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  • 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.