Warren Buffett Watch


  Wednesday, 27 Jun 2007 | 11:47 AM ET

Warren's Million-Dollar Night with Hillary

Posted By: Alex Crippen
Warren Buffett's night with Hillary is getting a lot of attention this morning. I've attached CNBC's coverage from reporter Brian Shactman as it appeared on this morning's Squawk Box. Reuters headlines the $1 million take from the event and quotes Buffett giving President Bush a dig, as he mentioned an old Wall Street saying: "Buy stock in a company that's so good that an idiot can run it, because sooner or later one will. Now I think that sort of applies to the country too, actually." It went over well with the Clinton supporters in attendance. »Read more
  Thursday, 28 Jun 2007 | 2:02 PM ET

Buffett to CNBC: Public Partnership Tax Gap "Illogical"

Posted By: Alex Crippen
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett tells CNBC that if a partnership and a corporation are essentially run the same way, it "seems illogical" to tax the partnership at a lower rate than the corporation.  »Read more
  Thursday, 28 Jun 2007 | 2:01 PM ET

Warren's Public Conversation with Hillary

Posted By: Alex Crippen
Warren Buffett will be appearing tonight with Senator Hillary Clinton at a New York fundraiser for her presidential campaign.  The event is being put together by some of Hillary's Wall Street supporters (and there are plenty of them) including Morgan Stanley chief John Mack. »Read more
  Thursday, 28 Jun 2007 | 2:00 PM ET

Google Surpasses Buffett's Berkshire .. for a Blink

Posted By: Alex Crippen
WSJ.com's MarketBeat blog points out today that Google's recent surge to all-time highs pushed the company's stock market value above Berkshire Hathaway's earlier today. But it didn't last all that long. At the close of trading Monday, Google's market cap stands at $164.32 billion, a bit over $1 billion below Berkshire's $165.71 billion. The horserace continues tomorrow. »Read more
  Thursday, 28 Jun 2007 | 2:00 PM ET

Buffett Puts in a Word for Blackstone's Peterson

Posted By: Alex Crippen
Warren Buffett sees more philanthropy in the world's future and he's strongly hinting that one of Blackstone's prime beneficiaries is part of the trend. In what appears to be a reference to Blackstone co-founder Pete Peterson, Buffett told Bloomberg TV, "I know of one fellow that's just been involved in a public offering.  I think he's going to be setting up a billion-dollar foundation."  »Read more
  Thursday, 28 Jun 2007 | 1:52 PM ET

Buffett Lunch Bubble?

Posted By: Alex Crippen
The fifth annual auction of a lunch with Warren Buffett began tonight.  Bids are being accepted on eBay through 10PM ET this coming Friday, June 29.  But it's not a game just anyone can play.  The minimum first bid is $25,000 and all bidders must pre-qualify to discourage jokesters. »Read more
  Thursday, 28 Jun 2007 | 1:55 PM ET

'The Buffetts' of Baseball Win Championship

Posted By: Alex Crippen
The college team described (favorably) as the 'Buffets of Baseball' .. detailed in this post last Wednesday ... are now the first team in 10 years to win the College World Series two years in a row. Earlier tonight in Omaha, the Oregon State Beavers defeated the North Carolina Tar Heels 9 to 3, sweeping the best-of-three games final. It was a visit to Warren Buffett's modest house in Omaha that prompted Oregonian sportswriter John Canzano to write about the "common ground" between Buffett and the Beavers, calling them both "unpretentious, frugal, intelligent, remarkably understated and modest." »Read more
  Thursday, 28 Jun 2007 | 1:51 PM ET

Great Minds Again - Cramer's Analysis

Posted By: Alex Crippen
Now Jim Cramer himself is providing his take on Warren Buffett's stock picks.  In a post earlier today, we showed you a Cramer-Buffett comparison from Stockpickr (a subsidiary of Cramer's own TheStreet.com).On Mad Money tonight, Jim went into even more detail but the results are similar: they agree more than they disagree .. no matter what you might have thought. »Read more
  Thursday, 19 Jul 2007 | 4:10 PM ET

Where's More Warren?

Posted By: Alex Crippen
We have a lot more Warren Buffett on the CNBC.com site.  Check out All About Buffett which includes our special report The Billionaire Next Door featuring some fascinating in-depth conversations Buffett taped in Omaha with our own resident Buffett-expert Liz Claman.  You can also see a slideshow from CNBC's The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch: My Dad is Warren Buffett in which Howard, Susie and Peter Buffett share family snapshots.  You can also get the latest quote and lots of other data about Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway in CNBC.com's stock tools section. »Read more
  Thursday, 28 Jun 2007 | 1:42 PM ET

Buffett & Cramer: Great Minds That Think Alike?

Posted By: Alex Crippen
On the surface, long-term "sensible" investor Warren Buffett and "Mad Money" trader Jim Cramer appear to have two very different styles and you wouldn't expect much agreement between them. But Stockpickr (a subsidiary of TheStreet.com) president James Altucher did some analysis of Cramer's take on Buffett's stocks and found a lot of common ground. »Read more

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