Alex Crippen is senior coordinating producer at CNBC.com. He started with CNBC television in 1990. Crippen began his media career in affiliate TV and news radio. He holds a degree in economics from Wesleyan University.
Tonight's CNBC one-hour special on Warren Buffett focuses on how Buffett is increasingly looking overseas for investment opportunities, a trend highlighted by his recent whirlwind trip to China and South Korea. CNBC Squawk Box co-anchor Becky Quick had an "all-access" pass during that journey, traveling with Buffett the whole way. But it's not all international travel and cuisine in tonight's program. This morning, Becky showed a short clip taking us to Warren Buffett's favorite restaurant in his home town of Omaha: Piccolo's, also known as Piccolo Pete's.
When CNBC Squawk Box co-anchor Becky Quick traveled with Warren Buffett to Asia, she took a video camera along for the trip. Some of the material she shot will be appearing in the one hour CNBC special Warren Buffett: The Billionaire Next Door - Going Global that premieres tomorrow night (Friday, November 30) at 9p ET. In this web-only video clip shot with my own trusty minicam, you'll see some additional footage from Becky's "video diary" as she tells us what really happens "behind-the-scenes."
Warren Buffett will be hosting a second fund-raiser for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign next month. The first one, in New York last June, is said to have raised about one million dollars for Clinton. The second fund-raiser will be held at lunchtime on Tuesday, December 11 at the San Francisco Hilton. It's billed as a "lunch and conversation with Mr. Buffett and Mrs. Clinton."
Britain's Sunday Telegraph newspaper says today that Warren Buffett "has emerged as a potential buyer of Northern Rock," the U.K. bank that's been slammed by the global credit crunch. Without further identifying its source or sources, the newspaper says it "has learned that Buffett ... has held talks with three of the bidders for the bank with a view to joining one of the consortia."
Lately we've been covering a lot of ground here on Warren Buffett Watch, including Warren Buffett's defense of estate taxes before Congress, a whirlwind tour of Asia, a supermodel, and even Buffett's advice to a big-time baseball star. Today, Morningstar's Paul Larson brings us back to basics, with a concise list of Five Simple Steps to Investing Like Buffett.
Fortune senior editor Alex Taylor III writes in his column today that we shouldn't pay too much attention to Berkshire Hathaway's addition of CarMax to its portfolio because Berkshire Chairman Warren Buffett "wasn't directly involved in the purchase." But does it really make sense for imitators to try to distinguish between Buffett and his holding company?
A new study by two university professors proves what a lot of savvy investors have known for years: buying the stocks Warren Buffett buys will make you a lot of money. And they say, you don't even have to do the "imitation" buying immediately after Buffett discloses his purchases.
In a CNBC Exclusive video interview, baseball star Alex Rodriguez talked with our own Becky Quick about how he wants to play for the Yankees and about his friend, Warren Buffett, who appears to have played a role in getting A-Rod back with the Bronx Bombers.
Warren Buffett's high-profile visit to Washington last week is generating some criticism from some of those opposed to his "Tax the Rich" campaign. Here's a sampling.
Warren Buffett knows baseball, knows money and has a lot of common sense. So it shouldn't be a surprise that baseball star Alex Rodriguez would turn to the Omaha billionaire when he found himself needing some common sense advice about baseball and money.
"In recent decades, our country’s rising tide has not lifted the boats of the poor," writes Warren Buffett.
Billionaire Warren Buffett said Monday the stock market would be viewed as "cheap" now if interest rates continued to remain low.
Despite all the criticism, McDonald's is one of the best educational institutions in the U.S., Berkshire Hathaway's Charlie Munger says.
The CEOs of IBM, American Express, Coca-Cola, and Wells Fargo sat down together for a CNBC interview to talk Buffett.