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  • Warren Buffett and Business Wire CEO Cathy Baron Tamraz on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, September 30, 2011.

    This is a transcript of Warren Buffett's live interview on CNBC with Andrew Ross Sorkin on Friday, September 30, 2011. In it, Buffett says he thinks it is "very, very unlikely" the U.S. economy will go back into recession. He also reveals that Berkshire has been buying billions of dollars worth of inexpensive stocks during the third quarter, and has just started to repurchase its own shares.

  • Warren Buffett at the NYSE Opening Bell, September 30, 2011

    Warren Buffett says Berkshire Hathaway has been buying stocks at bargain prices, including shares of his own company.  He's not worried about a 'double-dip for the U.S. economy, saying "it's very, very unlikely, we'll go back into a recession."

  • Warren Buffett

    Shares of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway soared 8.1 percent today, putting them right around the upper limit of the company's stock buyback authorization announced this morning.

  • Banking on a Berkshire Buyback Monday, 26 Sep 2011 | 5:20 PM ET
    Banking on a Berkshire Buyback

    Whitney Tilson, T2 Partners, weighs in on Berkshire Hathaway's buyback plans and whether the company is running out of ideas for spending its massive amount of cash.

  • Warren Buffett

    Shares of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway are soaring on this morning's announcement the company may repurchase some of the company's Class A and/or Class B shares if they're cheap enough.  Buffett appears to be loosening his definition of "cheap enough" but that doesn't necessarily mean buybacks are underway now.

  • Is Microsoft's Dividend Too Small? Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011 | 5:36 PM ET
    Is Microsoft's Dividend Too Small?

    The company should be buying back stock by the bucketload and doubled the dividened, says Whitney Tilson, T2 Partners.

  • Companies Still Spending Cash on Stock Buybacks Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 2:45 PM ET

    America's biggest corporations rewarded shareholders by spending more money on stock repurchases for the eighth consecutive quarter.

  • Dell's News Moves Stocks Higher Tuesday, 13 Sep 2011 | 7:25 PM ET
    Dell's News Moves Stocks Higher

    Scott Budman, KNTV San Jose with the latest details on Dell's plans to buy back up to five billion dollars in stock.

  • Cramer Asks: Buyback Farce? Monday, 12 Sep 2011 | 6:55 PM ET
    Cramer Asks: Buyback Farce?

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer with his take on three egregious users of buyback programs and asks what would have happened if these companies took all the money they spent on share repurchases over the last five years, and had instead returned it to investors in the form of a dividends?

  • Insider Trading: CNBC Explains Thursday, 18 Aug 2011 | 11:07 AM ET

    People usually think of insider trading as illegally manipulating stock sales for huge profits. But it can also be legal. So just what is insider trading? When can it be legal? Here are the details.

  • Best Buy Boosts Dividend, Approves $5 Billion Buyback Tuesday, 21 Jun 2011 | 8:21 AM ET

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  • The Big Mining Problem: Where to Put All the Cash Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | 5:49 AM ET

    The mining industry is beginning to run out of debt and this is proving to be a problem according to Andrew Keen, the head of metals & mining research at HSBC.

  • Stock Buybacks Expected to Boost Per-Share Earnings Wednesday, 15 Dec 2010 | 3:03 PM ET

    Fourth-quarter earnings per share could be artificially boosted by stock buybacks for the first time since 2007, Howard Silverblatt, senior index analyst at Standard & Poor’s told CNBC.com.

  • Sabotage Fears as LSE Platform Crashes Wednesday, 3 Nov 2010 | 6:15 AM ET

    The London Stock Exchange was scrambling to establish how a human error in possibly “suspicious circumstances” had knocked out one of its dealing platforms on Tuesday as the exchange conceded it would now have to delay switching over to a new trading system until next year, reports the Financial Times.

  • GE Boosts Dividend 20%, Extends Buyback Plan Friday, 23 Jul 2010 | 12:42 PM ET

    General Electric said its board approved an increase in its dividend and extended its stock repurchase plan.

  • Regulators Warn Banks Not to Hike Dividends: Report Wednesday, 10 Mar 2010 | 6:24 AM ET

    Regulators have told US banks to avoid increasing dividends or share buyback programs until the economy is on firmer footing, the Financial Times reported Wednesday.

  • On the last day of Sept. 2008, one of the wildest, scariest months in U.S. financial history, the Wall Street-Washington roller-coaster starts climbing again.

  • Monday starts out hopeful. By day's end, those hopes are dashed, as the House kills the bailout bill and stock markets plunge to new lows.

  • This Day 1 Year Ago - A CNBC Special Report - See Complete Coverage

    Sunrise: Congressional leaders from both parties emerge from intense talks to present a $700 billion financial rescue plan agreement on Sunday.