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Quote of note
"I don't know how much more we could have took." - Larry Poret, a passenger on the Carnival Triumph cruise ship that had been stranded in the Gulf of Mexico for four days, according to CNN. The ship is being towed to Mobile, Ala., and was due to arrive this afternoon. After a fire in the engine room disabled the ship, supplies ran low and bathroom facilities failed. The Coast Guard, National Transportation Safety Board and Bahamian Maritime Authority are all investigating what caused the fire. Carnival has cancelled all voyages until April.
News to know
Warren Buffett is teaming up with 3G Capital investing firm to purchase H. J. Heinz Co., the makers of Heinz ketchup, the Associated Press reports. Buffett's company, Berkshire Hathaway, has bought the company with the intention of helping Heinz become a global business. Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital have confirmed that the company's headquarters will remain in Pittsburgh. Heinz is also the maker of Classico pasta sauces, Ore-Ida potatoes and Smart Ones frozen meals.
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