Big News from Berkshire: Coca-Cola, Dividends and More

The Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholders meeting has ended, and WSJ's Erik Holm breaks down the big news on Coca-Cola, Bank of America and the possibility of a Berkshire dividend.

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