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  • 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.

  • Stop Trading!: Insurance Buys Thursday, 7 Feb 2008 | 3:43 PM ET

    Think the insurers are dead money? Think again.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.

  • Cigna Profit Rises, International Operations Boost  Wednesday, 6 Feb 2008 | 7:21 AM ET

    Health insurer Cigna said on Wednesday that fourth-quarter profit rose 13 percent, helped by its international operations and disability and life business.

  • Boston Scientific And The "Struggling" Stents Tuesday, 5 Feb 2008 | 10:25 AM ET

    Sales of drug-coated stents, Boston Scientific's most profitable products, came in at the low end of the company's guidance in the fourth quarter. Stents are the fragile little wire mesh cylinders that act like scaffolding to prop open clogged arteries.

  • Banks Attempt to Rescue Ambac, Other Insurers Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | 3:31 PM ET

    Efforts to help bail out troubled bond insurers are escalating, with one group of big banks focusing on a potential rescue of Ambac Financial Group, CNBC has learned.

  • Glaxo, Merck, SGP & Amgen: Readers Have a Lot to Say Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | 10:51 AM ET

    It's a new month. Time to clean out the inbox. Regarding my post earlier this week about Sen. Chuck Grassley's office breaking the "Nature" embargo on the leak of the GlaxoSmithKline Avandia study, I heard from the "Nature" article reporter.

  • Stop Trading!: The Post-Fed Era Thursday, 31 Jan 2008 | 3:53 PM ET

    Things are different now. Here's what's Cramer thinks is back in play.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.

  • Rating Agencies Hold Off Downgrading MBIA, Ambac Thursday, 31 Jan 2008 | 11:13 AM ET
    MBIA

    Major rating agencies are holding off downgrading bond insurers MBIA and Ambac Financial Group while they attempt to work out a bailout plan, bankers working on the bailout told CNBC.

  • Troubled Bond Insurers Facing More Downgrades Thursday, 31 Jan 2008 | 11:11 AM ET
    MBIA

    Bond insurers, whose foray into the subprime debt market has led to billions of dollars in losses, are facing more downgrades of their prized Triple A rating.

  • Beware of the Dividend Dupe Wednesday, 30 Jan 2008 | 7:42 PM ET

    A dividend increase isn’t always a sign of a rosy financial picture. Karen Finerman plots the dividend dupe and how to protect against it.

  • Is Bernanke Out of Bullets? Wednesday, 30 Jan 2008 | 7:29 PM ET

    After stocks decline following a hefty half-point cut, what more can the Fed chief do?

  • Bond Insurers Face Downgrade Despite Call for Delay Wednesday, 30 Jan 2008 | 3:40 PM ET

    Wall Street bond rating agencies are poised to downgrade two big bond insurers, Ambac Financial Group and MBIA, even though New York state insurance regulars would like to get a postponement until the state can develop a bailout package, CNBC has learned.

  • MBIA, Ambac Understate Losses: Short Seller Wednesday, 30 Jan 2008 | 3:33 PM ET

    Hedge Fund manager William Ackman, of Pershing Square Capital, is submitting data to the SEC and insurance regulators in New York State alleging that bond insurers MBIA and Ambac are understating their losses.

  • A group of state insurance regulators says it's working with Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway on a single "streamlined" application for licenses to sell bond insurance in all 50 states.  But even if Berkshire does get all those licenses, and it probably will, that doesn't necessarily mean Warren Buffett & Co. will be actually writing bond insurance policies in every state right away.

  • NY Suggests that Bond Insurers Be Spared Downgrades Tuesday, 29 Jan 2008 | 4:29 AM ET

    Officials with the New York State Insurance Department have reached out to Wall Street bond rating agencies to suggest that they postpone a downgrade of bond insurers until the state can develop a bailout package for the troubled sector, CNBC has learned.

  • NY Suggests that Bond Insurers Be Spared Downgrades Tuesday, 29 Jan 2008 | 4:29 AM ET

    Officials with the New York State Insurance Department have reached out to Wall Street bond rating agencies to suggest that they postpone a downgrade of bond insurers until the state can develop a bailout package for the troubled sector, CNBC has learned.

  • Prudential's Sales Rise 16%, Beat Forecasts Tuesday, 29 Jan 2008 | 3:16 AM ET

    British life insurer Prudential reported a 16 percent rise in 2007 sales on Tuesday, just above analysts' forecasts, helped by a deal with Equitable Life in the fourth quarter and continuing strength in Asia.

  • FDA Speaks on Merck & Schering's Vytorin Friday, 25 Jan 2008 | 6:59 PM ET

    I listened in to the hour-long Food and Drug Administration conference call with reporters regarding Vytorin, and I wanted to pass along a few highlights...

  • Stocks Close Higher For Second Day in Row Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | 2:50 PM ET

    Stocks closed higher for the second straight day on positive signs for the economy and strong earnings report.

  • Allianz Hits 2007 Goal Despite Subprime Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | 9:14 AM ET

    Europe's largest insurer Allianz dispelled investor worries of big subprime write-downson Friday by revealing it had hit its 2007 profit targets despite the credit turmoil in the fourth quarter.

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