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  • Berkshire Hathaway's first-quarter profit up 10 percent

    Warren Buffett's company said Friday its first-quarter profit jumped 10 percent on the strength of its railroad and insurance businesses.
  • Buffett says new oil train rules will affect BNSF railroad

    The federal government's new standards for shipping crude oil by rail will have a significant impact on Berkshire Hathaway's BNSF railroad and its Union Tank Car business. Berkshire CEO Warren Buffett says he hasn't studied the rules closely yet...

    Feds unveil rules for safer railroad tank cars, better braking system

     Feds unveil rules for safer railroad tank cars, better braking system
    The federal government Friday announced regulations aimed at enhancing the safety of mile-long trains carrying crude oil that are traveling through the Chicago area in increasing numbers and that critics say pose a huge danger to lives and property....

    Va. senators, feds announce new measures against oil-by-rail disasters

    Va. senators, feds announce new measures against oil-by-rail disasters
    One year after a train carrying crude oil derailed in Lynchburg en route to a Yorktown terminal, Virginia senators and the Obama administration announced separate measures intended to protect communities from oil-by-rail accidents. On Thursday, Sens....

    Virginia should beef up rail safety measures, task force says

    Virginia should beef up rail safety measures, task force says
    Virginia should hire more railroad track inspectors and amend state law to require greater visibility at railroad crossings, a state task force on rail safety says. The task force, convened after a CSX oil train derailed in Lynchburg a year ago,...