UK launches inquiry into Microsoft’s $69 billion takeover of Activision

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Warren Buffett Spends Big as Stock Market Sells Off

The stock market’s selloff has been bad news for most investors. The Omaha-based company bought 901,768 shares of Occidental Petroleum Corp. OXY 5.68% last week, according to a regulatory filing. The move makes Occidental, in which Berkshire began buying shares in late February, one of its 10 biggest holdings. In the past few months, Berkshire … Read more

Berkshire Hathaway May Have Sold Verizon, Bought $10 Billion of Financials

Text size Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway said it incurred $739 million of realized losses on equity sales in the first quarter. Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Fortune/Time Inc Berkshire Hathaway ’s record quarterly equity purchases of $51.1 billion in the first quarter, including large buys of Chevron and Occidental Petroleum , probably amounted to the biggest … Read more

Warren Buffett Says Markets Have Become a ‘Gambling Parlor’

OMAHA, Neb.—As recently as February, Warren Buffett lamented he wasn’t finding much out there that was worth buying.  That is no longer the case. After a yearslong deal drought, Mr. Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. BRK.B -2.55% is opening up the spending spigot again. It forged an $11.6 billion deal to buy insurer Alleghany Corp. Y … Read more

Microsoft Reports Earnings Today. Here’s What to Expect.

Text size Investors will be watching for news about Microsoft’s purchase of Activision Blizzard. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Microsoft ’s quarterly results are likely to show a continued run of strong growth, but the skies aren’t entirely clear. Figures for the software company’s fiscal third quarter which ended in March, are due after the close of … Read more

Paying Your Taxes Can Be Good for Crypto and Stocks

Photo Illustration by Scott Olson/Getty Images Text size Tax day in the U.S. is, admittedly, not one of Americans’ favorite days. Even if refunds are expected, there is still the pressure of filing the correct forms with the correct math at the correct time. (If you need more time, read this.) Tom Lee, head of … Read more

Stocks Are on a Wild Ride. 20 Bargains to Buy Now, According to Barron’s Roundtable Experts.

Fed be nimble, Fed be quick. The quicker, the better, in fact. Hike interest rates, shrink your balance sheet, and let’s be done with it all before the stock market sinks even further. The market’s recent selloff began in late December, and has gathered considerable steam since the annual Barron’s Roundtable took place on Jan. … Read more