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  • It's Time to Take Profits: Strategists Wednesday, 10 Jun 2009 | 4:55 PM ET

    The market is way ahead of itself and it is time to sell into the rally, said Peter Costa, president of Empire Executions, and Dave Rovelli, managing director at Canaccord Adams.

  • Warren Buffett's big jewelry retailer in Omaha is feeling the recession's sting.  In another sign that even 'luxury' stores backed by billionaires aren't immune to the economic downturn, Borsheim's has laid off 13 employees.

  • Buying Stocks or Bonds is ‘Gambling’: John Bogle Tuesday, 9 Jun 2009 | 2:38 PM ET

    Nobody should buy a stock and nobody should buy a bond, said John Bogle, founder and former CEO of The Vanguard Group.

  • Warren Buffett Buys Big 'Bargains' In Muni Bonds Tuesday, 9 Jun 2009 | 1:57 PM ET

    Warren Buffett has been looking beyond Wall Street stocks to find some "unthinkable" investment bargains.

  • Off The Court, Federer Is Trumped Monday, 8 Jun 2009 | 4:20 PM ET

    Roger Federer might be the greatest tennis player ever, but he’s hardly at the top of the list in the sports endorsement world.

  • Warren Buffett Kicks Butt In Battle of the Boots Saturday, 6 Jun 2009 | 9:30 PM ET

    A pair of cowboy boots signed by Warren Buffett has sold for $2700 at a Nebraska charity auction.  That's $600 more than the $2100 high bid for boots signed by Buffett's friend and friendly competitor, Bill Gates.

  • Newest 'Green Shoots' Sign: Private Jets Rebound Thursday, 4 Jun 2009 | 5:49 PM ET

    The private jet business suffered from a major contraction in the fourth-quarter of 2008, but is now on track for a record second-quarter, said Andrew Zarrow, CEO of V1 Jets International.

  • Pros Say: US Economy Will Stay No. 1 (UPDATED) Thursday, 4 Jun 2009 | 5:07 PM ET
    Investor Spring Cleaning - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks advanced on Thursday after a report showed jobless claims fell last week and banks gained, balancing the disapponting chain store sales this morning. Read and listen to what experts had to say…

  • Bulls vs. Bears: Where to Invest Now Thursday, 4 Jun 2009 | 4:24 PM ET

    Douglas Roberts, founder and chief investment strategist at ChannelCapitalResearch.com and Mike Williams, founder and managing partner at Genesis Asset Management shared their opposing market views and advised investors on where they should put their money.

  • Warren Buffett's official biographer has a "fair warning" for investors: The Oracle of Omaha isn't as bullish as he sounds.  Alice Schroeder says you need to listen to both sides of his psychology: "buoyant optimism tempered by extreme caution... In temperament, he could be the son of Woody Allen and Doris Day."

  • Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has sold its remaining stake of over six percent in Constellation Energy, with most of it going to a British investment bank.  In an SEC filing, Berkshire's MidAmerican Energy Holdings discloses a series of sales, including the sale of almost 11 million shares today (Monday) at $27.25 each to Barclays Capital. The rest of the shares listed in today's filing were sold on the open market over the past two weeks.

  • What's Up With Warren Buffett and Carl Fredricksen? Friday, 29 May 2009 | 10:53 AM ET
    Warren Buffett (left), Carl Fredricksen (right)

    Is there a connection between Warren Buffett and Carl Fredricksen?  Buffett is a 78-year-old billionaire and financial sage who flies in a private jet when he leaves his Omaha home. Fredricksen is a 78-year-old balloon salesman who takes his midwestern home with him when he goes flying. They're both characters, but Carl is fictional.

  • Options Even More Bearish on This Insurance Co. Thursday, 28 May 2009 | 5:36 PM ET
    Investor Spring Cleaning - A CNBC Special Report

    Put activity began heating up in Hartford Financial last week and is showing up again today, as the insurance company's stock continues to slide.

  • Stock Picker's Winning Market Strategies Thursday, 28 May 2009 | 5:12 PM ET

    We buy companies at deep discounts and hold them for a long time, said Wallace Weitz, president of Wallace R. Weitz & Company.

  • Art Cashin: North Korea Nukes 'Perversely' Good for US Tuesday, 26 May 2009 | 12:19 PM ET

    Sliding home prices, more trouble in the Eurozone and another North Korean nuclear bomb test: How will these affect the stock markets? Art Cashin, UBS Financial Services director of floor operations, offered CNBC his insights on Tuesday.

  • 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...