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.
CNBC's Becky Quick reported live by phone a few minutes ago from Warren Buffett's private jet, heading to a refueling stop in Anchorage and then on to China. WWarren then came on the line to 'duck' a question from Mark Haines on currencies. Here's the video clip and transcript from Squawk on the Street.
What does Warren Buffett think is the most powerful force in the universe? It's certainly not money. Here's what he told a group of 98 Harvard students who went to Omaha over the weekend "in search of business wisdom," as reported this morning by the Harvard Crimson.
While the Save Darfur Coalition mildly "applauded" Berkshire Hathaway's PetroChina sales, even if they weren't driven by human-rights concerns, another group that's been urging Warren Buffett to divest is more direct in its criticism.
The biggest headline out of Warren Buffett's interview with FBN today: he has sold his entire PetroChina stake and he sold it not because of human-rights concerns over Darfur, but because the stock's price had gone up so much.
A group that's been urging Warren Buffett to divest Berkshire Hathaway's PetroChina holdings is "applauding" today, even if it might not like Buffett's stated reason for selling the entire stake.
During a visit to Toronto for a fundraiser, Warren Buffett predicts the Canadian dollar will continue to strengthen against the U.S. dollar over the next five years.
The Wall Street Journal's widely followed Heard on the Street column today focuses on Warren Buffett's big PetroChina sales in recent weeks, even as the stock has rallied to new highs. It neatly recaps the question we've been asking here at WBW: Is Buffett selling because he thinks PetroChina has become overvalued after an enormous run-up or is he selling in response to human-rights activists who see divestment as a way to pressure China over its ties to Sudan, which is accused of supporting mass killings in Darfur?
Warren Buffett may be making big cuts in his PetroChina holdings, but another very well-known international investor is sticking with the big Chinese energy company. Mark Mobius says just because Buffett is selling, don't assume the stock is going lower. Indeed, Buffett may have something very different in mind.
The PetroChina selling continues and continues to accelerate at Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway. In a filing with the SEC made public just moments ago, Berkshire reveals that as of September 30 its controversial stake in the Chinese energy company had dropped to just 3.1%. That follows a flurry of selling in September that brought the holdings from from just under 10% when the month started.
Another filing reveals that Warren Buffett's sales from his controversial PetroChina stake are accelerating. Is he going to get rid of all his holdings amid pressure from human rights activists?
At the MGM Grand for the Floyd Mayweather fight, billionaire Warren Buffett decided to branch out from stock picks.
Burger King Worldwide confirmed plans to acquire Tim Hortons, with billionaire Warren Buffett helping to finance the deal.
Investors may be warming up to the stock market, but they're taking the safe way in.
Berkshire Hathaway is paying almost $1 million to the government for failing to make disclosures required by antitrust law again.