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    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway sharply increased its stake in ConocoPhillips this spring and summer, accumulating a total of 84 million shares as of the end of the third quarter on September 30, according to Berkshire's just-released quarterly portfolio filing with the SEC.

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    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is expected to file its quarterly portfolio snapshot with the SEC after today's (Friday's) closing bell on Wall Street.  The report of Berkshire's publicly-traded U.S. stock holdings as of September 30 could reveal whether Buffett has been buying U.S. stocks for Berkshire as enthusiastically as he has been buying for his own personal account.

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    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is expected to report a decline in quarterly operating earnings for the third quarter, its fifth consecutive year-over-year quarterly drop. Berkshire's results will be released after tomorrow's (Friday) stock market close.

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  • Stocks rallied to the finish line after another volatile session as signs began to emerge that credit markets may be defrosting.  The Dow gained more than 400 points.

  • Stocks were higher in a wobbly session as investors digested remarks from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson.

  • Stocks rose more than 1 percent out of the gate Monday as investors snapped up some bargains after Friday's selloff.  Investors will be closely watching comments from Bernanke before a House panel. He is expected to say that we may need a second government package to stabilize the economy, according to prepared remarks.

  • U.S. stock index futures were higher Monday, at the start of an earnings-packed week, when investors will have a chance to dig down into corporate numbers in addition to tallying up bailout packages.

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    Warren Buffett has very publicly proclaimed that now is the time to be "greedy" and buy U.S. stocks, because everyone else is fearful, and those fears are driving down stock prices to bargain levels.  While some praise his leadership and courage, there are also skeptics.

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  • The U.S. markets closed up Thursday -- despite higher inflation and joblessness data. Is this a bear market rally or are declining oil prices at the heart of it? Jack Bouroudjian, chairman at Capital Markets Technology, and Steen Jakobsen, global head of asset management, executive director & CIO at Saxo Bank, give their insights to CNBC.

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

  • It’s prime whale watching season as the Street’s biggest money managers submit quarterly filings. What do they know that you don’t?

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    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."

  • The week began with a flashback to the credit crisis.  It ended with figures showing the fastest inflation in six months and the lowest consumer-sentiment reading in 28 years.  Along the way, as the stock market ebbed and flowed, CNBC guests assembled a collective portfolio that was heavy on technology, energy, and global exposure.

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  • CNBC asked the market experts where investors should be putting their money, and here are some of their best suggestions.

  • Electricity

    Calpine said Friday that its board had rejected a $9.2 billion takeover offer from NRG Energy as too low, but indicated it would be open to a higher bid from the rival power company.