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This is live real-time blog coverage of Warren Buffett's appearance before the Senate Finance Committee for a hearing on estate taxes.
Warren Buffett has arrived here in Room 215 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building, ready for his appearance a little later this morning before the Senate Finance Committee. The guards are saying a big crowd is expected. No surprise when Buffett's involved.
Today's Wall Street Journal Heard on the Street column quotes some unnamed "people familiar with the matter" as saying Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway could make big profits by throwing a "lifeline" to bond insurers hurt by excessive fears over credit market losses.
Warren Buffett, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, may cash in from the credit market turmoil and worries surrounding the financial strength of bond insurers, including Ambac Financial Group and MBIA, the Wall Street Journal said in its online edition on Monday.
Some of Warren Buffett's fellow bilionaires in the Forbes 400 speak out on his million-dollar challenge over tax rates and the very wealthy. So far, no takers.
Warren Buffett will be heading to Washington next Wednesday, to testify against eliminating the nation's estate taxes. It appears to be part of Buffett's "billionaires like me don't pay enough in taxes" campaign, which has not exactly caught on among his fellow members of the Forbes 400 club.
It turns out that supermodel Gisele Bundchen isn't siding with Warren Buffett as a U.S. dollar bear after all, her manager tells CNBC.
Contrary to earlier reports, supermodel Gisele Bundchen has NOT asked to be paid in euros instead of dollars, her manager told CNBC.
They're both famous, they're both very wealthy and they both don't want to get paid in U.S. dollars right now if they can avoid it. One major difference: she dresses better.
The Wall Street Journal points out this morning that Warren Buffett has been increasingly selling derivatives, which he described a few years ago as "financial weapons of mass destruction."
Lots of people call on Warren Buffett for support. But this particular call for support is, well, somewhat unusual. In the new issue of Time Magazine, Senior Editor Belinda Luscombe, writes an open letter to Mr. Buffett, calling on his support on behalf of "the women of America" because "they need you. Badly."
Operating earnings at Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway fell slightly in the third quarter, with a big drop in profits for its insurance-underwriting operations.But the company posted a big increase in net earnings due to a $2 billion dollar one-time gain from sales of investments (PetroChina!)
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway said on Friday its third-quarter profit rose 64 percent, helped by investment gains including the sale of a stake in PetroChina.
In a web-only video clip, CNBC's Becky Quick tells Managing Editor Tyler Mathisen what she learned during her whirlwind tour of Asia last week with Warren Buffett, including one of his daily habits that helps make him a great investor.
A preview of Berkshire Hathaway's third quarter earnings report, to be released after the close of trading today.
The Tom Brokaw piece on NBC Nightly News Monday night highlighting Warren Buffett's call for a higher tax rate on very wealthy Americans includes an excerpt from a sit-down interview with Buffett. We're now able to bring you Brokaw's complete interview with Buffett, only on CNBC.com.
Warren Buffett's call for higher tax rates on the nation's wealthiest people is getting a high-profile boost from NBC's Tom Brokaw. Brokaw appeared on set with Brian Williams on Nightly News last night with a taped piece that features a sit-down interview with Buffett. Here's the clip.
Warren Buffett's call for higher tax rates on the nation's wealthiest taxpayers got a high profile spotlight last night on NBC Nightly News, which aired a Tom Brokaw piece featuring a sit down interview with Buffett. This morning, on CNBC's Squawk Box, Brokaw joined Becky Quick, Carl Quintanilla and Joe Kernen to play an extended excerpt from his Buffett interview and to chat afterward. Joe took the opportunity to challenge Buffett's views, getting into a quasi-debate with Brokaw.
Fresh from her trip to the Far East with the greatest investor in the world, Becky Quick reveals what Warren Buffett really thinks of China.
Mexico's Carlos Slim has been displaced as the world's richest man, at least for today, according to reports from India's news media.