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  • US energy could be a $500 billion boon: FedEx CEO Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 11:23 AM ET

    Developing a comprehensive plan to achieve U.S. energy independence is the "single biggest" way to boost the economy, FedEx Chairman and CEO Fred Smith told CNBC.

  • UnitedHealth earnings: A peek at things to come Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    UnitedHealth, the nation's largest health insurer, kicks off third-quarter earnings for the major carriers. What will the results say about 2014?

  • Fitch issues a warning shot across DC's bow Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 9:37 AM ET

    The U.S. gets an ominous warning from a credit rating agency, just as the shutdown fiasco is starting to manifest in earnings reports.

  • Buffett's advice to Republicans     Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 8:58 AM ET

    "They do not want to be remembered as the party that destroyed a reputation Americans built up over two centuries," says Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway chairman & CEO.

  • 'My own butt' Spanx inspiration: Billionaire inventor Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 8:42 AM ET
    Sara Blakely, the founder of Spanx shapewear, is considered to be the youngest, self-made female billionaire in the world.

    "My own butt was the inspiration" for the Spanx phenomenon, self-made billionaire Sara Blakely told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway chairman & CEO, explains why stocks still offer the best investment opportunities compared to cash or long-term bonds.

  • Buffett: 'Credit worthiness is like virginity'     Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 8:39 AM ET

    On "Squawk Box," Warren Buffett says it would be hard for the United States to regain financial credibility if it is unable to resolve Washington's fight over raising the debt limit.

  • 'Philanthropy is tougher than business': Buffett     Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 8:38 AM ET

    It's how the money is spent that counts, says Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway chairman & CEO, sharing his views on the difficulties and motives behind charitable giving.

  • Buffett on JPMorgan: Jamie Dimon will survive fine Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 8:29 AM ET
    JPMorgan's Jamie Dimon

    The federal investigations into JPMorgan are like cops following you for 500 miles, Warren Buffett said. "You're going to get a ticket."

  • Spanx founder's very embarrassing BBC moment     Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 8:28 AM ET

    In a live interview on CNBC's "Squawk Box," Sara Blakely recounts a very embarrassing moment during a BBC interview as she was promoting Spanx undergarments for women.

  • Spanx founder and inventor Sara Blakely shares that she started her multibillion-dollar business by cutting the feet out of control-top pantyhose. She was selling fax machines when she came up with the idea for Spanx. Blakely is the reason you have to be bullish on America, says Warren Buffett.

  • Spanx's smooth operator     Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 8:16 AM ET

    Sara Blakely, Spanx founder & inventor, shares her story of how she founded her multi-billion dollar business.

  • Buffett: Debt limit is 'weapon of mass destruction' Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 8:06 AM ET
    Warren Buffett, chairman and chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

    Berkshire Hathaway's chairman said he doesn't expect the U.S. will default on its debt, but if it does it would be a "pure act of idiocy."

  • Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway chairman & CEO, shares his thoughts on the high cost of health care in this country and the need to address it.

  • Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway chairman & CEO, says Congress should take the debt ceiling threat off the table.

  • Buffett on JC Penney's future     Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 7:51 AM ET

    Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway chairman & CEO, discusses the multiple connections Berkshire Hathaway has with JC Penney and the retailer's efforts to turnaround the company.

  • SAFE Conference takes aim at OPEC     Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 7:37 AM ET

    Retire Marine Corps Gen. James Conway and FedEx Chairman and CEO Fred Smith discuss progress on U.S. energy independence.

  • Buffett on Fed policy and economy     Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 7:28 AM ET

    Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway chairman & CEO, says he has no idea when the Fed will begin to taper, and even if Congress comes to a resolution today, people's opinion of Congress still will have diminished.

  • Warren Buffett says he thinks Apple's management has done a great job and he would side with them against activist investor Carl Icahn's call for a big stock buyback. "I just wish I'd bought the stock years ago," he joked.

  • Buffett's big mistakes     Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 7:07 AM ET

    Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway chairman & CEO, gives the big picture view of some of his investment mistakes.

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