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1. Nebraska billionaire, philanthropist Walter Scott dies at 90 -

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Walter Scott, the past top executive of Peter Kiewit Sons Inc. construction firm who helped oversee Warren Buffett's conglomerate and donated to various causes, particularly construction projects around Omaha, has died. He was 90.

2. A torrent of opinions on federal flood insurance -

For those who have grown weary of debating vaccinations, insurrections and recent elections, I offer a new subject for debate – flood insurance.

With the recent devastation in Waverly, severe flooding across the country and the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Ida, flood insurance claims are flowing into insurance carriers and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) from all corners of the nation.

3. Buffett's firm ups Kroger stake while trimming drug holdings -

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett's company has again increased the size of its bet on grocery giant Kroger, while scaling back several of its health care industry investments.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. said in a quarterly update with regulators Monday that it picked up nearly 11 million shares of Kroger stock during the second quarter, raising its holdings to 61.8 million shares. Buffett's company has been steadily adding to its Kroger holdings in recent quarters.

4. Prosecutors won't seek retrial in 3 Pilot Flying J cases -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Federal prosecutors indicated Tuesday that they won't pursue a new trial against the former president of Pilot Flying J and two of his former employees in connection to a rebate scheme aimed at cheating trucking companies out of millions of dollars.

5. Belmont’s Massey adds supply chain degree -

Belmont University is launching a new program in supply chain management within its Jack C. Massey College of Business.

The SCM curriculum was developed based on insights garnered from leaders of local and regional Fortune 500 companies, privately held corporations and nonprofit organizations, the university reports. The inaugural class will begin this fall.

6. US regulators criticize Buffett's failed $1.3B pipeline deal -

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Federal regulators say Berkshire Hathaway's $1.3 billion deal to buy a natural gas pipeline from Dominion Energy that fell apart this week should have never been attempted because a similar deal drew strong opposition in the past.

7. Bill, Melinda Gates to run foundation jointly after divorce -

NEW YORK (AP) — Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates will continue to work together as co-chairs of their foundation even after their planned divorce. However, if after two years Gates and French Gates decide they cannot continue in their roles, French Gates will resign her positions as co-chair and trustee, The Bill and Gates Melinda Foundation announced Wednesday.

8. Buffett says pandemic's impact still hard to predict -

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett says the one constant throughout the coronavirus pandemic has been that it has been difficult to predict how it would affect the economy, but clearly it has devastated many small businesses and individuals while most big companies have fared OK.

9. Buffett resigns from Gates Foundation -

NEW YORK (AP) — Warren Buffett resigned Wednesday as trustee of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which says it will announce plans in July to answer questions raised about its leadership structure as it deals with the divorce of its two founders.

10. Buffett's firm sells off financials, halves Chevron stake -

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Investor Warren Buffett's company pared back its holdings in financial firms further during the first quarter and also halved its new investment in Chevron.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. provided an update on its U.S. stock holdings in a filing with regulators Monday. Many investors follow Berkshire's holdings closely because of Buffett's remarkably successful record.

11. Wall Street logs gains Monday on strong earnings -

Health care and energy companies helped push stocks higher Monday, as Wall Street kicked off the first trading day in May with more gains after a four-month winning streak.

The S&P 500 rose 0.3%. Industrial and financial stocks also helped lift the market. Falling technology and communication stocks, and companies that rely on consumer spending, kept the market's gains in check. Treasury yields were mixed.

12. When Buffett is gone, Abel will take over at Berkshire -

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Vice Chairman Greg Abel will succeed billionaire Warren Buffett as Berkshire Hathaway CEO, according to a report.

13. Knoxville partners race in to bolster Music City Grand Prix -

Teddy Phillips knows a good investment opportunity when he hears it. But the chief executive officer of the Knoxville-based heavy civil construction firm Phillips & Jordan needed some questions answered before committing.

14. Greater Nashville Realtors celebrate year like no other -

Last weekend, the Greater Nashville Realtors showcased the cream of the real estate crop when they produced “Broadway: The Show Must Go On.” The theme was inspired by the work performed by the Realtor members during 2020, a year fraught with challenges for the community and the world.

15. Warren Buffett's fortune tops $100B as his stock soars -

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Investor Warren Buffett's fortune surged above $100 billion Wednesday when shares of his company hit a record high at over $400,000 apiece.

