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Berkshire Hathaway posts massive $43.8 billion loss; operating results improve

Berkshire Hathaway posts massive $43.8 billion loss; operating results improve

Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett walks through the exhibit hall as shareholders gather to hear from the billionaire investor at Berkshire Hathaway Inc’s annual shareholder meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S., May 4, 2019. REUTERS/Scott Morgan//File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 6 (Reuters) – The slide in U.S. stock prices …

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U.S. labor market defies recession fears as job growth surges in July

U.S. labor market defies recession fears as job growth surges in July

Nonfarm payrolls increase 528,000 in July Unemployment rate falls to 3.5% from 3.6% in June Average hourly earnings rise 0.5%; up 5.2% year-on-year Participation rate falls to 62.1% from 62.2% in June WASHINGTON, Aug 5 (Reuters) – U.S. job growth unexpectedly accelerated in July, lifting the level of employment above its pre-pandemic level and pouring …

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Oil drops with dollar on recession fears; Wall Street ends mixed

Oil drops with dollar on recession fears; Wall Street ends mixed

Oil hits pre-Ukraine lows as demand outlook worsens Bank of England expects recession throughout 2023 Treasury yield curve inversion deepens Dollar drops; sterling slides against euro OTTAWA, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Crude oil sank with Treasury yields and the dollar on Thursday as recession worries intensified following the Bank of England’s warning of a drawn-out …

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EXCLUSIVE Tencent seeks bigger stake in 'Assassin's Creed' maker Ubisoft -sources

EXCLUSIVE Tencent seeks bigger stake in ‘Assassin’s Creed’ maker Ubisoft -sources

HONG KONG, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Tencent Holdings Ltd (0700.HK) plans to raise its stake in French video game group Ubisoft Entertainment SA (UBIP.PA) as the Chinese gaming giant pivots to the global gaming market, four sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. China’s largest social network and gaming firm, which bought a …

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Oil falls to nearly 6-month lows after surprise U.S. crude, gasoline build

Oil falls to nearly 6-month lows after surprise U.S. crude, gasoline build

Sticker reads crude oil on the side of a storage tank in the Permian Basin in Mentone, Loving County, Texas, U.S. November 22, 2019. REUTERS/Angus Mordant Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register U.S. crude, gasoline stockpiles rise unexpectedly – EIA OPEC+ decides on small 100,000 bpd increase to output target U.S. had …

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Wall Street rallies on economic data, crude falls as stockpiles jump

Wall Street rallies on economic data, crude falls as stockpiles jump

NEW YORK, Aug 3 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks jumped to a sharply higher close and Treasury yields touched two-week highs on Wednesday as robust economic data, upbeat corporate guidance and easing geopolitical concerns boosted investor risk appetite. Front-month crude futures dropped following a report that U.S. stockpiles of crude and gasoline unexpectedly surged last week. …

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Fed officials beat inflation drum; 50-basis-point rate hike 'reasonable' next month

Fed officials beat inflation drum; 50-basis-point rate hike ‘reasonable’ next month

Aug 3 (Reuters) – Federal Reserve officials voiced their determination again on Wednesday to rein in high inflation, although one noted a half-percentage-point hike in the U.S. central bank’s key interest rate next month might be enough to march toward that goal. “I start from the idea that 50 (basis points) would be a reasonable …

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Exclusive: Airbus axes remaining A350 jet deal with Qatar - sources

Exclusive: Airbus axes remaining A350 jet deal with Qatar – sources

PARIS, Aug 3 (Reuters) – Airbus (AIR.PA) has revoked its entire outstanding order from Qatar Airways for A350 jets, severing all new jetliner business with the Gulf carrier in a dramatic new twist to a dispute clouding World Cup preparations, two industry sources said. No comment was immediately available from Airbus or Qatar Airways. The …

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