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.
Go big or go home seems to be Warren Buffett's mantra when it comes to philanthropy.
Warren Buffett has moved ahead of Mexico's Carlos Slim on the Forbes ranking of billionaires, thanks to big gains for Berkshire shares.
Buffett's donation to a Clinton presidential run isn't as big a departure from his anti-PAC principles as it appears.
Warren Buffett has been vocal in his support for Detroit as it tries to recover from bankruptcy, and he's backing it up.