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  • Warren Buffett's railroad ride with Burlington Northern Santa Fe looks increasingly profitable lately. The stock jumped almost 5 percent today (Wednesday) to close at an all-time high of $99.30.   That's a gain of almost 30 percent since Berkshire Hathaway finished up its most recent string of Burlington buys in late January.

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    Better-than-expected results from major banks and IBM send the market higher. Can the euphoria continue with Google on Wednesday? Also, the oil trade with Dennis Gartman and more.

  • Railroads that are Steaming Forward Wednesday, 27 Feb 2008 | 9:21 AM ET

    What had started in US history as the means to link the east with the West, the Railroad Industry has become a critical aspect of the United States’ economy, and is one of its global competitive advantages.  That trend continues as more investment is pouring into the railroad infrastructure.  Here are some companies that are reaping the benefits...

  • Stop Trading!: Workin' on the Railroad Friday, 15 Feb 2008 | 3:38 PM ET

    Cramer makes the call on coal and the railroad names that haul it.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.

  • Shares of Burlington Northern Santa Fe have soared by more than 15 percent since Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway completed a string of almost daily stock purchases in mid-January.

  • Stop Trading!: Coal Is Heating Up Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | 3:26 PM ET

    Increased global coal demand is great for the rails, Cramer says.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.

  • Warren Buffett's daily Burlington buys continue.  Berkshire Hathaway has bought Burlington Northern Santa Fe shares on 11 of the 12 trading days through last Tuesday, January 22.  The latest purchase is the smallest in the recent series and was made at the lowest price.

  • Keepin’ It Rail With CSX Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | 8:02 PM ET

    Activist shareholders claim the company has derailed, but the CEO's performance says otherwise. Cramer got him on the phone to get the whole story.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.

  • Warren Buffett's stake in Burlington Northern Santa Fe has topped 18 percent after his Berkshire Hathaway holding company bought an additional 1.25 million shares for $96 million over the past three days. That brings its total holdings to 63,775,118 shares, or 18.2% of the freight railroad's total outstanding shares.

  • Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is once again adding to its stake in Burlington Northern Santa Fe after taking a break for the last few months. A filing with the SEC minutes ago reveals purchases of Burlington stock today, yesterday and Tuesday. Earlier today, Berkshire disclosed a small purchase on Monday. So, every day of the week so far, Buffett has bought some Burlington. They are the first disclosed purchases since a string of buys that began last spring and ended in October.

  • Warren Buffett's stake in Burlington Northern Santa Fe is approaching 18 percent after Berkshire Hathaway paid close to $74 million for nearly a million shares on Monday and Tuesday of this week.

  • Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway reveals in an SEC filing today that it has bought almost 30,000 additional shares of the freight railroad Burlington Northern Santa Fe.  While this most recent purchase is relatively small, it is Buffett's first Burlington buy since October.

  • 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.

  • This is the transcript of a segment on this morning's Squawk Box, in which Warren Buffett chatted by telephone with the Squawk team and guest host Jack Welch, the former Chairman and CEO of CNBC parent General Electric.  Among the topics:  Merrill Lynch's big write-down, the SIV "super fund", the health of the U.S. economy, the railroad industry and why lots of furniture-buyers in Boston are hoping the Red Sox win the World Series.

  • This morning on CNBC's Squawk Box, Warren Buffett chatted by telephone with the Squawk team and guest host Jack Welch. Becky Quick is traveling with Buffett in China, and put him on the phone to react to news this morning that Merrill Lynch had to write-down almost $8 billion in bad bets on mortgage securities and leveraged loans.

  • Riding The Rails Thursday, 18 Oct 2007 | 7:01 PM ET

    Earlier this year, this industry took a big hit on concerns about the housing market, but on Thursday Union Pacific (UNP) proved the railroads can still make a lot of money moving fertilizer, coal and auto parts around this county. Here’s why you may have another chance to ride the rails.

  • CSX Profit Up on Better Per-Carload Revenue Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | 6:03 PM ET

    U.S. railroad CSX posted a better-than-expected profit Tuesday, citing higher revenue per carload that offset lower freight volumes. The company reported third-quarter net income of $407 million, or 91 cents per share, compared with $328 million, or 71 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • All Aboard! Tuesday, 9 Oct 2007 | 3:40 PM ET
    Amtrack 571

    "So when I slip it into gear, is that when you start screaming?" It's a question I ask Jake the engineer with a smile on my face, just before I start this behemoth of American muscle rolling down the tracks. "Flip the lever sideways,'" he says. "Blow the horn."

  • Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway raises its Burlington Northern Santa Fe stake by exercising 7.8 million options to buy stock.

  • Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway holding company has bought some more call options on Burlington Northern Santa Fe, but not nearly as many as revealed in another filing earlier this month.