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GEICO Gets Progressive, Joins Auto Insurers Offering Telematics

Berkshire Hathaway’s GEICO auto insurer has joined the ranks of carriers using telematics to track and improve driver behavior—after resisting for years. GEICO has been one of the few among the top 10 largest personal auto insurance carriers without a …

Insurance, Economy, Tariffs Weigh on Berkshire Hathaway

Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Saturday said its quarterly operating profit fell more than analysts expected, as weakness in insurance underwriting, a slowing economy and trade woes weighed on the conglomerate run by billionaire Warren Buffett. Berkshire’s auto insurer Geico suffered …

Buffett Says Hurricane Harvey Damage Will Linger

Billionaire Warren Buffett says the storm damage in Texas is staggering, but he isn’t sure yet how much insurance companies will have to pay in claims. Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate owns Geico and several other insurers, so his company will …

Berkshire’s BNSF Partners With U.S. to Research Long-Distance Drone Flights

BNSF Railway Co., owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., will be among the first companies to operate a commercial drone over hundreds of miles in a U.S. research program to test the safety of pilot-less flights. A camera-equipped drone …

Buffett Warning Unheeded as Cat Bonds Surge

Bond buyers are betting more than ever on the mercy of Mother Nature as they seek to boost yields being suppressed by central banks. Demand for notes linked to insurance against hurricanes and other natural disasters is prompting investors to …

Buffett’s Hathaway Compensation Rises to $485,606

Warren Buffett’s compensation from Berkshire Hathaway Inc. rose 15 percent last year to $485,606, although the billionaire’s salary remained $100,000. The increase came in “other compensation,” which includes company-paid costs for Buffett’s personal and home security. As usual, Buffett reimbursed …

Buffett’s Railway Backs Costly Oil Transport Safety Standards

A push by Warren Buffett’s railroad to boost oil-shipment safety is meeting resistance from Hess Corp. and other companies that say the plan would mean a surge in costs and force them to scrap thousands of tank cars. A series …

Buffett Joined Ceremony for New Indiana Geico Center

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett joined in a ceremony opening a new customer service center for the Geico insurance company in suburban Indianapolis. The ceremony on Monday took place at the center in Carmel which Geico expects to expand to perhaps …