Berkshire Hathaway: Live Coverage of the Annual Shareholders Meeting

OMAHA, Neb. — The Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholders meeting returned to a live, in-person format for 2022, after a two-year pandemic hiatus moved the so-called “Woodstock for Capitalists” online. Warren Buffett addressed the company’s massive stock purchases in the first quarter, the performance of its collection of businesses, and added his signature folksy anecdotes and … Read more

Why is the stock market falling? Dow drops over 600 points as investors weigh Fed’s policy path, earnings

US stocks fell sharply Friday, extending losses as investors weighed up hawkish comments on interest rates by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and a fresh batch of corporate earnings that largely disappointed. How are stocks trading? The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -1.54% was down 608 points, or 1.7%, at 34,186. The S&P 500 SPX, … Read more

Natural-gas prices continue to trade at a nearly 14-year high, while oil prices climb

Natural-gas futures looked to extend their gains into a fifth straight session on Monday, touching their highest levels in nearly 14 years, while oil prices touched their highest levels of the month so far on worries about global supplies. Price action West Texas Intermediate crude for May delivery CL00, + 0.94% CL.1, + 0.94% CLK22, … Read more

Stocks for the Recession That May — or May Not — Be Coming

Text size Exelon stock offers a little bit of offense to go with its defense. Dreamstime The yield curve briefly inverted this past week — and that’s a recession signal that is either like Paul Revere’s ride or the boy who cried wolf. The good news: Investors do not need to decide which just yet. … Read more

Ukraine’s Friends Refuse to Pay Russia Rubles for Gas. What Could Come Next.

The Kasimovskoye underground gas storage facility operated by Gazprom, in Kasimov, Russia. Andrey Rudakov / Bloomberg Text size Vladimir Putin was rash enough to invade Ukraine. Could he double his bet by cutting Russian natural gas exports to Ukraine’s supporters in Europe? It does not look like it, for the moment. Russia’s leader launched his … Read more

Oil Prices Are Surging⁠ — and Pipeline Stock Dividends Are Rising. Here’s How to Play It.

Sanctions on Russia are upending global energy markets, pushing up crude oil above $ 100 a barrel and sending US gasoline prices to an average of $ 4.30 a gallon, up nearly 50% in the last year. It has also turned the energy sector into a superstar this year. Of the 11 sectors in the … Read more