Berkshire Profit Rises

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Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway posted a 10.5% increase in operating profit, helped by an increase at the conglomerate's non-insurance businesses.

No S'more Crises: Regulators Go to Camp

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To prepare for the next global financial crisis, nearly a dozen financial-sector overseers from across the world decamped to Yale University for the first-ever regulatory summer camp.

Espírito Santo International's Woes Trigger Creditor-Protection Filings

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The dramatic fall of troubled Portuguese conglomerate Espírito Santo International SA, which has hit hard the country's second-largest bank by assets, continued to create a cascade of creditor-protection filings by related entities.

In China, 'Free Market' Has Its Limits

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The Business: China is spreading the word about its ambitious new market reforms, but U.S. firms aren't buying, writes John Bussey.

Twitter's User Problem: People That Don't See Ads

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Nearly 40 million of Twitter's 271 million active users never see the ads that Twitter sells--and that audience is growing quickly, while growth of users that do see ads is slowing.

Michael Kors: Popular or Overexposed?

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Sales at Michael Kors Holdings, a maker of "affordable luxury" handbags, have outpaced competitors for years and its profits have soared. But some on Wall Street worry that the company has expanded too fast and that discounts are rising at department stores.

Spirit AeroSystems Swings to Profit

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Spirit AeroSystems swung to a quarterly profit and raised its full-year sales and earnings' guidance, riding a wave of higher production at Boeing and significant cost cutting under new management.

FCC Mulls Banning Joint Bids at Spectrum Auction

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The Federal Communications Commission has proposed banning wireless companies from teaming up to bid at next year's spectrum auction, a move that appears aimed at discouraging a Sprint Corp. bid for T-Mobile US Inc.

Heat Forces Canadian National to Slow Some Trains

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Canadian National Railway Co. is slowing some trains along its main line in Western Canada as hot temperatures are causing some of the company's tracks to expand, creating unsafe operating conditions.

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