Berkshire Hathaway's Class A shares climbed to $407,750 Wednesday before giving up some ground to close the day at $398,840. The Class B shares of the Omaha, Nebraska, based conglomerate were selling for a much more affordable price of $263.99.

16. Worry about the right thing with your estate taxes -

Death and taxes may be the only certainties in life, but death taxes are only a remote possibility for most people. The vast majority of Americans won’t ever have or give away enough to owe estate or gift taxes.

17. Supply is far outpaced by demand in Midstate market -

Spring break is two weeks away for most schools, although in many homes the break means little as the children were not attending school and many families are not comfortable traveling.

In years gone by within real estate circles, the break signaled the end of a dormant winter market and heralded the arrival of an anticipated vibrant spring market.

18. Game on, again: GameStop surges and no one truly knows why -

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street's GameStop saga can't stop. At the very least, it won't stop.

After weeks of going dormant, shares of GameStop have suddenly shot higher again, jumping 75% in the last hour of trading Wednesday and another 60% so far Thursday. It's reminiscent of the shocking 1,625% surge for GameStop in January, when bands of smaller and novice investors communicating on Reddit and other social media helped launch the struggling video game retailer's stock.

19. Buffett's right-hand man says US stock market is overvalued -

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Investor Warren Buffett's right-hand man says the U.S. stock market is overvalued, but he doesn't know when the bubble will burst.

Billionaire Charlie Munger is a vice chairman at Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate. He typically sits alongside Buffett to field questions at Berkshire's annual meetings in Omaha, Nebraska, each spring.

20. Stocks end mostly lower on Wall Street, led by drops in tech -

Stocks mostly pulled back from recent highs Wednesday, weighed down by a slide in technology companies.

The S&P 500 slipped less than 0.1% after giving up an early gain, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq composite gave back 0.6%. Small-company stocks also fell.

21. Buffett's firm reveals new investments in Verizon, Chevron -

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett's company made major new investments in Verizon and Chevron and again trimmed its huge stake in Apple while making several other adjustments to its stock portfolio last year.

22. Bid to address health costs by 3 corporate giants is over -

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A health care venture conceived by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan to attack soaring costs is dissolving.

Haven, which was formed in 2018 by the three U.S. corporate giants, will cease operations by the end of February, a company spokeswoman said Monday. She gave no reason for the dissolution of the venture.

23. No relief from real estate heat in mountain retreats -

Many Nashville-area families are headed to the mountains as COVID-19 has changed long-distance travel plans. Prices in Highlands and nearby Cheshire, North Carolina, have increased by as much as 40% since February, and Monteagle and Sewanee are seeing similar activity.

24. Profit jumps 82% at Buffett's firm but virus hurts business -

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett's conglomerate reported an 82% jump in its third-quarter profit as the value of its investment portfolio soared, but Berkshire Hathaway said the coronavirus pandemic continued to hurt its assorted businesses, such as BNSF railroad.

25. IPOs head for banner year on stock market's strength -

Companies that cater to the "new normal" of working and shopping from home are rushing to go public.

2020 could turn out to be the best year for the IPO market in two decades. Newly public companies have piggybacked on the broader stock market, which made a soaring recovery in spring and summer after COVID-19 and the ensuing lockdowns derailed the longest bull run in history.

26. Stocks end a bumpy day mostly lower, still notch August gain -

Stocks ended lower on Wall Street Monday, but the market still closed out August with its fifth monthly gain in a row.

The S&P 500 fell 0.2% after spending much of the day wavering between gains and losses of less than 0.1%. The modest decline, which snapped the index's seven-day winning streak, came as losses in financial, industrial and energy companies outweighed gains in technology stocks.

27. Berkshire Hathaway takes stakes in Japanese trading houses -

TOKYO (AP) — Billionaire investor Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway said Monday it has taken stakes of just over 5% in five major Japanese trading houses in what it says is a long-term investment.

28. Gains for tech stocks nudge S&P 500 even closer to record -

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street nudged a bit higher on Monday, and the S&P 500 teased even closer to its record high.

The benchmark index rose 9.14 points, or 0.3%, to 3,381.99. Earlier in the day, it briefly crossed above its record closing level of 3,386.15, which was set on Feb. 19 before the pandemic  shut down businesses worldwide and created the worst recession in decades. It's the third time in the last four trading days the index has risen above that record, only to fade later in the day.

