Bershire Hathaway Buy 10 Million Shares Of GM

Berkshire Hathaway, owned by billionaire investor Warren Buffett, spent more than $200 million on the car company. It's the first time Berkshire has invested in an American automaker.

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INSKEEP: Berkshire Hathaway has bought 10 million shares of General Motors. The company owned by the billionaire investor Warren Buffett spent just over $200 million for that stake in GM. It is the first time Berkshire has invested in an American automaker.

The move came after GM announced rising first-quarter sales and revenues, all at a company that was on federal life support a few years ago.

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