Stories by Josh Funk

Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015

Oil prices could cut into ethanol profits, but demand strong with federal biofuel mandate

Cheap oil will likely cut into ethanol profits because refiners will want to pay less for the corn-based fuel additive, but the industry is somewhat shielded by a federal biofuel mandate and the ...
By Josh Funk

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

Berkshire buying Duracell from P&G in $3 billion deal

OMAHA, Neb. - Buying Duracell will provide a short-term charge for Warren Buffett's company, but the battery maker could eventually wind up being a drain on Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
By Josh Funk

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014

Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway buys auto dealer

Berkshire Hathaway buying auto dealership company Van Tuyl Group; terms not disclosed.
By Josh Funk

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Thousands descend on Omaha to hear Buffett speak

OMAHA, Neb. - The Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting is part celebration and part education, and more than 30,000 people gathered to hear Warren Buffett answer to investors Saturday.
By Josh Funk

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Buffett buys stakes in Chicago Bridge & Iron, Starz

Warren Buffett's company revealed new investments in Chicago Bridge & Iron Co. and Starz on Wednesday, and it sold off some of its stake in snack food maker Mondelez International Inc.
By Josh Funk

Monday, May 6, 2013

Buffett: Stocks still reasonable but bonds awful

Investor Warren Buffett said even though the stock market is soaring, prices appear reasonable, and stocks would be a better investment than bonds for most people.
By Josh Funk

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Warren Buffett offers advice on investing, life

Billionaire Warren Buffett dispensed plenty of advice on investing and life during this weekend's Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting.
By Josh Funk

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Buffett says women key to nation's prosperity

Billionaire Warren Buffett is optimistic about America's economic future because the nation has begun to unleash the potential of women.
By Josh Funk

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012

Berkshire buyback costs $1.2 billion

Warren Buffett's company paid $1.2 billion to repurchase 9,200 Class A shares from the estate of a longtime shareholder, and Berkshire Hathaway said Wednesday that its board approved paying higher ...
By Josh Funk

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Buffett lunch goes for millions

The annual auction for a private lunch with the billionaire closed Friday night. In the end, the highest bid was a record-breaking $3,456,789.
By Josh Funk

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Buffett upbeat about health

OMAHA, Neb. - Warren Buffett worked to reassure shareholders Saturday that he is feeling good after his cancer diagnosis, and that Berkshire Hathaway is ready to replace him.
By Josh Funk

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012

Strong sales boost Deere profits

Deere says 1Q profit up 4 percent on strong global sales; some see outlook as conservative.
By Josh Funk
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Few citations issued under "slowpoke" law

Richmond County sheriff's Lt. Ramone Lamkin said law enforcement agencies aren't cracking down on it like they do other traffic offenses, such as following too closely and failure to maintain lane.
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