Buffett refused offer to bid for AIG unit last year-Bloomberg Warren Buffett said he was given two opportunities to come to the aid of AIG (AIG) last year, several days before the U.S. government intervened to prop up the troubled insurer. Buffett said he had refused a request from AIG to bid on part of the insurerís U.S. property-casualty operation. Another possible deal involving Buffett collapsed when a cash injection by a private consortium fell through, the billionaire added. Reference Link
Agilent will will no longer include orders in financial reporting Agilent Technologies announced it will no longer report orders in its periodic filings with the SEC or its quarterly earnings press releases, effective immediately. This change reflects feedback from several of the company's largest shareholders, and was also driven by the fact that Agilent was the only company among its peers to report orders. The other financial metrics included in the company's reporting provide comprehensive detail about Agilent's performance.