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  • Is Warren Buffett Winning His Wager With Wall Street? Thursday, 30 Apr 2009 | 2:26 PM ET

    We should get an update at this weekend's Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting on Warren Buffett's long-term bet against Wall Street.  Last June, we learned that Buffett had agreed to a 10-year, $1 million wager to back his long-held argument that "experts", specifically hedge fund managers, don't do better than the stock market as a whole, especially when you factor in the big fees those experts collect from investors.

  • BlackRock's Doll: Analysts Must Raise 2009 Outlook Thursday, 30 Apr 2009 | 2:26 PM ET

    Analysts will have to "raise their numbers" for 2009, said Bob Doll, vice chairman of BlackRock. "I'm not going to pretend we're in a good economy; we're in a 'less bad' economy. But some [analysts] have gone too far to the negative side," he told CNBC.

  • Berkshire Hathaway 2009 Shareholder Meeting

    Berkshire Hathaway's market value may be down about 30 percent since last year's shareholders meeting, and the economy may be the pits, but Omaha will still be this weekend's hot destination for Warren Buffett fans.

  • Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway announced late today (Wednesday) that it will release first quarter financial results on Friday, May 8 and implied we should have known all along that would be the date.

  • BlackRock's Doll: 'Black Hole Has a Bottom' Wednesday, 29 Apr 2009 | 4:41 PM ET

    What does today's Fed decision mean? BlackRock's Bob Doll offered CNBC his insights.

  • Pros Say: Recovery Will Be 'Unbelievably Puny' (UPDATED) Wednesday, 29 Apr 2009 | 2:30 PM ET

    The U.S. economy contracted at a surprisingly sharp 6.1 percent rate in the first quarter reflecting continuing economic woes. In the meantime, President Obama marks his 100th day in office while analysts anxiously await the latest from the FOMC's interest rate decision due this afternoon. (UPDATED with the Fed decision, below). Read and listen to what experts had to say...

  • Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway won't be releasing first quarter earnings this week, ahead of its annual shareholders meeting in Omaha over the weekend.

  • 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's good friend and philanthropy partner, Bill Gates, says he's made a lifelong commitment to protect Berkshire Hathaway's culture and values after Buffett is no longer running the company.

  • Warren Buffett is ranked number 16 on a new list of the 20 Best American CEOs of all time, compiled by Condé Nast's Portfolio.  He's just ahead of long-time friend Katharine Graham.

  • In a conversation published today focusing on why he likes Wells Fargo, Warren Buffett told Fortune's Adam Lashinsky: "We own stock in four banks: USB, Wells, M&T, and SunTrust."  That raised a question. What about the five million Bank of America shares owned by Berkshire Hathaway as of the end of last year?  We now have the answer to the 'mystery' of the 'missing' B of A shares, straight from Buffett himself.

  • Warren Buffett says you should judge a banker by how they bank, not by their speeches or PR: "It's what they do and what they don't do. And what Wells (Fargo) didn't do is what defines their greatness."  Buffett tells Fortune's Adam Lashinsky that Wells didn't do "dumb things" just because all the other banks were doing them.

  • Huge Bargains in a Weak Economy Wednesday, 15 Apr 2009 | 3:27 PM ET
    Prices on almost everything are at historic lows. In the short term, some will go up and some will go down, but there are deals to be had that were unthinkable even as recently as six months ago. Some of them will surprise you...

    Prices on almost everything are at historic lows and there are deals to be had that were unthinkable even as recently as six months ago. Some of them may surprise you so click to learn more!

  • Warren Buffett is in the driver's seat when it comes to the "car of the future," says Fortune.  The magazine has put Buffett on its cover ("Buffett's Electric Car") along with the BYD E6, for a major story on Berkshire Hathaway's investment last fall in the Chinese company that is working to challenge the world's biggest automakers. The cover asks, "If the Oracle's plugging in, shouldn't you?"

  • If you were listening carefully to Warren Buffett on CNBC one month ago today, you heard him say, "This is a great time to be in banking."   It may not have made sense to you then, but it should today.

  • Steve Forbes: Wells Fargo Profit — What it Means Thursday, 9 Apr 2009 | 1:10 PM ET

    Steve Forbes thinks the Wells Fargo profit statement is a strong sign of better things to come. The president and CEO of Forbes, Inc. offered CNBC his insights into financials, the economy — and how to make Tim Geithner cry.

  • Art Cashin's Thursday Market Outlook (Video) Thursday, 9 Apr 2009 | 10:35 AM ET

    Art Cashin, UBS Financial Services director of floor operations, offered CNBC his take on what traders are expecting Thursday.

  • Quiz Cramer: Has Buffet Lost His Touch? Wednesday, 8 Apr 2009 | 8:57 PM ET

    The audience tests Cramer’s 30 years of Wall Street experience with questions about Berkshire Hathaway’s legendary leader, 401(k)s versus Roth IRAs, alternative energy and more.

  • Stocks Snap Two Day Slide Wednesday, 8 Apr 2009 | 5:38 PM ET

    Stocks snapped a two-day slide on Wednesday largely due to optimism about insurance firms and retailers.

  • Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has lost its coveted top-level credit rating from Moody's Investors Service, but a well-known Buffett watcher says the move will have only a very small impact on the company.  Tonight Moody's downgraded Berkshire by two notches to Aa2 from Aaa.  The ratings agency says severe stock price declines and the U.S. recession have weakened an important Berkshire reinsurance subsidiary.

  • What Does $1 Trillion Look Like? Wednesday, 8 Apr 2009 | 11:50 AM ET
    Throughout the financial crisis, huge sums of money have been spent, handed out and lost. With talk of billions upon billions being passed around, it’s easy to lose perspective on how much money $1 trillion or even $1 billion really is. With official measurements of American currency from the US Bureau of Printing and Engraving and the US Mint, here’s some perspective on what these huge sums of money would actually look like and how they would compare to every day objects. What would the money a

    With talk of billions upon billions being passed around, it’s easy to lose perspective on how much $1 trillion or even $1 billion really is.