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  • Berkshire Hathaway 2Q profit jumps 41 percent

    Berkshire Hathaway 2Q profit jumps 41 percent

    Friday, August 1 2014 8:01 PM EDT2014-08-02 00:01:24 GMT
    Warren Buffett's company says its second-quarter profit soared 41 percent on a significant investment gain from a stock-swap deal completed earlier this year.
    Warren Buffett's company on Friday reported a 41 percent jump in its second-quarter profit that was boosted by a paper gain from a stock-swap deal completed earlier this year.
  • Twitter: Govt. requests for user data increased

    Twitter: Govt. requests for user data increased

    Friday, August 1 2014 7:45 PM EDT2014-08-01 23:45:13 GMT
    Twitter says government requests for user data grew sharply in the past six months as more countries asked for a greater amount of information about users.
    Twitter said government requests for user data grew sharply in the past six months as more countries asked for a greater amount of information about users.
  • Nevada no lock for Tesla plant despite groundwork

    Nevada no lock for Tesla plant despite groundwork

    Friday, August 1 2014 7:39 PM EDT2014-08-01 23:39:58 GMT
    A sprawling industrial park near Reno where wild mustangs roam among the sagebrush has become the focus of Tesla's unusually secretive site selection process for its $5 billion battery factory, but the...
    A sprawling industrial park near Reno where wild mustangs roam among the sagebrush has become the focus of the secretive site selection process for Tesla's $5 billion battery factory, but the groundwork taking place is...
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