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  Wednesday, 9 Jan 2008 | 10:11 PM ET

Warren Buffett's Muni Bond Insurer "Tip-Toes" Into Market With $10M NYC Bond

Posted By: Alex Crippen
Warren Buffett's brand-new municipal bond insurer, Berkshire Hathaway Assurance Corporation, has sold its first coverage, backing a $10 million bond issued by New York City yesterday.  Ajit Jain, who runs Berkshire's insurance businesses, tells the New York Times, "We're tip-toeing into the market, doing very small deals. We want to see if we can get the pricing that we find acceptable to us. Once we find this is real, we'll put in a lot more capital." He also describes how a call from a New York regulator played a key role. »Read more
  Wednesday, 9 Jan 2008 | 9:11 AM ET

Will Warren Buffett Get Grilled in Hartford?  (I Have My Doubts)

Posted By: Alex Crippen
A criminal corporate fraud trial that could bring Warren Buffett to the witness stand for some tough questioning is now underway in a federal courthouse in Hartford, Connecticut.  Emphasis on could.  Here's why I have my doubts. »Read more
  Tuesday, 15 Jan 2008 | 6:54 PM ET

Berkshire Hathaway Ends Year With Biggest Stock Gain Since 1998

Posted By: Alex Crippen
Berkshire Hathaway's stock has ended 2007 with its biggest annual percentage gain since 1998.  Shares in Warren Buffett's holding company closed just a few minutes ago at $141,600.  That's an increase of 28.7 percent from 2006's close of $109,990.  Berkshire shares haven't done better in any calendar year since 1998, when they soared 52.2 percent.  Check out the 31-year scorecard. »Read more
  Monday, 31 Dec 2007 | 12:28 PM ET

2007: The Year in Warren (The Final Countdown)

Posted By: Alex Crippen
Warren Buffett Watch's year-end countdown of the top 10 trends and events of the year continues with #5 to #1, including some year-end surprises. »Read more
  Sunday, 30 Dec 2007 | 8:54 PM ET

Warren Buffett Promises to Stay on the Straight and Narrow with His New Bond Insurer

Posted By: Alex Crippen
Warren Buffett is finally moving to make some money from the nation's credit crisis by starting a new company that will insure debt issued by state and local governments. To make sure that he does indeed make money from the venture, he's promising not to make the same mistakes that have caused so many problems for long-time insurers like Ambac and MBIA: charging too little and taking on too much risk. »Read more
  Wednesday, 26 Dec 2007 | 3:14 PM ET

Marmon Deal May Poise Buffett for Economic Rebound

Posted By: Reuters
Warren Buffett's latest purchase  may position Berkshire Hathaway for a comeback in the U.S. economy. »Read more
  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

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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