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jkm929 posted to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 11:50 AM

Class Action Filed Against Wells Fargo

A lawsuit filed earlier this month by the city of Los Angeles accuses Wells Fargo of pushing employees to engage in fraudulent conduct with regard to consumer accounts in order to meet the bank’s sales quotas. Now, one of those customers has filed [more]

Thu Jun 18

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jkm929 replied to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 10:30 PM

Re: Backtracking

Wikipedia S&P 500 entry has data from 1970 through 2014. 45 years.

Robert Shiller has data going back to 1871.

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jkm929 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 12:07 PM

Re: BRK exercises Heinz warrants

BRK paid a penny a share.

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Thu Jun 4

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jkm929 posted to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 4:23 PM

Costco Big in Auto Sales

and getting bigger,

Last year, Costco Wholesale moved almost 400,000 vehicles of all major brands in the U.S., twice as many as in 2008. Without fanfare, the membership-only merchant better known for selling flatscreen TVs and jumbo-size [more]

Sat May 30

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jkm929 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 11:28 AM

Re: OT: the casino is closing in the US

One of my stocks, Arcadis (ARCAY), is a Dutch company which principally trades on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange. Its ADRs used to trade on NASDAQ.
When Sarbanes Oxley came along, Arcadis decided it was a waste of money to try to comply with the [more]

Thu May 28

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jkm929 replied to the Value Hounds board. 1:25 PM

Re: Rising Ark?

ARKR rising sharply in recent days. Anyone see news?

Some excerpts from the latest earnings call:

The Rustic Inn in Fort Lauderdale has been a great, great investment. As you know, we bought the land, the property and the [more]

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jkm929 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 12:49 PM

Re: OT: the casino is closing in the US

Couldn't read the entire article or paper but assume there was no mention of Sarbanes Oxley

There could not have been mention of Sarbanes Oxley as it wasn't enacted until July 30, 2002.

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jkm929 posted to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 1:45 PM

Wells Fargo Fraud Allegation

The fraud complaint charges that in order to meet sales quotas, the bank employees opened accounts without the authorization, sometimes transferring money from its customers authorized accounts to pay fees on the unauthorized accounts. Some [more]

Mon May 4

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jkm929 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 1:11 PM

Re: Bill Gates about IBM

Maybe Bill wishes Buffett bought MSFT instead? :) I actually like MSFT more.

If he did, people would think he had inside information.

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Sat May 2

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jkm929 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 2:47 PM

Re: Bill Gates about IBM

IBM just raised its dividend over 18%.

http://online.barrons.com/public/page/9_0210-divpayboost.htm...

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Thu Apr 30

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jkm929 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 7:33 PM

Re: OT: Stock Mkt returns site

Does anyone happen to know if dividends are included in the annual returns calculated by this site?

I would say they are not included. If an index has TR in its name, it would include dividends. You can find lots of TR indexes at this [more]

Sun Apr 19

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jkm929 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 12:55 PM

Re: Faulty operations cause of BNSF Derailment

The Wall Street Journal article contains this sentence.

Railroads own the locomotives and the track. They don’t own the vast majority of tank cars.

Unfortunately Berkshire Hathaway also owns Union Tank Car [more]

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jkm929 replied to the Value Hounds board. 7:39 PM

Re: VF Corporation Annual Report arrived today

There's news out today about VF Corporation getting involved with nanofibers.

McAllen, Texas – April 8, 2015 – FibeRio Technology Corporation, the total nanofiber solutions company, today announced a strategic partnership with VF [more]

Wed Apr 8

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jkm929 posted to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 5:14 PM

Lease Breaker Promotion

MARYVILLE, Tenn., April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Throughout the month of April, Clayton Homes is offering an extra incentive for those looking to transition from the status of renter to homeowner by covering the costs associated with breaking their [more]

Mon Apr 6

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jkm929 replied to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 1:09 PM

Re: Mr. Buffett on the Stock Market - 1999

(1) Interest rates must fall further. If government interest rates, now at a level of about 6%, were to fall to 3%, that factor alone would come close to doubling the value of common stocks.

Ha ha. Three percent government interest [more]

Thu Apr 2

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jkm929 posted to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 5:23 PM

IBM Activist Action?

(Reuters) - Some top shareholders of IBM, disappointed by 11 straight quarters of falling revenues, are seeking help from activist investors to shake up the company, but have been turned down by both Bill Ackman's Pershing Square and Jeffrey [more]

Fri Mar 27

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jkm929 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 2:47 PM

Re: Deal Professor Column

I notice in the article Berkshire bought Wrigley. Interestingly WRONG.

He did, though, by an ownership interest.

One of the companies that Berkshire lent money to was Mars Inc., which in 2008 needed to finance the $23 [more]

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jkm929 posted to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 11:37 AM

Deal Professor Column

Steven Davidoff Solomon has a Deal Professor column in today's New York Times entitled Reading the Fine Print in the Heinz-Kraft Deal. Here is an excerpt.

Kraft shareholders will receive one share of Heinz stock for each share of [more]

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