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Crippen's Scorecard: 2012

OVERALL GRADE: B

Buffett will still be running Berkshire Hathaway one year from now. A
He's still in charge and shows no signs of even thinking about retirement. This prediction is so easy, I'm using it again this year.

Buffett will bag another 'elephant' in 2012. C
Even with $40 billion in cash, Buffett couldn't find a big acquisition he likes at a price he would be willing to pay. Buffett won't give up, however, so I'm also sticking with this prediction for 2013.

Buffett won't lie low. A
He's been as visible as ever, calling for higher taxes on the rich and doing "Squawk Box" interviews. He even appeared on Jon Stewart's "Daily Show" as part of a media book tour for "Tap Dancing to Work," a collection of Fortune magazine articles about him over the years.


Looking ahead to 2014

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  • CNBC's Sharon Epperson shares her outlook on oil, gold, copper and corn next year, and Dan Dicker, MercBloc president, provides his energy forecast for 2013 and the best way to play oil and gas.

  • Defense companies are sure to be affected if we go over the "fiscal cliff" because of automatic spending cuts to the industry, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • CNBC's Simon Hobbs takes a look at some of the major travel trends in 2013.

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