from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One of a domestic breed of medium-sized black swine with white markings on the feet, legs, and face.
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- proper n. A inland county of England, bounded by Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Surrey and Wiltshire.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A breed of pigs which had its origin in Berkshire, England.
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- n. a county in southern England
BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY'S AGREEMENT to buy Burlington Northern Santa Fe (ticker: BNI) for $34 billion looks like a good deal, but not a great one, for Berkshire and its CEO, Warren Buffett.
Pangbourne in Berkshire is not fazed by Ed Miliband's lifestyle choices
Buffett almost never replaces the CEOs of the 76-plus Berkshire companies, short of government pressure in the case of General Re; never sells what he calls Berkshire's "permanent" investments in the likes of Coke and Washington Post, no matter how high the price or how much their prospects have change; and even hangs on to once-great companies such as Fruit of the Loom despite the near-total evaporation of their competitive "moat" and the inevitable decay in their business.
Traffic were playing outside their cottage in Berkshire when the local hunt rode past.
We called Berkshire Hathaway last week to see if Mr. Buffett would release his 2010 return, but we haven't heard back.
Child was born in Berkshire, the second of three sisters.
A $1,000 investment in Berkshire Hathaway in 1965 was worth $4. 3bn at the end of last year.
If Warren Buffett extracted fees as greedily as a fund manager, investors in Berkshire Hathaway would be much the poorer
Terry Smith is not the first person to calculate how much poorer shareholders in Berkshire Hathaway would be if Warren Buffett had extracted fees as greedily as a hedge fund manager – meaning a 2% management fee plus 20% of the gains every year.
Following Monday afternoon's announcement that Mr. Combs would join Berkshire as an investment manager, Berkshire's Class A shares on Tuesday fell $1,575, or 1.3%, to $123,455 in 4 p.m.
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