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  • A subsidiary of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway will acquire the recreational vehicle division of Coachmen Industries in what looks like another Buffett-style bargain during tough times.  Coachmen's survival as a company had been in doubt.

  • Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has agreed to make a new $300 million investment in USG Corporation, sending shares soaring for the big Chicago-based building materials maker.  But USG will be paying a high interest rate for Buffett's "expression of confidence."

  • Warren Buffett doesn't appear to be worried about multi-year lows in the stock market.  In an interview on Fox Business Network, a smiling Buffett says "it's happened before" and it's been even worse.  As for the sharp drop in Berkshire's stock price, Buffett says that's also happened in the past and he jokes that he hopes he lives long enough for it to happen to him again several times in the future.

  • After falling for nine straight days, shares of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway have dropped almost 50 percent from their all-time closing high set last December.  Berkshire closed today at $77,500 a share, down $6,500, or 7.7 percent. It's a fresh three-year low. Buffett's reputation as the world's greatest investor means the stock's big fall is getting lots of attention as some investors ask if he's losing his touch and other's defend him.

  • Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway fell just over 12 percent on Wall Street today (Wednesday), its biggest one-day percentage drop since 1987's 'Black Monday' over 21 years ago.  It appears some of the Oracle's followers are losing the faith.

  • Warren Buffett poses for a photo with girl scout Molly Maloy of Omaha, holding his bill-fold, at a Dairy Queen in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, July 1, 2008. Buffett said Tuesday he was blown away by the $2.1 million that Zhao Danyang bid to win the charity auction lunch with him, that benefits San Francisco's Glide Foundation. But Buffett said the size of Zhao's bid doesn't necessarily mean the lunch will last longer than the usual three hours he spends with auction winners.(AP Photo/Nati Harnik)Harnik

    Warren Buffett drives a hard bargain. When he invests billions in a company, he can generally get a better deal than the rest of us.  Now SmartMoney columnist James B. Stewart writes about "a rare opportunity to invest on terms that may be even better than Mr. Buffett got" for his $5 billion infusion into Goldman Sachs.

  • Buffett's Berkshire Gets A Billion In Beer Bucks Tuesday, 18 Nov 2008 | 10:36 AM ET
    Bottled and draught Budweiser beers are shown Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2005 at Foley's Bar in St. Louis.   Anheuser Busch is expected to report earning Wedneday after markets close. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway will get almost a billion dollars in cash for its Anheuser-Busch shares, now that the St. Louis brewer's acquisition by Belgium's InBev has been formally completed.

  • Rescue Fund Or Uncertain Scramble? Tuesday, 18 Nov 2008 | 8:51 AM ET

    Hatched hastily almost two months ago, the TARP was conceived to stabilize markets and restore investor confidence, but critics argue it  is now looking so amorphous and vulnerable to political trade winds, that it is has become almost a constant of uncertainty.

  • Shares of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway closed below $100,000 today (Monday) for the first time in just over two years. The most recent sub-$100K close before today was on October 20, 2006.

  • Green Improvements Monday, 17 Nov 2008 | 9:22 AM ET

    Building, renovating or buying a home? Check into some of the eco-friendly building materials and construction methods now in use.

  • Warren Buffett "knows and loves" American Express and would come to its rescue if needed, suggests Barron's.  But it argues American Express probably won't need to call on Buffett for help, because it has enough cash to get through the tough times ahead, even though an "overreacting" Wall Street has pushed its shares down to 1997 levels.

  • Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway sharply increased its stake in ConocoPhillips this spring and summer, accumulating a total of 84 million shares as of the end of the third quarter on September 30, according to Berkshire's just-released quarterly portfolio filing with the SEC.

  • Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is expected to file its quarterly portfolio snapshot with the SEC after today's (Friday's) closing bell on Wall Street.  The report of Berkshire's publicly-traded U.S. stock holdings as of September 30 could reveal whether Buffett has been buying U.S. stocks for Berkshire as enthusiastically as he has been buying for his own personal account.

  • Berkshire Hathaway shares traded below $100,000 for the first time in over two years today, but they did not close in five-digit territory.  But Berkshire's declines are contributing to arguments that Warren Buffett has lost his magic touch.

  • Berkshire Hathaway Shares Fall Below $100,000 Thursday, 13 Nov 2008 | 10:53 AM ET

    Berkshire Hathaway shares have dropped back to five-digit territory for the first time in just over two years.  The Class A shares fell as low as $99,400 each in the last few minutes this morning (Thursday.)

  • Shares of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway have closed at a two-year low.  The Class A stock fell 3.2 percent to finish the day (Wednesday) at $103,333 each. It's the lowest closing price since October 27, 2006.  CNBC's David Faber has been hearing that some investors are shorting the stock in the wake of Berkshire's earnings report.

  • Goldman Sachs: Has Firm Lost Its Midas Touch? Tuesday, 11 Nov 2008 | 11:55 AM ET
    Goldman Sachs

    For most of the past century, Goldman Sachs was top of the heap among Wall Street's investment banking firms, but its prospects as a heavily regulated bank are not so bright.

  • Online bidding has just gotten underway for a 36-square-foot portrait of Warren Buffett speed-painted at this year's Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Meeting in Omaha.  The minimum starting bid for the EBay auction: $100,000.

  • Berkshire Hathaway's third quarter operating earnings fell 19.3 percent to $1,335 a share from $1,655 a share in the same period the year before.  That's below the average forecast of $1429 from the two analysts following the stock, as tracked by Thomson One Analytics.

  • Warren Buffett will participate in today's high-profile meeting of President-Elect Barack Obama and his team of economic advisers, "via speakerphone."