Warren Buffett, chief executive and chairman of  Berkshire Hathaway: company announced it will buy aircraft parts company Precision Castparts for $37.2 billion. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

Warren Buffett struck the largest deal of his life as Berkshire Hathaway agreed to buy engineering group Precision Castparts for $37.2 billion (€33.7b(...)

In May, Berkshire celebrated 50 years under the control of  Warren  Buffett, who turned an ailing textile company into the largest conglomerate in the US, with a market capitalisation today of $354 billion. Photograph: Bloomberg

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway is closing in on its biggest acquisition as it negotiates a deal worth about $30 billion to buy Precision Castpart(...)

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Kraft Heinz, the new company formed by the merging of two food staples, began trading yesterday on the New York Stock Exchange. Heinz, purveyors of 5(...)

Kraft Heinz is now Mr Buffett’s second-biggest stock investment, ahead of Coca-Cola and International Business Machines. Photograph:  Scott Olson/Getty Images

Warren Buffett helped take over Heinz in 2013 and facilitated its combination with Kraft Foods this year. His prize: a stake of about $24 billion in(...)

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  Warren Buffett attends his company Berkshire Hathaway’s   annual shareholders’ meeting  in Omaha, Nebraska. Photograph: Reuters/Rick Wilking/Files

Shareholders in Berkshire Hathaway are expressing unease at the company’s deepening relationship with private equity group 3G Capital, ahead of an exp(...)

Nestle products. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/Irish Times

Nestle, the world’s biggest food maker, reported first-quarter revenue growth that exceeded analyst estimates as price increases offset weak sales of (...)

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Kraft Foods has agreed to merge with Heinz, with analysts suggesting that the move will lead to considerable job losses. (Photograph: EPA/ANDY RAIN)

H.J. Heinz, which is controlled by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and buyout firm 3G Capital, said Wednesday that it agreed to buy the ma(...)