- Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) posts a solid Q2 as the company was helped by investment gains, and strong revenue growth across its businesses.
- Operating profit at the company's non-insurance units rose 7.8% to $2.37B, as railroad Burlington Northern Santa Fe continued to post earnings growth.
- Investment income from the insurance operations rose 7.1% to $1.14B.
- The company also booked an investment gain of $322M, compared with a gain of $81M a year earlier, as the latest quarter included derivatives gains of $300M versus a loss of $693M a year ago.
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Aug 2 2013, 19:57 ET