Sizing Up the Amazon-Realogy Deal: The $500 Million(?!?) In-Kind Referral Fee

WSJ: “Struggling Real-Estate Giant Realogy Strikes Deal With Amazon” [Editor’s Note:  The views expressed here are solely those of Ross Kaplan, and do not represent Edina Realty, Berkshire Hathaway (“Berkshire”), or any other entity referenced. Edina Realty is a subsidiary of Berkshire, and competes with Realogy subsidiary Coldwell Banker Burnet.] “We lose money on every...
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WSJ: “Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, JPMorgan to Partner on Health Care”

Next:  Costco Does Health Care “Your margin is my opportunity.” –Jeff Bezos [Editor’s Note: Edina Realty is a subsidiary of a Berkshire Hathaway-owned entity.] For anyone horrified by spiraling U.S. medical costs, the just announced Amazon-Berkshire-JP Morgan initiative is welcome news. While the companies’ focus (at least initially) is to provide better care for their...
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