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  • Long-time Buffett friend and former Kiewit CEO Walter Scott, Jr.

    As oil sand stocks continue to rally in the wake of Monday's visit by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates to northeastern Alberta, we may have a "clue" to an Omaha connection for the tour.

  • Warren Buffett and Bill Gates sparked some speculation and discussion with their visit to Canada's oil sands region, but there's no hard evidence that they have actually invested, or will invest, in the energy source that some see as an alternative to U.S. reliance on Middle Eastern oil.  Even so, shares of Canadian Natural rallied today by just over seven percent to close at $82.91 in New York.

  • Warren Buffett and Bill Gates flew into northeastern Alberta, Canada, yesterday (Monday) for a "quiet" visit to a multi-billion dollar project that, in effect, extracts oil from rocks.  The Calgary Herald reports on its website tonight (Tuesday) that Buffett and Gates were impressed by their tour of the Canadian Natural Resources Horizon oil sands development north of the small, but booming, city of Fort McMurray, roughly 1600 miles northwest from Omaha.

  • Warren Buffett will make multiple live appearances throughout the three hours of CNBC's Squawk Box this coming Friday morning, August 22. He'll be sitting down with our own Becky Quick, who is traveling to Omaha for the premiere the night before of a new anti-deficit documentary that includes an appearance by Buffett.

  • Choppy Stocks Finish Week Little Changed Friday, 15 Aug 2008 | 4:22 PM ET

    Stocks ended a mundane week mixed, despite modest gains Friday fueled by plunging oil prices that nevertheless couldn't offset a cautionary trading environment.

  • Stocks Give Up Gains as Energy Stocks Fall Friday, 15 Aug 2008 | 10:28 AM ET

    Wall Street shook off more signs of consumer weakness and instead focused on plunging oil prices, sending stocks up as financials continued to gain.

  • Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has added a new stake in NRG Energy, according to a just-released portfolio 'snapshot' of its holdings in U.S. publicly-traded stocks as of June 30.  A sharply reduced stake in Anheuser-Busch may have been a bet that InBev's initially unsolicited offer for the U.S. brewer would prove to be unsuccessful.  Conoco-Phillips data is kept "confidential."

  • Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is expected to file its quarterly portfolio snapshot with the SEC later today (Thursday.)  The report of Berkshire's publicly-traded U.S. stock holdings as of June 30 should give us some clues on whether Buffett took advantage of price declines to add to his holdings.

  • While the headline appears to be more confident than the piece itself, in Warren Buffett Will Buy This Stock Next, Stockpickr's James Altucher identifies two stocks that might be attractive to Warren Buffett as he continues his search for a big acquisition.

  • Berkshire Hathaway's second quarter earnings release shows operating profits are down as the insurance industry suffers.  Berkshire's long-term potential profits from the stocks it holds are down even more as Wall Street struggled in the first half of the year.

  • Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is scheduled to release its second quarter earnings report after the 4pm ET closing bell today, Friday.  While the consensus forecast has slipped a bit, and calls for another down quarter, Buffett bulls are keeping their eyes on the long-term.

  • Sounding a lot like Warren Buffett, Australia's richest person says his billions won't be going to his children.  Why Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest wants to avoid dying a rich man, and what he plans to do to avoid that fate.

  • 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.