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  • Stocks Surge To End Winning Week Friday, 8 May 2009 | 5:50 PM ET

    Both the S&P and Dow rose on Friday as stress test results and reassuring jobs data fueled hopes the worst is over for banks and the economy.

  • Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway took a $1.9 billion after-tax charge at the end of the first quarter, as it sharply cut its stake in ConocoPhillips by selling shares at a loss.  As a result, the company reported its first net loss for any quarter since 2001: $1.5 billion.

  • Clayton Homes' new 'i-house' shown in a photo released by the company last fall

    A new, stylish, environmentally-friendly manufactured home from a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary is getting a lot of attention today, with a favorable comparison to Apple's popular iPod media player.

  • BYD Auto's F0 model

    Berkshire Hathaway officials tell the AP they believe a Taiwan tycoon's accusations against Chinese electric car maker BYD are "unfounded."  Hon Hai's Terry Gou has questioned Warren Buffett's decision to invest in BYD, a company Gou claims has stolen trade secrets.

  • Art Cashin: It IS a Bear-Market Rally Tuesday, 5 May 2009 | 2:06 PM ET

    Was Monday's rally a rebound — or merely shorts covering themselves? Art Cashin, UBS Financial Services director of floor operations, offered CNBC his stock market insights.

  • Berkshire Hathaway 2009 Shareholder Meeting

    Andrew Ross Sorkin, DealBook editor for The New York Times, writes about his simple takeaway from Warren Buffett at this weekend's Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting.

  • Warren Buffett's live interview with CNBC's Becky Quick Monday morning after the weekend's Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholders meeting generated some headlines on his short-term negative/long-term positive outlook on the U.S. economy.  We have already posted video clips and preliminary transcripts.  Now, we have a downloadable PDF of the complete transcript.

  • Markets posted gains on the strength of Monday's good news from the housing and manufacturing sectors. In the meantime, Warren Buffett told CNBC that although the economy is "very slow," he remains optimistic that the economy will eventually improve. Watch the accompanying videos for more on what other experts had to say...

  • How to Play the Market Volatility Monday, 4 May 2009 | 10:58 AM ET

    There’s no doubt that market volatility will remain, said Anton Schutz, portfolio manager at Mendon Capital. Here's how he's planning for it.

  • Complete transcript and video of Warren Buffett's live appearance on CNBC's Squawk Box this morning (Monday).  He tells Becky Quick the U.S. economy is "very slow" and "getting slower"  but he remains optimistic the economy will turn around eventually.

  • Warren Buffett tells CNBC's Becky Quick this morning the U.S. economy is "very slow" and "getting slower."  But in a live Squawk Box interview in the driveway of his Omaha home, Buffett repeats his long-held optimism that the economy will get better -- he just doesn't know when.

  • Warren Buffett's long-time partner, Charlie Munger, is a man of few words.  But when he does talk, it pays to listen.  CNBC's Becky Quick sat down with him for a rare interview at this weekend's Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting.  Here's her report, with an extensive excerpt featuring Munger's thoughts on the economy and the auto industry.  You won't hear him praise the government too often!

  • Berkshire Hathaway 2009 Shareholder Meeting

    Warren Buffett tells our Becky Quick, with a chuckle, that maybe he has "lost his touch" as some critics have suggested, after a 30 percent decline in Berkshire Hathaway stock over the past 12 months.  But, the way he sees it, Berkshire beat the stock market, as measured by the S&P 500 index, making it not such a bad year after all.  Here's Becky's report from this morning's Squawk Box, including an extensive excerpt of her on-camera conversation with Buffett over the weekend.

  • Berkshire Hathaway 2009 Shareholder Meeting

    Warren Buffett made news at this weekend's Berkshire Hathaway meeting by giving shareholders a preview of the company's first quarter earnings results.  He also discussed expected losses in some of the credit default swaps the company has written.  Berkshire has just filed a transcript of those comments with the SEC.  Here's exactly what he said.

  • What's Warren Buffett's Mood? Pick Your Headline Sunday, 3 May 2009 | 2:19 PM ET
    Berkshire Hathaway 2009 Shareholder Meeting

    Warren Buffett either dispensed "gloom" or kept his "sunny" long-term outlook at this year's Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholders meeting, depending on which headline you read this morning.

  • Berkshire Hathaway 2009 Shareholder Meeting

    A record crowd of 35,000 Berkshire Hathaway shareholders hear Warren Buffett reveal that first quarter profits will be down almost 11 percent this year.  But he remains very bullish on banks in Berkshire's portfolio, especially Wells Fargo.

  • Berkshire Hathaway 2009 Shareholder Meeting

    As today's Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting was ending, Warren Buffett revealed the company had "got a chance to buy some corporate bonds very, very cheaply a few months back."

  • Berkshire Hathaway 2009 Shareholder Meeting

    Warren Buffett promises that Berkshire Hathaway won't be "spinning off any companies" in the future.

  • Buffett: Berkshire Still AAA "In My Mind" Saturday, 2 May 2009 | 2:28 PM ET
    Berkshire Hathaway 2009 Shareholder Meeting

    Warren Buffett tells shareholders today that Berkshire Hathaway is "still triple-A" in his mind, but admits he's irritated the company has lost its top credit rating from Fitch and Moody's.

  • Buffett Previews Berkshire's Q1 Earnings Report Saturday, 2 May 2009 | 2:15 PM ET
    Berkshire Hathaway 2009 Shareholder Meeting

    Warren Buffett started the second half of today's question-and-answer session with Berkshire Hathaway shareholders by giving them a preview of next Friday's earnings report for the first quarter.