Berkshire /ˈbɑːkˌʃə/ es uno de los cuarenta y siete condados de Inglaterra, Reino Unido, con capital en Reading. Ubicado en la región Sudeste limita al norte con Oxfordshire y Buckinghamshire, al este con Gran Londres y Surrey, al sur con Hampshire y al oeste con Wiltshire.
Berkshire and Oxfordshire had a common sheriff until the reign of Elizabeth I, and the shire court was held at Grandpont. The assizes were formerly held at Reading, Abingdon, and Newbury, but by 1911 were held entirely at Reading. Berkshire has been the scene of some notable battles throughout its history.
Berkshire Hathaway es una sociedad tenedora de origen estadounidense, dueña total o parcial de las acciones de varios grupos empresariales. Tiene sus raíces en la fábrica textil establecida en 1839 por Oliver Chace conocida como Valley Falls Company, en Valley Falls, Rhode Island.
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Berkshire Hathaway traces its roots to a textile manufacturing company established by Oliver Chace in 1839 as the Valley Falls Company in Valley Falls, Rhode Island. Chace had previously worked for Samuel Slater, the founder of the first successful textile mill in America. Chace founded his first textile mill in 1806. In 1929, the Valley Falls Company merged with the Berkshire Cotton Manufacturing Company established in 1889, in Adams, Massachusetts. The combined company was known as Berkshire Fine Spinning Associates. In 1955, Berkshire Fine Spinning Associates merged with the Hathaway Manufacturing Company which had been founded in 1888 in New Bedford, Massachusetts by Horatio Hathaway with profits from whaling and the China Trade. Hathaway had been successful in its first decades, but it suffered during a general decline in the textile industry after World War I. At this time, Hathaway was run by Seabury Stanton, whose investment efforts were rewarded with renewed profitability a...
Berkshire's class A shares sold for $339,188 as of January 8, 2020, making them the highest-priced shares on the New York Stock Exchange, in part because they have never had a stock split and have only paid a dividend once since Warren Buffett took over, retaining corporate earnings on its balance sheet in a manner that is impermissible for mutual funds. Shares closed over $100,000 for the first time on October 23, 2006. Despite its size, Berkshire had for many years not been included in broad stock market indices such as the S&P 500 due to the lack of liquidity in its shares; however, following a 50-to-1 split of Berkshire's class B shares in January 2010, and Berkshire's announcement that it would acquire the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation, parent of BNSF Railway, Berkshire replaced BNSF in the S&P 500 on February 16, 2010. Buffett's letters to shareholders are published annually. Barron'ssaid Berkshire was the most respected company in the world in 2007, based on a surv...
Insurance and reinsurance business activities are conducted through approximately 70 domestic and foreign-based insurance companies. Berkshire's insurance businesses provide insurance and reinsurance of property and casualty risks primarily in the United States. In addition, as a result of the General Re acquisition in December 1998, Berkshire's insurance businesses also includes life, accident, and health reinsurers, as well as internationally based property and casualty reinsurers. Berkshir...
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Berkshire currently holds 89.8% of Berkshire Hathaway Energy. At the time of purchase, Berkshire's voting interest was limited to 10% of the company's shares, but this restriction ended when the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 was repealed in 2005. A major subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy is Northern Powergrid, which operates in the UK. Until a name change on April 30, 2014, Berkshire Hathaway Energy was known as MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co.
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Berkshire acquired Clayton Homes, a maker of modular homes, storage trailers, chassis, intermodal piggyback trailers and domestic containers. Clayton's finance business, (loans to manufactured home owners), earned $206 million down from $526 million in 2007. Loan losses remain 3.6% up from 2.9%.Business data for Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Class A stock:Business data for Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Class B stock:
Reading (/ ˈ r ɛ d ɪ ŋ / RED-ing) is a historic market town in Berkshire, England, in the Thames Valley at the confluence of the River Thames and Kennet.It is on the Great Western Main Line railway and the M4 motorway, 40 miles (64 km) east of Swindon, 25 miles (40 km) south of Oxford, 40 miles (64 km) west of London, 15 miles (24 km) north of Basingstoke, 13 miles (21 km) southwest of ...
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This is a list of places in the ceremonial county of Berkshire, England. It does not include places which were formerly in Berkshire. For places which were formerly in Berkshire, see list of places transferred from Berkshire to Oxfordshire in 1974, and for places which were transferred from Berkshire in 1844 and 1889, see list of Berkshire boundary changes.
There are no cities in the county with instead a relatively dense proportion of towns: Reading and Slough are the largest. Both large towns are home to universities and each has three railway stations.
The following list of civil parishes is compiled from List of civil parishes in Berkshire. Slough and Reading is unparished.
The following is a list of settlements that cannot be categorized as towns or parishes; as such the majority are suburbs, small villages, or hamlets.
Windsor es una pequeña y próspera ciudad del condado de Berkshire (Inglaterra) Reino Unido, situada a 21 millas (34 km) al oeste del centro de la ciudad de Londres y al sur del río Támesis, que le sirve de frontera natural con la vecina población de Eton. Es conocida mundialmente por ser el emplazamiento del castillo de Windsor.
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El asentamiento original fue fundado en el siglo VIII y recibió el nombre de Readingum. El nombre proviene probablemente del término anglosajón para "lugar de la gente de Readda". Estuvo ocupada por los vikingos en el año 871. En el año 1086 la ciudad tenía unos 600 habitantes. La abadía de Reading fue un centro de peregrinaje durante la época medieval. A finales del siglo XVI, Reading era la mayor ciudad en el condado de Berkshire, con una población de 3000 habitantes. La ciudad desempeñó un importante papel durante la guerra civil; cambió de manos numerosas veces. Fue también el lugar en el que se libraron diversas batallas durante la revolución gloriosa de 1688. En 1801, la población era de 9.400 personas. Durante el siglo XIX Reading se desarrolló como un importante centro manufacturero. Desde 1832 la ciudad tiene dos miembros que le representan en el parlamento. El concejo municipal se introdujo en el año 1839. El ferrocarril llegó a Reading en 1841. En 1851 la población era ya...
La Universidad de Reading se fundó en 1892 como un College asociado a la Universidad de Oxford, adquiriendo su independencia en 1926. Entre sus facultades destaca internacionalmente el departamento de meteorología. La universidad tiene un presupuesto aproximado de 25 millones de libras, de los cuales alrededor del 10% provienen de financiación industrial y comercial. Con tres campusrepartidos por la zona y alrededor de 15.000 estudiantes (3000 extranjeros), la universidad suma su dinamismo a la ciudad. La Universidad de Reading durante todo el verano ofrece al campus principal como campamento de idioma inglés, para jóvenes extranjeros, cientos de adolescentes de más de 10 diferentes nacionalidades participan en estos cursos.Lo que vuelve a Reading durante todo el verano en un lugar lleno de energía y compras. La segunda universidad de Reading es la Thames Valley University (TVU), que llegó a la ciudad en 2004, al fusionarse la TVU (de Ealing y Slough) con el Reading College and Scho...
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