29. Christmas in July: Home sales surge finally arrives -

The COVID-19 droplets flying through the Nashville air are having a diminishing effect on the residential real estate market.

Sales are climbing, with 378 properties going under contract between July 4-11, with 17 of those listed for over $1 million. Last week, that number climbed to 436 pending and 18 topping $1 million.

30. New Yorkers ditching city for elbow room fuel housing boom -

If the outbreak roars back in New York City, Anil and Joyce Lilly will not be sheltering again in their Bronx apartment. They just bought a house an hour north in the Hudson Valley.

31. Fed buys more corporate bonds but may soon end purchases -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve said Friday that it purchased $1.3 billion in corporate bonds in late June as part of its effort to keep U.S. interest rates low and ensure large companies can borrow by selling bonds.

32. Buffett makes annual donations worth $2.9B to 5 charities -

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett has given away another $2.9 billion of his Berkshire Hathaway stock to five foundations as part of his plan to gradually give away his fortune.

Buffett disclosed the annual gifts Wednesday. The biggest donation went to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Buffett also gave stock to his own foundation and to the foundations run by each of his three children. Altogether, he donated nearly 16 million Class B Berkshire shares.

33. Markets swell around the world; Nasdaq sets another record -

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rallied worldwide on Monday as investors bet that the economy can continue its dramatic turnaround despite all the challenges ahead.

The S&P 500 rose 1.6%, following up on similar gains in Europe and Asia, and clawed back to within 6.1% of its record set in February. The headliner was China's stock market, which leaped 5.7% for its biggest gain since 2015, when it was in the midst of a bubble bursting. Treasury yields also ticked higher in a signal of growing optimism after reports showed improvements in the U.S. and European economies.

34. Airlines aim for takeoff as lockdowns ease and demand rises -

The skies are clearing up a bit for airlines as states ease lockdown measures and travelers slowly return to airport check-in lines.

After a pronounced slump in air travel in the spring, airlines are adding back flights as they hope to salvage some lost revenue during the key summer travel season. As of Monday, investors had driven shares for the major airlines back to their early March levels, before the coronavirus forced the U.S. economy to a standstill.

35. Stocks shake off an early loss and end higher, led by tech -

Stocks shook off an early stumble and scratched out small gains on Wall Street Monday, as the market's momentum slows following its best month in decades.

The S&P 500 added 0.4% and narrowly avoided what would have been its first three-day losing streak in nearly two months. The Dow eked out a 0.1% gain, while the Nasdaq rose 1.2%.

36. Shutdown? Restrictions barely dent area home sales -

Homes continue to sell during the COVID-19 pandemic, with 302 moving into the “under contract” category, Realtracs reports. That’s an increase of almost 20% compared to the 253 that went under contract the week before.

37. Stocks roar back from big losses after emergency declaration -

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street roared back from its worst day in 30 years Friday with a broad rally that sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average nearly 2,000 points higher — its biggest point gain ever — after President Donald Trump declared the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency.

38. $2M house finally sells after 3 deals fall through -

The number of COVID-19 cases is growing, and the stock market is shrinking. Of those considering home ownership, many have 20% less cash to invest than they had last month.

With more testing kits becoming available, the number of confirmed cases will grow, and the markets could decline further.

39. Buffett says economy is slowing amid virus fears -

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett says the viral outbreak in China has slowed economic growth, but he remains confident in the long-term future of American business.

Buffett appeared on CNBC Monday after releasing his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders over the weekend.

40. Newspaper chain McClatchy files for bankruptcy protection -

NEW YORK (AP) — McClatchy, the publisher of the Miami Herald, The Kansas City Star and dozens of other newspapers, has filed for bankruptcy protection as it struggles to pay off debt while revenue shrinks because more readers and advertisers are going online.

41. Warren Buffett gets out of the newspaper business -

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett is giving up on the newspaper business.

He's selling all of Berkshire Hathaway's publications to Lee Enterprises for $140 million, including the Omaha World-Herald in Nebraska and The Buffalo News in New York

42. Trade hopes send stocks to records -

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are closing at all-time highs after U.S. officials said they’re making progress in the latest push for a trade agreement with China.

Technology stocks were the biggest winners Friday. Applied Materials jumped 9% after reporting strong results.

43. 'Just too much': Meet the uber-rich who want a wealth tax -

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the grand vacation homes of Newport Beach were empty on a beautiful Memorial Day weekend, Molly Munger decided it was time for the U.S. to consider taxing wealth.

