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  • CNBC's Becky Quick spoke by telephone with Warren Buffett this morning.  Mr. Buffett tells Becky that all the speculation (specifically today's Wall Street Journal piece) about what he might be buying in these times of turmoil is just that, speculation.  PLUS: A video clip of the Motley Fool's Bill Mann on all that speculation and an interview with Buffett-watcher Andrew Kilpatrick.

  • With asset prices falling and the markets in turmoil, there's been lots of speculation that this could very well be Warren Buffett's 'opportunity time' as the "last buyer standing."  Today, the Wall Street Journal focuses on Buffett's potential opportunities. He tells the Journal, "I can spend money faster than Imelda Marcos when things are right" .. but when it comes to specifics it's up to everyone else to just keep guessing.

  • In a filing with the SEC late today (Friday) reported first by CNBC, Berkshire Hathaway reveals that as the stock price of Burlington Northern fell in recent days, Warren Buffett was adding to his stake in the freight railroad. PLUS More on how Buffett is keeping his 'neutrality' as the great Hillary-Obama battle warms up.

  • Rail Stocks Rally After Another Warren Buffett Buy Monday, 20 Aug 2007 | 4:48 PM ET

    Burlington Northern and two other rail stocks owned by Warren Buffett rallied strongly today (Monday) after another vote of confidence from Mr. Buffett.  As we first reported late Friday, Warren Buffett appears to remain bullish on Burlington. His Berkshire Hathaway holding company revealed in an SEC filing that it bought another 1.4 million shares last week at $76.50 and $78.96.

  • Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway further increased his stake in Burlington Northern Santa Fe to about 42.05 million shares, according to U.S. regulatory filing on Friday.

  • In an exclusive interview with CNBC's Becky Quick last night in Omaha before his Barack Obama fundraiser, Warren Buffett said the current market chaos and turmoil will probably create buying opportunities for him and Berkshire Hathaway.  UPDATED AT 9:45am et WITH VIDEO CLIPS OF BECKY'S SQUAWK BOX REPORTS.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Thursday, 16 Aug 2007 | 7:40 AM ET

    A bruising selloff in world stock markets is about to extract more pain on Wall Street, where stock index futures are pointing to a sharply lower opening.

  • A video dispatch filed from Omaha by CNBC's Becky Quick has just arrived. In it, she reports on her exclusive interview with Warren Buffett ahead of tonight's fundraiser for Barack Obama .. and we hear from Mr Buffett on the tax code and how market chaos can create opportunities.

  • As Warren Buffett Watch gears up for our real-time coverage of Warren Buffett's fundraiser for Barack Obama tonight, here's a video clip preview from CNBC's Becky Quick in Omaha.

  • One of the more interesting aspects of last night's Berkshire Hathaway portfolio filing is the appearance of just under 3 million shares of Dow Jones stock.  We now know who sold those shares to Warren Buffett.   PLUS: A preview of tonight's real-time coverage as Buffett hosts a fundraiser in Omaha for Barack Obama's presidential campaign.

  • Buffett Buys Stakes in Bank of America, Dow Jones Tuesday, 14 Aug 2007 | 7:18 PM ET

    Billionaire investor Warren Buffett bought a major stake Bank of America and added a significant investment in Dow Jones as well, a regulatory filing shows. Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway said it owned 8.7 million shares of Bank of America, the second-largest U.S. bank, valued at $425.3 million.

  • Why Warren Buffett Hits Like Ted Williams Monday, 13 Aug 2007 | 1:33 PM ET

    Longtime baseball fan Warren Buffett tells the New York Times who he thinks will be the next home run King after Barry Bonds, why he doesn't own a major-league team and what he learned about investing from Boston Red Sox great Ted Williams.

  • Cooking Up Warren Buffett-Style Stock Picks Monday, 13 Aug 2007 | 7:31 AM ET

    Can you create a cookbook for investing using the recipe for success created by "Chef" Warren Buffett?  Standard and Poor's Quantitative Services has been doing it for more than 12 years and has served up some tasty results. They're just out with a list of 55 stocks that they say fit the bill.

  • What Would Warren Buffett Do? Thursday, 9 Aug 2007 | 10:36 AM ET

    The markets haven't calmed down much this hot August on Wall Street.  No summer doldrums here!  With a wild swing late yesterday and another triple-digit decline today, the Dow is keeping investors on edge.  So, it feels appropriate to revisit some timeless advice: What Would Warren Do?

  • Is Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway a Value Play? Wednesday, 8 Aug 2007 | 7:10 PM ET

    Warren Buffett has made a lot of money buying stocks of companies that the market masses have undervalued.  Is his own holding company Berkshire Hathaway now a value play itself?

  • Buffett Boosts Bet on Burlington Wednesday, 8 Aug 2007 | 11:43 AM ET

    Burlington Northern shares are picking up speed on Wall Street, after Warren Buffett added to his bet on the railroad. Buffett's apparent optimism on the rails gives Fast Money's Guy Adami an idea.  PLUS: Why Geico's Gecko may be going back to Massachusetts.

  • Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Boosts Its Burlington Stake Wednesday, 8 Aug 2007 | 11:17 AM ET

    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway bought 1.62 million shares of Burlington Northern Santa Fe in the past few days, according to a filing late Tuesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • The "Other Buffett's" Personal Philanthropy Monday, 6 Aug 2007 | 1:22 PM ET

    It was a busy day for Warren Buffett Watch Friday, with renewed speculation on the timing and targets of a potential multi-billion acquisitions and Berkshire Hathaway's second quarter earnings.  With all that happening, I had to wait a few days to tell you about a fascinating piece in the Wall Street Journal about a person it calls the "other" Buffett, Warren's 79-year-old sister Doris.

  • Berkshire Hathaway Q2 Earnings Up 33% Friday, 3 Aug 2007 | 6:14 PM ET

    Berkshire Hathaway's second quarter net earnings increased 33% to $3.1 billion ($2018/share) in the second quarter of this year, compared to $2.3 billion ($1522/share) in the same quarter last year.  Operating earnings are up 22% to $2.5 billion ($1625/share).

  • Warren Buffett's Window of Opportunity? Friday, 3 Aug 2007 | 5:22 PM ET

    Less competition from private equity buyouts and cheaper stock prices could be creating a window of opportunity for Warren Buffett to make a big acquisition. Bloomberg speculates on Mr. Buffett's "expanding" opportunities and names some potential targets.