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.
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.
By Krittivas Mukherjee MUMBAI (Reuters Life!) - Bold 1960s prints updated Victorian-era black velvet as India's top fashion event opened on Tuesday with a collection of banded waists, pleated skirts and sensual tops.
Retail sales shot up in February at their fastest pace in over two years, indicating consumers are spending freely despite recent interest rate rises and boosting speculation another hike is on its way.
Retail sales volumes shot up in February at their fastest pace in a year and twice the rate predicted as clothing and footwear sales surged, raising expectations that interest rates may soon go up. Sales volumes rose 1.
By Lisa Essex LONDON (Reuters Life!) - If you're looking for friends, fun and a night out in London that doesn't involve getting legless in a pub, why not slap on a pair of clogs? Busy professionals looking for exercise, dance enthusiasts and those just keen on a little camaraderie in the urban jungle have been pitching up in north London's trendy Camden district to learn the 19th century mill worker tradition of clog dancing.