As her family's boat moved through the harbor a few years ago, Munger, whose father is a billionaire investor, saw that many of her neighbors' houses were sitting dark and vacant. She knew why: The owners now controlled enough money to holiday at one of their several other luxury homes. It didn't sit right, she said.

44. Buffett giving annual stock gifts worth $3.6B to 5 charities -

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Investor Warren Buffett continues giving fortune away with $3.6B in Berkshire Hathaway stock to five foundations.

Buffett has now given away stock worth roughly $34 billion since he started distributing parts of his fortune in 2006.

45. Want a $130K vacation home in Monteagle? Go tiny -

Getting Chip Hayes on the phone isn’t easy. He’s often busy with would-be tiny home owners, taking them for a walking tour and, more often than not, completing some paperwork when that’s over.

46. Investors gather to learn from Buffett and each other -

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — In the days before Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting, classrooms and hotel meeting rooms around Omaha fill up with investors eager to learn more about the philosophy Warren Buffett used to build his fortune.

47. Home builder to establish $14M facility in Westmoreland -

NASHVILLE (AP) — A home building company plans to set up a $14 million Tennessee facility expected to create about 110 new jobs.

On Monday, the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development announced that the Clayton Supply facility in Westmoreland is aiming to begin operations in early 2020. The Maryville-based company plans to add the new workers over the next two years.

48. Buffett praises potential successors, but no plans to retire -

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett says two potential successors earned roughly $18 million each last year managing Berkshire Hathaway's dozens of operating companies.

Buffett appeared on CNBC Monday after releasing his annual letter to shareholders over the weekend.

49. The speed of trust is an undeniable advantage -

I find myself inspired today by a book called “The Speed of Trust,” by Stephen M.R. Covey. You’re probably familiar with Covey’s father, who wrote “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.”

50. Buffett's firm invests in JP Morgan Chase, drops Walmart -

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Investor Warren Buffett's company picked up nearly 36 million shares of JP Morgan Chase stock in the third quarter and eliminated its stake in Walmart as part of a number of changes in its portfolio.

51. Buffett's firm quadruples 3Q profit on investment gains -

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett's company more than quadrupled its third-quarter profits because of a huge paper gain in the value of its investments, although its insurance and railroad businesses also improved.

52. Buckle up: Wall Street volatility is back with a vengeance -

NEW YORK (AP) — If you're an investor who was lulled to sleep by the stock market's calm, steady gains this summer, you're wide awake by now.

Stocks have swooned over the last three weeks as investors worried about a sea of troubles, including rising interest rates, the trade tensions between the U.S. and China and slowing economies outside the U.S. All of which could impair profit growth for U.S. companies.

53. Buckle up: Wall Street volatility is back with a vengeance -

NEW YORK (AP) — If you're an investor who was lulled to sleep by the stock market's calm, steady gains this summer, you're wide awake by now.

Stocks have swooned over the last three weeks as investors worried about a sea of troubles, including rising interest rates, the trade tensions between the U.S. and China and slowing economies outside the U.S. All of which could impair profit growth for U.S. companies.

54. Dow industrials sink 831 points as tech companies plunge -

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks plunged to their worst loss in eight months on Wednesday as technology companies continued to drop. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 831 points.

The losses were widespread, and stocks that have been the biggest winners on the market the last few years, including technology companies and retailers, suffered steep declines. Apple and Amazon both had their worst day in two and a half years.

55. Winning in The Nations: Buy, upgrade, sell, repeat -

The Nations is the neighborhood located off Charlotte Avenue and is so named to memorialize a treaty between James Robertson and the Chickasaw Indians in which the Chickasaw were guaranteed certain boundaries in exchange for protecting the settlers. That’s one theory, even though the Chickasaw were one nation, failing to reach plurality.

56. Technology and energy companies help send US stocks higher -

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rallied Tuesday as technology companies continued to recover from their recent losses.

The approach of Hurricane Florence sent home improvement retailers and gas prices higher. The Department of Energy said it's seeing signs that shipments of oil from Iran are falling as the U.S. prepares to resume sanctions on the Iranian energy industry and pushes other countries to stop buying.

57. Amazon is 2nd US company to reach $1 trillion market value -

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon on Tuesday became the second publicly traded company to be worth $1 trillion, hot on the heels of iPhone maker Apple.

