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    India's largest business newspaper reports today that Warren Buffett is "keen on acquiring a majority stake in a state-owned general insurance company," but current rules limit foreign ownership.  The Business Standard, quoting sources involved in the planning of Buffett's visit to India next March, says he will "take up the issue" with the government during the trip.

  • Procter & Gamble's HQ in Cincinnati, Ohio

    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway continued to sell shares of Procter & Gamble during the first three months of the year. It's likely the sales are part of Buffett's efforts to raise money for his big acquisition of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad.

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    Warren Buffett's high-profile defense of Goldman Sachs has provoked sharp negative reactions this week, but there is also at least one prominent defender. 

  • Daniel Sparks, former partner and head of the Mortgages Department at the Goldman Sachs Group, Joshua Birnbaum, former managing director of the structured products group trading for The Goldman Sachs Group, Michael Swenson, managing director of structured products group trading for The Goldman Sachs Group and Fabrice Tourre, executive director of the structured products group trading for The Goldman Sachs Group are sworn in while testifying before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Af

    Mr. Buffett understands risk and how markets work. He knows that in the world of buying and selling complex financial instruments, responsibility is a two way street. Caveat emptor.

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    Warren Buffett defended Goldman Sachs as it faces SEC fraud accusations and talked about the signs of "real strength" he's seeing in the U.S. economy during a live interview in Omaha today, May 3, 2010 with Becky Quick on CNBC's Squawk Box.  Here are video clips and a transcript of their conversation.

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    Warren Buffett tells CNBC this morning that he does not see a "problem" with the Goldman Sachs Abacus deal at the center of SEC fraud charges against the firm.   Buffett also endorses CEO Lloyd Blankfein, saying he's done a "great job" at the company and should continue as CEO.

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    Warren Buffett tells CNBC the U.S. economy has started to show signs of "real strength" in March and April, and it's not just companies replenishing their inventories.  Buffett says there's been an increase in manufacturing activity and some improvement in consumer demand as people regain confidence.

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    Warren Buffett's strong defense of Goldman Sachs spacer against SEC accusations of fraud dominates the day-after headlines from coverage of this year's Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting in Omaha.

  • Warren Buffett spoke to reporters Saturday morning in Omaha before his annual meeting with Berkshire Hathaway shareholders

    Warren Buffett tells CNBC that Goldman Sachs "has lost the PR battle at this point" as it responds to SEC accusations, but he does not think the firm has committed fraud.  In a taped interview with Becky Quick ahead of today's Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting in Omaha, Buffett says Goldman has suffered because it did not respond quickly enough to the announcement of the SEC's complaint against the firm.  Here's the video and transcript of their conversation.

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    Warren Buffett is defending Goldman Sachs before shareholders at the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting in Omaha, saying, "It's hard for me to get terribly sympathetic" with the alleged victim in the SEC's case against the Wall Street giant.  Buffett also says "we love" Berkshire's investment in Goldman.

  • As the financially faithful descend on Omaha for Berkshire’s annual shareholder meeting, what will Warren Buffett say to them about Goldman Sachs?

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    Charlie Munger tells CNBC that Lehman Brothers' behavior was the worst of the big Wall Street firms in recent years.  By contrast, he says he's "favorably impressed" by Goldman Sachs chief Lloyd Blankfein

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    It's time for Omaha's big spring fling weekend with Warren Buffett. A record crowd of over 40,000 is expected for this year's Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting, boosted partially by the availability of newly-split Class B shares for less than $100. Buffett is promising "extensive and complete replies" to questions about Berkshire's $5 billion investment in Goldman Sachs.

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    David Sokol, a key Warren Buffet lieutenant, told CNBC that it would be a “disaster” if Congress enacted retroactive legislation that voided contracts dealing with derivatives.

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    TD Ameritrade chairman Joe Moglia told CNBC Friday that his clients—individual investors—are regaining confidence in the stock market and increasing their equity holdings.

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    Warren Buffett is finally seeing signs the global economy is starting to recover from the Great Recession, as measured by sales at Berkshire Hathaway's subsidiaries around the world.  He tells Fox Business, "We have seen in all our businesses a big upswing starting in March."

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    An excerpt from Peter Buffett's new book, Life is What You Make It: Find Your Own Path to Fulfillment, in which he explains why he has no regrets about his decision years ago to sell his inheritance, Berkshire Hathaway stock that would be worth $72 million today.

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    Warren Buffett will appear live on CNBC's Squawk Box Monday morning for his first interview after meeting with over 40,000 shareholders at this weekend's Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting.  Buffett is scheduled to join co-anchor Becky Quick in Omaha for one hour starting at 8 AM ET on May 3.

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    For Warren Buffett, it's a matter of simple fairness: "If the restaurant only gets paid for an 8-ounce steak, they don't want to give you the 12-ounce one."   It's a concept at the core of his argument against allowing the government to require collateral on existing derivatives contracts.

  • Senator Benjamin Nelson (D-Nebraska) in a 2009 photo taken outside the U.S. Capitol

    Nebraska's Democratic Senator Ben Nelson is quoted by Bloomberg as saying he and his wife's long-held stake of up to $6 million in Berkshire Hathaway, does not create a conflict of interest for him on the financial regulatory bill currently at the center of a Capitol Hill fight.