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    Over the past several months, Warren Buffett has been consistently bearish on the short-term prospects for the U.S. economy.  Is he still just as pessimistic now, even as consumer sentiment improves and economists talk about the recession coming to an end?  CNBC's Becky Quick will ask him in an on-camera interview to mark the one-year anniversary of the height of the global financial crisis.

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    Warren Buffett is one of twenty-seven business, government, and academic leaders endorsing what's described as a "bold call to end the focus on value-destroying short-termism" in financial markets.  A new statement from the Aspen Institute argues that shareholders are playing a key role by pushing corporations for short-term stock price gains at the expense of long-term sustainability.

  • This is the text of an article on Warren Buffett's response to the financial crisis, published in the New York Times on Tuesday, September 8, 2009.

  • Warren Buffett

    Warren Buffett always says he loves to go to work each day, and the global financial crisis has done nothing to damper that enthusiasm for his job. Buffett tells the New York Times that all the "drama" has made for an "incredibly interesting period in the last year and a half."  

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    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway sold almost 800-thousand shares of Moody's this week, reducing its stake in the credit rating agency slightly to 16.6 percent from 17.0 percent just over a month ago.  But Moody's stock slide yesterday could discourage Buffett from pulling the trigger on more sales in the very near-term.

  • BYD's all-electric e6 Sedan

    Shares of Chinese electric-car maker BYD rallied 8 percent in Hong Kong trading today (Monday), finishing at an all-time closing of HK$48.60.  The buying was apparently sparked by news wire headlines quoting BYD's chairman as saying Warren Buffett "wants" or "intends" to raise Berkshire Hathaway's 10 percent stake in the company.  That interest, however, may not be new and doesn't necessarily mean Buffett will be able to buy more shares from BYD.

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    New York hedge fund manager John Paulson has replaced Warren Buffett as the nation's most influential investor, in the opinion of three of tonight's Fast Money traders.  It's too early to know if Paulson really will be seen as the "Warren Buffett of our lifetime," as one of those traders boldly puts it, but his star is shining very brightly right now on Wall Street.

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    Warren Buffett hasn't spoken out publicly today, but we assume he's happy with President Barack Obama's announcement this morning that Ben Bernanke will be nominated for a second term as Federal Reserve Chairman.   Despite his concerns the government's efforts to revive the economy over the last year will probably lead to serious inflation down the road, Buffett has repeatedly endorsed Bernanke's performance at the Fed, calling him the best person for the job.

  • Warren Buffett with one of his favorite meals, as seen at the 2007 Allen and Co. media conference in Sun Valley, Idaho.

    Warren Buffett makes no secret of his love for hamburgers and Cherry Cokes, steaks and hash browns, topped off with a root beer float.  Most vegetables?  No, thanks.  But Buffett says his "bad" eating habits aren't as absolutely awful as everyone thinks.

  • Chinese stocks rallied 4.5 percent overnight; other Asian markets also rebounded, but volume was seasonlly light.

  • Yep, but you probably couldn’t guess who it is.

  • Stocks got a weak start after the selloff in China but rebounded by midday after a report showed a surprise drop in crude inventories, which sent oil prices — and energy stocks — soaring.

  • Stocks got a weak start after the selloff in China but rebounded by midday after a report showed a surprise drop in crude inventories, which sent oil prices — and energy stocks — soaring.

  • Once again, stocks had a great opportunity to put together a down day...but so far have refused to do so.

  • Warren Buffett: The Greenback Effect

    Warren Buffett is back with a new piece in the New York Times, but today he's not using the high-profile platform to explicitly urge us all to buy stocks as he did last October.  But there's still a big "buy" recommendation implicit in the dollar doomsday scenario he lays out in his latest op-ed.

  • S&P 500 rallies in a thin tape....the S&P 500 and its corresponding ETF popped about 6 points about 11:45 AM ET.  Volume and price moved up just as the index hit 990, which was where it closed yesterday, so technicals are likely a factor.

  • Stocks moved back into correction mode Wednesday after Chinese stocks tumbled 5 percent, sending another ripple around the world.

  • Oddly, stocks in Shanghai were trading UP in the morning session, when trading resumed in the afternoon (they have a break midday), the index fell apart. No explanation was offered for this, but several traders noted that Buffett's editorial in the New York Times appeared in this break, which happened around midnight Eastern Time

  • World markets are back in selloff mode Wednesday, with Shanghai's 5 percent tumble the first indication that Tuesday's rally for world stocks might be a one-off event. 

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    The United States economy is out of the emergency room and appears to be on a slow path to recovery, Warren Buffett wrote in an opinion column in the New York Times.