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Warren Buffett will be the center of attention on Saturday at the annual shareholder meeting for Berkshire Hathaway, his roughly $200 billion holding company.
As Warren Buffett fans converge on Omaha for this year's Buffettstock, we go to the video vaults to show you how CNBC's Scott Cohn covered the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting one decade ago, in 1998. Included: a vintage video interview with Buffett and the secret to keeping your spouse, and shareholders, happy.
Connecticut's Attorney General Richard Blumenthal tells Bloomberg he's investigating a possible conflict of interest involving Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway. Berkshire owns a big stake in the credit rating agency Moody's, which recently gave Berkshire's new bond insurer its highest rating, a triple-A.
Speculation, (underline speculation), that Warren Buffett could be looking to buy American Express, has been sparked by the company's move this week to make it easier for shareholders to approve a merger or sale.
Buffettstock '08 is just two days away. It's time to start voting on the best 'Buffett Bite' of all time. The polls are now open!
CNBC has just announced its coverage plans for this weekend's big Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholder meeting in Omaha, including an unprecedented and exclusive one-hour look behind-the-scenes at how Warren Buffett's "Woodstock for Capitalists" comes together. (Here at CNBC.com, we're calling it Buffettstock '08!)
Warren Buffett's 18 percent stake in Burlington Northern Santa Fe is worth even more today (Tuesday), after the railroad reported a 30 percent increase in first quarter earnings, beating Wall Street's expectations.
M&M's candy maker Mars has teamed up with billionaire Warren Buffett to buy No. 1 chewing gum manufacturer Wm Wrigley Jr for $23 billion.
There are cheaper food companies that are just as good, Cramer says.
Warren Buffett spoke live this morning (Monday) with CNBC's Squawk Box about his role in today's $23 billion Mars acquisition of Wrigley spacer. The previous Warren Buffett Watch post has the highlights. Here is the complete interview in two parts, both video and transcript.
Warren Buffett is known for the pithy, memorable, often funny, quotes that concisely capture the core of his wisdom on investing and life. Let's call them Buffett Bites. We're asking you to help crown the "best" Warren Buffett Bite of all time.
Warren Buffett called into CNBC's Squawk Box minutes ago to discuss Berkshire Hathaway's financing role in a $23 billion dollar deal that has candy-maker Mars buying gum-maker Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. It's a classic brand-play for Buffett. In a live telephone conversation this morning, Buffett tells the Squawk Box team. "There's really nothing that can wrong with something like the Wrigley or the Mars Brands."
Warren Buffett's new municipal bond insurer has received its second AAA credit rating, just months after it was created in response to the stumbles of veteran insurers like Ambac and MBIA. That's much faster than executives at those companies and some analysts had predicted.
Warren Buffett tells CNBC he will tour Europe in the third week of May to "get on the radar screen of large family-owned businesses" that might want to be acquired by Berkshire Hathaway.
Munich Re's CEO says Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway holds a stake in the German reinsurer.
Warren Buffett's railroad ride with Burlington Northern Santa Fe looks increasingly profitable lately. The stock jumped almost 5 percent today (Wednesday) to close at an all-time high of $99.30. That's a gain of almost 30 percent since Berkshire Hathaway finished up its most recent string of Burlington buys in late January.
Wells Fargo, the fifth-largest US bank, said Wednesday first-quarter profit fell, hurt by deterioration in credit quality.
The resignation of General Re's CEO, apparently in response to pressure from Federal prosecutors, is generating some heated debate on whether Washington should stay out of Warren Buffett's boardroom. See Closing Bell's heated discussion on the issue.
Warren Buffett and a root-beer float grace the cover of the latest edition of Fortune Magazine with the headline "What Warren Thinks ..." Among other things, Buffett reveals his thoughts on the government's role in the Bear Stearns rescue.
General Re Chairman and CEO Joseph Brandon, who had once been seen as a possible successor to Warren Buffett, has resigned. He apparently fell victim to pressure from the Federal government to have him ousted.