Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. said on Friday first-quarter profit rose 12 percent as earnings surged in its insurance and utilities businesses. Net income for the Omaha, Nebraska-based insurance and investment company rose to $2.
Where have all the flowers gone? Over-harvesting fuelled by surging market prices is threatening to wipe out several species of wild orchids in eastern China, some of which command as much as $175,000 a pot, state media reported on Friday.
A stone's throw from a pristine beach where foreign tourists sip caipirinhas, relatives wait at a morgue to recover the bodies of nearly two dozen people, the aftermath of a typical weekend of violence in the port city of Recife.
By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Mother Nature has always ensured that male births outnumber female ones, but the gap has been gradually narrowing over the past three decades in the U.S. and Japan, according to a new study.
Never mind the form and confidence of his players going in to the Cricket World Cup second stage this week, the Irish manager's big concern was that all his men could get time off from their day jobs to compete.