Marketplace for Friday, March 1, 2013
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President Obama said Friday that budget cuts beginning to go into effect this month would not be apocalyptic -- but how could things look a year from now? Krissy Clark and David Weinberg do some time-traveling. An unemployed steel worker talks about the challenges he’ll face if his unemployment benefits decrease in the coming weeks because of budget cuts. We hear about those who spend their tax refunds before even receiving the money. The Centers for Disease Control has an app aimed at educating people. And Smithsonian Magazine’s Colin Schultz discusses why America objects to the slaughtering of horses for meat.
Posted In: Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway
Buffett releases his annual letter to shareholders. He adds up the total percentage change the value of Berkshire Hathaway stock since he started running the company in 1964. You won't believe the number.