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Stocks snapped a five-day losing streak, with the Dow surging nearly 300 points on optimism that a government plan to rescue ailing bond insurers is taking shape and could prevent billions more in credit losses.
A downgrade of bond insurer Ambac Financial Group is likely to have far-reaching effects, making it more difficult for cities to issue new bonds and forcing further write-downs at financial services companies, analysts said Friday.
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.
While I promise not to get into the business of writing about the daily ups and downs of Berkshire Hathaway's stock, I do think it's worth briefly noting that shares of Warren Buffett's holding company had a great day, in stark contrast to Wall Street's great gloom.
Just weeks after closing at an all-time high in mid-December, shares of Warren Buffett's holding company Berkshire Hathaway are falling deeper into 'correction' territory. Berkshire ended today's trading at $126,400 each. That's down more than 15 percent from the December 10 record closing high of $149,200. Is Berkshire now a bargain?
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.
After ending 2007 with a gain of almost 29%, their best year since 1998, shares of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway have been showing some weakness in the New Year. Today's "Ahead of the Tape" column in The Wall Street Journal has an idea about what's pulling down BRK.
The man who oversees the insurance operations for Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway tells CNBC that Berkshire is talking with troubled bond insurers like MBIA and Ambac about a possible partnership or purchase, although it doesn't sound like anything major is imminent. Ajit Jain's comment came in response to a question from Erin Burnett in a live interview on CNBC's Street Signs about why Berkshire chose to "build" its own bond insurer rather than buy an existing company like Ambac or MBIA.
A federal judge overseeing the trial of four former executives at the General Re unit of Berkshire Hathaway said the reinsurer need not turn over some documents involving Berkshire Chairman Warren Buffett.
Warren Buffett Watch's year-end countdown of the top 10 trends and events of the year continues with #5 to #1, including some year-end surprises.
Warren Buffett is finally moving to make some money from the nation's credit crisis by starting a new company that will insure debt issued by state and local governments. To make sure that he does indeed make money from the venture, he's promising not to make the same mistakes that have caused so many problems for long-time insurers like Ambac and MBIA: charging too little and taking on too much risk.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is starting a bond insurer that would help state and local governments lower their borrowing costs, posing a direct challenge to established rivals struggling with deteriorating credit markets.
Berkshire Hathaway shares closed down 4.6 percent today (Monday) at $136,400 after a cover story in Barron's over the weekend recommended, "Sell Buffett: Sorry, Warren, Your Stock's Too Pricey." That erased just over $7 billion in Berkshire's market value in one day. Buffett-bulls, however, see a buying opportunity in today's decline.
Charlie Munger, Vice Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway and Warren Buffett's longtime investing partner, has sold a very small slice of stock in Buffett's holding company. In a filing a short time ago with the SEC, Munger discloses that he sold a 200 Class A Berkshire shares yesterday and today, generating $27,256,400.
American billionaire investor Warren Buffett said Thursday he remains negative on prospects for the U.S. dollar and that problems in the U.S. subprime mortgage sector may continue to cause problems for some time.
A man carrying a fake gun and wearing dark camouflage paint on his face was being sought Thursday for attempting to break into billionaire Warren Buffett's home in Omaha, Nebraska, police said.
Warren Buffett's company has bought 10.1 million shares of Burlington Northern Santa Fe since Thursday, increasing the legendary investor's stake in the nation's No. 2 railroad to nearly 14.8%.
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?
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway said on Friday second-quarter earnings rose 33%, helped by higher insurance underwriting profit and investment income.
In an exclusive interview with CNBC, Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett said the stock market isn’t “ridiculously overpriced” and that Berkshire is looking for a "huge" acquisition with the $46 billion in cash it has on hand.