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Berkshire Hathaway Executive Abruptly Resigns

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Berkshire Hathaway Executive Abruptly Resigns

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Berkshire Hathaway Executive Abruptly Resigns

Berkshire Hathaway Executive Abruptly Resigns

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David Sokol, a top executive at the company run by investor Warren Buffet, resigned Wednesday. Sokol was seen as a likely successor to Buffett, who is 80 years old. Sokol quit amid revelations that he had made some questionable personal stock trades involving a chemical company that Berkshire recently agreed to buy.

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MONTAGNE: A top executive at the company run by investor Warren Buffet has abruptly resigned. David Sokol was seen as a likely successor to Buffett, who is now 80 years old. Sokol quit amid revelations that he had made some questionable personal stock trades involving a chemical company that Berkshire recently agreed to buy.

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