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Warren Buffett Watch


  Sunday, 30 Dec 2007 | 8:55 PM ET

Warren Buffett's "Bet on America": The Complete CNBC Interview

Posted By: Alex Crippen
In a live interview this morning on CNBC's Squawk Box, Warren Buffett called his purchase of a big Marmon stake as a "bet on America over a long time." He also revealed that while he has been approached by financials companies about buying a stake, "we have not seen a deal that causes me to start salivating."  Here is a video clip and transcript of the complete interview. »Read more
  Wednesday, 26 Dec 2007 | 9:14 AM ET

Buffett Says Marmon Deal A Bet on American Business

Posted By: CNBC.com
Warren Buffett tells CNBC that the decision to pay $4.5 billion for a majority stake in Marmon is a "very large bet on America over a long period of time." »Read more
  Wednesday, 26 Dec 2007 | 12:55 PM ET

Warren Buffett Tells CNBC He's Been Approached by Financials But Hasn't Seen Anything He Likes So Far

Posted By: Alex Crippen
In a "First on CNBC" telephone interview just minutes ago, Warren Buffett told the Squawk Box team that while he been approached, sometimes indirectly, by financial companies offering to sell stakes, he hasn't seen anything he likes, at least so far.    He indicated he still sees lots of problems among many banks that could take several years to work through, but didn't rule out doing any deals over the next six months.  "We're looking everywhere but Antarctica." »Read more
  Wednesday, 26 Dec 2007 | 9:19 AM ET

Warren Buffett Sticks to Basics in $4.5 Billion "Marriage" with Wealthy Pritzker Family

Posted By: Alex Crippen
Berkshire Hathaway's rapid deal to buy 60 percent of Marmon Holdings from Chicago's wealthy Pritzker family is a textbook Warren Buffett deal in a number of ways.   It involves basic, industrial businesses, came together very quickly without a lot of study and negotiations, and is with people he instinctively likes. »Read more
  Wednesday, 26 Dec 2007 | 12:55 AM ET

Berkshire Hathaway to Buy Marmon Stake

Posted By: Reuters
Berkshire Hathaway, the conglomerate headed by billionaire investor Warren Buffett, said on Tuesday it planned to buy 60 percent of manufacturing and services group Marmon Holdings for $4.5 billion. »Read more
  Sunday, 30 Dec 2007 | 5:37 PM ET

2007: The Year in Warren (The Countdown Begins)

Posted By: Alex Crippen
Don't count out Warren Buffett. Even as he enters his 78th year, the Buffett style of investing remains as relevant and successful as ever. In keeping with the year-end tradition of journalists everywhere, it's time to look back at 2007: The Year in Warren.   Here, in reverse order, are #10 through #6 of the top 10 trends and events of the year, as reported here on Warren Buffett Watch. »Read more
  Monday, 17 Dec 2007 | 6:19 PM ET

Fast Money's Jeff Macke Blasts Barron's Over "Sell Buffett" Call

Posted By: Alex Crippen
Fast Money's Jeff Macke strongly rejects Barron's weekend call to "Sell Buffett" because it could be "dead money for at least a year." The stock suffered its biggest drop today in three years on the heels of that article.  Macke says don't listen to Barron's. »Read more
  Wednesday, 26 Dec 2007 | 3:02 PM ET

Berkshire Hathaway Shares Down 5% As Barron's Says Sell, But Bulls See Buying Opportunity

Posted By: Alex Crippen
Berkshire Hathaway shares closed down 4.6 percent today (Monday) at $136,400 after a cover story in Barron's over the weekend recommended, "Sell Buffett: Sorry, Warren, Your Stock's Too Pricey." That erased just over $7 billion in Berkshire's market value in one day.  Buffett-bulls, however, see a buying opportunity in today's decline. »Read more
  Friday, 14 Dec 2007 | 9:53 AM ET

Warren Buffett Watch with Alex Crippen

Posted By: Alex Crippen
Warren Buffett became one of the wealthiest people in the world by making predictions and putting money behind them. Every time he buys a stock, he's forecasting the future.  Judging by the incredible returns of his holding company Berkshire Hathaway, Buffett and his colleagues are very good at making those predictions. Of course, it helps when you can give your predictions plenty of time to come true.  With that in mind, here's what you need to know for 2008, and 2009, and 2010 ... »Read more
  Tuesday, 11 Dec 2007 | 7:44 PM ET

Warren Buffett Warning In CNBC Interview: Recession Possible If Unemployment Picks Up Significantly

Posted By: Alex Crippen

In a live interview this afternoon on CNBC with Hillary Clinton standing by his side, Warren Buffett again warned that the U.S. could fall into recession, if unemployment increases significantly. But he said he's not sure that will happen and he's been surprised that the employment market has held up as well as it has so far. The interview followed a San Francisco fund-raiser for Senator Clinton's presidential bid.

His comments echo what he told Becky Quick earlier today in a separate live CNBC interview.

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  • Warren Buffett is arguably America’s most-admired and most-followed investor. Buffett is the largest shareholder and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway and one of the world’s most famous and most generous philanthropists. Legions of investors - from all walks of life - follow Buffett's homespun investment philosophy: invest in what you know, invest in value. Here on CNBC.com's Warren Buffett Watch, we’ll keep you up to date on what the “Oracle of Omaha” is doing by following Buffett's trades, words and deeds.


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  • Warren Buffett is the chairman, CEO and largest shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway