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  • Time To Buy 'Healthy' Financial Stocks Thursday, 12 Mar 2009 | 12:56 PM ET

    Technology stocks helped investors survive the market plunge, and techs are likely to continue to help, according to Holland & Co.'s Mike Holland, but more is needed.  "The thing can't keep going without the financials," he told CNBC. "The healthy financials — if that's not an oxymoron — are the place you want to be."

  • GE Ratings Cut: Only 5 AAA Industrials Left Thursday, 12 Mar 2009 | 11:43 AM ET

    Standard & Poor's downgraded General Electric, lowering its rating to AA-plus with a stable outlook, down from the top-tier, AAA credit rating it enjoyed. Here are some sobering facts about GE and other big stocks...

  • Warren Buffett Loses "World's Richest Billionaire" Title Wednesday, 11 Mar 2009 | 6:00 PM ET
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    Warren Buffett has lost the title of "World's Richest Billionaire" along with $25 billion dollars in the wake of the global financial crisis.  The 2009 rankings, just released by Forbes magazine, put Microsoft founder, and Buffett bridge partner, Bill Gates in the top position with an estimated wealth of $40 billion. That's a drop of $18 billion from last year's $58 billion.  Buffett is number two, with $37 billion, a decline of $25 billion, or just over 40 percent.

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    Warren Buffett has certainly lost billions of dollars over the past year, but has he lost his title of "World's Richest Billionaire?"   We'll find out when the 2009 edition of the widely-followed Forbes ranking of global wealth is released at 6p ET tonight (Wednesday).

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    Warren Buffett's three-hour appearance on CNBC's Squawk Box Monday morning generated headlines, moved bank stocks, and even caught the attention of the White House.   Now you can download a PDF of the complete transcript.

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    The White House was watching Warren Buffett this morning on CNBC.  Today Press Secretary Robert Gibbs responded to Buffett's comment that both parties, but especially the Democrats, are trying to use the economic crisis to push partisan goals.

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    Warren Buffett's bullish comments on banks, especially Wells Fargo and U.S. Bancorp, during this morning' Squawk Box on CNBC helped boost the financial stocks in Berkshire Hathaway's portfolio.

  • Pros Say: TALF Bailout to Spark Recovery Monday, 9 Mar 2009 | 6:19 PM ET

    Monday: Warren Buffett told CNBC the U.S. economy has "fallen off a cliff." Prof. Nouriel Roubini, who predicted the current crisis, said the U.S. recession could last up to 36 months. But some M&A activity was seen: Dow Chemical and Rohm & Haas announced a deal; and Roche and Genentech are reportedly close to their own agreement. CNBC heard from experts who said steady growth companies are the way to invest now; and that the government rescue plan is going to create the first signs of recovery.

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    This is part seven of the preliminary transcript and video clips of Warren Buffett's appearances on CNBC's Squawk Box on Monday, March 9, 2009.

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    This is part six of the preliminary transcript and video clips of Warren Buffett's appearances on CNBC's Squawk Box on Monday, March 9, 2009.

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    This is part five of the preliminary transcript and video clips of Warren Buffett's appearances on CNBC's Squawk Box on Monday, March 9, 2009.

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    This is part four of the preliminary transcript and video clips of Warren Buffett's appearances on CNBC's Squawk Box on Monday, March 9, 2009.

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    This is part three of the preliminary transcript and video clips of Warren Buffett's appearances on CNBC's Squawk Box on Monday, March 9, 2009.

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    This is part two of the preliminary transcript and video clips of Warren Buffett's appearances on CNBC's Squawk Box on Monday, March 9, 2009.

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    This is part one of the preliminary transcript and video clips of Warren Buffett's appearances on CNBC's Squawk Box on Monday, March 9, 2009.

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    Warren Buffett tells CNBC's Becky Quick the U.S. economy has "fallen off a cliff."  During a three-hour appearance this morning (Monday) on Squawk Box, Buffett said economic developments have been very "close to the worst case" that he had imagined, although conditions would be far worse if the Federal Reserve hadn't stepped in last September.

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    This is the archive of a live blog of Warren Buffett's appearances on CNBC's Squawk Box on Monday, March 9, 2009. Buffett answered questions submitted by CNBC viewers and CNBC.com users.

  • Have investors gotten so pessimistic that there are no bears left to sell and we are therefore due for an oversold bounce?

  • They're Hiring: Where The Jobs Are Friday, 6 Mar 2009 | 9:38 AM ET
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    Despite the recession and almost daily layoff announcements from major companies,  many employers across the country are actually hiring.

  • S&P 500 Hits Lowest Level Since Sept. 1996 Thursday, 5 Mar 2009 | 5:34 PM ET
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    Stocks slid on Thursday with the Dow and S&P falling to 12-year lows and the Nasdaq finishing at its lowest level since March 2003.