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.
A "coy" remark from Warren Buffett about an unidentified Korean stock he holds in his personal account sets off a wild guessing game among day traders.
Warren Buffett is in South Korea for his first-ever visit to that country. He's telling reporters there that valuations on South Korea stocks are generally good. Buffett remains negative, however, on the U.S. dollar and predicts subprime problems will be affecting the U.S. consumer for up to another two years.
This is the transcript of a segment on this morning's Squawk Box, in which Warren Buffett chatted by telephone with the Squawk team and guest host Jack Welch, the former Chairman and CEO of CNBC parent General Electric. Among the topics: Merrill Lynch's big write-down, the SIV "super fund", the health of the U.S. economy, the railroad industry and why lots of furniture-buyers in Boston are hoping the Red Sox win the World Series.
This morning on CNBC's Squawk Box, Warren Buffett chatted by telephone with the Squawk team and guest host Jack Welch. Becky Quick is traveling with Buffett in China, and put him on the phone to react to news this morning that Merrill Lynch had to write-down almost $8 billion in bad bets on mortgage securities and leveraged loans.
Becky Quick is ready for her whirlwind trip to Asia with Warren Buffett. I just ran into her in the hallway and she tells me she's leaving for Omaha in just a few minutes. Earlier this morning, she previewed the voyage on CNBC's Squawk Box, which she co-anchors, and which will be featuring her TV reports from the road. Here's the video clip and a transcript.
On the eve of an Asian trip that will include his first-ever visit to South Korea, Warren Buffett says the stock market there generally looks good, despite big price gains in recent years.
CNBC's Becky Quick will be traveling to Asia with Warren Buffett next week. Exclusive reports on CNBC and here on CNBC.com's Warren Buffett Watch.
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