Berkshire Hathaway 1st-qtr profit rises 10 percent

May 1, 2015 9:16 PM

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OMAHA, Neb. May 1 (Reuters) - Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Friday said first-quarter profit rose 10 percent, helped by improved results in its BNSF railroad unit, as well as by gains from derivatives.

Net income rose to $5.16 billion, or $3,143 per share, from $4.71 billion, or $2,862.

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