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  • Warren Buffett told reporters in Italy today that the high price of oil doesn't really affect his investment decisions.  In response to a question from CNBC Europe's Anna Martin, Buffett said that while oil does affect his operating businesses, it has a similar effect on his competitors.  "There's a real impact on society, but not much on our investment decisions."

  • Warren Buffett – What the Tide Revealed Thursday, 22 May 2008 | 10:01 AM ET
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    Day 4 of the Warren Buffett European offensive, and expectations of an imminent bid have been managed down. Mr Buffett says he is not stalking targets, he wants companies that meet his criteria to call him. He even gave out his phone number on a number of occasions during the Lausanne press conference.

  • CNBC.com is planning live coverage from Milan of Warren Buffett's fourth news conference in four days.  It's scheduled for 11:45a ET.You can see the entire event on our Live Video player.

  • VIDEO: Warren Buffett's News Conference in Madrid Thursday, 22 May 2008 | 9:35 AM ET

    Warren Buffett's news conference in Madrid, Spain, divided into four video clips.

  • Warren Buffett's European Media Blitz Hits Madrid Wednesday, 21 May 2008 | 12:13 PM ET

    Warren Buffett's European media blitz continues today with a news conference in Madrid. It's the third time he's met with reporters in as many days.  With his customary bottle of Coca-Cola in front of him and a scratchy voice, Buffett said there would be no deals announced today or tomorrow, or anytime soon, as a direct result of his trip.

  • CNBC.com is planning live coverage from Madrid of Warren Buffett's third news conference in three days.  It's scheduled for 12p ET.You can see the entire event on our Live Video player.

  • Bidding for the Annual Warren Buffett Lunch Charity Auction begins June 22 and ends June 27, according to an announcement today from a PR firm publicizing the event. The on-line auction will be conducted through eBay Giving Works. The winner gets to invite up to seven guests to join him or her for lunch with Warren Buffett at New York's Smith & Wollensky restaurant.

  • K&C Quotables Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 3:50 PM ET

    Shorting Buffett: Yogi Berra once said, 'Even Napoleon had his Watergate.' And in the case of Warren Buffett, his Watergate is an investment style drift which is really a no-no in the money management business. You have to stick to your knitting.

  • VIDEO: Warren Buffett's News Conference in Switzerland Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 1:58 PM ET

    Warren Buffett's news conference today in Lausanne, Switzerland, divided into three video clips.

  • Warren Buffett revealed during his Swiss news conference today that he broke his toe last week during a visit to the home of his "extremely good friend" Bill Gates.   And, he quipped, if his lawsuit against Gates is successful, he'll be able to increase his lead over the Microsoft chairman as the world's richest man on the Forbes list of global billionaires.

  • Warren Buffett tells reporters in Switzerland he can "guarantee" he won't buy a European company by the end of his tour this week.  It's another indication his visit is designed to lay the groundwork for potential deals in the future, rather than actually pick up a company on the spot.

  • What is Buffett Looking for in Europe? Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 8:15 AM ET
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    The Oracle of Omaha is looking for European businesses with pre-tax profits of at least $75 million, but he says the bigger the better. The tour began in Frankfurt, continues in Lausanne, Switzerland Tuesday and rolls on to Madrid and Milan later in the week.

  • Doug Kass

    Short seller Doug Kass tells CNBC's Larry Kudlow he thinks Warren Buffett has lost his way, and Kass is betting on Berkshire Hathaway's stock to fall.  In an appearance tonight (Monday) on Kudlow and Company, Kass, who is President of Seabreeze Partners Management, explains why he's taken a short position in Berkshire.

  • CNBC.com and CNBC are planning live coverage of tomorrow's scheduled news conference by Warren Buffett in Switzerland, the second stop of his European shopping tour. It's set to begin tomorrow (Tuesday) morning at 8:45a ET. CNBC.com will provide a live video stream of the entire event. CNBC's Squawk Box also plans extensive live coverage.

  • VIDEO: Warren Buffett's Frankfurt News Conference Monday, 19 May 2008 | 11:58 AM ET

    Warren Buffett held a news conference this morning in Frankfurt as he began his four-day European tour to increase Berkshire's profile among family-owned businesses that may be looking for a buyer.  This post includes a video clip of the first quarter-hour of Buffett's news conference.

  • Buffett: Fallout From Credit Crisis Not Over Yet Monday, 19 May 2008 | 9:30 AM ET
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    The fallout from the global credit crisis is not over yet, billionaire investor Warren Buffett said Monday.

  • Warren Buffett has held a news conference after arriving in Frankfurt for the first stop of his European tour designed to get on the "radar screen" of family-owned businesses that may want to become part of the Berkshire Hathaway family.  In that session with reports this morning, Buffett repeated his intention to look for a company in a business he understands, with a durable competitive advantage and solid management.

  • Stocks Mount Modest Comeback Friday, 16 May 2008 | 6:23 PM ET

    Fast Money takes Chicago just as commodities have a breakout week with oil hitting a new high and raw materials making a resurgence. Find out how to trade it all here.

  • A Royal Bank of Scotland logo is seen outside the company's offices in central London, Tuesday May 29, 2007.  A consortium led by Royal Bank of Scotland PLC said Tuesday it will launch a hostile bid of euro71.1 billion (US$95.5 billion) for ABN Amro, topping a friendly offer from Barclays PLC and pressing Bank of America Corp. for control of the Dutch bank's U.S. arm.  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway won't be bidding for the insurance unit of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group, according to a report late today from Dow Jones Newswires.

  • What's Buffett buying? The answer appears to be 'not much' in the first quarter of this year, although his stakes in two healthcare companies and Kraft Foods did increase somewhat. Berkshire Hathaway's just-released disclosure of its U.S. stock portfolio holdings as of March 31 does not include any new names.