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  • We don't know for sure why Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has been reducing its stake in PetroChina, but he's been selling more shares than you might have thought.  One group that's been urging Buffett to divest as a protest against China's "funding of the genocide in Darfur" thinks there's a message in the "steady series" of sales.

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    The daughter of Warren Buffett's mentor and business partner David Dodd is giving $128.5 million over a period of twenty years to the George School in Newtown, Pennsylvania.  It's being called "one of the largest single gifts to an existing independent school in the United States." 

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    In a live telephone interview with CNBC's Becky Quick, Warren Buffett said today's decision by the Federal Reserve on interest rates won't make "any difference whatsoever" to his investment decisions. He said even if he knew exactly what the Fed's announcement will be at around 2:15pm ET today, he would "change a single buy or sell order."

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    In a transcript of a CNBC interview, Warren Buffett talks about a $128 gift being given to a Pennsylvania school by the daughter of a man who had an "enormous impact" on his life and investing style.

  • Warren Buffett tells CNBC that when it comes to stock investing, he "doesn't care" if the Federal Reserve lowers interest rates.  Read a transcript of his comments to Becky Quick about the Fed, his investing strategies, and the price of oil.

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    Warren Buffet's investing partner and Berkshire Hathaway Vice-Chairman Charles Munger has made a couple of very big donations to a pair of schools in the Los Angeles area.

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    If you want to fly with Warren Buffett's private-jet company in Europe, you're going to have to fly 'green.' NetJets Europe, a Berskhire Hathaway subsidiary, has announced that it will be charging customers $5500 a year to pay for carbon-offsets.

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    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has sold some more of its stake in PetroChina.  The question is: Is Buffett selling for the profits or to make a statement against China's human-rights record in Darfur?

  • Buffett Continues to Shed Stake in PetroChina Wednesday, 12 Sep 2007 | 8:13 AM ET

    U.S. investor Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway sold more of its stake in top Chinese oil producer PetroChina in late August, selling about US$136 million worth of shares, as it took profits on what has been a lucrative holding.

  • This Is Your Brain ... This is Your Brain on Greed Monday, 10 Sep 2007 | 5:30 PM ET
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    One hallmark of Warren Buffett's incredibly successful investment style is that he tries to keep his emotions out of it.  Buffett gets a substantial mention in USA Today's review of a new book on how money, and more importantly the prospect of money, physically affects the brain.

  • Warren Buffett was ranked #5 by Vanity Fair last week in its annual list of powerful people. Today, Mr. Buffett's holding company sits at number one in the third annual Barron's ranking of the world's most respected companies.

  • Why Warren Buffett is Riding the Rails Friday, 7 Sep 2007 | 12:00 PM ET
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    WBW has been reporting extensively on Warren Buffett's repeated purchases of Burlington Northern stock. Today there are a couple of pieces on the web exploring what makes Burlington and the railroads attractive.

  • Man Tries to Break Into Buffett's Nebraska Home Friday, 7 Sep 2007 | 5:02 AM ET

    A man carrying a fake gun and wearing dark camouflage paint on his face was being sought Thursday for attempting to break into billionaire Warren Buffett's home in Omaha, Nebraska, police said.

  • CNBC's On the Money program started its newscast tonight with the latest on what police suspect was an attempted robbery at the Omaha home of Warren Buffett last night. Omaha Police Department Deputy Chief Eric Buske told our Melissa Francis in a live telephone interview that while can't be sure about the suspect's motives until they apprehend him, they are treating the incident as a robbery attempt and taking it "very seriously."

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    Warren Buffett told CNBC's Becky Quick a short time ago by phone that both he and his wife are "fine" after an incident last night at his Omaha home that's being described as an attempted break-in.

  • Security Guard Foils Break-In At Warren Buffett's Home Thursday, 6 Sep 2007 | 2:39 PM ET
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    A security guard prevented an attempted break-in at Warren Buffett's Omaha home last night.  Police reportedly say a man with camouflage paint on his face and a fake gun fled the scene after a scuffle with a security guard at Buffett's home.  The suspect is being sought. Mr. Buffett and his wife were home at the time.  They were not injured.

  • Warren Buffett Gets #5 Power Ranking from Vanity Fair Wednesday, 5 Sep 2007 | 3:01 PM ET
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    Warren Buffett is #5 on the just-released Vanity Fair 100 list, the magazine's annual "power ranking." That's up one slot from last year's #6 ranking, dislodging his good friend Bill Gates. The ranking appears in the new October issue which features, inexplicably, Nicole Kidman on the cover rather than Mr. Buffett. (What were the editors thinking!)

  • Warren Buffett Buyback Stocks Wednesday, 5 Sep 2007 | 10:45 AM ET

    At TheStreet.com's Stockpickr, James Altucher singles out some stocks that have two things going for them. First, they have big stock buybacks underway .. and second, they're already in Warren Buffett's portfolio.

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    It's becoming increasingly apparent that Warren Buffett is in the process of putting a big bet on the Burlington Northern freight railroad.  In an SEC filing late tonight, Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway indicates it plans to raise its stake to 17% and it has told Burlington its stake could hit 25%.

  • Buffett, BofA, Countrywide: One Person's Opinion Tuesday, 4 Sep 2007 | 12:13 PM ET
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    An excellent source, Janet Tavakoli, who knows more about the credit markets and asset-backed securities than I ever ever want to, sent me the following note over the holiday weekend. I consider it worth sharing, despite its conclusion, with which some may disagree. Not my place to take a side, but I do think, on the blog, opinions, especially from someone of her caliber, are worth sharing...