Berkshire Hathaway Beats Estimates for Second-Quarter Profits

Text size Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett added slightly to stakes in Apple and Chevron. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg Berkshire Hathaway ’s operating profits rose 39% in the second quarter, topping estimates, on strength in the company’s insurance and railroad businesses as well as sharply higher investment income. The company continued to moderate its pace of share … Read more

Meet the young stars of M&A

As mergers and acquisitions hit record levels last year, the young dealmakers on Financial News‘ Rising Stars of Investment Banking list made their mark, taking central roles on key deals. Here are the M&A bankers that rose to the challenge and made it on to FN’s illustrious ranking: Jack Blomfield, managing director, William Blair Augustin D’Angerville, … Read more

Twitter v. Musk: Why the Court of Chancery Will Never Order Specific Performance.

Text size A court could compel Tesla chief executive Elon Musk to purchase Twitter, but could it compel him to operate it in the best interest of shareholders? Al Drago/Bloomberg About the author: Carliss Chatman is associate professor at Washington and Lee University School of Law. When Elon Musk decided to terminate his $44 billion … Read more

Twitter cites UK national security law in legal letter to Musk as $44bn deal teeters

Twitter cited a new British law in a legal letter to Elon Musk, in what lawyers say may indicate that the UK government had concerns about what the $44bn transaction would mean for UK national security. Twitter’s legal team demanded the billionaire comply with his obligations under the merger agreement “including by taking all steps … Read more

Elon Musk Adds a New Twist to the Twitter Saga

Elon Musk versus Twitter  (TWTR) – Get Twitter Inc. Report: It’s a battle royale. It’s a battle of titans that will have important consequences for mergers and acquisitions in the future.  The world’s richest man and CEO of Tesla  (TSLA) – Get Tesla Inc. Report abruptly withdrew his $44 billion bid to acquire the microblogging website … Read more

Elon Musk Fires Back at Twitter Lawsuit

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JPMorgan Earnings: Stock Falls After Lender Halts Buybacks, Posts Profits Miss

Text size Investors are focusing on the steps JPMorgan is taking to prepare for a recession, rather than a double-digit increase in net interest income. David Paul Morris/Bloomberg Bank earnings season got off to a rocky start Thursday after JPMorgan Chase ’s second-quarter results fell short of what Wall Street expected. Making matters worse, the … 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

Elon Musk Seeks to Abandon $44 Billion Twitter Deal

Elon Musk Seeks to Abandon $44 Billion Twitter Deal

Amazon and Grubhub Strike Deal to Bring Restaurant Delivery to Prime Members

Amazon.com agreed to add Grubhub to its suite of Prime services in the U.S., in a deal aimed at expanding the food-ordering company’s reach by tapping Amazon’s membership program. Grubhub’s parent, Netherlands-based Just Eat Takeaway.com NV said Amazon has an initial option to take a 2% stake in U.S.-based Grubhub, and U.S. Prime members can … Read more