Month: April 2022

In this article BRK.A BTC.CM= Bitcoin has steadily been gaining acceptance from the traditional finance and investment world in recent years but Warren Buffett is sticking to his skeptical stance on bitcoin. He said at the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholder meeting Saturday that it’s not a productive asset and it doesn’t produce anything tangible. Despite
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In this article BRK.A Warren Buffett on Saturday said Berkshire Hathaway has been increasing its stake in Activision Blizzard in a merger arbitrage play, betting that Microsoft’s proposed acquisition of the video game company will close. Berkshire now owns about 9.5% of Activision shares, Buffett said at the company’s annual shareholder meeting. “Occasionally I’ll see
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In this article HOOD BRK.A Berkshire Hathaway Vice Chairman Charlie Munger blasted stock trading app Robinhood on Saturday, saying the company is now “unraveling.” “It’s so easy to overdo a good idea. … Look what happened to Robinhood from its peak to its trough. Wasn’t that pretty obvious that something like that was going to
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In this article BRK.A CVX Warren Buffett and Becky Quick at the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholder Meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, April 29, 2022. David A. Grogan | CNBC Berkshire Hathaway added to its Chevron bet significantly during the first quarter, making the energy stock the conglomerate’s fourth biggest equity holding. The “Oracle of Omaha’s” Chevron
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In this article BRK.A Warren Buffett Gerry Miller | CNBC Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway reported Saturday a decline in first-quarter earnings, as the conglomerate was not immune to a slowing U.S. economy. The company’s net earnings came in at $5.46 billion, down more than 53% from $11.71 billion in the year-earlier period. Berkshire’s operating earnings
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In this article VRRM Thomas Winz | The Image Bank | Getty Images Company: Verra Mobility (VRRM) Business: Verra Mobility operates through two segments: (i) Commercial Services: the market-leading provider of automated toll and violations management and title and registration solutions to rental car companies, fleet management companies, municipalities, school districts and violation issuing authorities;
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A first of its kind inclusive complex, the RWJBarnabas Health Field of Dreams, will open Saturday in Toms River, New Jersey. The grand opening of the $3.6 million facility comes after nearly five years of planning and pandemic-related delays and challenges. The Toms River complex will focus on serving children with physical and social disabilities.
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Loading chart… Johnson Controls International Plc: “It’s just very cheap.” Loading chart… Star Bulk Carriers Corp: “The way this stock is priced, the dividend’s going to be cut. I don’t know if that’s the case. … This is what I almost would call too good to be true.” Loading chart… Principal Financial Group Inc: “I
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In this article BRK.A Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholder Meeting signage in Omaha, Nebraska, April 29, 2022. David A. Grogan | CNBC Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meeting’s pregame is nothing short of an extravaganza. Thousands of Berkshire shareholders flocked to Omaha, Nebraska, this weekend for the annual meeting Saturday. Before hearing from Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger,
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Warren Buffett is set to kick off Berkshire Hathaway‘s annual shareholder meeting Saturday on a high note, with the “Oracle of Omaha” finally back in the deal-making game and the conglomerate’s outperforming stock crossing a key milestone. With tens of thousands of shareholders in attendance, this year’s “Woodstock for Capitalists” will return in person in Omaha, Nebraska
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Getty Images If you’re eligible for health savings account contributions, you can deposit more money starting in 2023, thanks to an inflation adjustment from the IRS. In 2023, you can save up to $3,850 with an individual health insurance plan, up from $3,650 in 2022, the IRS announced Friday. And you can soon contribute up
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Lifestylevisuals | E+ | Getty Images Adjustable-rate mortgages are making a comeback. With interest rates surging, more buyers are turning to ARMs, which offer lower initial rates than fixed-rate loans. However, after a certain period, the rate on the ARM adjusts to reflect current market conditions. “You have double the number of borrowers out there
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Ipggutenbergukltd | Istock | Getty Images Despite the pandemic, most Americans still feel optimistic about a comfortable retirement, but inflation is the top concern among those who aren’t as prepared. That’s according to the Employee Benefit Research Institute and Greenwald Research 32nd annual Retirement Confidence Survey polling 2,677 workers and retirees in January. “Even with
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Luis Alvarez | Digitalvision | Getty Images The surge in worker pay that was a key feature of the 2021 labor market showed signs of fading early this year, as businesses’ demand for workers has moderated a bit from last year’s record levels. Wages and salaries in the private sector grew by 5% in the
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Medical syringes and Novavax logo displayed in the background are seen in this illustration photo taken in Krakow, Poland on December 2, 2021. Jakub Porzycki | NurPhoto | Getty Images The Food and Drug Administration’s independent advisors will meet in June to discuss Novavax’s Covid vaccine for adults as well as Pfizer and Moderna’s shots
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Russian is one of five nations that hold a veto power on the U.N’s Security Council. Carlo Allegri | Reuters The United Nations deputy secretary-general has told CNBC there will be “lessons learned” from the war in Ukraine. Speaking Wednesday after the release of the U.N’s “2022 Financing for Sustainable Development Report,” Amina Mohammed said
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In this article INTC Intel shares fell 4% in extended trading on Thursday after the chipmaker issued a lower-than-expected forecast for its fiscal second quarter. Here’s how the company did: Earnings: 87 cents per share, adjusted, vs. 81 cents as expected by analysts, according to Refinitiv. Revenue: $18.35 billion, vs. $18.31 billion as expected by
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In this article AMZN Amazon shares dropped as much as 10% in extended trading on Thursday after the company issued a revenue forecast that trailed analysts’ estimates. Here’s how the company did: Earnings: $7.38 per share, adjusted, vs. $8.36 expected, according to Refinitiv Revenue: $116.44 billion vs. $116.3 billion expected, according to Refinitiv Here’s how other
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In this article AAPL Apple‘s revenue grew nearly 9% on an annual basis in the quarter ending in March, the company said on Thursday, showing strong growth and bucking investor worries about a deteriorating macroeconomic environment affecting demand for high-end smartphones and computers.  Apple stock fell nearly 4% in extended trading after initially rising after
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