Berkshire Hathaway News

Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan Closing Down Joint Healthcare Venture

The healthcare joint venture of Amazon.com Inc., Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co., will cease to exist at the end of February, it said on Monday. The move comes three years after the companies came together to form …

Berkshire Hathaway Sues Law Firm It Says Aided $756 Million M&A Fraud

A unit of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. claims a top international law firm helped German piping component maker Wilhelm Schulz GmbH fraudulently conceal its disastrous finances before its 2017 acquisition by the U.S. company. Berkshire unit Precision Castparts Corp. …

Berkshire Insurance Units Hold Their Own While Pandemic Slams Other Buffett Firms

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. had a tough second quarter with the pandemic taking a toll on most of its operating businesses including Precision Castparts aircraft parts, the BNSF railroad, Occidental Petroleum Corp., Kraft Heinz Co. and retailers including See’s Candies that …

TuSimple Launches Self-Driving Truck Network with Berkshire’s McLane, UPS

U.S. technology company TuSimple on Wednesday launched a self-driving freight network with UPS and Berkshire Hathaway Inc. supply chain unit McLane that it said should operate nationwide by 2024 and start running some driverless trucks routes by 2021. United Parcel …

Berkshire Discloses Q1 Insurance Results; Buffett Talks Coronavirus Impact

Berkshire Hathaway’s property/casualty insurance and reinsurance businesses reported a first quarter underwriting profit of $747 million before taxes, nearly double the pretax underwriting profit of $377 million recorded for first-quarter 2019. Property/casualty and life insurance and reinsurance businesses combined recorded …

Virtual ‘Woodstock for Capitalists’ May Show How Buffett’s Handling Coronavirus

Berkshire Hathaway Inc.’s annual meeting will be nothing like the extravaganzas of years past, but will give Warren Buffett a chance to show how resilient his cash-rich conglomerate may be to the coronavirus pandemic, and the investment opportunities it offers. …

NYC Comptroller Urges Major Insurance Companies to Cut Ties with Coal Industry

New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer has called on three multi-national insurance companies to end business ties with the coal industry, a move he says will protect clients from the effects of climate change and ensure long-term value for …

Brazil Reinsurer IRB Resseguros Replaces CEO, CFO on Governance Concerns

Brazilian reinsurer IRB Brasil Resseguros SA replaced its chief executive and chief financial officer after its shares plunged nearly 32% on Wednesday after the company said that Berkshire Hathaway is not an investor. Werner Suffert will serve as interim CEO …

Buffett Says Combs Likely to Head GEICO Only Temporarily

Warren Buffett doesn’t expect Todd Combs, one of his two key investing deputies, to be at auto insurer Geico long. Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. tapped Combs in December to become chief executive officer of its Geico unit. He replaced Bill …

Brooks Brothers and Brooks Running Shoes Clash Over Trademark

Brooks, the running shoe and apparel unit of billionaire Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Brooks Brothers, pitting two companies whose roots date back more than a century against each other. In a complaint filed …