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  • Financials faced serious headwinds Monday with Goldman presenting a real conundrum. Fundamentals are bullish but technicals are terrible. What matters more?

  • We asked the Fast Money traders for their favorite stock going into next week. Are the names on their collective radar also on yours?

  • Business Week magazine cover: Hold for Mr. Buffett Please

    Warren Buffett can be a great boss, hands-off and complimentary, with plenty of great advice if you want or need it.  But it really helps if you're making money for him.  Otherwise, writes Alice Schroeder in the new Bloomberg BusinessWeek magazine, "the famously passive investor can swing into action to protect his investment."

  • In what appears to be a bet consumers will stick with discount retailers even after the economy rebounds, Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway increased its Wal-Mart holdings by almost 90 percent during the summer.  It added almost 18 million shares, currently worth almost $1 billion, in the third quarter.

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    Alice Schroeder's authorized biography of Warren Buffett is now available in a trade paperback edition.  In an "updated and condensed" version of The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life, Schroeder adds a new 31-page chapter covering events after the hardcover's publication last year.  She candidly describes how Buffett made a "series of characteristic brilliant moves interspersed with some surprising errors" as the financial crisis unfolded. With thanks to Bantam and Random House, here is an excerpt from Schroeder's new material.

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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.

  • It’s a unique call, to say the least, but the numbers don’t lie.

  • The Lightning Round is extended in this exclusive feature.

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    Even though Warren Buffett always says he likes stocks more when they're cheaper, he didn't do a lot of buying as Wall Street's major indexes fell to their bear-market lows (so far) in early March.  Berkshire Hathaway's first quarter stock portfolio snapshot shows no blockbuster buys. A few stakes did, however, get bigger during the first three months on the year.

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    Instead of asking what Warren Buffett has been buying, we should have been wondering what he's been selling.  Berkshire Hathaway's stock portfolio snapshot for the end of the fourth quarter reveals its holdings in Johnson and Johnson have been slashed by more than half.

  • The Lightning Round is extended in this exclusive feature.

  • The Lightning Round is extended in this exclusive feature.

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    The Treasury Department is considering a plan to boost the depressed housing market by easing mortgage rates on new home loans, reports CNBC’s Steve Liesman.

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    The Dow closed higher for the second consecutive day as investors flocked to shares of Coke and other companies that hold up well in recessions...

  • Following are the week’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Hewlett-Packard popped while JP Morgan and the New York Times dropped.

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    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has agreed to make a new $300 million investment in USG Corporation, sending shares soaring for the big Chicago-based building materials maker.  But USG will be paying a high interest rate for Buffett's "expression of confidence."

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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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    In this Web Extra the traders give you two trades for Tuesday. Since Dylan had the night off the traders put this one together by themselves. Giddyup!

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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."

  • A hedge fund manager argues in the WSJ that the housing market is bottoming. Is he right… or out of his mind?