold Schwarzenegger. The Film Archives/YouTube Arnold Schwarzenegger shares Warren Buffett's caution towards cryptocurrencies."The Terminator" star and former California governor said he doesn't understand them.Buffett advised Schwarzenegger during his campaign and on "Celebrity Apprentice."See more stories on Insider's business page.Arnold Schwarzenegger doesn't own bitcoin, dogecoin, or any other cryptocurrencies. Warren Buffett might be the reason ...
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How Berkshire Hathaway broke Nasdaq's 32-bit code with its monster share price

Now that's a Buffett overflow error Bug of the week Here's a programming gremlin that caught our eye this week: a share price exceeded the 32-bit unsigned integer limit of a stock exchange's code.…
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Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is nearing the maximum stock price of $429,496 allowed on the Nasdaq

Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, and vice chairman Charlie Munger. JOHANNES EISELE/AFP via Getty Images Berkshire Hathaway's Class A stock is trading just below the maximum stock price allowed on the Nasdaq exchange.The stock traded at $429,172 on Thursday, just below the Nasdaq's maximum limit of $429,496.7295.Nasdaq is rushing to issue an upgrade later this month that would fix the problem.Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell.Class A s...
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Warren Buffett is eager to invest $80 billion. That's enough to buy GM, FedEx, or Activision Blizzard.

Warren Buffett AP Images Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway could spend $80 billion on acquisitions.FedEx, GM, Ford, Twitter, Chipotle, and eBay are in the investor's price range.Buffett doesn't expect any deals soon because of fierce competition.See more stories on Insider's business page.Warren Buffett has $80 billion in excess cash that he's itching to deploy, the famed investor said at Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting on Saturday. That's enough to buy ...
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8 Things Warren Buffett Said at Berkshire's Annual Meeting

Buffett shared his thoughts with investors over the weekend.
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Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway plowed $1.3 billion into stock buybacks in April

Warren Buffett. Rick Wilking/Reuters Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway spent over $1.3 billion on stock buybacks in April.Berkshire has spent about $8 billion repurchasing shares this year.Buffett's partner, Charlie Munger, defended sensible buybacks as a "highly moral act."See more stories on Insider's business page.Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway spent $1.3 billion repurchasing its stock in the first three weeks of April, boosting its year-to-date buybacks to roug...
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'Robinhood isn't democratizing investing': 6 markets experts break down why Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger were right to trash the trading app

Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, and vice chairman Charlie Munger. JOHANNES EISELE/AFP via Getty Images Billionaire investor Warren Buffett and his right-hand man Charlie Munger have slammed Robinhood. The online brokerage hit back, saying everyday investors deserve equal access to the markets. Markets experts say investment success is more easily achieved by practicing buy-and-hold investing. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Robinhood thi...
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Warren Buffett warned newbie investors, touted tech stocks, and dashed acquisition hopes at Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting. Here are the 7 key takeaways.

Warren Buffett. Thomson Reuters Warren Buffett cautioned new stock-pickers that investing isn't a cakewalk.The Berkshire Hathaway CEO said he was probably wrong to trim Apple and sell Costco.Here are the 7 key takeaways from Berkshire's annual meeting this year.See more stories on Insider's business page.Warren Buffett cautioned newbie investors not to get cocky, admitted he was likely wrong to sell Apple and dump Costco, and defended "big tech" valuations at Berkshire Hathaw...
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Warren Buffett, Mohamed El-Erian and now Janet Yellen spark fears over a pickup in inflation that could pile pressure on the Fed

Warren Buffett said he was seeing "very substantial inflation." Nati Harnik/AP Janet Yellen worried Wall Street on Tuesday with comments on inflation that were swiftly rowed back. Warren Buffett and Mohamed El-Erian have warned higher inflation could be here to stay. Investors fear strong price rises could cause the Fed to cut back its support for the economy. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen caused a minor freak-out ...
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The incredible life and career rise of Melinda Gates - one of the world's richest and most powerful women

She heads a foundation with a $40 billion endowment. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Melinda Gates is one of the most powerful women in the world, according to Forbes. She could be worth $73 billion if she and Bill Gates split their fortune equally in the divorce. Gates will continue in her role as co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. See more stories on Insider's business page. Melinda Gates is the fifth most powerful woman in the world, ...
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The incredible life of Melinda Gates - one of the world's richest and most powerful women

She heads a foundation with a $40 billion endowment. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Melinda Gates is one of the most powerful women in the world, according to Forbes. She could be worth $73 billion if she and Bill Gates split their fortune equally in the divorce. Gates will continue in her role as co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. See more stories on Insider's business page. Melinda Gates is the fifth most powerful woman in the world, ...
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Warren Buffett slammed SPACs, blasted Robinhood, and defended 'big tech' valuations at Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting. Here are the 23 best quotes.

