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  • Railroads And Buffett Tuesday, 3 Nov 2009 | 11:46 AM ET

    Railroads are up: Union Pacific and CSX up 7 percent, Norfolk Southern up 5 percent — and it's not because everyone thinks all the railroads will be bought out.

  • What Buffett's BNI Buy May Mean for Other Rail Stocks Tuesday, 3 Nov 2009 | 11:40 AM ET

    Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway announced Tuesday it will acquire the remaining 77 percent stake in Burlington Northern Santa Fe that it doesn't already own for $100 a share in cash and stock. Art Hatfield, a transportation analyst with Morgan Keegan shared his insights on the decision.

  • Intel Downgrade Hits Stocks; Transports Rise Tuesday, 3 Nov 2009 | 11:27 AM ET

    Stocks tumbled Tuesday, led by techs after an analyst downgrade on Intel. Transports rose following news that Warren Buffett is buying Burlington Northern railroad.

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    Warren Buffett tells CNBC his $26 billion acquisition of Burlington Northern Santa Fe is a "bet on the country."  Berkshire Hathaway surprised the financial world this morning with word it is buying the roughly 77% of Burlington Northern shares it doesn't already own for a combination of cash and Berkshire Hathaway shares.

  • Is Buffett's Big Move Big Enough? Tuesday, 3 Nov 2009 | 9:27 AM ET

    While the Burlington Northern deal is getting a lot of attention, it has not brought pre-open trading in the S&P futures into positive territory yet. Risk aversion has become a more prominent theme since last Wednesday, when the S&P 500 dropped below its 50-day moving average for the first time since July.

  • Futures Fall Ahead of Fed; Intel, UBS Down Tuesday, 3 Nov 2009 | 7:39 AM ET

    With the markets in volatility mode, investors will likely be focusing on the Federal Reserve Tuesday, even though the 2-day Federal Open Market Committee meeting that begins this afternoon won't conclude until Wednesday. 

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    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway unloaded just over one million more shares of Moody's last week after the credit rating agency's stock price rebounded to the mid-$20s.

  • Lighten Up on Bank Stocks Now: Market Pro Friday, 30 Oct 2009 | 1:51 PM ET

    How should investors be positioning their portfolios for the new week and new month? Alan Valdes, vice president of Kabrik Trading, and Charles Bobrinskoy, vice chairman and director of research at Ariel Investments,  shared their insights.

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    Warren Buffett has come out ahead of Pimco's Bill Gross as the world's best investor, according to a poll of Bloomberg terminal subscribers.

  • 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 Bill Gates will be the 'Big Men on Campus' next month when they go to Columbia Business School to answer questions from the "next generation of business leaders" .. and CNBC's cameras will be there.  We've just announced that a one-hour special town hall event, Warren Buffett and Bill Gates: Keeping America Great, will air Thursday, November 12 at 9p and 12a ET.

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    The man who's widely seen as most likely to succeed Warren Buffett as Berkshire Hathaway's CEO continues to deflect that speculation, telling CNBC "the last 18 months may have been Warren Buffett's most successful period."

  • Art Cashin: Dollar Carry Trade Could Cause Big Pullback Tuesday, 27 Oct 2009 | 10:58 AM ET

    Markets opened slightly higher on Tuesday after encouraging reports on housing, earnings, and as the U.S. dollar retreated. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, shared his insights.

  • Gold Has More Room to Run: Commodities Expert Monday, 26 Oct 2009 | 6:11 PM ET

    Gold prices have had a sharp run up over 41 percent in the last year. But with money piling in and more people bullish than bearish on gold, does it have more room to run? Rebecca Patterson, head of global foreign exchange and commodities at JPMorgan Private Bank shared her views.

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    Warren Buffett tells the BBC the American public can't be blamed for its anger over the damaging economic fallout from the last fall's near-collapse of the global financial system, especially since no one has been held criminally responsible.  The comments are from an interview for a special program about Buffett airing tonight (Monday) on BBC television in the U.K.

  • Capmark Financial May File for Bankruptcy Sunday, 25 Oct 2009 | 9:24 AM ET

    The Capmark Financial Group, the big commercial real estate finance company cobbled together from pieces of GMAC, may file for bankruptcy as soon as this weekend, a person briefed on the matter told DealBook on Saturday.

  • Falling VIX a 'Very Bad Sign': Market Expert Wednesday, 21 Oct 2009 | 5:01 PM ET

    The CBOE Volatility Index, considered the measure for fear in the market, dropped to just above 20 on Wednesday. Should investors be paying attention to the figures? Lincoln Ellis, managing director at the Linn Group and J.J. Burns, president of J.J. Burns & Co. shared their market insights.

  • Investors digested a mixed bag of earnings on Wednesday and left people wondering if the economy is still on its way to a recovery. Bob Doll, vice chairman and global CIO of equities at BlackRock, shared his market outlook.

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    Warren Buffett doesn't look at Wall Street as "evil," but he does believe both "carrot" and "stick" incentives are needed to make sure people "behave well" while they are trying to get rich.

  • Billionaire investor Warren Buffett helps Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., raise campaign funds in San Francisco, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007. Bufffett, who has said he would be happy with either Clinton or Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., as the next president, already helped Clinton raise at least $1 million during a June event in New York. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

    Warren Buffett says we've seen "enormous progress since a year ago" on the economy, but he's not making any specific predictions about what might happen in the next quarter or two.  The comments were made in an interview conducted last month, and released today, to promote a new web site from Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary.

  • Warren Buffett's 'Buy American' - One Year Later Monday, 19 Oct 2009 | 7:00 AM ET
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    One year ago, even though the financial world was "a mess" and would probably get messier, Warren Buffett wrote in the New York Times that he was buying U.S. stocks to lock in a "slice of America's future at a marked-down price."  One year later, the benchmark S&P 500 is 14.9 percent higher than it was the night before Buffett's "Buy American" op-ed was published.  But that's beside the point.