Warren Buffett's latest assessment of the U.S. economy will be a prime topic of conversation later this morning when he appears live on CNBC television.
Fund manager Zhao Danyang will collect his prize after paying $2.1 million dollars for the meal in last year's auction. (Bidding is currently underway for the next 'Power Lunch' with Buffett. Last night the high bid topped $100,000. The auction ends Friday night.)
In early May, Buffett told Becky the U.S. economy is "very slow" and "getting slower" but continued to predict that it will eventually rebound over a period of several years.
He also said the country was past the "Pearl Harbor" conditions of last September, but warned "we're still at war."