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Monday, October 13, 2014

Buffett rebranding Auto and Home businesses

Revenues in the Berkshire division that includes the real estate business jumped 26 per cent to $1.2 billion in the first six months of this year, according to a company filing.

Berkshire Hathaway has this year dramatically expanded the use of its own name, rebadging its family of utility companies, U.S. estate agents and a newly acquired car dealership. The Van Tuyl car dealership chain that Berkshire acquired earlier this month - the fifth largest in the U.S., with over $8 billion in annual sales - plans to continue making acquisitions after being rebranded Berkshire Hathaway Automotive, it said at the time of the deal.