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.
Just minutes ago, the New York Times reported on its web site that Warren Buffett, and several other outside investors, are in "serious talks" with Bear Stearns about buying a minority stake of as much as 20% of the troubled Wall Street firm. Our own Charlie Gasparino speaking on CNBC TV, however, says he doesn' know anything for sure, but he doubts that Buffett would want to buy a stake in Bear Stearns.
Warren Buffett's Burlington Northern increased its stake in freight railroad Burlington Northern Santa Fe again .. but not by much. That is, if you consider a half-million dollars to be not that much, and when you're talking about Warren Buffett, I suppose it really isn't.
The annual Forbes 400 ranking of the richest Americans is out, and Warren Buffett is keeping his number two slot with an estimated net worth of $52 billion, $7 billion behind Microsoft's Bill Gates with $59 billion.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway holding company has bought some more call options on Burlington Northern Santa Fe, but not nearly as many as revealed in another filing earlier this month.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has once again trimmed its stake in PetroChina. The sale of 28 million shares for roughly $40 million reduces his stake to 8.93 percent from just over 11 percent earlier this year. The selling comes amid calls by human-rights activists for Buffett to divest from PetroChina due to the government-controlled company's ties with Sudan. Buffett, however, has said he couldn't influence the Chinese if he wanted to and most analysts think he's locking in profits.
We don't know for sure why Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has been reducing its stake in PetroChina, but he's been selling more shares than you might have thought. One group that's been urging Buffett to divest as a protest against China's "funding of the genocide in Darfur" thinks there's a message in the "steady series" of sales.
The daughter of Warren Buffett's mentor and business partner David Dodd is giving $128.5 million over a period of twenty years to the George School in Newtown, Pennsylvania. It's being called "one of the largest single gifts to an existing independent school in the United States."
In a live telephone interview with CNBC's Becky Quick, Warren Buffett said today's decision by the Federal Reserve on interest rates won't make "any difference whatsoever" to his investment decisions. He said even if he knew exactly what the Fed's announcement will be at around 2:15pm ET today, he would "change a single buy or sell order."
In a transcript of a CNBC interview, Warren Buffett talks about a $128 gift being given to a Pennsylvania school by the daughter of a man who had an "enormous impact" on his life and investing style.
Warren Buffett tells CNBC that when it comes to stock investing, he "doesn't care" if the Federal Reserve lowers interest rates. Read a transcript of his comments to Becky Quick about the Fed, his investing strategies, and the price of oil.
Warren Buffett tells CNBC that there will be another financial crisis because humans do "crazy things," but he doesn't expect to see it anytime soon.
Warren Buffett tells CNBC that bitcoins transmit money, like checks, and checks have no intrinsic value.
Buffett talks about how he's feeling about insuring the March Madness "Quick Loans Billion-Dollar Bracket" contest.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway will get a Miami television station as it breaks long-standing ties with the former Washington Post Co.