Warren Buffett shoots down report that Berkshire Hathaway will acquire embattled California utility PG&E

  • Warren Buffett denied a report that Berkshire Hathaway is in talks to acquire the California utility PG&E, according to CNBC.
  • PG&E soared as much as 25% in pre-market trading Wednesday after SparkSpread reported that Berkshire Hathaway was in talks to the embattled California utility.
  • PG&E filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in January given its liabilities related to California wildfires.
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Warren Buffett has denied that Berkshire Hathaway is in talks to acquire the embattled California utility PG&E, according to CNBC.

PG&E shares soared by as much as 25% early Wednesday after SparkSpread reported that the Warren-Buffett led company was holding talks to acquire the utility.

PG&E filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in January as a result of its liabilities tied to California wildfires.

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