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The stock market got a boost from economic reports on Friday that showed an increase in consumer confidence and improvement in the manufacturing numbers. Analysts and investors await results of the "stress tests" conducted on the nation's 19 biggest financial institutions, which will be released late Thursday afternoon next week. Find out what the experts had to say...
Warren Buffett's long-time partner Charlie Munger tells CNBC "evil and folly" on the part of the banks and bankers have "helped create a catastrophe for everyone." But he know thinks the government has helped put the country on the right track economically.
Warren Buffett's 'editor' tells CNBC some of the shareholders coming to Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting tomorrow remain "terrifically worried" about the economy and their Berkshire shares.
The man Barron's has suggested is the leading candidate to succeed Warren Buffett at Berkshire Hathaway modestly tells CNBC there are lots of executives more qualified than he is for the job, which he thinks won't become available for many years to come. MidAmerican Energy Holdings' David Sokol calls all the speculation "a waste of time." He also predicts it will be "several years" before the U.S. economy sees a "real recovery."
Warren Buffett tells CNBC's Becky Quick that fears about swine flu will reduce attendance somewhat at tomorrow's Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting, but he's not sure how many people might stay away. Here's the video..
Value investor Whitney Tilson, one of the best-known Buffett watchers in the country, spoke live with CNBC's Becky Quick this morning on Squawk Box, ahead of tomorrow's Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting. He's been going for years, but says this year is different. Tilson also, again, defends Buffett from suggestions he's lost his touch amid the market meltdown. Here's the video clip:
Warren Buffett tells CNBC's Becky Quick that the U.S. economy has made it past the "Pearl Harbor" conditions of last September, but he says "we're still at war."
The economy has “several years” of economic recovery ahead, said David Sokol, chairman of MidAmerican Energy.
Warren Buffett may not be John Wayne material, but "Buffett the Bullet" is certainly sitting tall in the saddle for a promotional poster that will be sold for charity by Berkshire subsidiary Business Wire at this weekend's shareholder meeting in Omaha.
Investors saw some glimmers of hope in the economy as various data and Wednesday's FOMC statement helped boost stocks on Thursday. Some bullish experts even said there may be more better days to come. Read and listen to what experts had to say... (Updated)
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.
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'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.
What does today's Fed decision mean? BlackRock's Bob Doll offered CNBC his insights.
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.
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.