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Warren Buffett and his good friend Jack Welch (the former General Electric Chairman) took the field at Boston's Fenway Park Tuesday night for the ceremonial first pitch before the Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays continued their pennant fight. Here are some behind-the-scenes photos taken by CNBC Producer Tom Rotunno as Buffett toured the historic ballpark and warmed up with Welch for their debut. Also included: official Red Sox photos of Buffett on the mound.
When Warren Buffett first revealed to us that he would be throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at tonight's Red Sox game in Boston, he seemed to be hedging his bets. He told CNBC's Becky Quick he would be prepared to throw any pitch catcher Jack Welch called for, even the tricky "ball that bounces four or five times before it gets to the plate." Buffett had nothing to worry about.
Warren Buffett has thrown out the ceremonial first pitch at baseball games before, but he's never had a business all-star as a catcher. Tonight (Tuesday), Buffett is scheduled to take the mound at Boston's Fenway Park just before the Red Sox play the Tampa Bay Rays. His catcher: Jack Welch, the legendary former Chairman of General Electric, and a devoted Red Sox fan.
There's going to be some amount of bias in any sort of journalistic endeavor. Admitting that in the first place is a good way to work against it.
Download the complete CNBC transcript of Warren Buffett's three-hours of live appearances on Squawk Box's August 22 remote 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.
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.
What's moving in the options market? BJ's Wholesale Club, Wells Fargo, and Coal, according to Rebecca Darst of Interactive Brokers.
Much of the talk about real-estate focuses on the floundering residential market. "Squawk Box" checked in with experts about the commercial market to see how it's doing in this weak economic enviornment.
It's high season in Hamptons beach country and with business moguls and media darlings alike gracing the beaches and streets, you may be wondering how the economy -- and the real estate market, in particlarr, are faring there.
There's some gloomy talk about where markets could go, but with that talk should come a recognition of what lies beyond.
What do financial headlines and Paris Hilton have in common? Not much, and it's a shame.
Overstock.com and its outspoken leader are going after some big fish on Wall Street. Overstock Chief Executive Patrick Byrne has filed a $3.4 billion lawsuit against brokerage firms alleging a “massive, illegal stock market manipulation scheme.” The suit has left some power players fit to be tied, including Marketwatch.com columnist Herb Greenberg. As fate would have it, our cameras were rolling on Greenberg's fit.
The top executive at a Berkshire Hathaway real estate company tells CNBC, "We are seeing some light at the end of the tunnel" for the nation's housing market. See the video clips of his Squawk Box appearances as Guest Co-Host this morning.
Warren Buffett's big guest role on the ABC soap opera All My Children airs tomorrow (Friday, March 8.) CNBC's Becky Quick was at the studio on the day Buffett taped his appearance. Here's her behind-the-scenes report from this morning's Squawk Box on the longtime friendship that helped put Buffett on the small screen.
All this morning on Squawk Box, CNBC's Becky Quick is reporting live on the weekend's Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders Meeting, the event we at CNBC.com are calling Buffettstock '08. Buffett comments on tape about a Connecticut conflict of interest investigation involving Berkshire. Jim Cramer's comments are live, and lively!
As Warren Buffett fans converge on Omaha for this year's Buffettstock, we go to the video vaults to show you how CNBC's Scott Cohn covered the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting one decade ago, in 1998. Included: a vintage video interview with Buffett and the secret to keeping your spouse, and shareholders, happy.
CNBC has just announced its coverage plans for this weekend's big Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholder meeting in Omaha, including an unprecedented and exclusive one-hour look behind-the-scenes at how Warren Buffett's "Woodstock for Capitalists" comes together. (Here at CNBC.com, we're calling it Buffettstock '08!)
CNBC's "Squawk Box" hosted a meeting of the minds this morning: Past Nobel Prize winners shared their insight on the future of the markets.
Could the dollar have troughed this week? There are some who think that might be the case after Tuesday's new low, and Thursday's dramatic reversal in the dollar.
Kernen is co-anchor of "Squawk Box,"and is based in CNBC's global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J.
Based at CNBC's global headquarters, Quick is co-anchor of "Squawk Box," CNBC's signature morning program.
Sorkin is a co-anchor of "Squawk Box," a financial columnist for the New York Times and the editor of NYT's DealBook.