Archive February 2015

Warren Buffett says Berkshire has ‘right person’ as heir

Published 28/02/2015

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Warren Buffett, the billionaire chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway Inc, told investors on Saturday that the company had found his successor, [more…]

Buffett says ‘sprawl’ is good, but may not be good enough

Published 28/02/2015

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Warren Buffett wants to buy more businesses to add to Berkshire Hathaway Inc's "sprawl," but cautioned it may not keep the [more…]

Celebrated Turkish novelist Yasar Kemal dead at 91

Published 28/02/2015

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Yasar Kemal, one of Turkey's greatest writers who celebrated the lives of the downtrodden and whose works were translated into 40 languages, [more…]

Berkshire Hathaway net falls, operating profit rises

Published 28/02/2015

(Reuters) - Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Saturday said fourth-quarter profit declined 17 percent as investment gains declined, but operating results improved. Earnings fell [more…]

Lupita Nyong’o’s $150,000 Oscar gown returned by thief via TMZ

Published 28/02/2015

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The $150,000 Oscar gown worn by actress Lupita Nyong'o that was stolen two days ago was returned on Friday by the [more…]

Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek’s ‘Mr. Spock,’ dies at 83

Published 28/02/2015

(Reuters) - Leonard Nimoy, who won fame and fans with his portrayal of logic-bound, half-alien Mr. Spock in the "Star Trek" TV series and movies, [more…]

Vivendi will sell rest of SFR to Numericable, plans share buyback

Published 27/02/2015

PARIS (Reuters) - French media group Vivendi (VIV.PA) will reward shareholders with a share buyback and a generous dividend after agreeing to sell its remaining [more…]

Quarter-century after $500 million art heist, Boston mystery endures

Published 27/02/2015

BOSTON (Reuters) - A 122-year old Venetian-style palazzo tucked into Boston's marshy Fens section stands as one of the city's more popular tourist attractions and [more…]

NASA resolves issue with spacesuit helmet water leak

NASA resolves issue with spacesuit helmet water leak

Published 27/02/2015

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Water that leaked into an astronaut’s helmet after a spacewalk on Wednesday poses no threat, clearing the way for another [more…]

Soccer great Ronaldinho may help unlock media elite for Mexican magnate

Soccer great Ronaldinho may help unlock media elite for Mexican magnate

Published 27/02/2015

QUERETARO, Mexico (Reuters) - When Brazilian soccer superstar Ronaldinho signed for struggling Mexican team Queretaro in September, Olegario Vazquez Aldir, the club's new owner, took [more…]