Launched as an online bookstore in 1995, Amazon.com has changed the way people shop for toilet paper, TVs and just about anything else. In its two decades, the company has expanded far beyond those bookseller beginnings, combining its world-spanning retail operations with less flashy but very profitable advertising and cloud computing businesses. It's now expanding into the health care industry and increasing its brick-and-mortar presence.

58. Buffett says stocks remain attractive even at current highs -

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett says U.S. stocks remain attractive investments even at today's high prices when compared to bonds or real estate.

Buffett reiterated his view that stocks are the best long-term investment during an interview on CNBC Thursday.

59. Warren Buffett's firm adds to Apple, Teva investments -

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Investor Warren Buffett's company added to its stakes in Apple and Israeli drugmaker Teva Pharmaceuticals in the second quarter while tweaking several of its other stock investments.

60. Warren Buffett's investing continues to evolve even at 87 -

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett is still finding new places to invest decades after he started, even though his basic approach of finding businesses selling for less than they are worth hasn't changed much.

61. Icahn warns Cigna investors on Express Scripts deal -

Carl Icahn is urging Cigna shareholders to reject the health insurer's attempted multi-billion dollar takeover of Express Scripts, saying it's paying too much for a company with a shaky future.

The billionaire and activist investor warned that Express Scripts, a pharmacy benefit manager, could face substantial regulatory risks and intense competition from Amazon. Cigna said in March that it would pay $52 billion for Express Scripts, a deal on which shareholders will vote Aug. 24.

62. US stocks get a lift from earnings; Berkshire boosts banks -

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks finished broadly higher for the third day in a row Monday. Media, retail and technology companies rose, and Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway led gains for the financial sector.

63. US stocks edge higher as airlines, railroads and banks jump -

NEW YORK (AP) — Big gains for banks and transportation companies like airlines and railroads took U.S. stock indexes slightly higher Wednesday. Other parts of the market didn't move much.

United Continental had its best day in two years after it said strong demand is resulting in higher ticket prices, while railroad company CSX said it's still cutting costs and improving operations. Their competitors also jumped.

64. Amazon, Buffett, JPMorgan pick Gawande to lead health firm -

Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway have picked well-known author and Harvard professor Dr. Atul Gawande to transform the health care they give their employees.

The three corporate titans said Wednesday that Gawande will lead an independent company focused on a mission they announced earlier this year: figure out ways to improve a broken and often inefficient system for delivering care.

65. Buffett, Dimon urge end to quarterly profit forecasts -

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Investor Warren Buffett and JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon are encouraging public companies to stop predicting their quarterly earnings and focus on long-term goals.

The two executives said on CNBC Thursday that companies that focus on hitting their quarterly numbers may do things that hurt them in the future, such as delaying investments or changing when certain gains are recorded.

66. Buffett, Dimon urge end to quarterly profit forecasts -

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Investor Warren Buffett and JP Morgan Chase's Jamie Dimon are encouraging public companies to stop predicting their quarterly earnings and focus on long-term goals.

The two executives said on CNBC Thursday that companies that focus on hitting their quarterly numbers may do things that hurt them in the future, such as delaying investments or changing when certain gains are recorded.

67. Price of lunch with Buffett climbs to more than $3M -

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The price of a private lunch with investor Warren Buffett could set a record this year, with bids already surpassing $3 million.

The online auction that raises money for the Glide Foundation's work to help the homeless in San Francisco wraps up Friday night at 9:30 p.m. CDT. Bids had climbed past $3.2 million by Friday morning.

68. Technology, retailers help drive rebound in US stocks -

U.S. stocks notched solid gains Wednesday, recouping some of the market's losses from a day earlier.

Technology and health care companies drove much of the rebound, outweighing losses in safe-play stocks like utilities and real estate investment trusts. Small-company stocks fared better than the rest of the market.

69. Buffett says stocks remain best investment option for most -

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett recommends that investors stick with simple stock index funds — not bonds and especially not bitcoins.

Buffett discussed a variety of topics during an interview on CNBC Monday after he spent Saturday answering questions before thousands of Berkshire Hathaway shareholders.

70. Buffett's firm buys 75 million more Apple shares in 1Q -

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett's company bought 75 million more Apple shares in the first quarter, giving it more than 240 million shares of the iPhone maker.

Buffett told CNBC about the latest Apple stock purchases Friday as tens of thousands of shareholders begin to arrive at Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting this weekend.

