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Mr. Buffett Goes to the White House ... Again

For the second time this year, Warren Buffett has met with President Obama in the White House's Oval Office.

The session this morning (Tuesday) also included Bill and Melinda Gates.

According to a brief White House statement, Mr. Obama invited the trio to the White House discuss the Giving Pledge, "the initiative they launched earlier this year that invites the wealthiest individuals and families in America to commit to giving the majority of their wealth to philanthropy."

The statement goes on to say the conversation also covered "ideas for growing the economy and making America more competitive including investment in education to better prepare the next generation and investing in innovative areas with opportunity for growth."

In July, Buffett met with President Obama in the Oval Office to "discuss the economy and our ongoing efforts to work with the private sector to stimulate growth and create jobs."

During that visit, the president noticed that Buffett's tie was frayed, and gave him a new, gift-wrapped, red tie.

No word on whether Buffett wore that gift today, or if he put on another disreputable tie in hopes of getting a second free piece of neckwear.

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