Berkshire Hathaway Inc


  • Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway  announced Friday it will acquire jewelry makers Bel-Oro International and Aurafin in a deal that would create the largest jewelry supplier in the United States.

  • Billionaire Buying Spree Friday, 18 May 2007 | 6:16 PM ET

    Amid the roaring bull market, three big investors disclose details of some big trades within their huge portfolios.

  • Buffett Divulges Details on Berkshire Railroad Holdings Wednesday, 16 May 2007 | 7:59 PM ET

    Billionaire investor Warren Buffett revealed the names of two railroad stocks recently purchased by his holding company Berkshire Hathaway, according to documents filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • Buffett Makes Big Bets on Healthcare, Railroads Wednesday, 16 May 2007 | 7:47 PM ET

    Warren Buffett, known for buying undervalued stocks, is boosting his bet on health care, a sector known more for growth than value.

  • SunTrust Sells Coca-Cola Shares It's Held 88 Years Tuesday, 15 May 2007 | 11:30 AM ET

    SunTrust Banks, a large southeast U.S. regional bank, said it has begun to unload shares of Coca-Cola that it has held since 1919, as part of a restructuring expected to save $530 million a year.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Friday, 11 May 2007 | 8:50 AM ET

    Stocks will take their direction from economic data today after yesterday's drenching from negative April chain store sales took the Dow down 147 points and bit 1.7% off the Nasdaq and 1.4% off the S&P 500. European markets are lower, following overnight weakness in Asian markets.

  • It's Time for the Lightning Round! Wednesday, 9 May 2007 | 11:56 AM ET

    Ionatron, Diageo, Starbucks, Bank of America and more...Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Growing Up Buffett Monday, 7 May 2007 | 6:26 PM ET

    In an exclusive interview with Donnie Deutsch, the children of Warren Buffett talk about their father, their family and a fortune.

  • Warren Buffett said on Sunday it is possible that the $5 billion takeover bid by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. for Dow Jones may not be the final offer for the owner of the Wall Street Journal.

  • Street Sense Isn't Just For Horses Sunday, 6 May 2007 | 3:59 PM ET

    It should surprise no one who watches the ups and downs of Wall Street that a horse named Street Sense would come from way behind to win the Kentucky Derby. The week ahead looks like it will put everyone's street sense to the test as a louder chorus of market watchers use the word "caution" when it comes to buying stocks.

  • Activists To Appeal to Buffett at Berkshire Meeting Friday, 4 May 2007 | 1:54 PM ET

    Two groups plan to appeal to billionaire Warren Buffett's sense of right and wrong at this weekend's Berkshire Hathaway shareholders' meeting.

  • Altucher: His Latest Contest Stock Pick Thursday, 19 Apr 2007 | 2:49 PM ET

    Hey everyone. Guest blogger James Altucher is back with his latest stock pick for the contest. Here it is with his reasons: Coming up with stocks good enough for the CNBC is brutal. You have to come up with stocks that are: good companies or at least have the perception of being good companies even if they are going through short-term problems, and..

  • Banks Post Mixed Results On Rising Rates, Loan Losses Tuesday, 17 Apr 2007 | 1:44 PM ET

    Several large U.S. banks reported slowing profit growth on Tuesday amid struggles with interest-rate pressures and rising loan losses, including from mortgages. Wells Fargo, the fifth-largest U.S. bank, bucked the trend, boosting profit 11% despite its large exposure to the struggling mortgage sector.

  • Wells Fargo Quarterly Profit Rises 11%, Tops Forecasts Tuesday, 17 Apr 2007 | 9:45 AM ET
    A Wells Fargo Bank in Palo Alto, California.

    Wells Fargo reported a first-quarter profit a penny ahead of expectations Tuesday as strength in its community and wholesale banking businesses drove sales higher.

  • Buffett Falls to Third-Richest Man: Forbes Thursday, 12 Apr 2007 | 2:42 AM ET

    Mexican telecom magnate Carlos Slim has quietly overtaken investor Warren Buffett as the world's second-richest man and is close to wresting the top spot from Bill Gates, Forbes magazine reported Wednesday.

  • Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has bought large stakes in two other North American railroad companies besides Burlington Northern Santa Fe, CNBC's Liz Claman has learned.  Berkshire recently acquired a 10.9% stake in Burlington Northern Santa Fe , becoming the railroad company's largest shareholder.

  • Apple’s Co-Founder and Chief Executive Steve Jobs is the “ultimate CEO who matters,” according to a ranking by Barron’s magazine.  The annual ranking of top CEOs from around the world seeks to identify the corporate leaders who have top-notch reputations in the financial community and would be missed by investors if they unexpectedly left their jobs.

  • Can Warren Buffett Help You Win Portfolio Challenge? Monday, 19 Mar 2007 | 9:52 AM ET

    Friday's CNBC show--The Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge-"How To Win," had a live studio audience and took questions from contest players. One contestant wanted to know if putting his "bucks" into Berkshire Hathaway, and "letting Warren Buffett do all the work," was a good idea?

  • Berkshire Hathaway Reveals Stake in U.S. Bancorp Thursday, 15 Feb 2007 | 3:05 AM ET

    Billionaire Warren Buffett's holding company Berkshire Hathaway revealed Wednesday that it bought $774.3 million in U.S. Bancorp stock last year, adding to the bank holdings already in the company's $52.8 billion stock portfolio.