Buffett shows off Berkshire products at meeting
Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway tosses a newspaper during a newspaper tossing competition in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, May 5, 2012. Berkshire Hathaway is holding it's annual shareholders meeting this weekend. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
OMAHA, Neb. - Billionaire Warren Buffett loves to showcase his company's products at the annual meeting with a 200,000-square-foot exhibit hall filled with displays where Berkshire Hathaway companies like Dairy Queen and Clayton Homes sell items.
Buffett said Saturday he was feeling good despite disclosing last month that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Buffett employed the newspaper tossing skills of his youth for a contest at Saturday's annual meeting. Anyone who can throw a folded Omaha World-Herald further than Berkshire's 81-year-old chairman and CEO will win a Dilly bar from DQ.
As Buffett toured the exhibit hall, shareholders mobbed him, trying to take pictures with their cellphones. Buffett and Berkshire Vice Chairman Charlie Munger will spend more than five hours answering questions before a crowd of more than 30,000.
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