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Warren Buffett tells shareholders today that Berkshire Hathaway is "still triple-A" in his mind, but admits he's irritated the company has lost its top credit rating from Fitch and Moody's.
Warren Buffett started the second half of today's question-and-answer session with Berkshire Hathaway shareholders by giving them a preview of next Friday's earnings report for the first quarter.
Warren Buffett told CNBC's Becky Quick today that he "applies his own stress test" to Wells Fargo and it "passes with flying colors." Here's the video clip.
Warren Buffett says there are no plans for a buyback of Berkshire Hathaway stock right now, although he did not rule out the possibility in the future.
Warren Buffett says Berkshire Hathaway would not buy most of the newspapers in the United States "at any price." He says the changing media environment now means newspapers "have the possibility of unending losses" and he does not "see anything on the horizon that causes that erosion to end."
Warren Buffett tells shareholders that "I would love to buy all of US Bancorp or I would love to buy all of Wells Fargo, if we were allowed to do it."
Warren Buffett told shareholders today that "it would be impossible" to replace Ajit Jain as the chief of Berkshire Hathaway's insurance operations.
Warren Buffett told shareholders the four candidates selected to possibly succeed him as Berkshire Hathaway's chief investment officer "did not cover themselves in glory."
Warren Buffett tells shareholders today that some of Berkshire Hathaway's derivatives contracts, those tied to the credit quality of junk bonds, will wind up losing money. He's still optimistic on those contracts tied to stock market indexes.
Warren Buffett says this morning all the candidates already identified to replace him as Berkshire Hathaway CEO already work for the company. Buffett tells Bloomberg TV, "There is no reason to go outside. All the candidates are inside." He also says he doesn't need the government's 'stress tests' to help him assess his bank holdings.
As today's Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meeting gets underway in Omaha, Buffett praises Washington.
Traders say there are a number of risks in the coming week, the biggest of which will be the results of the government's stress tests on 19 banks, now expected to be released Thursday.
Michelle Caruso-Cabrera usually can be found at the anchor desk for CNBC's Power Lunch. This weekend, however, she is on vacation with her father, mother, and younger brother. But it's not an ordinary vacation. The whole family is attending the Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholders meeting. This is her ongoing Omaha Journal.
As part of CNBC's coverage of tomorrow's Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholders meeting, two of the afternoon programs discussed a question we've been hearing in recent months: Has Warren Buffett lost his way? And does he get a "free pass" from the media? Take a look at the video clips.
Value investor and fund manager Mario Gabelli tells CNBC's Becky Quick he often gets good ideas from some of the thousands of like-minded investors who attend the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting each year. Here's the video clip of their conversation, which also touched on Warren Buffett's controversial derivatives positions.
The CEO of Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary Business Wire, Cathy Baron Tamraz, spoke earlier today with CNBC's Becky Quick at the annual shareholders meeting in Omaha.
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."