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A separate amended filing for the second quarter, shows that most of the shares, 31.2 million of them, were added during the three months ending June 30.
The performance did not air nationally on the program, but a small portion of it was captured by Today.com associate editor and Orange Room digital producer Matt Murray and posted on Instagram.
Sean "Diddy" Combs wants some advice from Warren Buffett on how to become richer than the Omaha billionaire.
In an interview with CNBC's Maria Bartiromo for "Closing Bell" about his new "Revolt" music cable channel, Combs spoke about how he wants to be seen as competing with the top business people in the world, not just other African-American rappers, and said he could use some help.
When Berkshire loaned $3 billion to GE in a massive vote of confidence at the height of the 2008 credit crisis, the fund got five-year warrants giving it the right to buy almost 135 million shares of GE at $22.25 each.
Then in February of this year, GE quietly revealed an agreement to modify the deal by making it a "net share settlement."
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Rather than have Berkshire spend $3 billion to buy the stock and then sell or hold onto it, GE agreed to give Berkshire stock that's worth as much as Berkshire would have realized by exercising the warrants and then immediately selling the shares.
It's a smaller stake, but Berkshire doesn't have to put out any cash for it.
Warren Buffett said Wednesday the threat to not raise the nation's debt limit "after you've already spent the money" is a "political weapon of mass destruction" comparable to poison gas and shouldn't be used by either party.
"I know it's been used in the past, but we used the atomic bomb back in 1945 but we decided we weren't going to do something like that again," he said hours before the government's midnight deadline to raise the debt limit or possibly default.
"You've had a lot of cops that have been following for a long time," the Berkshire Hathaway boss added in a CNBC interview Wednesday. "And they're going to write some tickets."
When most panicked during the financial crisis, Warren Buffett invested, reaping more than $10 billion, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday.
Tightening credit markets in 2008 caused six major companies to take about $26 billion in loans from Buffett and his conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway, the Journal said.
These investments began with a deal with candy maker Mars, which just repaid Berkshire for a $4.4 billion loan its subsidiary Wrigley took in 2008, the newspaper said, giving Berkshire $680 million in profits. Berkshire's big crisis-era investments also included Goldman Sachs and Bank of America, the newspaper said.
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Buffett's investments compare with the U.S. government's $420 billion investment in struggling companies through the Troubled Assets Relief Program.
Warren Buffett has made no secret of his love of "Breaking Bad," and he told CNBC that he gives the finale an A-plus.
"Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan is a "genius," Buffett said at the end of a "Squawk Box" interview on Thursday—high praise from the billionaire investor who's considered a genius in his own right.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway will receive Goldman Sachs stock worth nearly $2.15 billion on Tuesday through warrants acquired as part of a deal originally signed during the depths of the 2008 financial crisis.
Buffett received the warrants five years ago when his investment in Goldman was seen as a vote of confidence in the bank, which was reeling from turmoil in the credit market.