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  • Volkswagen says it has signed a "memorandum of understanding" with Chinese carmaker BYD to explore "options for partnership in the area of hybrids and electric vehicles powered by lithium batteries."  Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway bought a 10 percent stake in BYD last fall, and Buffett has been personally promoting the company's efforts.

  • Pros Say: Check Out the Best-Positioned Banks (UPDATED) Thursday, 21 May 2009 | 4:46 PM ET

    Stocks fell sharply on Thursday as the Fed's lowered outlook and disappointing economic data rattled investors, who had been recently feeling optimistic. Initial jobless claims dropped by 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 631,000 last week, slightly higher than expected, and continuing claims surged to another record. Experts weighed in on the above and more. Read and listen to what they had to say...

  • Pros Say: Expect a 10-15% Pullback Thursday, 21 May 2009 | 2:39 PM ET

    Stocks fell sharply on Thursday as the Fed's lowered outlook and disappointing economic data rattled investors, who had been recently feeling optimistic. Initial jobless claims dropped by 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 631,000 last week, slightly higher than expected, and continuing claims surged to another record. Experts weighed in on the above and more. Read and listen to what they had to say...

  • Billionaire investor Warren Buffett, right, and Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates participate in a Q & A session with students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Business Administration, in Lincoln, Neb., Friday, Sept. 30, 2005.(AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

    Warren Buffett and his friend Bill Gates reportedly joined with David Rockefeller Sr. to invite a group of the world's richest people to gather in one room earlier this month.  The agenda wasn't world domination. It was making philanthropy more effective.  Among the other well-known, and very wealthy names, attending the meeting on May 5 in New York City: Michael Bloomberg, Peter Peterson, George Soros, Ted Turner, and Oprah Winfrey.

  • Pros Say: Expect a Strong Market Pullback Tuesday, 19 May 2009 | 4:42 PM ET
    Investor Spring Cleaning - A CNBC Special Report

    Markets bounced back on Tuesday as banks rallied and a gauge of market fear — the Vix — dropped significantly. Stocks had gotten off to a weak start after a report showed housing starts unexpectedly fell to a record low. In the meantime, experts expressed mixed feelings about the market outlook. Read and listen to what they had to say...

  • A Michael Lewis review in The New Republic of Warren Buffett's authorized biography can, and has, been seen as a renewed attack by the well-known business journalist on the Oracle of Omaha.  But it also culminates in a defense of Buffett as a "real live human being" who has remained "deeply admirable."

  • Cramer's New Favorite Bank Stocks Monday, 18 May 2009 | 8:24 PM ET

    Sure, JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs are top-notch firms, but they don’t hold the most potential upside. Here are the three that do.

  • Pros Say: Expect Growth Signs By Year's End Monday, 18 May 2009 | 4:13 PM ET

    Strong performance from consumer and bank stocks helped put Wall Street on a course to cut last week's steep losses. However, some skeptics still said they are worried about how long this market rally will continue. Read and listen to what the experts had to say...

  • Banks Rebound to Help Stocks Close Higher Monday, 18 May 2009 | 4:05 PM ET

    A big rise in bank stocks combined with an influx of bargain hunters Monday helped stocks reverse much of the effects of last week's slump.

  • Bank stocks have started off the week at a gallop. Will this trend continue  straight upward — and how should investors play it? Bob Doll, vice chairman & global CIO of equities at BlackRock, offered CNBC his take on the sector.

  • Warren Buffett's S&P Bet: Lower Target, Less Time Monday, 18 May 2009 | 1:02 PM ET

    Warren Buffett confirms to CNBC's Becky Quick that Berkshire Hathaway has made changes to some of its controversial bets on the long-term health of stocks.  Buffett told Becky last night by telephone that roughly $2 billion of put options on the benchmark S&P 500 stock index have been altered. Changes have also been made to a derivative on a foreign stock index, but he's not saying which one.  The new contracts have a lower strike price but cover a shorter time period.

  • US Stocks to ‘Run Out of Steam’: Strategist Monday, 18 May 2009 | 11:32 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures predicted the slightly higher open on Monday, but Manus Cranny from MF Global Spreads said that sustainability is now the critical question.

  • Art Cashin: The S&P's New Danger Number Monday, 18 May 2009 | 11:23 AM ET

    The Dow, S&P and Nasdaq are all up Monday. How should stock market investors read it? Art Cashin, UBS Financial Services director of floor operations, offered CNBC his insights.

  • Futures Rise as Lowe's, BofA Move Higher Monday, 18 May 2009 | 8:36 AM ET

    US stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open Monday following a negative week for the major indexes. But overall market direction remained uncertain as the bulls and bears struggled to take control.

  • Even though Warren Buffett always says he likes stocks more when they're cheaper, he didn't do a lot of buying as Wall Street's major indexes fell to their bear-market lows (so far) in early March.  Berkshire Hathaway's first quarter stock portfolio snapshot shows no blockbuster buys. A few stakes did, however, get bigger during the first three months on the year.

  • Warren Buffett always says the cheaper stocks get, the more he likes them. But did he like them enough to do some buying for Berkshire Hathaway as prices plunged to their bear market lows in early March?  We'll have some answers late this afternoon (Friday) when Berkshire reveals its U.S. stock holdings as of March 31, the end of the first quarter.

  • Stocks rose on Thursday, snapping a two-day losing streak, as investors gave techs another go and Wal-Mart hit its earnings target. However, some economic reports that missed expectations curbed gains. Experts weighed in on the markets, the commercial real estate, and more... (UPDATED)

  • Pros Say: Market Correction a ‘Necessary Pause’ Thursday, 14 May 2009 | 12:13 PM ET

    Stocks rose on Thursday, snapping a two-day losing streak, as investors gave techs another go and Wal-Mart hit its earnings target. However, some economic reports that missed expectations curbed gains. Experts weighed in on the markets, the commercial real estate, and more...

  • Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is still chipping away at the almost 20 million shares of Constellation Energy it received last December as part of its break-up fee. Today, an SEC filing lists another series of sales that brings Berkshire's stake down by 2.3 million shares to 12.5 million shares.

  • Stocks Shed 1.8% as Banks Skid; Techs Gain Monday, 11 May 2009 | 4:57 PM ET

    Stocks shed 1.8 percent Monday as investors took a breather after last week's run. The Nasdaq's drop was less severe as techs gained.