Warren Buffett. Yahoo Finance/YouTube Warren Buffett spoke at Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting on Saturday.The famed investor criticized SPACs, Robinhood, and market speculation.Buffett said "big tech" stocks don't look pricey with interest rates and bond yields so low.See more stories on Insider's business page.Warren Buffett took aim at special-purpose acquisition vehicles (SPACs), Robinhood, and market speculation at Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting on Saturday.T...
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Analysis: Buffett's ESG Snub Risks Alienating Wall Street

By Ross Kerber, Jessica DiNapoli and Jonathan Stempel(Reuters) - Berkshire Hathaway Inc shareholders can accept Chairman Warren Buffett's hostility...
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10 Things in Politics: The Instagram account behind DC's best gossip

Good morning, and May the Fourth be with you. Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics, your weekday look at the biggest stories in DC and beyond. Sign up here to receive this newsletter.Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:A very DC diversion is this anonymous Instagram accountBill and Melinda Gates are ending their 27-year marriageRep. Liz Cheney is in hot water with some fellow Republicans, againOne thing to look out for today...
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Investor Warren Buffett names Berkshire Hathaway successor

Company's vice-chairman Greg Abel will take over, but Mr Buffett has no plans to step aside.
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Cramer rejects Buffett's stance on stock picking, endorses a hybrid investing model

"I respect Warren Buffett, but I'll always be a Peter Lynch guy," "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer said.
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Bill and Melinda Gates are getting divorced. Here's a look inside their 27-year marriage, from meeting at work, to having 3 kids, to spending $45 billion on philanthropy.

Bill and Melinda gates are splitting up, the Microsoft co-founder announced on Monday. Scott Olson/Getty Images Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, announced he and his wife, Melinda, will divorce. Gates married Melinda French in 1994 after the two met at work. The two run the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which has an endowment of $49.8 billion as of 2019. See more stories on Insider's business page. Bill and Melinda Gates are getting divorced.The billionaire Microsoft founder an...
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Dow jumps 238 points as Fed's Williams says strong economic growth not yet enough to impact monetary policy

Xinhua/Wang Ying/Getty Images US stocks were mixed on Monday, with the Nasdaq 100 falling while the S&P 500 and Dow Jones rallied higher.The Fed's John Williams said on Monday that the strengthening economy is not yet enough to impact monetary policy.Investors are awaiting another big week of earnings, as PayPal, General Motors, and Etsy are set to report.Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell.US stocks were mixed on Monday, with the S&P 500 and Dow Jo...
Tags: Apple, Etsy, Finance, China, US, Trends, Markets, Williams, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, Fidelity, Stock Market, Nasdaq, Costco, John Williams, Dow Jones


When Buffett Is Gone, Abel Will Take Over as Berkshire CEO

Vice Chairman Greg Abel will succeed billionaire Warren Buffett as Berkshire Hathaway CEO, according to a report.
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Berkshire Shareholders Comment on Buffett Succession

(Reuters) -Warren Buffett ended years of speculation about succession at Berkshire Hathaway Inc by saying Greg Abel, who oversees its non-insurance...
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Quotes: Berkshire Shareholders Comment on Buffett Succession

(Reuters) - Warren Buffett ended years of speculation about succession at Berkshire Hathaway Inc by saying Greg Abel, who oversees its...
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Meet Greg Abel, the 58-year-old Berkshire Hathaway vice chairman just tapped as Warren Buffett's successor

AP Images / Nati Harnik Warren Buffett has named Greg Abel as his heir apparent at Berkshire Hathaway. Abel has long been suspected as the next in line to lead the $631 billion conglomerate. Abel is currently the vice chairman for non-insurance businesses at Berkshire. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Berkshire Hathaway held its annual shareholder meeting on Saturday and Warren Buffett pointed to Greg Abel, the 58-year-old leader of Berkshire's...
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Robinhood says people are tired of Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger acting like they're the only oracles of investing

Robinhood co-founder Vlad Tenev, Warren Buffett, and Charlie Munger. Noam Galai/Getty Images for TechCrunch/REUTERS/Rick Wilking Robinhood lashed out at Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger for criticizing its business model. People are tired of them acting like the only investing oracles, a company executive said. Both billionaire investors have dissed the brokerage for treating the stock market like a casino. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Robinhoo...
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Robinhood fires back after Buffett insult

Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway vice chairman Charlie Munger are not big fans of short-term trading and the popular Robinhood app. But it appears that Robinhood has no time for Buffett or Munger either.
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Robinhood fires back after Warren Buffett slams free-trading app

Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway vice chairman Charlie Munger are not big fans of short-term trading and the popular Robinhood app. But it appears that Robinhood has no time for Buffett or Munger either.
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Warren Buffett says Greg Abel is his likely successor as Berkshire Hathaway CEO

Berkshire Hathaway's Greg Abel. Greg Abel, in this April 30, 2010 photo, is seen in Omaha, Neb. Vice Chairman Charlie Munger added his own letter this year, and predicted that Berkshire will be fine once he and Warren Buffett are gone because of the management talent it already has. Munger singled out reinsurance executive Jain and Berkshire Hathaway Energy CEO Greg Abel as two Berkshire executives who could succeed Buffett one day. ( Billionaire Warren Buffett told CNBC that his likel...
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US stocks edge higher as investors brace for another wave of corporate earnings

AP Photo/Richard Drew US stocks edged higher on Monday as investors await another round of corporate earnings this week.A third of the S&P 500 will report earnings this week, including Tesla, Apple, and Alphabet.Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell.US stocks edged higher on Monday as investors anticipate another flood of first-quarter earnings that are set to be released this week. Earnings reports from Pfizer, General Motors, PayPal and Etsy among other...
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When Buffett Is Gone, Abel Will Take Over at Berkshire

Vice Chairman Greg Abel will succeed billionaire Warren Buffett as Berkshire Hathaway CEO, according to a report.
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Robinhood Hits Back at Buffett for Retail Trading Comments

(Reuters) - Retail-focused brokerage Robinhood Financial has hit back against comments by Warren Buffett who on Saturday likened the millions of...
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