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  • Warren Buffett: For Your Pleasure While I'm Away Wednesday, 2 Jan 2008 | 9:16 AM ET
    Warren Buffett, as Berkshire Hathaway chairman, carries his meal during lunch at the annual Allen and Co.'s media conference, Sun Valley, Idaho.

    I'm on vacation until January 10th, but, in my absence, please ponder this image of Warren Buffett. Maybe it'll make you smarter in 2008. Goodness knows I'm hoping it'll make me smarter. In fact, I suggest you click on this blog daily while I'm away, not because it will help you, but because it will help me.

  • Buffett May Not Be Witness in AIG Fraud Case Tuesday, 1 Jan 2008 | 4:15 PM ET

    Prosecutors may not call Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett as a witness in a criminal trial of former officers of its General Re reinsurance unit, according to a court filing.

  • 2007: The Year in Warren (The Final Countdown) Monday, 31 Dec 2007 | 12:28 PM ET
    Berkshire Hathaway chairman Warren Buffett plays the ukelele at the Fruit of the Loom stand at the Qwest Center in Omaha, Neb., while touring exhibits prior to the annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting, Saturday, April 30, 2005. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

    Warren Buffett Watch's year-end countdown of the top 10 trends and events of the year continues with #5 to #1, including some year-end surprises.

  • In a live interview this morning on CNBC's Squawk Box, Warren Buffett called his purchase of a big Marmon stake as a "bet on America over a long time." He also revealed that while he has been approached by financials companies about buying a stake, "we have not seen a deal that causes me to start salivating."  Here is a video clip and transcript of the complete interview.

  • Warren Buffett is finally moving to make some money from the nation's credit crisis by starting a new company that will insure debt issued by state and local governments. To make sure that he does indeed make money from the venture, he's promising not to make the same mistakes that have caused so many problems for long-time insurers like Ambac and MBIA: charging too little and taking on too much risk.

  • Video clip and transcript of Warren Buffett's opening statement before the Senate Finance Committee holding a hearing on estate taxes.

  • Warren Buffett Calls China Stocks Too Hot to Handle Sunday, 30 Dec 2007 | 7:50 PM ET

    During the first stop of his Asian mini-tour, Warren Buffett told reporters that he doubts he'll find a new investment in China right now to replace his recently sold PetroChina stake because stock prices have gone up so dramatically in recent months.

  • Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway cut back on its holdings in two railroads during the second quarter of this year.  Even as Berkshire was increasing its stake in Burlington Northern, it was cutting back on two other railroads: Norfolk Southern and Union Pacific.

  • 2007: The Year in Warren (The Countdown Begins) Sunday, 30 Dec 2007 | 5:37 PM ET
    Investor Warren Buffet participates in the Treasury Conference on U.S. Capital Markets Competitiveness, Tuesday, March 13, 2007, at Georgetown University in Washington.  (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    Don't count out Warren Buffett. Even as he enters his 78th year, the Buffett style of investing remains as relevant and successful as ever. In keeping with the year-end tradition of journalists everywhere, it's time to look back at 2007: The Year in Warren.   Here, in reverse order, are #10 through #6 of the top 10 trends and events of the year, as reported here on Warren Buffett Watch.

  • Buffett to Buy ING's Reinsurance Unit Friday, 28 Dec 2007 | 3:56 AM ET
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    Berkshire snaps up the Dutch bank's reinsurance company, NRG, for $435.2 million, while Citi and HSBC are reportedly also interested in shedding parts of their businesses.

  • Breaking Down Buffett's Buy Thursday, 27 Dec 2007 | 3:28 PM ET

    Warren Buffett agreed to pay $4.5 billion to buy 60% of industrial conglomerate The Marmon Group. What did Buffett find attractive in Marmon and can you ride the billionaire's coattails?

  • This is a transcript and video clip of the second part of Warren Buffett's live interview this morning on Squawk on the Street with CNBC's Becky Quick.  In this section, Buffett talks about the super-SIV proposal, the Bush administration's plan to encourage lenders to freeze some variable mortgage rates and about why he supports Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama for president.

  • Marmon Deal May Poise Buffett for Economic Rebound Wednesday, 26 Dec 2007 | 3:14 PM ET
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    Warren Buffett's latest purchase  may position Berkshire Hathaway for a comeback in the U.S. economy.

  • Berkshire Hathaway shares closed down 4.6 percent today (Monday) at $136,400 after a cover story in Barron's over the weekend recommended, "Sell Buffett: Sorry, Warren, Your Stock's Too Pricey." That erased just over $7 billion in Berkshire's market value in one day.  Buffett-bulls, however, see a buying opportunity in today's decline.

  • In a "First on CNBC" telephone interview just minutes ago, Warren Buffett told the Squawk Box team that while he been approached, sometimes indirectly, by financial companies offering to sell stakes, he hasn't seen anything he likes, at least so far.    He indicated he still sees lots of problems among many banks that could take several years to work through, but didn't rule out doing any deals over the next six months.  "We're looking everywhere but Antarctica."

  • Berkshire Hathaway's rapid deal to buy 60 percent of Marmon Holdings from Chicago's wealthy Pritzker family is a textbook Warren Buffett deal in a number of ways.   It involves basic, industrial businesses, came together very quickly without a lot of study and negotiations, and is with people he instinctively likes.

  • Buffett Says Marmon Deal A Bet on American Business Wednesday, 26 Dec 2007 | 9:14 AM ET
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    Warren Buffett tells CNBC that the decision to pay $4.5 billion for a majority stake in Marmon is a "very large bet on America over a long period of time."

  • Berkshire Hathaway to Buy Marmon Stake Wednesday, 26 Dec 2007 | 12:55 AM ET

    Berkshire Hathaway, the conglomerate headed by billionaire investor Warren Buffett, said on Tuesday it planned to buy 60 percent of manufacturing and services group Marmon Holdings for $4.5 billion.

  • Fast Money's Jeff Macke strongly rejects Barron's weekend call to "Sell Buffett" because it could be "dead money for at least a year." The stock suffered its biggest drop today in three years on the heels of that article.  Macke says don't listen to Barron's.

  • Warren Buffett Watch with Alex Crippen Friday, 14 Dec 2007 | 9:53 AM ET

    Warren Buffett became one of the wealthiest people in the world by making predictions and putting money behind them. Every time he buys a stock, he's forecasting the future.  Judging by the incredible returns of his holding company Berkshire Hathaway, Buffett and his colleagues are very good at making those predictions. Of course, it helps when you can give your predictions plenty of time to come true.  With that in mind, here's what you need to know for 2008, and 2009, and 2010 ...