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  • The biggest headline out of Warren Buffett's interview with FBN today: he has sold his entire PetroChina stake and he sold it not because of human-rights concerns over Darfur, but because the stock's price had gone up so much.

  • A group that's been urging Warren Buffett to divest Berkshire Hathaway's PetroChina holdings is "applauding" today, even if it might not like Buffett's stated reason for selling the entire stake.

  • LeBron: My Chat With King James And Shoe Review Wednesday, 17 Oct 2007 | 11:41 AM ET

    With the Cleveland Cavaliers playing the Orlando Magic in China, I decided it would be good to run our story on the marketing of LeBron James on CNBC today. I sat down with him last week to discuss his endorsement roster and other things, including his relationship with Warren Buffett.

  • LeBron James Uses Street Smarts off the Court Wednesday, 17 Oct 2007 | 11:03 AM ET

    For LeBron James and a handful of talented colleagues, the NBA has done a lot more than an MBA could ever do.

  • Oil Putting Pressure On Markets Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | 10:41 AM ET

    How much oil pressure can the stock market take before it blows a gasket? Oil continues to surge into record territory, closing in on $88 per barrel and ready to pump right through $90. Stocks are floundering this morning after weakness in Europe and a down day in Asia. China, though, continues to be the exception with Shanghai stocks once more in record territory.

  • A Canadian dollar, or loonie, sits in front of its American counterpart in Toronto on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007. The Canadian dollar reached parity with the US dollar this morning for the first time since November 1976. (AP Photo/Adrian Wyld, The Canadian Press)

    During a visit to Toronto for a fundraiser, Warren Buffett predicts the Canadian dollar will continue to strengthen against the U.S. dollar over the next five years.

  • The Wall Street Journal's widely followed Heard on the Street column today focuses on Warren Buffett's big PetroChina sales in recent weeks, even as the stock has rallied to new highs. It neatly recaps the question we've been asking here at WBW: Is Buffett selling because he thinks PetroChina has become overvalued after an enormous run-up or is he selling in response to human-rights activists who see divestment as a way to pressure China over its ties to Sudan, which is accused of supporting mass killings in Darfur?

  • Mark Mobius vs. Warren Buffett Thursday, 11 Oct 2007 | 12:50 PM ET

    Warren Buffett may be making big cuts in his PetroChina holdings, but another very well-known international investor is sticking with the big Chinese energy company.  Mark Mobius says just because Buffett is selling, don't assume the stock is going lower.  Indeed, Buffett may have something very different in mind.

  • Warren Buffett's PetroChina Stake Slashed to 3.1% Wednesday, 10 Oct 2007 | 5:40 PM ET

    The PetroChina selling continues and continues to accelerate at Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway.  In a filing with the SEC made public just moments ago, Berkshire reveals that as of September 30 its controversial stake in the Chinese energy company had dropped to just 3.1%. That follows a flurry of selling in September that brought the holdings from from just under 10% when the month started.

  • Another filing reveals that Warren Buffett's sales from his controversial PetroChina stake are accelerating.  Is he going to get rid of all his holdings amid pressure from human rights activists?

  • Buffett Sells More PetroChina Shares Monday, 8 Oct 2007 | 8:51 PM ET
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    Investment guru Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway cut its holding in PetroChina again on Sept. 21, selling $102 million worth of shares in Asia's top oil and gas producer.

  • More U.S. railroads, less Chinese energy. That's the trend in just five words based on the latest filings from Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway.

  • Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway raises its Burlington Northern Santa Fe stake by exercising 7.8 million options to buy stock.

  • Is "Buffett Buying" Speculation Really a Sell Signal? Wednesday, 3 Oct 2007 | 1:16 PM ET

    Should rumors and speculation about what Warren Buffett is, or might be, buying be ignored completely?  The recent stock moves of supposed Buffett "targets" suggests the speculation could actually be a sell signal.

  • Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway holding company has cuts its controversial stake in PetroChina to just under 8%. His motives for selling remain a matter of speculation between making money and making a statement.

  • Bear Stearns Not Holding Talks With Potential Suitors Thursday, 27 Sep 2007 | 4:08 PM ET

    Investment bank Bear Stearns is not holding talks about selling a stake to Warren Buffett or any other investors, contrary to news reports from Wednesday, CNBC's David Faber reported.

  • Buffett May Consider Bear Stearns Stake Thursday, 27 Sep 2007 | 11:31 AM ET

    Legendary investor Warren Buffett may be considering buying a minority stake in the nation's fifth-largest investment bank, according to a newspaper report.

  • Lots of skepticism after today's New York Times report that Warren Buffett is among several investors talking with Bear Stearns about possibly taking a minority stake in the brokerage.

  • Omaha Police Department Public Information Office tells me today that there is a "possible suspect" in the attempted break-in at Warren Buffett's home earlier this month. The OPD says that as part of their ongoing investigation, "detectives obtained a surveillance photograph from a store" of the possible suspect.

  • Bear Stearns Jumps on Report of Buffett Talks Wednesday, 26 Sep 2007 | 5:41 PM ET

    Bear Stearns shares soared on Wednesday on a report that several investors, including Warren Buffett, may buy part of the Wall Street investment bank.