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  Friday, 5 Nov 2010 | 12:51 PM ET

Gains Expected in Berkshire Hathaway Earnings Report for Third Quarter

Posted ByAlex Crippen
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Look for gains when Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway reports third quarter earnings after the bell rings on today's (Friday) Wall Street trading session.

Operating earnings should get a boost from profits generated by new Berkshire subsidiary Burlington Northern Santa Fe, just as they did during the second quarter .

The consensus forecast of the handful of analysts who follow Berkshire calls for operating profits of $1676.67 per Class A share.

That would be an increase of almost 27 percent from $1325 per share for last year's third quarter.

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  Monday, 1 Nov 2010 | 11:11 AM ET

Yoshikami: Election 2010: Gridlock Wins

A healthy dose of balance and good old fashioned Washington debate might be just what is needed for investors.  »Read more
  Friday, 29 Oct 2010 | 1:34 PM ET

Found: A Picture Of Buffett Heir Apparent Todd Combs

Posted ByJohn Carney
The financial press has been in fits trying to find information on Todd Combs, the heretofore unknown guy that appears to have been selected to succeed Warren Buffett as Berkshire Hathaway’s investment chief. »Read more
  Wednesday, 27 Oct 2010 | 9:35 AM ET

Kaminsky's Call: 5 Stocks Represent 27 Percent of S&P Performance

They're not just household names but also vivid illustrations of how closet indexers can destroy your wealth, and here's why. »Read more
  Tuesday, 26 Oct 2010 | 6:03 PM ET

New Berkshire Manager Short on Experience: Fund Exec

Berkshire Hathaway would have been wiser to outsource investing advice to hedge funds rather than hire a manager whose experience is concentrated in one sector, another fund's manager told CNBC Tuesday. »Read more
  Tuesday, 26 Oct 2010 | 5:14 PM ET

The Buffett / Combs Trade

Posted ByLori Spechler
What was the first thing that came to mind when you heard the name "Todd Combs"? »Read more
  Tuesday, 26 Oct 2010 | 12:43 PM ET

Should You Invest Like the 'New' Warren Buffett?

Posted By CNBC.com
Investor Warren Buffett has hired a relatively unknown hedge fund manager, Todd Combs, to help oversee Berkshire Hathaway’s overall portfolio. It's come as a a surprise to many. Combs is a 39-year-old hedge fund manager from Connecticut, will "soon be joining Berkshire as an investment manager." »Read more
  Tuesday, 26 Oct 2010 | 12:25 PM ET

Best Cities to Relocate to in America

Posted ByCindy Perman

Best Cities to Move to in America

What people are looking for when they relocate changes from time to time. In the 90s, it was a city with low crime. Then, it was places with good schools. “These days, you want a job and to make sure you can get a house there,” said Bert Sperling of which helps people find the best places to live, work or retire. Sperling crunched the numbers to find the 10 best cities to relocate to today. The list takes into consideration all kinds of data points from cost of living to crime rates, the number
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What people are looking for when they relocate changes from time to time. In the 90s, it was a city with low crime. Then, it was places with good schools. “These days, you want a job and to make sure you can get a house there,” said Bert Sperling of which helps people find the best places to live, work or retire. Sperling crunched the numbers to find the 10 best cities to relocate to today. The list takes into consideration all kinds of data points from cost of living to crime rates, the number

What people are looking for when they relocate changes from time to time. In the 90s, it was a city with low crime. Then, it was places with good schools.

“These days, you want a job and to make sure you can get a house there,” said Bert Sperling of BestPlaces.net,which helps people find the best places to live, work or retire.

Sperling crunched the numbers to find the 10 best cities to relocate to today. The list takes into consideration all kinds of data points from cost of living to crime rates, the number of colleges and how healthy the population is, as well as access to museums, shows, sporting and other events. Plus, one you might not think of – stability.

“We’re a big believer in the concept of stability, where there is modest, controllable growth,” Sperling explained. “Big booms lead to disruption, and ultimately big busts. Neither is good for livability.”

Here are Sperling’s Best Cities to Relocate to in America – Why they’re the best and who’s hiring there.

By Cindy PermanPosted 26 Oct 2010

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  Tuesday, 26 Oct 2010 | 9:17 AM ET

Todd Combs: Buffett’s Next Strategic Investment?

Warren Buffett’s hiring of a relatively unknown hedge fund manager, Todd Combs, to help oversee Berkshire Hathaway’s overall portfolio came as a surprise to many. In the past month, speculation ran high as to who would take the top job as next investment chief at Berkshire. »Read more
  Monday, 25 Oct 2010 | 6:36 PM ET

Berkshire's Hiring of Hedge Fund Manager Creates Instant Leading Contender for Warren Buffett's Investment Role

Posted ByAlex Crippen
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway revealed tonight (Monday) that Todd Combs, a 39-year-old hedge fund manager from Connecticut, will "soon be joining Berkshire as an investment manager."   That instantly launches the relatively unknown investor into the spotlight as a leading contender to eventually succeed Buffett as manager, or one of the managers, of Berkshire's vast portfolio. »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.