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  • As we enter day two of the qualifying rounds, all major indices were down but Australia's ASX has taken the lead, followed by India's Bombay Sensex.  In our poll's early voting, many of you suggested that Israel's T25 might be in contention for a medal despite a rough couple of days.  Here are some stats and stocks from Israel.

  • Warren Buffett will participate in a live Omaha "town hall" event to be seen in hundreds of movie theaters across the nation, following the screening of a documentary movie that argues the U.S. is going broke.

  • Berkshire Hathaway's Q2 Earnings Release Set For August 8 Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | 11:12 AM ET
    Billionaire investor Warren Buffett helps Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., raise campaign funds in San Francisco, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007. Bufffett, who has said he would be happy with either Clinton or Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., as the next president, already helped Clinton raise at least $1 million during a June event in New York. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway tells us the holding company's second quarter earnings report will be released after the closing bell a week from tomorrow, on Friday, August 8.   If the small number of analysts who follow the company are right, operating profits will be up for the first time since last summer, but they'll still be well below last year's second quarter.

  • Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway hit a new milestone today (Monday) in a descent that had already put the stock into a 'bear market.'  The class A shares closed exactly 25 percent below the all-time high set last December.  Some long-time Buffett bulls see an increasingly ripe buying opportunity.

  • Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., waves as he arrives at the Victory Column in Berlin, Thursday, July 24, 2008. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    Barack Obama calls on Warren Buffett, among others, as he turns his attention to the troubled U.S. economy now that he's returned from his international tour that featured a well-attended speech in Berlin.

  • Wells Fargo Tops Expectations, Hikes Dividend Wednesday, 16 Jul 2008 | 1:15 PM ET

    Wells Fargo, the fifth-largest U.S. bank, reported better-than-expected quarterly results and raised its dividend despite a 23 percent decline in profit caused by a surge in bad loans.

  • Warren Buffett's Bud Beer Money: $2.5 Billion Monday, 14 Jul 2008 | 11:18 AM ET

    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway will get almost $2.5 billion in cash as part of InBev's now friendly $50 billion deal to acquire Anheuser-Busch.

  • Warren Buffett may be playing a role in turning what had been a bitter and nasty takeover battle for control of St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch spacer into a friendly deal, according to this morning's New York Times.  Here's what he's been saying to CNBC about the situation.

  • Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is helping to finance Dow's just-announced deal to buy specialty chemical maker Rohm and Haas for over $15 billion in cash. Berkshire is contributing an equity investment in the form of $3 billion worth of convertible preferred securities.  The Kuwait Investment Authority is also making a $1 billion investment.

  • Warren Buffett's reputation as a technophobe may be cracking.  Today he told CNBC he'll "probably" get an Amazon Kindle as he "edges" into the 21st century.  See the video clip and read the transcript of Julia Boorstin's Sun Valley conversation with Buffett about technology, the economy, Berkshire's stock slide, and Barack Obama's chances in November.

  • Warren Buffett has completed his annual round of gifts to charity, distributing a total of 543,757 Berkshire Hathaway Class B shares worth $2.17 billion to five foundations.

  • Bill Gates, left, Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett pose for a picture after a press conference Monday, June 26, 2006 in New York.  Warren Buffett, the chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, recently announced his intention of giving 10 million shares of his company to charitable organizations, the majority going to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Warren Buffett's annual gift to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation of Berkshire Hathaway stock is worth just over $1.8 billion this year, about two percent more than last year's donation.

  • Parts of a roof lie on the sidewalk as trees sway in the winds of Hurricane Wilma Monday, Oct. 24, 2005 in downtown Naples, Fla. Hurricane Wilma crashed ashore early Monday as a strong Category 3 storm, battering southwest Florida with 125 mph winds. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

    The state of Florida has reluctantly agreed to pay Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway $224 million now, in exchange for a promise it will be able to borrow $4 billion from Berkshire later, if the state gets severely slammed by hurricanes this year.

  • Warren Buffett has some advice for young people, like college students, who want to remain financially independent.  It's not new and its not a surprise, but it is solid counsel on avoiding a very common money pitfall, and worth repeating.

  • Buffett's Berkshire Feels the Bear's Bite Wednesday, 2 Jul 2008 | 12:47 PM ET

    Shares of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway are down almost 20 percent from their all-time closing high of last December. Wall Street's generally accepted definition of a 'bear market' involves a 20 percent drop from a recent high. Yesterday, Berkshire shares dipped into bear territory on an intraday basis, before recovering to close at $120,100 .. a 19.5 percent drop from its all-time closing high of $149,200, set on December 10.

  • The big spender who won this year's "Power Lunch with Warren Buffett" charity auction with a record high bid of $2,110,100 is Zhao Danyang of the Hong-Kong based Pure Heart China Growth Investment Fund, according to a spokesperson for San Francisco's Glide Foundation.  I spoke with Zhao by telephone late tonight. He told me his investment philosophy is very similar to Buffett's and he has "lots of questions" to ask him.

  • This year "Power Lunch with Warren Buffett" charity auction has ended on eBay with a high bid of $2,110,100.   That's more than three times larger than last year's record high price of $650,100 paid by investors Mohnish Pabrai and Guy Spiers.

  • With just under four hours remaining, bidding has topped $300,000 in this year's "Power Lunch with Warren Buffett" charity auction. That's less than half of last year's record $650,100 high bid, but as anyone who has been on eBay knows, savvy bidders hold back until the last few minutes. The auction ends at 10p ET tonight (Friday).

  • If you want to know what helps make Warren Buffett the world's most popular billionaire,  here's a perfect example...  A spectacularly uneventful visit to a Berkshire subsidiary in a "drab industrial neighborhood."

  • Lunch With Warren Buffett "Worth Every Penny" at $650,100 Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008 | 6:46 PM ET

    The two investors who bid $650,100 in a charity auction to have lunch with Warren Buffett today tell CNBC the "fantastic" experience was "worth every penny."  Mohnish Pabrai and Guy Spier, well-known investors in their own right, teamed up to make the winning bid in last year's edition of the annual auction that benefits San Francisco's Glide Foundation. They collected their prize today at New York's Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse.  After their meal this afternoon, Pabrai and Spier spoke to Becky Quick in a live interview on CNBC's Closing Bell.

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