Author Archives: Josh Funk
Billionaire Warren Buffett said Monday that Europe will have a hard time resolving its fiscal problems because of the structure of the European Union and this weekend’s election results in Greece and France. Read More
Billionaire Warren Buffett thinks the U.S. government performed well during the economic meltdown of 2008, so he wrote an admittedly tardy thank-you note to his “Uncle Sam.”
The note from the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. was published by the New York Times Wednesday, November 17, on its op-ed page. Buffett apologized for not writing to thank his “uncle”…read more Read More
The health care overhaul will cost U.S. companies billions and make them more likely to drop prescription drug coverage for retirees because of a change in how the government subsidizes those benefits.
In the first two days after the law was signed, three major companies — Deere & Co., Caterpillar Inc. and Valero Energy — said they expect to take a total hit of $265 million to account for smaller tax deductions in the future.
With more than 3,500 companies now getting the tax break as an incentive to keep providing coverage, others are almost certain to announce similar cost increases in the weeks ahead as they sort out the impact of the change.
Figuring out what it will mean for retirees will take longer, but analysts said as many as 2 million could lose the prescription drug coverage provided by their former employers, leaving them to enroll in Medicare’s program. . . . read more Read More