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  • OMAHA, Neb., May 2- Warren Buffett on Saturday rejected the idea that Berkshire Hathaway Inc, a sprawling conglomerate he has built over 50 years, has grown so big that it is now too big to fail and requires tighter regulatory oversight. Those catastrophes can be costly, and both the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon as well as Hurricane...

  • OMAHA, Neb., May 2- Berkshire Hathaway Inc shareholders on Saturday celebrated Warren Buffett's 50th anniversary running the conglomerate, as the billionaire expressed optimism the company would thrive over the long haul, even after he's gone. "It's not Disneyland, it's Warrenland," said David Rolfe, chief investment officer of Wedgewood Partners Inc..

  • OMAHA, Neb., May 2- Billionaire investor Warren Buffett on Saturday defended his Clayton Homes unit against accusations that the manufactured home seller had preyed on lower-income purchasers with its lending practices. "I make no apologies whatsoever about Clayton's lending terms," said Buffett, speaking at the annual meeting of his sprawling Berkshire...

  • OMAHA, Neb., May 2- Billionaire investor Warren Buffett said on Saturday that stock prices would look expensive if interest rates normalized from their ultra low levels. "If we get back to normal interest rates, stocks at these prices will look high," said Buffett, speaking at the annual Berkshire Hathaway meeting of his sprawling conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway.

  • OMAHA, Neb., May 2- Berkshire Hathaway Inc shareholders on Saturday celebrated Warren Buffett's 50th anniversary running the conglomerate, as the billionaire fielded questions about the company and its future, and explained some business practices. Berkshire owns more than 80 companies including the Burlington Northern railroad, Geico car insurance,...

  • Working for Buffett is like 'marriage': BNSF chief Saturday, 2 May 2015 | 11:04 AM ET
    Matthew 'Matt' Rose, chairman and chief executive officer of Burlington Northern Santa Fe LLC (BNSF).

    BNSF is currently the largest entity in Berkshire Hathaway's portfolio. Is there a lot of pressure when you report to Warren Buffett?

  • OMAHA, Neb., May 2- Berkshire Hathaway's BNSF railroad is "forever better" after a capital program last year boosted capacity following complaints about congestion, BNSF chief executive told Reuters on Saturday. We think we've got opportunities going forward, "said Carl Ice, BNSF's president and chief executive officer, speaking on the sidelines at Berkshire...

  • Live: Warren Buffett's annual shareholder meeting Saturday, 2 May 2015 | 9:06 AM ET
    Warren Buffett

    They call it 'Woodstock for Capitalists'—the annual meeting of the legendary investor's conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway.

  • Warren Buffett to CNBC: I bought more IBM in Q1 Saturday, 2 May 2015 | 8:47 AM ET
    Warren Buffett

    Apparently taking advantage of a dip in IBM's stock price, Warren Buffett bought more shares, adding to Berkshire Hathaway's $13.4 billion stake.

  • Cramer Remix: How to play Whole Foods Friday, 1 May 2015 | 7:09 PM ET
    Jim Cramer on Mad Money.

    “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer gives his take on what to do with Whole Foods ahead of next week’s earnings.

  • OMAHA, Neb., May 1- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Friday said first-quarter profit rose 10 percent, and operating results easily beat forecasts, boosted by its railroad and insurance businesses and gains from derivatives. Net income for the Omaha, Nebraska- based insurance and investment conglomerate rose to $5.16 billion, or $3,143 per share, from...

  • Cramer game plan: Buffett will work magic on you Friday, 1 May 2015 | 6:16 PM ET
    Warren Buffett, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

    Jim Cramer reveals his game plan of stocks to watch next week. Could the market change its tune when it hears from the Oracle of Omaha?

  • OMAHA, Neb., May 1- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Friday said first-quarter profit rose 10 percent, and operating results easily beat forecasts, boosted by its railroad and insurance businesses and gains from derivatives. Net income rose to $5.16 billion, or $3,143 per share, from $4.71 billion, or $2,862, a year earlier. Quarterly operating profit...

  • Berkshire Hathaway 1st-qtr profit rises 10 percent Friday, 1 May 2015 | 5:16 PM ET

    OMAHA, Neb., May 1- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Friday said first-quarter profit rose 10 percent, helped by improved results in its BNSF railroad unit, as well as by gains from derivatives. Net income rose to $5.16 billion, or $3,143 per share, from $4.71 billion, or $2,862. Quarterly operating profit increased 20 percent to $4.24 billion, or $2,583 per...

  • How old? Popular site hits, and misses, CEO ages Friday, 1 May 2015 | 2:02 PM ET

    A new online tool from Microsoft tells users how old they look. CNBC.com used it to see which CEOs could use some extra vacation time.

  • OMAHA, Neb., May 1- The sign for the Nebraska Furniture Mart on Dodge Road in Omaha contains a cartoon of Warren Buffett and a big number "50," a number looming large for Berkshire Hathaway Inc shareholders this weekend as they celebrate the investing legend's half a century running the conglomerate. SELECTED COMPANIES OWNED BY BERKSHIRE Benjamin Moore, Berkshire...

  • Buffett welcomes shareholders to changing Berkshire Friday, 1 May 2015 | 12:23 PM ET
    Warren Buffett tosses a newspaper prior to the Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting in 2014.

    Big changes are brewing at Berkshire Hathaway as shareholders gather for Warren Buffett's big weekend.

  • Buffett's Berkshire set for pop on annual meeting Friday, 1 May 2015 | 10:44 AM ET

    Even though Warren Buffett is known for his long-term investing strategy, shares of his company Berkshire Hathaway may provide a short-term trade.

  • BNSF poised to turn around 'crummy' year: Exec Friday, 1 May 2015 | 8:54 AM ET
    BNSF railway locomotive

    Railway BNSF has put the investment in place to make up for a rough service year, Executive Chairman Matthew Rose tells CNBC.

  • Mario Gabelli

    The economy looks steady, but the oil collapse and the stronger dollar have hurt U.S. corporate earnings, billionaire Mario Gabelli tells CNBC.