GEs $31 Billion Problem

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John Flannery scarcely needs any more headaches. But at a time when General Electric Co . is facing what amounts to an existential crisis, a $31 billion inadequacy in its pension plan may involve any turnaround that involves a breakup of the 126 -year-old icon of American capitalism. Divvying up the obligations won’t be easy. […]


Everybody Wants to Invest Like Buffett. Heres What It Takes

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A few years ago, private equity overseers were flourishing tired of sitting on the sidelines, watching Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway make landmark investments in Kraft Heinz and BNSF Railway. They wanted to get into the game. To play, they would need to give themselves lots of time–decades, in fact–and as near-to-permanent asset as we are […]