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  • Futures Rise as Lowe's, BofA Move Higher Monday, 18 May 2009 | 8:36 AM ET

    US stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open Monday following a negative week for the major indexes. But overall market direction remained uncertain as the bulls and bears struggled to take control.

  • Even though Warren Buffett always says he likes stocks more when they're cheaper, he didn't do a lot of buying as Wall Street's major indexes fell to their bear-market lows (so far) in early March.  Berkshire Hathaway's first quarter stock portfolio snapshot shows no blockbuster buys. A few stakes did, however, get bigger during the first three months on the year.

  • Warren Buffett always says the cheaper stocks get, the more he likes them. But did he like them enough to do some buying for Berkshire Hathaway as prices plunged to their bear market lows in early March?  We'll have some answers late this afternoon (Friday) when Berkshire reveals its U.S. stock holdings as of March 31, the end of the first quarter.

  • Stocks rose on Thursday, snapping a two-day losing streak, as investors gave techs another go and Wal-Mart hit its earnings target. However, some economic reports that missed expectations curbed gains. Experts weighed in on the markets, the commercial real estate, and more... (UPDATED)

  • Pros Say: Market Correction a ‘Necessary Pause’ Thursday, 14 May 2009 | 12:13 PM ET

    Stocks rose on Thursday, snapping a two-day losing streak, as investors gave techs another go and Wal-Mart hit its earnings target. However, some economic reports that missed expectations curbed gains. Experts weighed in on the markets, the commercial real estate, and more...

  • Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is still chipping away at the almost 20 million shares of Constellation Energy it received last December as part of its break-up fee. Today, an SEC filing lists another series of sales that brings Berkshire's stake down by 2.3 million shares to 12.5 million shares.

  • Stocks Shed 1.8% as Banks Skid; Techs Gain Monday, 11 May 2009 | 4:57 PM ET

    Stocks shed 1.8 percent Monday as investors took a breather after last week's run. The Nasdaq's drop was less severe as techs gained.

  • Stocks Pull Back as Financials Lose Steam Monday, 11 May 2009 | 10:52 AM ET

    Stocks retreated Monday as investors took a breather after last week's run. The Dow was down over 100 points in the first few minutes of trading as banks declined.

  • Futures Fall as Financials Lose Steam Monday, 11 May 2009 | 7:45 AM ET

    Following last week's gains, stock index futures indicated a lower open for the stocks Monday as investors remained concerned about the health of the financial system as the stress-test hype wears off.

  • 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.