71. Road to homeownership gets rockier this spring as rates rise -

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Higher mortgage rates are making the already challenging task of buying an affordable home even tougher for many Americans this spring.

In metro areas such as Denver, buyers are rushing to close a deal before mortgage rates get too high. In Dallas, some are embracing longer commutes to find homes they can afford. And in places such as Los Angeles, where the number of homes for sale is down sharply from a year ago, sellers routinely receive multiple offers.

72. As Trump tweets, Amazon seeks to expand its business empire -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amazon is spending millions of dollars on lobbying as the global online retailer seeks to expand its reach into a swath of industries that President Donald Trump's broadsides haven't come close to hitting.

73. Stock mostly higher but Facebook sinks again; Oracle plunges -

NEW YORK (AP) — Stock indexes finished mostly higher after a day of bouncing around Tuesday as retailers, energy companies and banks recovered some of their losses from the day before, but technology companies struggled as Facebook dropped again.

74. Amazon CEO's wealth soars to new heights while Trump's sinks -

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has become the first $100 billion mogul to top Forbes' annual rankings of the world's richest people. But President Donald Trump's fortune sank during his first year in office despite a surging stock market.

75. Buffett says tax cuts provide huge boost to US businesses -

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett says American businesses are getting a significant boost from the tax overhaul, but health care costs remain a drag so he hopes a new initiative his company started with Amazon and JP Morgan Chase will deliver significant savings.

76. US stocks keep gaining as tech, industrial companies rise -

NEW YORK (AP) — Technology companies are leading stocks higher in morning trading Thursday, putting the market on track for its fifth gain in a row. A brief dip in the late morning put U.S. indexes into the red for a few minutes, but stocks were higher again shortly before noon. Apple and Cisco were among the big winners in tech, while industrial companies including Boeing also rose. Energy company continued to struggle. The gains helped erase part of the steep losses the market suffered over the past two weeks.

77. Stocks edge higher as a 3-day win streak restores some calm -

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose for the third day in a row Tuesday, led by banks, retailers and technology companies. The rebound over the last few days follows a harrowing drop of more than 10 percent over the previous two weeks.

78. Can 3 business titans cure the US health care system? -

NEW YORK (AP) — Can a legendary investor, the king of on-line retail and a Wall Street financier find a cure for what ails America's health care system?

The trio of Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos and Jamie Dimon have had enough success in their respective industries that they are at least being given the benefit of the doubt.

79. Business titans face complex system in US health care push -

The leaders of Amazon.com, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan announced the ambitious goal of improving health care coverage all of their employees. They say they are forming a new company that will be "free from profit-making incentives and constraints" and hint its results might be applied on a broader scale. But the campaign is in its early planning stages.

80. Amazon, Buffett and JPMorgan join forces on health care -

Three of corporate America's heaviest hitters — Amazon, Warren Buffett and JPMorgan Chase — sent a shudder through the health industry Tuesday when they announced plans to jointly create a company to provide their employees with high-quality, affordable care.

81. US stocks drop for a second day in a row, led by health care -

U.S. stocks fell sharply in late-afternoon trading Tuesday, placing the market on course for its worst day since August and its first two-day losing streak in more than a month. Health care and technology stocks accounted for much of the decline. Banks, industrial companies and energy stocks also racked up hefty losses. Bond prices fell, sending yields to their highest level since April 2014.

82. Warren Buffett has gifted $43M in stock since July -

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett has given away roughly $43 million of Berkshire Hathaway stock since last summer with the majority of that — $30 million — going to one unnamed charity.

83. All eyes on December as area sales record could fall -

The race to the top is going down to the wire. Back in 2006, the area set the record for the most residential properties sold in a calendar year with 40,056, Greater Nashville Realtors statistics show. November data reveal year-to-date sales have reached 37,236, some 2,820 off the record.

84. US stocks decline for a second straight day; oil falls -

Technology companies led U.S. stocks lower Wednesday, giving the market its biggest loss since early September.

Grocery stores and packaged foods and beverage companies also accounted for much of the decline. Energy stocks fell as the price of crude oil closed lower a day after its biggest loss since October. Banks and phone companies eked out modest gains.

85. Prosecutors: 'Infection of fraud' at Haslam truck stop chain -

CHATTANOOGA (AP) — Federal prosecutors on Monday outlined their case against former Pilot Flying J executives and sales representatives as being the result of an "infection of fraud" at the truck stop chain controlled by the family of Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam.

