Warren Buffett annual letter: Berkshire Hathaway record stock buybacks – Business Insider

Warren Buffett annual letter: Berkshire Hathaway record stock buybacks – Business Insider

Warren Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, released his annual letter detailing the company's annual performance to shareholders on Saturday.In the fourth quarter of 2019, Berkshire Hathaway spent $2.2 billion on share buybacks, the most the company has repurchased in a single quarter.Berkshire Hathaway's cash pile was $128 billion at the end of…
Amazon offshores trucking support, and truck drivers have critiques – Business Insider

Amazon offshores trucking support, and truck drivers have critiques – Business Insider

Some truck drivers who move loads for Amazon said the company's technical-support hotline often connects them to support staff abroad.The cost-cutting move can result in communication challenges for drivers on the road, some truckers said.Amazon said it operates technical-support offices in North America, Europe, and India to support its 24/7 transportation operation.Visit Business Insider's homepage…
Inside Pete Buttigieg’s make-or-break appeal to Latino voters in Nevada – Business Insider

Inside Pete Buttigieg’s make-or-break appeal to Latino voters in Nevada – Business Insider

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is making an appeal to Nevada voters in an effort to prove he can win over a diverse state.Buttigieg touted his credentials helping undocumented immigrants in South Bend, Indiana and marched with a bilingual group of Culinary Union workers fighting to win labor contracts from casinos.After strong finishes in two…
Coronavirus: more deaths confirmed as authorities around the world struggle to contain outbreak – latest updates

Coronavirus: more deaths confirmed as authorities around the world struggle to contain outbreak –...

1.59pm GMT13:59 Couples in Philippines marry wearing masks – video Hundreds of Filipino couples participated in a mass wedding wearing face masks because of coronavirus fears. As part of efforts to prevent the spread of the virus, officials in the city of Bacolod conducted health tests and provided the 220 couples with masks before they…
Firefighters rescue four from cars in floods

Firefighters rescue four from cars in floods

Image copyright Iolo Hughes Image caption Three adults and a child were rescued when the A470 Dolgellau bypass flooded, but the water has since receded Firefighters had to rescue four people from flood water when the two cars they were in got stuck.Two passengers were given precautionary checks for hypothermia.Part of the A470 at Dolgellau,…
A woman who threatened to expose WeWork allegations was paid over $2 million – Business Insider

A woman who threatened to expose WeWork allegations was paid over $2 million –...

This story requires our BI Prime membership. To read the full article, simply click here to claim your deal and get access to all exclusive Business Insider PRIME content. In the spring of 2018, a woman who once worked in WeWork's real estate business sent the company a 50-page document alleging drug use, sexual harassment,…
Mike Bloomberg management strategy: overworked and ‘cult-like’ culture – Business Insider

Mike Bloomberg management strategy: overworked and ‘cult-like’ culture – Business Insider

Billionaire Mike Bloomberg will contend with other Democratic presidential candidates today at the Nevada caucus.Bloomberg founded his namesake company in 1981, after getting fired from the investment bank Salomon Brothers.In numerous interviews, Bloomberg said he attributes his success to his work ethic. Many employees said they worked 11-hour days at Bloomberg LP.Bloomberg also tended to…
Coronavirus symptoms: How the COVID-19 disease progresses day by day – Business Insider

Coronavirus symptoms: How the COVID-19 disease progresses day by day – Business Insider

AP Photo/Vincent Thian Chinese health officials report that the majority of cases of the new coronavirus are mild, but around 20% of patients have either severe cases of disease or become critically ill.A fever is the most common symptom.Here's how the symptoms progress day by day among typical patients.For the latest case total and death…
Flood warnings map: 240 alerts issued as river levels rise- Met Office forecasts more rain

Flood warnings map: 240 alerts issued as river levels rise- Met Office forecasts more...

Britain is still reeling from the amount of rain Storm Dennis brought last weekend, and now the Met Office has issued further rain warnings over the next few days. Wales, Yorkshire, Scotland and southern England were plunged under deep floodwater when Storm Dennis brought more than a months rain in 48 hours. The Environment Agency…