Berkshire Hathaway

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Berkshire Hathaway

A company that holds a wide variety of investments for shareholders. It was founded in 1839 as a textile manufacturing company. In 1962, Warren Buffett began buying its shares and eventually took a controlling stake in the company. Buffett expanded Berkshire Hathaway into insurance and used the proceeds to finance other investments. Buffett used the value investing philosophy in picking Berkshire's investments, which in general have been highly profitable. For example, these investments returned 76% to shareholders between 2000 and 2010. It often is held up as a primary example of the success of value investing.
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19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Clayton, a vertically integrated Berkshire Hathaway company, is announcing its top kitchen upgrades and features for this winter, perfect for hosting family and friends during the holidays in 2015.
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a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the worldwide leader in private aviation with the largest, more than 700 aircraft worldwide, and most diverse private jet fleet in the world.
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Jnhns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway company and a leading manufacturer of premium-quality building, specialty filtration products, has completed an expansion of its microglass fiber nonwoven production for air filtration media at its plant in Wertheim, Germany.
Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway company and private equity firm 3G, which also owns fast-food chain Burger King, have agreed to take over the food company, famous for its ketchup and baked beans.
a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a specialty distributor of passive, interconnect, electromechanical and discrete components.
Johns Manville (JM), a Berkshire Hathaway company and global building products manufacturer, has introduced JM ocSPF insulation, a low-density polyurethane open-cell spray foam insulation designed for commercial and residential applications.
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