A Bullish Bet on the Economy by Buffett's NetJets

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The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which industrials editor/analyst Brendan Byrnes addresses topics from across the investing world.

In today's edition, Brendan takes a look at NetJets, a unit of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, and its recent order of as many as 425 small jets. Bombardier is the main beneficiary of the order, worth over $7 billion for the company at list prices. NetJets made the big order, of which deliveries will begin in 2014, as a big bet on the economy rebounding in the future. If it does, this order should help put NetJets further ahead of its rivals. Check out the video below for more on why this move makes sense for NetJets and Berkshire Hathaway. 

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At the time this article was published Brendan Byrnes owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway. The Motley Fool owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway, General Dynamics, and Textron. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Berkshire Hathaway and Embraer-Empresa Brasileira. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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