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  • In a live interview this afternoon on CNBC with Hillary Clinton standing by his side, Warren Buffett again warned that the U.S. could fall into recession, if unemployment increases significantly.  But he said he's not sure that will happen and he's been surprised that the employment market has held up as well as it has so far.

  • Rich & Powerful: Buffett and Clinton Tuesday, 11 Dec 2007 | 7:14 PM ET

    Warren Buffett raised over $1 million for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, Tuesday. Find out what one of the world’s richest men and one of the world’s most powerful women think about the economy, the stock market and your money.

  • CNBC's Charlie Gasparino reports this afternoon that Warren Buffett may be called to testify by at least one of the defendants in the upcoming AIG fraud trial. We learned earlier this week in a court filing that the prosecution plans to ask Buffett to the witness stand. That means there's a possibility (not a certainty by any means) that both sides may be looking to Buffett to testify in the case.

  • Buffett May Be Defense Witness In AIG Fraud Case Thursday, 6 Dec 2007 | 5:12 PM ET

    Billionaire investor Warren Buffett, slated to be called as a prosecution witness in the criminal fraud trial against five executives for allegedly helping American International Group inflate its reserves, may also be called as a defense witness by at least one of the defendants, CNBC has learned.

  • Buffett to Testify in AIG Fraud Case Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 | 7:12 AM ET

    Federal prosecutors intend to call billionaire investor Warren Buffett to testify against five former senior insurance executives charged with helping the American International Group to manipulate its financial statements through $500 million in phony transactions, according to court documents.

  • A TXU sign is shown in downtown Dallas, Monday Feb. 26, 2007.  TXU Corp., Texas' largest electricity producer, said it has agreed to be sold to a group of private-equity firms for about $32 billion in what would be the largest private buyout in U.S. corporate history if shareholders and regulators go along. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    CNBC Squawk-Box co-anchor Becky Quick scored a scoop early this morning with her 'First on CNBC' report that Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is paying $2.1 billion dollars to Goldman Sachs for some high-yielding TXU bonds.  But don't think the purchase means Buffett likes junk bonds in general.

  • Paulson Speak Moves Markets Monday, 3 Dec 2007 | 11:07 AM ET

    Dow up 40 points, S&P up 4 points since Treasury Secretary Paulson has been on talking about efforts to help homeowners who are facing mortgage resets. Nothing new here; but the image of Paulson talking about problems are helping the markets.

  • Buffett Buys $2.1 Billion in TXU Junk Bonds Monday, 3 Dec 2007 | 7:49 AM ET

    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is paying $2.1 billion to buy TXU junk bonds from Goldman Sachs, CNBC reported Monday.

  • PART TWO: CNBC's Becky Quick traveled to Omaha, Nebraska recently to shoot additional material for her one-hour special focusing on Warren Buffett's whirlwind tour of Asia.  While she was there, Buffett gave Becky an on-camera tour of the Berkshire Hathaway offices. He talked about some of the mementos he's collected and their personal significance to him, and to his investing style. Here on Warren Buffett Watch, you can see the entire walk-and-talk with Buffett and Becky.  This is the second part of that conversation.

  • PART ONE: CNBC's Becky Quick traveled to Omaha, Nebraska recently to shoot additional material for her one-hour special focusing on Warren Buffett's whirlwind tour of Asia.  While she was there, Buffett gave Becky an on-camera tour of the Berkshire Hathaway offices. He talked about some of the mementos he's collected and their personal significance to him, and to his investing style. Here on Warren Buffett Watch, you can see the entire walk-and-talk with Buffett and Becky.  This is the first part of that conversation.

  • Best of Times for Buffett-Style Value Buying? Friday, 30 Nov 2007 | 11:48 AM ET
    A Wall Street sign is shown in front of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2007 in New York. The Dow fell 416.02 points, or 3.29 percent, to 12,216.24 on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    "Be fearful when others are greedy and be greedy only when others are fearful." That's the classic advice from Warren Buffett. This morning on CNBC's Squawk Box, Becky Quick spoke with Oak Value Fund co-manager Larry Coats, Jr., who is a Buffett-style investor.  The main question: With stock prices down and increased worries on Wall Street, is it now time for value investors to be greedy?  Coats has some stock picks to share.

