Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway Could Be Among Top Payers of New Minimum Tax

Researchers at the University of North Carolina Tax Center analyzed securities filings to determine what companies would have paid if the tax had been in place last year. They found fewer than 80 publicly traded US companies would have paid any corporate minimum tax in 2021, and just six—including Amazon and Warren Buffett’s conglomerate—would have … Read more

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Cl B stock falls Wednesday, underperforms market

Shares of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Cl B BRK.B, -2.31% slipped 2.31% to $270.74 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around rough trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX, -1.71% falling 1.71% to 3,789.93 and Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -1.70% falling 1.70% to 30,183.78. This was the stock’s second … Read more

Berkshire Made Big Bets on Citi, HP, and Paramount Stock. They Look Like Losers.

Text size Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, said his company often buys equities before a market hits bottom. AFP via Getty Images When asked about Berkshire Hathaway ‘s investment success at the company’s annual meeting in April, CEO Warren Buffett said Berkshire is often early. He pointed to the company’s large equity purchases in … Read more

Berkshire Looks Like a Loser with 3 Big Buys

Text size Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, said his company often buys equities before a market hits bottom. AFP via Getty Images When asked about Berkshire Hathaway ‘s investment success at the company’s annual meeting in April, CEO Warren Buffett said Berkshire is often early. He pointed to the company’s large equity purchases in … Read more

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Cl B stock outperforms market on strong trading day

Shares of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Cl B BRK.B, +1.51% rallied 1.51% to $278.95 Monday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX, +0.69% rising 0.69% to 3,899.89 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.64% rising 0.64% to 31,019.68. The stock’s rise snapped … Read more

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Cl B stock outperforms the market despite losses on the day

Shares of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Cl B BRK.B, -0.68% dropped 0.68% to $274.81 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around grim trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX, -0.72% falling 0.72% to 3,873.33 and Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.45% falling 0.45% to 30,822.42. This was the stock’s second … Read more

US Railroad Strike Averted as Tentative Deal Is Reached, Biden Says

WASHINGTON—The biggest freight railroads and union leaders reached a tentative labor agreement to avert a nationwide strike that would have crippled segments of the US economy. President Biden and White House officials interceded to broker a deal to avoid transport disruptions that could have snarled supply chains, putting new pressure on prices when inflation has … Read more

Cash Is No Longer Trash. T-Bill Yields Near 4%.

Text size After years of yielding near zero, cash is suddenly a better investment. Eva Hambach/AFP via Getty Images Cash is no longer trash. For the first time in 15 years, investors can get nearly 4% yields on US Treasury bills, while rates on some money-market funds have hit 2% and are likely heading higher. … Read more

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Cl B stock rises Wednesday, still underperforms market

Shares of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Cl B BRK.B, +0.05% inched 0.05% higher to $278.42 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX, +0.34% rising 0.34% to 3,946.01 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.10% rising 0.10% to 31,135.09. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. … Read more

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Cl B stock falls Tuesday, still outperforms market

Shares of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Cl B BRK.B, -3.54% wear 3.54% to $278.29 Tuesday, on what proved to be an all-around dismal trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX, -4.32% falling 4.32% to 3,932.69 and Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -3.94% falling 3.94% to 31,104.97. The stock’s fall snapped a … Read more