Archive for May 5th, 2013

Buffett devotees stick by him even as growth slows

May 5, 2013
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By Jonathan Stempel and Jennifer Ablan OMAHA, Nebraska (Reuters) – Short-seller Douglas Kass, Warren Buffett‘s handpicked bear, raised a concern on the minds of many shareholders at the “Woodstock for capitalists” this weekend: Has Berkshire Hathaway Inc become so big that it will find it hard to grow?
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Mother of survivor: Bride-to-be among limo fire dead

May 5, 2013
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A limousine taking nine women to a bachelorette party erupted in flames, killing five of the passengers, including the bride-to-be, authorities and the mother of one of the survivors said Sunday.
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Israeli warplanes strike Syria in escalation

May 5, 2013
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BEIRUT (AP) — Israeli warplanes struck areas in and around the Syrian capital Sunday, setting off a series of explosions as they targeted a shipment of highly accurate, Iranian-made guided missiles believed to be on their way to Lebanon’s Hezbollah militant group, officials and activists said.
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Damp ocean air aids fight against Calif. wildfire

May 5, 2013
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CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — A flow of damp air from the Pacific Ocean helped firefighters in their battle against a huge wildfire burning through coastal mountains in Southern California.
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Syrian media: Israel strikes near Damascus

May 5, 2013
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BEIRUT (AP) — Israeli missiles struck a research center near the Syrian capital Damascus, setting off explosions and causing casualties, Syria‘s state news agency reported early Sunday, citing initial reports.
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Calif. wildfire nearly 60 percent contained

May 5, 2013
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(Reuters) – A fierce wildfire that had threatened 4,000 homes northwest of Los Angeles was nearly 60-percent contained on Saturday as favorable weather conditions helped beat it back, officials said.
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