Berkshire Hathaway profits jump 15%

Operating earnings, which exclude some investment results, fell to $4.38 billion, or $2,665 a Class A share, from $4.67 billion, or $2,843 a Class A share, in the year prior. For the fourth quarter, Berkshire's net income rose to $6.29 billion, or $3,823 per Class A share, from $5.48 billion, or $3,333 per share, a year earlier, helped by a $1.1 billion increase in gains from investments and deriv... [Full Article...]

The President Of Iceland Wants To Ban Hawaiian Pizzas

The President Of Iceland Wants To Ban Hawaiian Pizzas I like pineapples, just not on pizza. Last week, Gudni visited a high school in the northern part of the country. The students also asked him about his favorite soccer team in the English premiere league - GuĂ°ni says roots for Manchester United - and the store where he buys his socks, the Icelandic news site Visir reported. [Full Article...]

Court Blocks South Africa's Withdrawal From International Criminal Court

The DA's spokesperson of global relations and co-operation Stevens Mokgalapa said to The Huffington Post SA that the government must now go through the proper channels, including wide public consultation, before implementing the withdrawal. [Full Article...]

WA election: Barnett wants to cut Sunday penalty rates for state workers

Mr Shorten said no penalty rates were safe under the Turnbull government. TAA is chaired by the Hon Martin Ferguson AM, a former ACTU President and Federal Tourism Minister, who said the FWC decision should be respected. Peter Bolte from Taree Leading Appliances in NSW does not now trade after 12pm on Saturday, although with the ever-increasing turnover and customer demand for the Jaycar side of... [Full Article...]

DMK observes fast in protest against attack on its MLAs

DMK observes fast in protest against attack on its MLAs The court has also asked the petitioners to submit a video of the ruckus in the Tamil Nadu Assembly. "Therefore we will move a no confidence motion (against Dhanapal)". Asked if he was "injured" following the eviction, he said he was feeling some internal pain, especially in the shoulder, and that he would go for a scan to determine the nature of it. [Full Article...]

Verizon Shaves Price of Yahoo Deal by $350M in Wake of Breaches

The final deal is now expected to close in the second quarter, though there may be some delay for the integration of all of Yahoo's services with Verizon's business due to the hacks, as per Reuters . The deal was signed after two weeks of negotiations, calls for Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and a meeting between Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam and Yahoo director Tom McInerney in NY. [Full Article...]

Lt. Gen. HR McMaster Named Trump's Top Security Adviser

Lt. Gen. HR McMaster Named Trump's Top Security Adviser Those interviewed were acting adviser Keith Kellogg, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton, Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster and Lieutenant General Robert Caslen. In a July 14, 2014, interview with the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer in Columbus, Georgia, where Fort Benning is located, McMaster, then the base commander, said: "Some people have a misunderstanding about the Army". [Full Article...]

Zimbabwe's Mugabe turns 93, says he will stand in 2018

MDC leader, Welshman Ncube, has blasted Zanu PF's "egocentric patronage system" for causing the suspension of government business as the ruling party's bigwigs channel State resources towards preparations for President Robert Mugabe's 93rd birthday celebrations. [Full Article...]

South African justice commission decries attacks against foreigners

South African justice commission decries attacks against foreigners Speaking after the launch of Operation Phakisa, Zuma said the march included foreign nationals, was well organised, and was not xenophobic. Whilst South Africans are attacking the fellow Africans, the MTN branch in Nigeria was vandalised, allegedly by Nigerians as a symbol of solidarity to their brothers and sisters who are in South Africa. [Full Article...]

JC Penney Closing 130 to 140 Stores

JC Penney Closing 130 to 140 Stores Penney also said that increased promotional activity and handing out more coupons weighed on its margins, which fell 1 percentage point to 33.1 percent. "I'm very, very secure", said Tod Herring, general manager for the San Angelo JCPenney store in Sunset Mall, 4001 Sunset Drive on Friday, Feb. 24. "Although JCP ended its fiscal year with a shrink in sales, it can take some comfort from the fact... [Full Article...]

11 people pass through unmanned airport security checkpoint at JFK

11 people pass through unmanned airport security checkpoint at JFK The airline did not immediately comment. The spokesman didn't say what the discipline would entail. TSA confirms three passengers weren't properly screened after they walked through a metal detector, setting off alarms. The TSA also promised to take "appropriate action" after a review. Three people set off metal detectors, but no one stopped them. Port Authority police, after being notifie... [Full Article...]

Former student charged with killing Tara Grinstead

Grinstead, a former beauty pageant contestant, was last seen October 22, 2005 at her home in home in Ocilla, Georgia. Duke was never previously a suspect in Grinstead's disappearance, said GBI Special Agent in Charge J.T. Though they have received many tips over the years, none led to credible information. The investigation is still active and the GBI said it expects to conduct several more inte... [Full Article...]

ART Advisors LLC Raises Stake in Boston Scientific Corporation (BSX)

Pete M. Nicholas is one of the biggest insider owners in Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE:BSX), according to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings. If you are viewing this report on another publication, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of worldwide copyright & trademark legislation. [Full Article...]

Chubby Tigers Chasing Drones: The Latest in Diet Technology

Chubby Tigers Chasing Drones: The Latest in Diet Technology It wasn't long before the drone pilot came a little too close to one of the cats, allowing it to slap the craft right out of the sky. But it was already dead and staff in a well-protected vehicle went into the enclosure to pick up the remains. [Full Article...]

China promised no building on disputed shoal: Philippines

China promised no building on disputed shoal: Philippines The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is calling for dialogue with China as worries escalate over the militarization of disputed islands in the South China Sea. China claims most of the energy-rich waters, through which about US$5 trillion (RM22.2 trillion) in ship-borne trade passes every year. China on Friday completed war games with an aircraft carrier that unnerved neighbours. [Full Article...]

Storm Doris causes destruction and road closures

Storm Doris causes destruction and road closures It comes after the weather system claimed the life of a 29-year-old woman who was struck by falling debris from a roof as she walked past a Starbucks in Wolverhampton at lunchtime. There are also a number of broken poles and electricity lines. ESB Networks says around 56,000 customers are without power as Storm Doris sweeps across Ireland. [Full Article...]

Mexican man kills himself minutes after United States deportation

His administration issued tough new orders on Tuesday to begin a sweeping crackdown on undocumented immigrants, putting almost all of the country's 11 million undocumented foreigners in target for deportation. It comes as the U.S. government issued two memos aimed at speeding up the removal of illegal immigrants. Soon after being inaugurated president on January 20, President Donald Trump ordere... [Full Article...]

Bao Bao Arrives in China, Happily Munches Bamboo During Her Trip

Bao Bao Arrives in China, Happily Munches Bamboo During Her Trip Admirers have included former first lady Michelle Obama, who sent a message to the giant panda cub on the day she was born. Bao Bao will enter the giant panda breeding program once she reaches sexual maturity, which is between 5 and 6 years old. [Full Article...]

Passengers Shout 'This Is Not Trump's America' To Racist On Plane

The video picks up with the man being asked to repeat his statement about "illegals" needing to be kicked out of the country - and off the plane. United Airlines told ABC7 that it removed the passenger and a woman accompanying him from the flight for making comments that made other passengers uncomfortable. [Full Article...]

Bronx landlord accused of stabbing tenant over unpaid rent

Neighbors said Khan was renting his $1,500-a-month apartment at 1001 Logan hopes of buying it, but had apparently not paid the rent for as long as nine months. "All the time he is busy helping people", Khan said. He studied at the City College of NY, and then started his real estate business. Mahran was also described as a good person by people who know him. [Full Article...]

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