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  • 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.

  • Warren Buffett's high-profile visit to Washington last week is generating some criticism from some of those opposed to his "Tax the Rich" campaign.  Here's a sampling.

  • Warren Buffett And A-Rod: Oh, The Irony Of It All Monday, 19 Nov 2007 | 9:17 AM ET
    Warren Buffet

    Don't you find it ironic that it was Warren Buffett who advised Alex Rodriguez to initiate contract talks with the Yankees without Scott Boras? It's ironic because Buffett is a tremendous sports fan, but acknowledged last August--in a stellar article by Murray Chass of the New York Times that he thinks buying a sports team is essentially a very big waste of money.

  • Warren Buffett Helps Bring A-Rod Back to the Yankees Monday, 19 Nov 2007 | 9:10 AM ET
    New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez hits a three-run home off Kansas City Royals pitcher Kyle Davies during the first inning as Royals catcher Jason LaRue and umpire Jerry Meals, left, look on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007 at Yankee Stadium in New York.  Rodriguez became the youngest player in major league history to hit 500 home runs, sending the first pitch he saw Saturday just past the foul pole in left field.   (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

    Warren Buffett knows baseball, knows money and has a lot of common sense.  So it shouldn't be a surprise that baseball star Alex Rodriguez would turn to the Omaha billionaire when he found himself needing some common sense advice about baseball and money.

  • Charlie Munger, Vice Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway and Warren Buffett's longtime investing partner, has sold a very small slice of stock in Buffett's holding company.  In a filing a short time ago with the SEC, Munger discloses that he sold a 200 Class A Berkshire shares yesterday and today, generating $27,256,400.

  • Berkshire Hathaway's nearly 14 million shares of Carmax are worth substantially more at today's closing bell than they were 24 hours before. The big rally follows the revelation in an SEC filing by Warren Buffett's holding company that it held 13,981,800 shares of the nation's biggest used-car retailer as of September 30, the end of Berkshire's third quarter.

  • Wells Fargo: Housing Slump Worst Since Depression Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | 4:03 PM ET
    A Wells Fargo Bank in Palo Alto, California.

    Wells Fargo believes the nation's housing slump is the worst since the Great Depression and is far from over, Chief Executive John Stumpf said Thursday.

  • CPI, Subprime Helping Markets, JC Penny Disappoints Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | 9:22 AM ET

    Good and bad news this morning. Good news: CPI in line with expectations. --More relief on the subprime front. UBS said they do not expect a major write-down of subprime-related exposures.

  • Buffett Buys Carmax, Cuts Railroad Stakes Wednesday, 14 Nov 2007 | 8:12 PM ET

    Billionaire Warren Buffett's holding company bought nearly 14 million shares in Carmax , the largest specialty used-car retailer in the United States.

  • Check out this web-only video clip showing some behind the scenes shots after today's appearance by Warren Buffett before the Senate Finance Committee, including a long walk down the hallway and an elevator that "doesn't stop for billionaires."

  • This is live real-time blog coverage of Warren Buffett's appearance before the Senate Finance Committee for a hearing on estate taxes.

  • Warren Buffett Arrives for Capitol Hill Appearance Wednesday, 14 Nov 2007 | 9:41 AM ET

    Warren Buffett has arrived here in Room 215 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building, ready for his  appearance a little later this morning before the Senate Finance Committee.  The guards are saying a big crowd is expected.  No surprise when Buffett's involved.

  • Today's Wall Street Journal Heard on the Street column quotes some unnamed "people familiar with the matter" as saying Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway could make big profits by throwing a "lifeline" to bond insurers hurt by excessive fears over credit market losses.

  • Buffett Could Reap Gains From Credit Turmoil: WSJ Monday, 12 Nov 2007 | 11:24 PM ET

    Warren Buffett, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, may cash in from the credit market turmoil and worries surrounding the financial strength of bond insurers, including Ambac Financial Group  and MBIA, the Wall Street Journal said in its online edition on Monday.

  • Some of Warren Buffett's fellow bilionaires in the Forbes 400 speak out on his million-dollar challenge over tax rates and the very wealthy.  So far, no takers.

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