86. Trial underway for former execs of Haslam truck stop chain -

CHATTANOOGA (AP) — A jury was seated Monday in the federal fraud trial of four former executives at the truck stop chain controlled by the family of Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam.

87. Trump's wealth, ranking fall in latest Forbes 400 list -

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's ranking in the Forbes list of wealthiest Americans has dropped, as the magazine said the value of some of his Manhattan real estate holdings has declined recently.

88. Buffett makes a truck stop, buys big into the Flying J -

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett's company is acquiring a major stake in Pilot Flying J truck stops and it will take over a majority stake within about five years from the family of Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam.

89. Billionaire Warren Buffett says hurricane damage will linger -

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett says the storm damage in Texas is staggering, but he isn't sure yet how much insurance companies will have to pay in claims.

Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate owns Geico and several other insurers, so his company will be helping people rebuild. Buffett appeared on CNBC Wednesday before dining with the person who paid nearly $2.7 million in a charity auction for lunch with Buffett.

90. Sempra Energy bids $9.45B for Oncor, topping Buffett offer -

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Sempra Energy is buying Texas power transmitter Oncor for $9.45 billion in cash, wresting it away from Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway.

Sempra said Monday that it will also pick up $9.35 billion of the company's debt. To gain possession of Oncor, Sempra will acquire the reorganized Energy Future Holdings Corp. Energy Future entered bankruptcy in 2014, saddled with more than $40 billion in debt due to cratering energy prices.

91. Retailers stumble but stocks are little changed overall -

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes finished Tuesday close to where they started as technology companies and household goods makers rose. But weak reports from sporting goods and auto parts retailers left a lot of smaller companies with steep losses.

92. Warren Buffett to buy 700 million shares in Bank of America -

NEW YORK (AP) — Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway said Friday it will amass a 700-million-share stake in Bank of America, making Buffett the largest shareholder in two of the nation's largest banks.

93. Buffett's firm to become Bank of America's biggest investor -

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett's company is likely to become Bank of America's largest investor soon because the bank received approval to boost its dividend.

Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway holds warrants to buy 700 million shares of Bank of America stock. It received the warrants in 2011 when Buffett invested $5 billion in the bank.

94. US stock indexes close mostly higher; oil recovers -

U.S. stock indexes closed mostly higher Monday, snapping a four-day losing streak for the Dow Jones industrial average on a day of largely listless trading.

Utilities led the gainers as falling bond yields made high-dividend companies more attractive to income-seeking investors. Phone companies and real estate investment trusts, which also tend to offer high yields, notched gains. Financial stocks also did well. Technology companies declined the most, giving up gains from an early rally.

95. It's primetime at Amazon.com as shares hit $1,000 -

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon, the internet goliath that revolutionized the way much of the world buys books, toilet paper and TVs, hit a new milestone Tuesday. Its stock surpassed the $1,000 mark for the first time.

96. Buffett's investors facing more resolutions, like many firms -

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Before billionaire Warren Buffett takes the stage Saturday to spend hours answering at his conglomerate's annual meeting, his investors had to weigh questions about climate change and disclosing political contributions.

97. After jobs report, a late push takes stocks to new records -

NEW YORK (AP) — A solid pickup in hiring last month helped push the stock market to record highs Friday. The gains were driven by energy, technology and industrial companies.

The Labor Department told investors what they had hoped to hear: employers added more workers last month after a sluggish beginning to the year.

98. US stock indexes waver between small gains and losses -

U.S. stock indexes are wavering between small gains and losses in morning trading Thursday as investors size up earnings from several major banks and new economic data. Technology stocks led the gainers, while energy companies were down the most. Trading was light ahead of the long Easter holiday weekend.

99. Realtors survive tech advances that have hurt other professions -

Technology has a way of devastating industries, and as early as 1997 a national journal predicted a dire future for the real estate profession.

Incredible advances in technology would put Realtors – along with travel agents – on the endangered species list.

100. Berkshire Hathaway's newspaper group cutting 289 jobs -

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The newspaper chain owned by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is eliminating nearly 300 jobs to cut costs because of declining advertising and circulation revenue.

The Omaha World-Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2o5YHDd ) that 181 people will be laid off at BH Media Group newspapers and another 108 vacant positions will be eliminated.