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  • Warren Buffett says he's addicted to Bridge. To emphasize just how much, he told CBS News, "You know, if I'm playing bridge and a naked woman walks by, I don't ever see her."

  • Bet Like Buffett Monday, 18 Feb 2008 | 3:15 PM ET

    While the ‘buy low, sell high' principle gave way to the ‘buy high, sell higher’ mantra of the dot-com bubble, conservative value investing seems to be back in fashion on Wall Street. Is it a coincidence that Warren Buffett is a value player?

  • ** EMBARGOED FOR USE UNTIL 12:01 A.M. WEDNESDAY ** Cookies and crackers are seen at a Hannaford Supermarkets location Sunday, Sept. 3, 2006, in Latham, N.Y. The items were not awarded any stars under the Guiding Stars system. The rankings are based on federal guidelines, with points earned for meeting recommended levels of nutrients like fiber and taken away for having too much of the bad stuff--like saturated fats and sugar. "You don't have to have a nutrition degree to understand it," said Car

    Kraft Foods rallied by 6.9 percent to close at $31.33, the day after Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway revealed it has accumulated an 8.6 percent stake in the company, becoming Kraft's largest shareholder. That's the biggest one-day percentage gain ever for Kraft, which began trading on the NYSE in 2001.

  • Boxes of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese are seen Wednesday, April 19, 2006, in Milwaukee. Kraft Foods Inc. releases first-quarter earnings after the bell.  (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has accumulated an 8.6% stake in Kraft Foods, totaling over 132 million shares as of the end of the fourth quarter on December 31. That stake was worth $4.3 billion at that time. At today's closing price of $29.31, it's worth about $3.9 billion.  EXPLORE WARREN BUFFETT'S INVESTMENTS WITH OUR NEW BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY PORTFOLIO TRACKER

  • Berkshire Hathaway Shares Soar 14% from January Low Thursday, 14 Feb 2008 | 9:46 AM ET

    As the financial world continues to furiously debate Warren Buffett's offer to reinsure billions of dollars worth of municipal bonds, shares of Buffett's holding company continue to recover from their January low. Berkshire Hathaway closed today (Wednesday) at $143,980 each, up $4280, just over 3%, on the day. It's the first close above $140K this year and a two-month high for the stock.

  • The Return of the Bulls? Wednesday, 13 Feb 2008 | 10:56 AM ET

    Cramer's favorite sectors surged today. Here's why.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Buffett's Offer Rejected by Bond Insurer Ambac Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | 6:42 PM ET
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    Troubled bond insurer Ambac Financial Group said it has rejected extra guarantees on municipal bonds offered by billionaire investor Warren Buffett -- and it may not be the first to have done so.

  • Stop Trading!: Stickin' with Sears Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | 3:39 PM ET

    Cramer is standing by the beleaguered housing stock. Also, his take on Warren Buffett's bond insurer band-aid and why GM could go to $50.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Markets Debate Buffett's Bond Offer (Good And Bad) Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | 3:23 PM ET

    The Buffett offer to take over the insurance liability of the municipal bond part of the mortgage insurers portfolio is causing a lot of debate on the Street. The general conclusion is, good for municipal bond holders, good for furthering a solution to another piece of the credit mess, but bad for the bond insurers, and the market is reflecting that in the down prices of the insurers today.

  • Ackman: Buffett's Offer is Positive for Markets Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | 3:06 PM ET

    Warren Buffett's offer to reinsure $800 billion of municipal bonds insured by bond insurers is a positive for the capital markets, Bill Ackman, founder of Pershing Square Capital Management, which has sold bond insurer shares short, said on CNBC.

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    This morning on CNBC's Squawk Box, Warren Buffett publicly revealed for the first time that he has offered to reinsure $800 billion in municipal bonds now covered by the troubled insurers MBIA, Ambac and FGIC.   Here is a video and transcript of the second part of this morning's live phone conversation, which also includes Buffett's comment that stocks are in the "general range of fair value" right now.

  • Buffett Puts Bump Into Stocks, Credit Markets Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | 2:01 PM ET

    Warren Buffett's offer to back the municipal bond portfolios of three monoline insurers has put some bounce into stocks today, and it's also waking up the credit markets. Buffett's offer to have his Berkshire Hathaway guarantee the $800 billion municipal bonds covered by three troubled insurers is giving a big boost of confidence to a market made anxious...

  • Markets Up On "Efforts" To Solve Credit Crisis Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | 11:09 AM ET

    Rally on strength in cyclicals, agricultural stocks, insurance and banks. Markets are up for a couple reasons this morning. Most importantly, there is a sense that efforts are being made to address the credit problems, whether it is:

  • Warren Buffet

    This morning on CNBC's Squawk Box, Warren Buffett publicly revealed for the first time that he has offered to reinsure $800 billion in municipal bonds now covered by the troubled insurers MBIA, Ambac and FGIC.   That would effectively give those bonds a AAA credit rating. So far, he says one insurer has turned him down and he hasn't heard from the other two.  Here is a transcript of the first part of this morning's live phone conversation.

  • Warren Buffett tells Fox Business that Berkshire Hathaway won't be investing in any troubled bond insurer, including Ambac and MBIA

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    Warren Buffett tells CNBC this morning that he has a plan to help the troubled bond insurance situation, but so far it's not getting a very warm reception.In a live telephone call to Squawk Box just a few minutes ago, Buffett offered to reinsure $800 billion in municipal bonds now insured by Ambac, MBIA and FGIC, effectively giving them a AAA credit rating.  Those insurers are in danger of losing their AAA credit ratings due to problems with subprime mortgages and other loans.Buffett tells us he sent that offer to the bond insurers last week, and that he's giving them 30 days to find a better deal. Buffett says one bond insurer turned him down, and he hasn't yet heard from the other two.

  • Warren Buffett will be calling into CNBC's Squawk Box tomorrow (Tuesday, February 12) morning during the 8am ET hour for a First on CNBC live telephone interview with Becky Quick and the rest of the Squawk team.  Buffett will be discussing the bond insurance situation.

  • Warren Buffett Won't Get Grilled in Hartford Friday, 8 Feb 2008 | 11:37 AM ET
    Warren Buffett, right, chairman of Berkshire Hathawy Inc., speaks to the media while Ron Ferguson, chairman and chief executive officer of General Re, listens in New York on Friday, June 19, 1998. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is buying General Re for $22 billion worth of stock, adding one of the world's leading insurers of insurance companies to its portfolio. Berkshire announced Friday after the stock market closed that it would let General Re operate independently of its other insurance operations,

    Warren Buffett won't be going to Hartford, Connecticut to testify in a criminal corporate fraud trial involving former executives of Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary General Re.  Jurors are now expected to begin their deliberations next week. The defense rested its case yesterday (Thursday) after calling five witnesses over two days.   None of them were named Buffett.

  • Warren Buffett Makes News (and Money) in Canada Thursday, 7 Feb 2008 | 3:24 PM ET

    Warren Buffett answered questions for almost 90 minutes yesterday during his appearance in Toronto to promote Business Wire's expansion into Canada.  We focused on his credit, dollar and economy comments, but he made a lot of other news as well, including a revelation to Canada's National Post newspaper that he made "several hundred million dollars" owning the Canadian dollar, then sold, and now wishes he had kept his holdings in the Loonie.

  • Warren Buffett calls CNBC's Becky Quick during Squawk Box to correct the record on a headline-generating dollar comment yesterday in Toronto.