BOND SALE

>> Berkshire Hathaway sold $2.6 billion of bonds in four parts Tuesday to pay down debt due next month.

>> Berkshire issued three-, five-, 10- and 30-year debt. Proceeds from the deal will repay $1.2 billion of floating-rate notes and $1.4 billion of 2.125 percent fixed-rate securities, both due Feb. 11, according to a person with knowledge of the transaction, who asked not to be identified because terms weren’t set.

>> Berkshire, which has $5.6 billion of debentures maturing this year, last issued new bonds in May, selling $1.6 billion of debt in three parts with a record low five-year coupon.

— Bloomberg News

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