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    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has sold its remaining stake of over six percent in Constellation Energy, with most of it going to a British investment bank.  In an SEC filing, Berkshire's MidAmerican Energy Holdings discloses a series of sales, including the sale of almost 11 million shares today (Monday) at $27.25 each to Barclays Capital. The rest of the shares listed in today's filing were sold on the open market over the past two weeks.

  • Warren Buffett (left), Carl Fredricksen (right)

    Is there a connection between Warren Buffett and Carl Fredricksen?  Buffett is a 78-year-old billionaire and financial sage who flies in a private jet when he leaves his Omaha home. Fredricksen is a 78-year-old balloon salesman who takes his midwestern home with him when he goes flying. They're both characters, but Carl is fictional.

  • Investor Spring Cleaning - A CNBC Special Report

    Put activity began heating up in Hartford Financial last week and is showing up again today, as the insurance company's stock continues to slide.

  • We buy companies at deep discounts and hold them for a long time, said Wallace Weitz, president of Wallace R. Weitz & Company.

  • Sliding home prices, more trouble in the Eurozone and another North Korean nuclear bomb test: How will these affect the stock markets? Art Cashin, UBS Financial Services director of floor operations, offered CNBC his insights on Tuesday.

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    Volkswagen says it has signed a "memorandum of understanding" with Chinese carmaker BYD to explore "options for partnership in the area of hybrids and electric vehicles powered by lithium batteries."  Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway bought a 10 percent stake in BYD last fall, and Buffett has been personally promoting the company's efforts.

  • Stocks fell sharply on Thursday as the Fed's lowered outlook and disappointing economic data rattled investors, who had been recently feeling optimistic. Initial jobless claims dropped by 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 631,000 last week, slightly higher than expected, and continuing claims surged to another record. Experts weighed in on the above and more. Read and listen to what they had to say...

  • Stocks fell sharply on Thursday as the Fed's lowered outlook and disappointing economic data rattled investors, who had been recently feeling optimistic. Initial jobless claims dropped by 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 631,000 last week, slightly higher than expected, and continuing claims surged to another record. Experts weighed in on the above and more. Read and listen to what they had to say...

  • Billionaire investor Warren Buffett, right, and Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates participate in a Q & A session with students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Business Administration, in Lincoln, Neb., Friday, Sept. 30, 2005.(AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

    Warren Buffett and his friend Bill Gates reportedly joined with David Rockefeller Sr. to invite a group of the world's richest people to gather in one room earlier this month.  The agenda wasn't world domination. It was making philanthropy more effective.  Among the other well-known, and very wealthy names, attending the meeting on May 5 in New York City: Michael Bloomberg, Peter Peterson, George Soros, Ted Turner, and Oprah Winfrey.

  • Investor Spring Cleaning - A CNBC Special Report

    Markets bounced back on Tuesday as banks rallied and a gauge of market fear — the Vix — dropped significantly. Stocks had gotten off to a weak start after a report showed housing starts unexpectedly fell to a record low. In the meantime, experts expressed mixed feelings about the market outlook. Read and listen to what they had to say...

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    A Michael Lewis review in The New Republic of Warren Buffett's authorized biography can, and has, been seen as a renewed attack by the well-known business journalist on the Oracle of Omaha.  But it also culminates in a defense of Buffett as a "real live human being" who has remained "deeply admirable."

  • Sure, JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs are top-notch firms, but they don’t hold the most potential upside. Here are the three that do.

  • Strong performance from consumer and bank stocks helped put Wall Street on a course to cut last week's steep losses. However, some skeptics still said they are worried about how long this market rally will continue. Read and listen to what the experts had to say...

  • A big rise in bank stocks combined with an influx of bargain hunters Monday helped stocks reverse much of the effects of last week's slump.

  • Bank stocks have started off the week at a gallop. Will this trend continue  straight upward — and how should investors play it? Bob Doll, vice chairman & global CIO of equities at BlackRock, offered CNBC his take on the sector.

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    Warren Buffett confirms to CNBC's Becky Quick that Berkshire Hathaway has made changes to some of its controversial bets on the long-term health of stocks.  Buffett told Becky last night by telephone that roughly $2 billion of put options on the benchmark S&P 500 stock index have been altered. Changes have also been made to a derivative on a foreign stock index, but he's not saying which one.  The new contracts have a lower strike price but cover a shorter time period.

  • U.S. stock index futures predicted the slightly higher open on Monday, but Manus Cranny from MF Global Spreads said that sustainability is now the critical question.

  • The Dow, S&P and Nasdaq are all up Monday. How should stock market investors read it? Art Cashin, UBS Financial Services director of floor operations, offered CNBC his insights.

  • US stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open Monday following a negative week for the major indexes. But overall market direction remained uncertain as the bulls and bears struggled to take control.

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    Even though Warren Buffett always says he likes stocks more when they're cheaper, he didn't do a lot of buying as Wall Street's major indexes fell to their bear-market lows (so far) in early March.  Berkshire Hathaway's first quarter stock portfolio snapshot shows no blockbuster buys. A few stakes did, however, get bigger during the first three months on the year.