Russia Confounds the West by Recapturing Its Oil Riches

Moscow is raking in more revenue than ever with the help of new buyers, new traders and the world’s seemingly insatiable demand for crude Oil storage tanks at the RN-Tuapsinsky refinery in 2020 operated by Rosneft Oil Co., in Tuapse, Russia. Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg News

Berkshire Now Holds 20% of Occidental Petroleum

Text size Berkshire CEO Warren Buffett has steadily accumulated Occidental stock this year. AFP via Getty Images Berkshire Hathaway now owns just over 20% of Occidental Petroleum after about $400 million in fresh purchases of the energy company in recent days, according to a filing late Monday. With a 20.2% stake, Berkshire Hathaway (ticker: BRK/A, … Read more

Stock Market Today: Dow Futures Slip as Pelosi Goes to Taiwan, BP Surges

Text size House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is set to arrive in Taiwan Tuesday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images China isn’t the only one upset about Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan—the stock market is concerned, too. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures have fallen 176 points, or 0.5%, while S&P 500 futures have declined 0.6%, and Nasdaq Composite futures … Read more

Apple, Visa, Microsoft, Exxon Mobil, Chipotle, and Other Stocks for Investors to Watch This Week

It will be a busy week on both the micro and macro fronts. Second-quarter earnings season ramps up, as more than 150 S&P 500 firms report, including Big Tech. The Federal Reserve’s policy committee will announce an interest-rate decision on Wednesday afternoon, and economists will get a look at a bevy of new data. Wednesday will … Read more

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Buys More Occidental Stock

Text size Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway purchased more Occidental Petroleum stock. AFP via Getty Images Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway disclosed the purchase of another large block of Occidental Petroleum stock. Berkshire Hathaway (ticker: BRK.A) paid $250 million from July 11 through 13 for a total of 4.3 million more shares of oil giant Occidental Petroleum … Read more

Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffett: Barron’s Top CEOs 2022

Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Steve Pope/Getty Images Text size Warren Buffett is snapping up stocks, buying an insurer at a bargain price, and exciting investors in Berkshire Hathaway . Buffett, who turns 92 in August, had been relatively inactive in the wake of the pandemic, but has sharply picked up the pace of … Read more

Rapid transition from fossil fuels to clean energy could create 1.5 crore jobs by 2025: Report

A swift shift from fossil fuels to clean energy could lead to creation of 1.5 crore new jobs in India by 2025 and increase savings on electricity bills, a new report released ahead of the G-7 leaders’ summit said on Thursday. The report, ‘Creating Jobs and Cutting Bills: the economic opportunities of a clean energy … Read more

Exxon May Be Making ‘More Than God.’ But Apple and Alphabet Are More Profitable.

Text size President Biden, who is hurting politically due to high inflation, took a swipe at industry leader Exxon Mobil on Friday. Brandon Bell/Getty Images Exxon Mobil may be making “more than God this year,” as President Joe Biden said Friday in Los Angeles, but it’s far from the most profitable company in the country. … Read more

If Oil Keeps Rising, These 5 Stocks Could Benefit

Text size The price of oil has been steadily rising, while making higher highs and higher lows. Xiaomin Wang/Dreamstime.com Oil could be headed for $150 a barrel. That might not be good for the economy, but it would be great news for energy stocks. Crude prices had been under pressure since peaking in March, as … Read more