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    Stocks skidded Friday after a disappointing report on consumer prices and as consumers' mood took a turn for the worse. There was one bright spot on the economic front: Industrial production rose 0.5 percent in June, the first increase in nine months, offering fresh evidence that that the recession is winding down. Read and listen to what the experts had to say...

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    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway was doing more selling than buying of stocks during the second quarter, but there is one new holding: New Jersey-based medical technology company Becton Dickinson.  Berkshire also added to its stake in Johnson & Johnson, although the holdings are still well below where they were before Buffett sold over 33 million shares last fall.

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    Berkshire Hathaway isn't happy with a Reuters story initially published with the headline, "Buffett's Berkshire: We Goofed On Derivative Risks."  Berkshire CFO Marc Hamburg tells Warren Buffett Watch, "There is no indication whatsoever in my letter to the SEC that we made an error or that we underestimated the risks of falling stock prices."

  • Jim Hardesty, chief economist at Hardesty Capital Management, and David Lutz, managing director at Stifel Nicolaus Capital Markets, discussed whether government bailouts help or cripple companies.

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    Stocks turned mixed in afternoon trading Thursday as the bump from the encouraging business-inventories report faded and cracks emerged in the rally. But jobless claims rose unexpectedly by 4,000 to 558,000. A couple of retailers beat earnings expectations, including retail titan Wal-Mart.

  • Stocks retreated Monday as investors took a breather after a four-week rally, capped by a better-than-expected jobs report on Friday.

  • Warren Buffett's company, Berkshire Hathaway, announced a 14 percent second-quarter profit on Friday. Larry Coats Jr., of Oak Value Capital Management, told CNBC how Berkshire’s gains are impacting his fund.

  • Stocks retreated Monday as investors took a breather after a four-week rally, capped by a better-than-expected jobs report on Friday.

  • Futures indicated a lower open for the U.S. stock market Monday, and the dollar and European stocks slipped after a strong performance last week following better-than-expected U.S. jobs data.

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    A sigh of relief can be heard by all after two brutal years in the equity markets. But there is something interesting occurring that is gaining little attention. Companies with consistent, stable cash flow, (and not highly leveraged) are underperforming more risky leveraged assets. What's going on?

  • Stocks rallied Friday, bringing their winning streak to four straight weeks, after the latest employment numbers showed signs of a stabilizing job market.

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    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway reports $1.532 billion in derivatives gains during its second quarter, contributing to an overall net profit of $3.295 billion dollars for the quarter, or $2,123 per class A share.  It's a return to profitability for Berkshire, after reporting a $1.5 billion net loss in this year's first quarter.

  • Stocks rallied Friday after the latest employment numbers showed signs of a stabilizing job market.

  • A better-than-expected jobs report fueled hopes of an economic recovery and provided solid footing for the recent market run-up. Are we about to blast higher?

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    Stock market gains in April, May, and June, will energize second quarter net earnings from Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway when the numbers are released after the stock market closes today.  That will be a sharp contrast from recent quarters when market losses depressed Berkshire's net numbers and its stock price.

  • Futures jumped Friday after the latest employment numbers showed signs of a stablizing job market.

  • After putting out feelers to sell its Phibro commodities business, including a brief talk with the billionaire investor Warren E. Buffett, Citigroup is considering a variety of options. Among them is a deal that would give control of the unit to Mr. Hall, the energy trader who runs Phibro, two people close to the negotiations said.

  • While the stock market rallied 8 percent in July, widely followed fund manager Paul Tudor Jones’ Global Fund returned just 1.04% for the month.

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    Stocks pulled back Thursday after a higher open as Cisco dragged on the Dow. Earlier, the drop in jobless claims had spurred optimism about the recovery. Read and listen to what the experts had to say...

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    The man who had already been widely seen as the leading candidate to be the "next" Warren Buffett has put a little more space between him and the rest of the pack, but probably doesn't have the job sewn up just yet. Buffett's selection of David Sokol to be interim CEO of a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary is being interpreted as an additional vote of confidence in Sokol's management abilities, making it even more likely he will eventually succeed Buffett as Berkshire's CEO.  But that doesn't necessarily mean he has the job sewn up.