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Buffett’s company keeps adding to its Phillips 66 investment

Warren Buffett, Phillips 66

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett’s company now owns nearly 15 percent of Phillips 66 after buying 642,841 shares of the oil refiner over the past week. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. disclosed the recent purchases in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday. Berkshire now owns nearly 76.4 million Phillips 66 shares. Berkshire revealed owning over 10 percent ...

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Stocks little changed, but crude sheds 39 cents

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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks were little changed in early trading Monday, as investors sat on the sidelines waiting to see where the Federal Reserve might move interest rates next month. Energy stocks fell along with the price of crude oil. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 13 points, or 0.1 percent, to 17,514 as of 10:09 a.m. ...

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Bristol Compressors to lay off about 120 employees

BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — Bristol Compressors says it plans to lay off about 120 employees as part of a restructuring plan. Local media outlets report the company made the announcement Monday. Bristol Compressors CEO Ed Gniewek said in a statement that the cutbacks are due to lower global oil prices and budget cuts by the oil producing governments. Workers have ...

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Stocks move higher, led by technology and banks

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are climbing in morning trading Friday as investors respond to encouraging corporate news and dealmaking. The gains were broad. Eight of the 10 sectors of the Standard and Poor’s 500 index rose, led by banks and technology companies. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 112 points, or 0.6 percent, to 17,547 at 11:11 ...

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Standoff, dying economy drive Venezuelan crisis

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Venezuela is being wracked by an increasingly belligerent standoff between the government and opposition, while many Venezuelans are becoming fed up with a floundering economy marked by long lines for food and the world’s highest inflation. President Nicolas Maduro has declared a state of emergency to let him deal with the economy by decree, but the opposition is vowing to ...

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