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.
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.
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.
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.