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Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger recognized & invested in Google’s brilliance

More than 30,000 people filled an arena and several overflow rooms in Omaha to hear Buffett and Berkshire Vice Chairman Charlie Munger talk.
The annual meeting offers one of the few times Weber gets to hear Buffett discuss other topics.
(AP) – Listening to Warren Buffett never gets old to the thousands of Berkshire Hathaway shareholders who are filling an arena to listen to the billionaire investor at the company’s annual meeting on Saturday.
“I want to hear him talk about the economy and investing,” Weber said.
When Buffett toured the exhibit hall, he was surrounded by a pack of reporters, shareholders and security officers.

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Highlights: Berkshire’s Warren Buffett comments on healthcare, trade, buybacks

Warren Buffett

ON BERKSHIRE’S EARNINGS REPORT” The realized investment gains or losses in any period really mean nothing … We don’t really think about the timing of what we do.
Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett talks with a reporter before the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S. May 6, 2017.
ON BERKSHIRE’S DURABILITY”I can’t think of anything that can harm Berkshire in a material, permanent way except weapons of mass destruction.
ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE”Trade is beneficial to society but the people who see the benefits … are getting small benefits, invisible benefits.
“If you’re (primarily) interested in getting the highest price for your business, we’re not a good call (to make).”

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The Latest: Warren Buffett says he tries to keep learning

 Warren Buffett

Buffett told Berkshire Hathaway shareholders Saturday that the bank should have done more to correct the problem once it was discovered.
___2:45 p.m.Investor Warren Buffett says Wells Fargo made a huge error in failing to respond promptly to its sales practices scandal.
___10:45 a.m.Investors Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger told Berkshire Hathaway shareholders that they probably should have recognized Google’s brilliance and invested in it.
Billionaire Warren Buffett says Berkshire Hathaway’s insurance businesses will continue to thrive regardless of who’s leading them.
Billionaire Warren Buffett paid tribute to Vanguard founder Jack Bogle at Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting Saturday.

 

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