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.
Warren Buffet's investing partner and Berkshire Hathaway Vice-Chairman Charles Munger has made a couple of very big donations to a pair of schools in the Los Angeles area.
If you want to fly with Warren Buffett's private-jet company in Europe, you're going to have to fly 'green.' NetJets Europe, a Berskhire Hathaway subsidiary, has announced that it will be charging customers $5500 a year to pay for carbon-offsets.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has sold some more of its stake in PetroChina. The question is: Is Buffett selling for the profits or to make a statement against China's human-rights record in Darfur?
One hallmark of Warren Buffett's incredibly successful investment style is that he tries to keep his emotions out of it. Buffett gets a substantial mention in USA Today's review of a new book on how money, and more importantly the prospect of money, physically affects the brain.
Warren Buffett was ranked #5 by Vanity Fair last week in its annual list of powerful people. Today, Mr. Buffett's holding company sits at number one in the third annual Barron's ranking of the world's most respected companies.
CNBC's On the Money program started its newscast tonight with the latest on what police suspect was an attempted robbery at the Omaha home of Warren Buffett last night. Omaha Police Department Deputy Chief Eric Buske told our Melissa Francis in a live telephone interview that while can't be sure about the suspect's motives until they apprehend him, they are treating the incident as a robbery attempt and taking it "very seriously."
Warren Buffett told CNBC's Becky Quick a short time ago by phone that both he and his wife are "fine" after an incident last night at his Omaha home that's being described as an attempted break-in.
A security guard prevented an attempted break-in at Warren Buffett's Omaha home last night. Police reportedly say a man with camouflage paint on his face and a fake gun fled the scene after a scuffle with a security guard at Buffett's home. The suspect is being sought. Mr. Buffett and his wife were home at the time. They were not injured.
Warren Buffett is #5 on the just-released Vanity Fair 100 list, the magazine's annual "power ranking." That's up one slot from last year's #6 ranking, dislodging his good friend Bill Gates. The ranking appears in the new October issue which features, inexplicably, Nicole Kidman on the cover rather than Mr. Buffett. (What were the editors thinking!)
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.