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Berkshire Buys New Stakes In Kroger, Biogen, SPY, VOO: Full 13-F Summary

Berkshire Buys New Stakes In Kroger, Biogen, SPY, VOO: Full 13-F Summary

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway does not make many changes in its long US stock portfolio, which is why when there are previously unannounced changes, it tends to make waves. And sure enough, the reason why both supermarket chain Kroger and biotech company Biogen are higher after hours, is because according to Buffett's just released 13F for Q4 2019, as of December 31, Berkshire had bought new stakes in both Kroger and Biogen (of 18.9MM and 648K shares, respectively), as well as purchasing a nominal amount of both the SPY and VOO S&P500 ETFs (yes, even the Oracle is now entering the passive investing game).

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Chinese Experts Warn Of Imminent "Surge" In Coronavirus Cases: Virus Updates

Chinese Experts Warn Of Imminent "Surge" In Coronavirus Cases: Virus Updates

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Shocking Video Shows People On The Street Being Rounded Up As Wuhan Begins 'Wartime' Measures

Shocking Video Shows People On The Street Being Rounded Up As Wuhan Begins 'Wartime' Measures

Ying Yong, known across China for his success as governor of Shanghai, has just been installed as the top Communist Party official in Hubei Province. With the party investing so much in his performance, it's understandable that he's resorting to even more extreme measures to try and wait the virus out in Wuhan, the city of 11 million where it all began.

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What If... The November Election Has To Be Postponed?

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China Is Disintegrating: Steel Demand, Property Sales, Traffic All Approaching Zero

China Is Disintegrating: Steel Demand, Property Sales, Traffic All Approaching Zero

In our ongoing attempts to glean some objective insight into what is actually happening "on the ground" in the notoriously opaque China, whose economy has been hammered by the Coronavirus epidemic, yesterday we showed several "alternative" economic indicators such as real-time measurements of air pollution (a proxy for industrial output), daily coal consumption (a proxy for electricity usage and manufacturing) and traffic congestion levels (a proxy for commerce and mobility), before concluding that China's economy appears to have ground to a halt.

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