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    The mid-term election and the Fed's November meeting should clear away some uncertainties hanging over markets but may also lead to a new period of heightened volatility.

  • Stocks fluctuated Friday after a report on economic growth did little to reassure investors about the health of the economy, but also reinforced expectations the Federal Reserve will act to stimulate the economy as early as next week. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services shared his market outlook.

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    In the Columbia Business School newsletter Graham and Doddsville, aspiring Buffetts write-up their stock ideas. Here is a look at two pitches in the fall edition.

  • Berkshire Hathaway would have been wiser to outsource investing advice to hedge funds rather than hire a manager whose experience is concentrated in one sector, another fund's manager told CNBC Tuesday.

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  • Investor Warren Buffett has hired a relatively unknown hedge fund manager, Todd Combs, to help oversee Berkshire Hathaway’s overall portfolio. It's come as a a surprise to many. Combs is a 39-year-old hedge fund manager from Connecticut, will "soon be joining Berkshire as an investment manager."

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    Warren Buffett’s hiring of a relatively unknown hedge fund manager, Todd Combs, to help oversee Berkshire Hathaway’s overall portfolio came as a surprise to many. In the past month, speculation ran high as to who would take the top job as next investment chief at Berkshire.

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    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway revealed tonight (Monday) that Todd Combs, a 39-year-old hedge fund manager from Connecticut, will "soon be joining Berkshire as an investment manager."   That instantly launches the relatively unknown investor into the spotlight as a leading contender to eventually succeed Buffett as manager, or one of the managers, of Berkshire's vast portfolio.

  • The SEC has completed a review of Berkshire Hathaway's annual earnings report for 2009 after Warren Buffett's company answered accounting questions raised by the regulatory agency over almost $2 billion in unrealized stock losses.

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    With the announcement that the Singapore Stock Exchange plans to acquire its Australian counterpart, it is clear that Asia’s growing role as the financial center of the world is gaining strength.

  • Stocks closed modestly higher after a see-saw session as the dollar rose, and investors absorbed the meaning of a large batch of earnings reports and economic news. Home Depot and United Technologies rose, while Bank of America and Alcoa fell.

  • Stocks rose out of negative territory after rallying earlier in the sessions as the dollar rose, and investors absorbed the meaning of a large batch of earnings reports and economic news. Home Depot and United Technologies rose, while Bank of America and Caterpillar fell.

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    Warren Buffett may be getting an unwanted phone call from Goldman Sachs.  The Wall Street Journal says Goldman is "considering" paying back the $5 billion loan it got from Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway at the height of the credit crisis in October, 2008.   That would cut off the annual dividend payments of $500 million Berkshire has been getting from Goldman.

  • Stocks pared gains, although remained higher, after several positive earnings reports gave investors a reason to believe the U.S. economy is improving, even as they digested a mixed batch of economic reports. Home Depot and McDonald's rose, while Bank of America fell.

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    Warren Buffett tells CNBC that his 1964 decision to buy Berkshire Hathaway, then a fading Massachusetts textile company, was a $200 billion blunder.  Here is the complete interview, in video and transcript form, including portions that did not appear on television.

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    Warren Buffett says Berkshire Hathaway is the "dumbest" stock he ever bought.  He calls his 1964 decision to buy the textile company a $200 billion dollar blunder, sparked by a spiteful urge to retaliate against the CEO who tried to "chisel" Buffett out of an eighth of a point on a tender deal.