Berkshire Hathaway Inc


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    Warren Buffett tells reporters in Switzerland he can "guarantee" he won't buy a European company by the end of his tour this week.  It's another indication his visit is designed to lay the groundwork for potential deals in the future, rather than actually pick up a company on the spot.

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    Short seller Doug Kass tells CNBC's Larry Kudlow he thinks Warren Buffett has lost his way, and Kass is betting on Berkshire Hathaway's stock to fall.  In an appearance tonight (Monday) on Kudlow and Company, Kass, who is President of Seabreeze Partners Management, explains why he's taken a short position in Berkshire.

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    CNBC.com and CNBC are planning live coverage of tomorrow's scheduled news conference by Warren Buffett in Switzerland, the second stop of his European shopping tour. It's set to begin tomorrow (Tuesday) morning at 8:45a ET. CNBC.com will provide a live video stream of the entire event. CNBC's Squawk Box also plans extensive live coverage.

  • VIDEO: Warren Buffett's Frankfurt News Conference Monday, 19 May 2008 | 11:58 AM ET

    Warren Buffett held a news conference this morning in Frankfurt as he began his four-day European tour to increase Berkshire's profile among family-owned businesses that may be looking for a buyer.  This post includes a video clip of the first quarter-hour of Buffett's news conference.

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    Warren Buffett has held a news conference after arriving in Frankfurt for the first stop of his European tour designed to get on the "radar screen" of family-owned businesses that may want to become part of the Berkshire Hathaway family.  In that session with reports this morning, Buffett repeated his intention to look for a company in a business he understands, with a durable competitive advantage and solid management.

  • A Royal Bank of Scotland logo is seen outside the company's offices in central London, Tuesday May 29, 2007.  A consortium led by Royal Bank of Scotland PLC said Tuesday it will launch a hostile bid of euro71.1 billion (US$95.5 billion) for ABN Amro, topping a friendly offer from Barclays PLC and pressing Bank of America Corp. for control of the Dutch bank's U.S. arm.  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway won't be bidding for the insurance unit of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group, according to a report late today from Dow Jones Newswires.

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    What's Buffett buying? The answer appears to be 'not much' in the first quarter of this year, although his stakes in two healthcare companies and Kraft Foods did increase somewhat. Berkshire Hathaway's just-released disclosure of its U.S. stock portfolio holdings as of March 31 does not include any new names.

  • Watching for Warren's Portfolio Update Wednesday, 14 May 2008 | 9:47 AM ET

    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway will soon reveal its portfolio holdings as of the end of the first quarter. I expect the SEC filing after the stock market's closing bell either today (Wednesday) or tomorrow (Thursday).  UPDATE:  Didn't happen Wednesday, so I'll be watching especially closely today.

  • Buffett's Bond Insurer Sees Business "Skyrocket" Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 9:24 AM ET

    Warren Buffett's new bond insurer has seen its business "skyrocket" since opening for business just five months ago.   In a big-picture piece summarizing first quarter results, Dow Jones Newswires compares the early numbers from Berkshire Hathaway Assurance Corp. to the established, and struggling, bond insurers.

  • The top executive at a Berkshire Hathaway real estate company tells CNBC, "We are seeing some light at the end of the tunnel" for the nation's housing market.  See the video clips of his Squawk Box appearances as Guest Co-Host this morning.

  • The Inside Scoop! How Warren Buffett Became a Soap Star Thursday, 8 May 2008 | 10:53 AM ET

    Warren Buffett's big guest role on the ABC soap opera All My Children airs tomorrow (Friday, March 8.)  CNBC's Becky Quick was at the studio on the day Buffett taped his appearance. Here's her behind-the-scenes report from this morning's Squawk Box on the longtime friendship that helped put Buffett on the small screen.

  • Israel at 60: Investing in Israel Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | 6:58 AM ET

    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...

  • All Things Buffet Monday, 5 May 2008 | 12:25 PM ET

    Burned out on Buffettstock? If you are, I'd like to think we're the ones who did it. Our coverage was wall-to-wall.

  • 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.

  • Buffett Says US in Recession, Banks to Face Pain Sunday, 4 May 2008 | 6:22 PM ET
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    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.