It’s been a couple of weeks since Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A, NYSE:BRK.B) released its annual letter to shareholders. By now, investors and media alike have had a chance to digest everything Warren Buffett had to say about the year that just passed.
For 2017, there was no bigger news story than the $29 billion windfall to the company’s net worth, thanks to the reduction....More>>>
U.S. stocks retreated from near record levels to close lower on Friday as the dollar continued to charge higher, with the ICE dollar index trading at a 13-year high. Investors taking profits on the recent rally also pressured major indexes.
The stock market opened higher, with the Nasdaq Composite notching an intraday record, but failed to defend its gains. Still, key indexes rose for a....More>>>
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Intrexon (XON) has made a small yet strategic acquisition in buying GenVec (GNVC); with the purchase, XON gets AdenoVerse, a platform of adenovirus vectors for delivering drugs and vaccines that dovetails nicely with its existing suite of gene therapy technologies, suggests John McCamant, editor of The Medical Technology Stock Letter.
The ability to increase the payloads of viral vectors....More>>>
As I said yesterday, 'tis the season for last-minute gifts… no matter who you are. I shared the names of four potential books for the children in your life. Now, for the adults on your holiday gift list… The True Believer, by Eric Hoffer America once had a longshoreman philosopher, a Socrates of the docks. Eric Hoffer had no formal education, but he had....More>>>
The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note started the week on a tear, jumping to 2.99 percent and toying with the key 3 percent level that could trigger a reaction across global financial markets.