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Just minutes after this morning's announcement that Berkshire Hathaway is paying $26 billion to acquire the 77 percent of Burlington Northern Santa Fe it doesn't already own, Warren Buffett spoke live by phone with Becky Quick and Joe Kernen on CNBC's Squawk Box. This is the complete transcript of their conversation.
It's not quite merger Monday but we saw another fresh wave of mergers and acquisitions activity on Wall Street today.
Warren Buffett's surprise Burlington Northern acquisition is justifiably getting a lot of attention today, but there may also be a sliver of news on his reading of the current state of the economy. Instead of exactly repeating his recent statements that there's been no "bounce" for Berkshire Hathaway's businesses, today he tells CNBC "they might be doing just a tick better."
Stocks opened lower on Tuesday, following a topsy-turvy session on Monday where markets staged a late rally. How should you be positioning your portfolios? Ernie Ankrim, senior markets advisor at Russell Investments and Anita Clemons, vice president and manager of investments at Stock Yards Bank & Trust Company shared their market insights.
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.
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.
Stocks tumbled Tuesday, led by techs after an analyst downgrade on Intel. Transports rose following news that Warren Buffett is buying Burlington Northern railroad.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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 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.
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.
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.
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.