OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway reported a 37 percent drop in its second-quarter profit as the paper value of its investments fell and its insurance companies reported an underwriting loss.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett's biggest acquisition yet — a $32.36 billion buyout of Precision Castparts — will further change the complexion of Berkshire Hathaway and increase the conglomerate's reliance on industrial companies.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ahead of a historic trip to the Arctic, President Barack Obama erased a former Republican president's name from North America's tallest peak in a move applauded in Alaska and derided more than 3,000 miles away in Ohio. More contentious matters concerning climate change and Arctic drilling awaited.
HOUSTON (AP) — A man charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a uniformed suburban Houston sheriff's deputy had a lengthy criminal record going back a decade, but never spent more than short stints in jail.
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Salem High School will open its doors to the community Monday to commemorate the life of an alumnus — Adam Ward, the 27-year-old cameraman for a Roanoke television station who was slain on live TV last week.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Scientists are "overwhelmingly unified" in concluding that humans are contributing to global climate change, Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday night, and the public is slowly getting the full picture.
NEW YORK (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady arrived early to court Monday for a final face-to-face meeting before a judge rules on the "Deflategate" case.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians President Mark Shapiro is leaving the club after this season to run Toronto's front office.
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Stefan Wilson stood in a circle of crew members in front of his brother's car, the entire group swathed in T-Shirts commemorating Justin Wilson.
NEW YORK (AP) — He sat in the upper deck, basically unrecognized amid a sea of happy baseball fans. He let out a cheer when the best hitter on his favorite team smoked a home run and diligently scanned the out-of-town scoreboard to consider playoff implications. And he waited his turn in the long Citi Field men's room line, just one more fan spending a hot summer day watching the Mets and the Red Sox play.
GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. (AP) — General Mills has set an ambitious goal of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions 28 percent by 2025 — not just within its own operations but from farm to fork to landfill.
ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) — The owner of a Southern California golf club, who raised a stink by spreading chicken manure on the course, has agreed to pay $100,000 to air pollution regulators.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — One of Oregon's first hemp farmers says a lack of seed is making it tough to get going.
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Tropical Storm Erika began to lose steam Friday as it skirted along the southern coast of the Dominican Republic, but it left behind a trail of destruction that included at least a dozen people killed on the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, authorities said.
MADRID (AP) — An explosion at a fireworks factory in northeastern Spain killed at least two people, wounded six and left four others missing on Monday, police said.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks moved lower in early trading Monday, as oil prices fell and investors reacted to signs that the Federal Reserve was still on pace to raise rates this month. It sets up another volatile week on Wall Street, which has been battered this month.
BRUSSELS (AP) — Inflation in the 19-nation eurozone was stable in August at an annual rate of 0.2 percent, an official report shows — another weak figure that may help push the European Central Bank toward doing more economic stimulus.
For decades, Chinese economic policymakers have drawn praise for keeping their economy growing strongly through turbulence, such as the Asian financial crisis of 1997-1998 and the worldwide financial tumult of 2008. But investors have begun to lose faith in Beijing's economic management.