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With $116 billion cash, Buffett says Berkshire needs 'huge' deals

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Warren Buffett on Saturday lamented his inability to find big companies to buy and said his goal is to make "one or more huge acquisitions" of non-insurance businesses to bolster results at his conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Read More

 

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Florida students take on NRA, set eyes on midterm elections

(Reuters) - In the week since 17 of David Hogg's classmates and teachers were gunned down in Florida, he and his fellow high schoolers have launched a movement that reshaped the gun control debate almost overnight and may influence the U.S. midterm elections. More »

 

Storms dump rain across U.S. Midwest, kill Kentucky woman

(Reuters) - A band of thunderstorms reaching across the lower Mississippi Valley into Ohio on Saturday killed a Kentucky woman in her home and threatened more flooding in an area that has already seen evacuations because of high water. More »

 

Democrats' memo charges Republicans trying to undermine Russia probes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Democratic minority on the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee on Saturday released a response to Republican charges that the FBI and Justice Department have abused the law in their investigation of possible ties between Russia and Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. More »

 

Iran says attacks on 'terrorists' in Damascus suburbs to continue: agency

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran said on Sunday that attacks will continue on Damascus suburbs held by "terrorists", but elsewhere Iran and Syria will respect a U.N. resolution demanding a 30-day truce to allow aid access and medical evacuation, Iranian news agencies reported. More »

 

North Korea condemns U.S. sanctions as officials gather for Olympic ceremony

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea on Sunday accused the United States of trying to undermine an improvement in inter-Korean relations, while South Korean protesters tried to block senior North Korean officials on their way to the Pyeongchang Winter Games closing ceremony. More »

 

U.N. Security Council demands truce as air strikes batter Syria's Ghouta

BEIRUT/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Saturday demanded a 30-day truce across Syria as rescuers in the country's eastern Ghouta region said bombing had not let up long enough for them to count bodies during one of the bloodiest air assaults of the seven-year war. More »

 

Olympics: Disappointing U.S. to look at itself, and others, for answers

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Having fallen way short of their Olympic medal target, the U.S. team said on Sunday it would take a hard look at what went wrong in South Korea, and a long look at who fared well. More »

 

Bank of America takes aim at gun-making clients

(Reuters) - Bank of America Corp on Saturday became the latest financial heavyweight to take aim at gunmakers, saying it would ask clients who make assault rifles how they can help end mass shootings like last week's massacre at a Florida high school. More »

 

U.S. imposes more North Korea sanctions, Trump warns of 'phase two'

WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States said on Friday it was imposing its largest package of sanctions to pressure North Korea to give up its nuclear and missile programs, and President Donald Trump warned of a "phase two" that could be "very, very unfortunate for the world" if the steps did not work. More »

 

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