Acquisitions Drive Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Earnings 25% Higher

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Warren Buffett's masterpiece -- insurance titan and mega-conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A)(NYSE: BRK-B) -- saw its second-quarter financial results boosted by its recent blockbuster acquisition deals.

Manufacturing, service, and retailing

Berkshire's manufacturing revenue surged 28% to $12.2 billion, lifted by the company's recent $4.2 billion purchase of battery maker Duracell and its $32.7 billion purchase of aerospace parts company Precision Castparts.

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