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Berkshire Hathaway's 4th Quarter Profit Up

Berkshire Hathaway's 4th Quarter Profit Up

Warren Buffett's company says its fourth-quarter profit improved 10 percent as its insurance companies improved.  

Berkshire Hathaway inc.'s fourth-quarter results and Buffett's annual letter to shareholders were released Saturday.  

Berkshire reported fourth-quarter net income of $4.99 billion, or $3,035 per class a share, on revenue of $47 billion. That's up from $4.55 billion, or $2,757 per class a share, on revenue of $44.72 billion last year.  

Berkshire's insurance companies, which include Geico and General Reinsurance, reported a $394 million operating profit in the fourth quarter, compared to last year's $19 million loss. 

 

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