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  • Warren Buffett has certainly lost billions of dollars over the past year, but has he lost his title of "World's Richest Billionaire?"   We'll find out when the 2009 edition of the widely-followed Forbes ranking of global wealth is released at 6p ET tonight (Wednesday).

  • Warren Buffett's three-hour appearance on CNBC's Squawk Box Monday morning generated headlines, moved bank stocks, and even caught the attention of the White House.   Now you can download a PDF of the complete transcript.

  • The White House was watching Warren Buffett this morning on CNBC.  Today Press Secretary Robert Gibbs responded to Buffett's comment that both parties, but especially the Democrats, are trying to use the economic crisis to push partisan goals.

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    Warren Buffett's bullish comments on banks, especially Wells Fargo and U.S. Bancorp, during this morning' Squawk Box on CNBC helped boost the financial stocks in Berkshire Hathaway's portfolio.

  • Pros Say: TALF Bailout to Spark Recovery Monday, 9 Mar 2009 | 6:19 PM ET

    Monday: Warren Buffett told CNBC the U.S. economy has "fallen off a cliff." Prof. Nouriel Roubini, who predicted the current crisis, said the U.S. recession could last up to 36 months. But some M&A activity was seen: Dow Chemical and Rohm & Haas announced a deal; and Roche and Genentech are reportedly close to their own agreement. CNBC heard from experts who said steady growth companies are the way to invest now; and that the government rescue plan is going to create the first signs of recovery.

  • This is part seven of the preliminary transcript and video clips of Warren Buffett's appearances on CNBC's Squawk Box on Monday, March 9, 2009.

  • This is part six of the preliminary transcript and video clips of Warren Buffett's appearances on CNBC's Squawk Box on Monday, March 9, 2009.

  • This is part five of the preliminary transcript and video clips of Warren Buffett's appearances on CNBC's Squawk Box on Monday, March 9, 2009.

  • This is part four of the preliminary transcript and video clips of Warren Buffett's appearances on CNBC's Squawk Box on Monday, March 9, 2009.

  • This is part three of the preliminary transcript and video clips of Warren Buffett's appearances on CNBC's Squawk Box on Monday, March 9, 2009.

  • This is part two of the preliminary transcript and video clips of Warren Buffett's appearances on CNBC's Squawk Box on Monday, March 9, 2009.

  • This is part one of the preliminary transcript and video clips of Warren Buffett's appearances on CNBC's Squawk Box on Monday, March 9, 2009.

  • Warren Buffett tells CNBC's Becky Quick the U.S. economy has "fallen off a cliff."  During a three-hour appearance this morning (Monday) on Squawk Box, Buffett said economic developments have been very "close to the worst case" that he had imagined, although conditions would be far worse if the Federal Reserve hadn't stepped in last September.

  • This is the archive of a live blog of Warren Buffett's appearances on CNBC's Squawk Box on Monday, March 9, 2009. Buffett answered questions submitted by CNBC viewers and CNBC.com users.

  • Have investors gotten so pessimistic that there are no bears left to sell and we are therefore due for an oversold bounce?

  • They're Hiring: Where The Jobs Are Friday, 6 Mar 2009 | 9:38 AM ET

    Despite the recession and almost daily layoff announcements from major companies,  many employers across the country are actually hiring.

  • S&P 500 Hits Lowest Level Since Sept. 1996 Thursday, 5 Mar 2009 | 5:34 PM ET

    Stocks slid on Thursday with the Dow and S&P falling to 12-year lows and the Nasdaq finishing at its lowest level since March 2003.

  • The price of Berkshire Hathaway credit-default swaps hit a record high today (Wednesday), going as high as 535 basis points, before retreating to 515 basis points in the late afternoon. Bloomberg reports the swaps, which are in effect insurance against a default by Warren Buffett's holding company, are trading at levels "more typical of junk-rated companies" even though Berkshire retains its triple-A ratings.

  • Berkshire Hathaway fell only $750 a share today (Tuesday), just under 1 percent, but it's enough for a 5-1/2 year closing low.  The stock has dropped 50 percent from its all-time closing high set in December, 2007.

  • Pros Say: What's Next? A Strong Rebound Tuesday, 3 Mar 2009 | 2:14 PM ET

    Tuesday: Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke defended the AIG bailout, saying the alternative would've been a disaster. Treasury Secretary Tom Geithner defended the Obama Administration's plan to buttress and stimulate the U.S. economy. Auto sales plummeted; Citigroup said it'll lower some mortgage payments; and subsidiaries of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway announced job cuts. CNBC heard from experts who said the U.S. economy is in a depression — but the next move is an upside jump.

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