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  • 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.

  • Weizhen Tang, as shown on the "About Us" section of wtang.com

    The Securities and Exchange Commission accuses a Toronto-based fund manager who calls himself the "Chinese Warren Buffett" of running a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme aimed mostly at Chinese-Americans in the Dallas area.  Weizhen Tang tells Bloomberg his firm has had "difficulties" but denies he's done anything wrong.

  • Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway issued a news release a short time ago to announce the Chairman and CEO of one of its jewelry retailers "has decided to resign effective today."  Beryl Raff replaces Marvin Beasley as the top executive at Helzberg Diamond Shops.  There's no mention of why he's resigned or his performance as CEO.

  • Stocks End Bad Quarter On Positive Note Tuesday, 31 Mar 2009 | 4:51 PM ET

    Stocks closed out a tough quarter on a positive note, helped by gains in technology and big banks.

  • Byron Trott (File photo)

    Warren Buffett's official biographer calls Byron Trott a "perfect candidate" to eventually take over at Berkshire Hathaway, now that Buffett's favorite investment banker has left Goldman Sachs.  But another prominent Buffett watcher says there's "no chance."

  • Futures Gain After Sharp Decline on Auto Doubts Tuesday, 31 Mar 2009 | 9:14 AM ET

    US stock index futures pointed to a higher open Tuesday, following a sharp decline in the previous session as investors digested the Obama administration’s tough stance on General Motors and Chrysler.

  • The 'Other' Auto News: Obama's Scrappage Program Monday, 30 Mar 2009 | 4:13 PM ET

    There was a selloff today, but it was on very light volume. Not surprisingly, bank stocks, which have collectively rallied 50 percent in the last three weeks, were down about 10 percent as a group. ... We are definitely heading toward some kind of denouement, and that can only be a good thing..

  • Buffett Burlington Buyout Rumor: Should You Believe? Monday, 30 Mar 2009 | 2:23 PM ET

    Berkshire Hathaway, which owns 22 percent of Burlington Northern, is being chatted up as a potential buyer of BNI along with Chinese railway operator Guangshen Railway. Does the market rumor meet the "3 Vs" test?

  • Byron Trott (File photo)

    Warren Buffett tells the Wall Street Journal that Berkshire Hathaway plans to invest in a new firm to be created by one of the few investment bankers to ever win his respect.  Byron Trott is leaving Goldman Sachs to start his own merchant-banking firm to be called BDT Capital Partners.

  • Gone Bottom Fishing Friday, 27 Mar 2009 | 6:07 PM ET

    Value investor Whitney Tilson reveals two financials he thinks are buys!