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Billionaire Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.A, BRK.B) reported second-quarter net earnings attributable to Berkshire shareholders of $6.4 billion or $3,889 per Class A equivalent share, up from $4.5 billion or $2,763 per Class A equivalent share in the year-ago quarter. Operating earnings...

ANI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ANIP) said Friday that it has acquired the US rights for Vancocin 125 mg and 250 mg capsules from Shire plc. In addition, ANI acquired from Shire approved ANDAs for the currently non-marketed products vancomycin hydrochloride injectable 500 mg, 1 gm and 10 gm and vancomycin...

Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (POAHY.PK, POAHF.PK) Friday announced July 2014 sales of 4,300 vehicles, up from 3,820 vehicles last year. Boxter/Cayman sales dropped to 559 units from 976 units last year. 911 models had sales of 849 units, up from 794 units last year. Cayenne sales decreased...

News Corp. (NWS, NWSA) said Friday that it has completed its acquisition of Harlequin Enterprises from Torstar Corp., bolstering and extending the global platform and digital presence of its HarperCollins Publishers subsidiary. Harlequin will operate as a division of HarperCollins and remain headquartered...

BMW Group in the U.S., BMW and MINI combined, on Friday reported July sales of 32,220 vehicles, an increase of 7.4% from the 29,993 vehicles sold in the same month last year. Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 9.8% to 26,409 vehicles in July, with car sales up 11.4% and light truck sales up 4%....

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (7211, MMTOF.PK) Friday reported July sales of 6,349 units, up 21.4 percent from 5,230 units last year. The stylish and American-made Outlander Sport 5-passenger compact crossover/SUV was the brand's volume leader with sales of 2,610 units in July - its best July sales month...

American Honda Motor Co (HMC) said Friday its sales in July fell to 135,908 units from 141,439 units last year. The company's total car sales slid to 73,531 units from 75,396 units a year ago, and total truck sales declined to 62,377 units from 66,043 units.

Papa John's International, Inc. (PZZA) said Friday that its Board of Directors has approved a 12% increase in the quarterly dividend payable on the company's common stock, resulting in a quarterly dividend rate of $0.14 per share, or $0.56 on an annual basis. The company's board declared the $0.14...

Toyota Motor Corp. (TM) Friday reported a 11.6 percent increase in US July sales to 215,802 units from 193,394 units last year. On a DSR basis, TMS sales were up 7.3 percent from last year. Toyota division sales in July climbed 10.6 percent year-over-year to 188,469 units and Lexus reported July sales...

Northrim BanCorp, Inc. (NRIM) said it has increased its quarterly cash dividend by 6% to $0.18 per share from the $0.17 per share paid last quarter. The dividend will be paid September 19, 2014 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on September 11, 2014. With the successful acquisition...

Kia Motors America, a unit of Kia Motors Corp. (KIMTF.PK) Friday reported July sales of 52,309 units, up 6.7% from 49,004 units in the same period last year. Since arriving in 2009, U.S. sales of the iconic Soul have exceeded the 500,000 unit mark, and the wildly popular urban passenger vehicle recently...

Allergan Inc. (AGN) Friday filed a lawsuit against Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (VRX, VRX.TO), Pershing Square Capital Management LP and William Ackman, alleging that they violated federal securities laws prohibiting insider trading, engaged in other fraudulent practices, and failed to...

Restaurant chain Bob Evans Farms Inc. (BOBE) said, in a mail to its stockholders, that its Board determined that proposals made by Sandell Asset Management are "short-sighted, unsustainable and not in the best interests of all stockholders." In the letter, Lead Independent Director Michael Gasser...

Crown Media Holdings, Inc. (CRWN) Friday reported second-quarter net income of $15.96 million or $0.04 per share, down from $16.52 million or $0.05 per share in the prior year. The operator of pay television networks posted revenues of $97.35 million, up 9% from $89.48 million a year ago. Advertising...

Detroit-based automaker General Motors Co. (GM) said its dealers have delivered 256,160 vehicles in the U.S. in the month of July, with total sales up 9 percent year-over-year. Monthly retail sales, ie. vehicles sold to individual buyers, grew by 4 percent. Commercial deliveries advanced by 69 percent,...