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  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
  Monday, 25 Oct 2010 | 5:28 PM ET

Berkshire Hathaway Successfully Defends Decision Not to Write-Down Stock Losses

Posted ByAlex Crippen
The SEC has completed a review of Berkshire Hathaway's annual earnings report for 2009 after Warren Buffett's company answered accounting questions raised by the regulatory agency over almost $2 billion in unrealized stock losses. »Read more
  Monday, 25 Oct 2010 | 9:29 AM ET

Yoshikami: This Asia Merger Means Something To You

With the announcement that the Singapore Stock Exchange plans to acquire its Australian counterpart, it is clear that Asia’s growing role as the financial center of the world is gaining strength. »Read more
  Thursday, 21 Oct 2010 | 12:38 PM ET

Warren Buffett May Be Getting Unwanted Phone Call from Goldman Sachs

Posted ByAlex Crippen
Warren Buffett may be getting an unwanted phone call from Goldman Sachs.  The Wall Street Journal says Goldman is "considering" paying back the $5 billion loan it got from Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway at the height of the credit crisis in October, 2008.   That would cut off the annual dividend payments of $500 million Berkshire has been getting from Goldman. »Read more
  Tuesday, 19 Oct 2010 | 4:16 PM ET

Bill Gross' Lesson Learned: Character Trumps Flash

Posted ByBecky Quick
Choosing flash over substance led Bill Gross, founder and co-CIO of bond company PIMCO, to say “pass” on two of the best investments in US history, and give a thumb's-up to a big flop. »Read more
  Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 2:54 PM ET

CNBC Transcript: Warren Buffett's $200B Berkshire Blunder and the Valuable Lesson He Learned

Posted ByAlex Crippen
Warren Buffett tells CNBC that his 1964 decision to buy Berkshire Hathaway, then a fading Massachusetts textile company, was a $200 billion blunder.  Here is the complete interview, in video and transcript form, including portions that did not appear on television. »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.