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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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 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 ...
This is a transcript and video clip of the first part of Warren Buffett's live interview this morning on Squawk on the Street with CNBC's Becky Quick, in which he talks about the Federal Reserve, the U.S. dollar, the economy, and how his retail businesses are doing this holiday season. A transcript from the rest of the interview will also be posted here on Warren Buffett Watch.
Warren Buffett will be appearing live three times on CNBC and CNBC.com Tuesday in connection with the fund-raiser he's hosting in San Francisco for Hillary Clinton's presidential bid. The first live interview on CNBC is scheduled for 10:15a ET, with a joint Buffett-Clinton interview planned for late in the afternoon. The fund-raiser itself will be streamed live on CNBC.com