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When Apple's Steve Job's picked Israeli Yael Naim's "New Soul" for the Mac Air commercial, it wasn't the first time Silicon Valley connected with Israel. In fact, Israel has more companies traded on the tech heavy Nasdaq than any other country outside the United States. As Israel celebrates its 60th anniversary of statehood, here are some more facts and figures on the Israeli economy and markets...
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Here is a (somewhat rough) transcript of Warren Buffett's live interview with Becky Quick on Squawk Box this morning, following this weekend's Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders Meeting.
In a live interview at 8a ET this morning on CNBC, Warren Buffett tells Becky Quick there's not much need for more rate cuts. He thinks the Federal Reserve should "quit now" on its series of interest rate reductions. SEE THE VIDEO CLIP.
CNBC's Becky Quick is reporting this morning from Omaha on the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders meeting over the weekend. In this clip, she shows us an excerpt from her Buffett interview on the exposition floor, asking how much cash Berkshire has on hand. Buffett also comments on how some of the key people involved in the Microsoft-Yahoo fight were brought together in Omaha.
In this video clip from this morning's Squawk Box, Becky Quick reports from Omaha that the big crowd attending the weekend's Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders meeting do a lot of spending while they're in town.
All this morning on Squawk Box, CNBC's Becky Quick is reporting live on the weekend's Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders Meeting, the event we at CNBC.com are calling Buffettstock '08. Buffett comments on tape about a Connecticut conflict of interest investigation involving Berkshire. Jim Cramer's comments are live, and lively!
Photographs of Warren Buffett playing his favorite game for an audience of shareholders at the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting.
Warren Buffett said Sunday his Berkshire Hathaway insurance and investment company may be "close" to buying a medium-sized British company and "will look" at Royal Bank of Scotland's possible divestiture of its insurance unit.
This is the news conference held by Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger at the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting in Omaha, Nebraska on Sunday, May 4, 2008, as live-blogged on CNBC.com's Warren Buffett Watch. All times are Central.
After two of Buffettstock's three days of peace and money, we're still looking for the big headline. Warren Buffett will hold a news conference tomorrow (Sunday) and that could produce a major story. But after five hours of listening to Buffett and his partner Charlie Munger answer all kinds of questions from shareholders today, the reporters gathered in the press box near the top of Omaha's Qwest Center failed to reach any consensus on the day's major headline.
Warren Buffett tried to reassure his shareholders that Berkshire Hathaway will be fine once he is gone, but he offered few new details of the company's succession plan.
This is the afternoon session of the Warren Buffett/Charlie Munger question-and-answer session with shareholders at the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting at the Qwest Arena in Omaha, Nebraska on Saturday, May 3, 2008 as live-blogged on CNBC.com's Warren Buffett Watch. All times are Central.
Warren Buffett spoke on-camera this morning (Saturday) with CNBC's Becky Quick on the exposition floor of the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders Meeting. Among the topics: Buffett's reaction to Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal's look at a possible conflict of interest involving Berkshire and Moody's.
Warren Buffett is at the center of attention on Saturday at the annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meeting.
This is the morning session of the Warren Buffett/Charlie Munger question-and-answer session with shareholders at the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting at the Qwest Arena in Omaha, Nebraska on Saturday, May 3, 2008 as live-blogged on CNBC.com's Warren Buffett Watch. All times are Central.
The party has begun in Omaha. The first official event of the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders meeting is a "Cocktail Reception" at Borsheims, a fancy jewelry store owned by Warren Buffett's Berkshire.
As the annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting gets underway in Omaha, Warren Buffett's company has just reported a 64 percent decline in net income for its first quarter. Berkshire's net income of $940 million, or $607 per share, is down sharply from the $2.6 billion of last year's first quarter. But a big chunk of that is due to "unrealized" losses of $1.6 billion on some long-term derivatives contracts Berkshire holds.
CNBC's Becky Quick sits down with Warren Buffett to discuss the upcoming shareholder meeting. Or as Buffett refers to it, "Woodstock for Capitalists."
Warren Buffett sat down for a one-on-one exclusive interview with CNBC's Becky Quick ahead of this year Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders meeting. It's a fun and busy weekend for Buffett, as he told Becky.