  • A Visit to Warren Buffett's Favorite Restaurant Friday, 30 Nov 2007 | 11:15 AM ET

    Tonight's CNBC one-hour special on Warren Buffett focuses on how Buffett is increasingly looking overseas for investment opportunities, a trend highlighted by his recent whirlwind trip to China and South Korea. CNBC Squawk Box co-anchor Becky Quick had an "all-access" pass during that journey, traveling with Buffett the whole way.  But it's not all international travel and cuisine in tonight's program. This morning, Becky showed a short clip taking us to Warren Buffett's favorite restaurant in his home town of Omaha: Piccolo's, also known as Piccolo Pete's.

  • A Philanthropic Affair Thursday, 29 Nov 2007 | 9:04 PM ET

    The likes of Warren Buffett have put corporate philanthropy at the forefront. In 2006, he pledged 85% of his wealth or roughly $37 billion to five foundations. The richest man in Asia, Li Ka-shing, is doing the same. He intends to give away a third of his fortune -- nearly $11 billion. We thought we’d back away from the usual theme this week of investing for monetary returns, and instead, focus on a selfless, non-profit fund for a change. A fund that lets you 'invest' and reap social returns.

  • Warren Buffett Going Global: Becky's Video Diary Thursday, 29 Nov 2007 | 2:30 PM ET

    When CNBC Squawk Box co-anchor Becky Quick traveled with Warren Buffett to Asia, she took a video camera along for the trip. Some of the material she shot will be appearing in the one hour CNBC special Warren Buffett: The Billionaire Next Door - Going Global that premieres tomorrow night (Friday, November 30) at 9p ET.   In this web-only video clip shot with my own trusty minicam, you'll see some additional footage from Becky's "video diary" as she tells us what really happens "behind-the-scenes."

  • Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., stands on stage prior to speaking about her health care policy, Monday, Sept. 17, 2007, at Broadlawns Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

    Warren Buffett will be hosting a second fund-raiser for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign next month. The first one, in New York last June, is said to have raised about one million dollars for Clinton.   The second fund-raiser will be held at lunchtime on Tuesday, December 11 at the San Francisco Hilton. It's billed as a "lunch and conversation with Mr. Buffett and Mrs. Clinton."

  • Customers stand in a queue outside a branch  of the Northern Rock the British  mortage lender in Harrow, London Monday Sept. 17, 2007. Shares of British mortgage lender Northern Rock PLC, hit by a liquidity crisis which sent customers lining up to withdraw billions in deposits, tumbled more than 30 percent Monday. (AP Photo/ Max Nash)

    Britain's Sunday Telegraph newspaper says today that Warren Buffett "has emerged as a potential buyer of Northern Rock," the U.K. bank that's been slammed by the global credit crunch.  Without further identifying its source or sources, the newspaper says it "has learned that Buffett ... has held talks with three of the bidders for the bank with a view to joining one of the consortia."

  • Lately we've been covering a lot of ground here on Warren Buffett Watch, including Warren Buffett's defense of estate taxes before Congress, a whirlwind tour of Asia, a supermodel, and even Buffett's advice to a big-time baseball star.  Today, Morningstar's Paul Larson brings us back to basics, with a concise list of Five Simple Steps to Investing Like Buffett.

  • Fortune: Warren Buffett Didn't Buy CarMax Tuesday, 20 Nov 2007 | 2:28 PM ET

    Fortune senior editor Alex Taylor III writes in his column today that we shouldn't pay too much attention to Berkshire Hathaway's addition of CarMax to its portfolio because Berkshire Chairman Warren Buffett "wasn't directly involved in the purchase."  But does it really make sense for imitators to try to distinguish between Buffett and his holding company?

  • 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)

    A new study by two university professors proves what a lot of savvy investors have known for years: buying the stocks Warren Buffett buys will make you a lot of money.  And they say, you don't even have to do the "imitation" buying immediately after Buffett discloses his purchases.

  • New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez pauses as he autographs "Out of the Ballpark," a children's book he wrote, at a signing in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007. (AP Photo/Jeff Zelevansky)

    In a CNBC Exclusive video interview, baseball star Alex Rodriguez talked with our own Becky Quick about how he wants to play for the Yankees and about his friend, Warren Buffett, who appears to have played a role in getting A-Rod back with the Bronx Bombers.