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.
Countrywide shares are cooling substantially today, after jumping 10% yesterday on the Wall Street Journal's speculation that the troubled mortgage company could be looking very attractive to Warren Buffett. Today, there are conflicting opinions on whether that speculation will turn into reality.
CNBC's Becky Quick wrap up a busy day for Warren Buffett Watch, reporting on her conversation with Mr. Buffett in which he called speculation he might be buying parts of Countrywide "speculation." PLUS Forbes reports that some of Buffett's longtime fans may be losing the faith.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has just revealed its portfolio holdings for the second quarter. New additions: Bank of America and Dow Jones, plus increased stakes in some healthcare names.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has just revealed its portfolio holdings as of the end of the second quarter in a filing with the SEC.This is a summary of the changes in his portfolio between the end of the first quarter on March 31 and the end of the second quarter on June 30.
CNBC's Becky Quick spoke by telephone with Warren Buffett this morning. Mr. Buffett tells Becky that all the speculation (specifically today's Wall Street Journal piece) about what he might be buying in these times of turmoil is just that, speculation. PLUS: A video clip of the Motley Fool's Bill Mann on all that speculation and an interview with Buffett-watcher Andrew Kilpatrick.
With asset prices falling and the markets in turmoil, there's been lots of speculation that this could very well be Warren Buffett's 'opportunity time' as the "last buyer standing." Today, the Wall Street Journal focuses on Buffett's potential opportunities. He tells the Journal, "I can spend money faster than Imelda Marcos when things are right" .. but when it comes to specifics it's up to everyone else to just keep guessing.
In a filing with the SEC late today (Friday) reported first by CNBC, Berkshire Hathaway reveals that as the stock price of Burlington Northern fell in recent days, Warren Buffett was adding to his stake in the freight railroad. PLUS More on how Buffett is keeping his 'neutrality' as the great Hillary-Obama battle warms up.
Burlington Northern and two other rail stocks owned by Warren Buffett rallied strongly today (Monday) after another vote of confidence from Mr. Buffett. As we first reported late Friday, Warren Buffett appears to remain bullish on Burlington. His Berkshire Hathaway holding company revealed in an SEC filing that it bought another 1.4 million shares last week at $76.50 and $78.96.
In an exclusive interview with CNBC's Becky Quick last night in Omaha before his Barack Obama fundraiser, Warren Buffett said the current market chaos and turmoil will probably create buying opportunities for him and Berkshire Hathaway. UPDATED AT 9:45am et WITH VIDEO CLIPS OF BECKY'S SQUAWK BOX REPORTS.
A video dispatch filed from Omaha by CNBC's Becky Quick has just arrived. In it, she reports on her exclusive interview with Warren Buffett ahead of tonight's fundraiser for Barack Obama .. and we hear from Mr Buffett on the tax code and how market chaos can create opportunities.
This is an unofficial transcript of all three hours of Warren Buffett's live appearance on CNBC's "Squawk Box" on Monday.
In a live interview on CNBC's "Squawk Box," Warren Buffett said he would keep buying stocks even if he knew a major war was coming.
Five key lessons for investors offered by Warren Buffett during his three-hour appearance Monday on CNBC's "Squawk Box."
In a rare public appearance, Berkshire portfolio manager Ted Weschler explains why he likes a particular health-care stock.