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  • Warren Buffett on 'Breaking Bad' finale     Thursday, 3 Oct 2013 | 8:16 AM ET

    Billionaire investor Warren Buffett—a self-proclaimed "Breaking Bad" superfan—told CNBC that he gives the series ender an A-plus.

  • Billionaire investor Warren Buffett avoided commenting directly on JPMorgan settlement talks with the government, but did talk to CNBC about how companies are at a disadvantage when dealing with legal matters.

  • Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway chairman and CEO, and former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson share their views on the government shutdown and the chances of default.

  • Buffett: Big banks are not too big     Thursday, 3 Oct 2013 | 8:09 AM ET

    WWarren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway chairman and CEO, with former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson discussing whether America's big banks are too big to manage. Paulson explains why he is focused on structural changes in the financial system.

  • Buffett speaks out against DC's 'extreme idiocy' Thursday, 3 Oct 2013 | 8:03 AM ET
    Warren Buffett

    TARP was vital, and what's happening in Washington now boggles the mind, Warren Buffett tells CNBC.

  • Buffett: History will view TARP as successful     Thursday, 3 Oct 2013 | 8:02 AM ET

    Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway chairman and CEO, and former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson discuss the events that led up the government's TARP program during the financial crisis of 2008.

  • Hank Paulson on JPMorgan's legal troubles     Thursday, 3 Oct 2013 | 7:49 AM ET

    Former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson told CNBC that he won't comment on JPMorgan settlement talks with the government, but admitted it's hard for him to be objective.

  • Paulson: Regaining trust in Congress     Thursday, 3 Oct 2013 | 7:39 AM ET

    It's going to take really strong leadership, says former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, discussing how both parties can come together and reach a compromise on the budget. At the end of the day, the debt ceiling has got to be increased, Paulson added.

  • Political crisis is 'self-inflicted: Paulson     Thursday, 3 Oct 2013 | 7:34 AM ET

    Sometimes it takes a crisis to get something very unpopular done, says former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, discussing how "one element" of the Republican Party has "hijacked" the debate on significant economic problems. Also, Paulson weighs in on the job Jack Lew is doing and explains why there has to be "structural changes" in the way people get their information.

  • President Obama hopes the standoff in Washington will catch the attention of the business community, reports CNBC's John Harwood, with the latest detail from his exclusive interview with the President yesterday.

  • Jared Bernstein, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and Tony Fratto, Hamilton Place Strategies, discuss the fallout from the Republican strategy to attempt to defund Obamacare.

  • When will housing feel pinch of shutdown?     Thursday, 3 Oct 2013 | 6:48 AM ET

    David Stevens, Mortgage Bankers Association CEO, explains how an extended government shutdown will likely impact the mortgage market, the IRS and the economy.

  • Richard Hoey, BNY Mellon chief economist, and Ed Keon, Quantitative Management Associates, provide their perspective on how the standoff in Washington is likely to impact the fourth quarter and why the odds of a default are "extremely low."

  • CNBC's John Harwood says "it's a good thing" that Republicans are coming back to the budget, although the government is currently shutdown.

  • Lamborghini's boy wonder of sales Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 12:38 PM ET
    Lamborghini Aventador LP-700

    Meet Brett David, the boy wonder of supercar sales. He's sold more than $1 billion of cars over the past seven years and is the nation's largest Lamborghini dealer.

  • Obamacare payday? Go after uninsured: Tenet CEO Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 10:47 AM ET

    Because of Obamacare, hospital operator Tenet Healthcare is making an aggressive move into states with large numbers of uninsured, its CEO said.

  • It suddenly dawns on market: Shutdown may drag on Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 9:31 AM ET

    It's starting to sink in: the shutdown could last until a debt ceiling deal, which means a couple of weeks. A deal is possible, but it would require a one or two week continuing resolution.

  • Boy wonder of super cars     Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 8:41 AM ET

    CNBC's Robert Frank is joined by Brett David, Prestige Imports CEO, to talk about America's best-selling exotic car market.

  • Why debt default would be 'catastrophic': Bowles Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 8:36 AM ET
    Erskine Bowles

    "This shutdown is bad. It's painful. [But] we hit this debt ceiling. That's catastrophic," Erskine Bowles tells CNBC.

  • Where Fannie & Freddie failed: Expert     Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 8:32 AM ET

    Josh Rosner, Graham Fisher & Co, shares his thought on how to fix Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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