Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett’s company lost $44 billion last quarter, but it’s not really bad news | CNN Business

New York CNN Business  —  Warren Buffett is just like the rest of us. He got crushed by the plunge in the stock market during the first half of the year. But the Oracle of Omaha is undeterred by the wildness on Wall Street. Berkshire Hathaway is still buying and many of the the company’s …

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New Buyback Tax Will Force Companies to Think Twice on How to Use Cash

In the scrap over how to fund President Joe Biden’s spending plans, the Democrats’ focus has shifted from taxing private funds to public at the last minute. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D., Ariz.) backs dropping a proposed tax increase on carried interest income and adding a 1% tax on stock buybacks to the legislation. It means …

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Occidental Petroleum Tops Profit Estimates, Pays Down Debt

Text size Occidental stock has doubled this year and is the top performer in the S&P 500, Callaghan O’Hare/Bloomberg Warren Buffett probably liked Occidental Petroleum ’s second-quarter earnings report. Occidental Petroleum (Ticker OXY), in which Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (BRK/A, BRK/B) is the largest shareholder, topped profit estimates, paid down nearly $5 billion in debt and …

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DOJ: Buffett company discriminated against Black homebuyers

NEW YORK (AP) — A Pennsylvania mortgage company owned by billionaire businessman Warren Buffett’s company discriminated against potential Black and Latino homebuyers in Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware, the Department of Justice said Wednesday, in what is being called the second-largest redlining settlement in history. Trident Mortgage Co., a division of Berkshire Hathaway’s HomeServices of …

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