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The Top 10 Dividend Stocks of Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway

With the bull market now more than six years old, investors are looking for value and means of keeping upside in the stock market with at least some degree of ...
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Major Portfolio Changes for Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway

Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) have released the official equity holdings of Berkshire Hathaway as of March 31, 2015. For years now, 24/7 Wall St. has released ...
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Did Avon Finally Get an Offer — and Is It Real? (Updated)

Private equity firm PTG Capital Partners has offered to acquire Avon Products Inc. (NYSE: AVP) for $18.75 a share in cash in a tender offer, subject to certain conditions. Avon ...
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Private Equity Firm Targets Hill With Takeover Bid

Mergers and acquisitions seem to be in the air this spring, and it looks like Hill International Inc. (NYSE: HIL) is the target of a takeover bid by a private ...
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Starwood Could Again Become the Ultimate Prize for Private Equity

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: HOT) announced its first-quarter financial results Wednesday before the markets opened. While Starwood beat earnings expectations, this will be no match whatsoever for ...
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Are Procera Shareholders Really Getting Enough in This Buyout?

Procera Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: PKT) may not be a household name to most technology investors. Still, it is being acquired by private equity firm Francisco Partners. With the deal valuing ...
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Would Warren Buffett Consider Acquiring Harley-Davidson?

When investors think about Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A), they probably think of insurance and financial operations. Maybe they think of food, utilities or real estate, or ...
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Why Groupon Is Already Returning Capital to Shareholders

Online coupon and daily deals giant Groupon Inc. (NASDAQ: GRPN) looks like it is pulling out a huge win in a stake sale of its South Korean e-commerce business, Ticket ...
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What a $30 Billion Asset Sale Might Really Mean to GE

Reports were out on Thursday that General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) is close to selling a large part of its real estate holdings. As the company aims to shrink its finance ...
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$75 Million Venture Capital Funding for Legalized Marijuana Player

If you have not heard the term "hempreneur" before, you have definitely heard of venture capital, legalized marijuana, medical marijuana and the like. You just might not have heard of ...
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Is Berkshire Hathaway Becoming More Private Equity Than Conglomerate Under Buffett?

Warren Buffett and his team may be gradually making changes to how they operate Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A). The changes have been subtle in recent years, but the way ...
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Aeropostale Still Has a Lot of Work to Do

Aeropostale Inc. (NYSE: ARO) reported fourth-quarter and full fiscal year 2014 results after markets closed Thursday afternoon. The teen clothing retailer posted quarterly adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of ...
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Why Starboard Sees Staples Worth Another 100% More After Office Depot Merger

Staples Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) has already rallied handily from its bottom, due in part to the consolidation plans to acquire Office Depot (NYSE: ODP). Staples has been the target of ...
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In Deal Worth $11.8 Billion, NXP Semiconductor Pays No Premium for Freescale

In an announcement made late Sunday night, NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) and Freescale Semiconductor Ltd. (NYSE: FSL) said the two firms had reached a definitive agreement under which NXP ...
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The Top 7 Lessons in Warren Buffett’s Annual Letter to Shareholders

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) has released its annual letter, showing that earnings and book value rose in 2014 over 2013. While there are many points to evaluate on earnings, ...
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