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  • Buffett Pledges to Buy Florida Hurricane Bonds Thursday, 3 Jul 2008 | 5:46 PM ET
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    Florida officials agreed to pay Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway  $224 million for a conditional pledge to buy $4 billion of state hurricane bonds during 2008, a state spokesman said on.

  • Parts of a roof lie on the sidewalk as trees sway in the winds of Hurricane Wilma Monday, Oct. 24, 2005 in downtown Naples, Fla. Hurricane Wilma crashed ashore early Monday as a strong Category 3 storm, battering southwest Florida with 125 mph winds. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

    The state of Florida has reluctantly agreed to pay Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway $224 million now, in exchange for a promise it will be able to borrow $4 billion from Berkshire later, if the state gets severely slammed by hurricanes this year.

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    Warren Buffett has some advice for young people, like college students, who want to remain financially independent.  It's not new and its not a surprise, but it is solid counsel on avoiding a very common money pitfall, and worth repeating.

  • Buffett's Berkshire Feels the Bear's Bite Wednesday, 2 Jul 2008 | 12:47 PM ET

    Shares of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway are down almost 20 percent from their all-time closing high of last December. Wall Street's generally accepted definition of a 'bear market' involves a 20 percent drop from a recent high. Yesterday, Berkshire shares dipped into bear territory on an intraday basis, before recovering to close at $120,100 .. a 19.5 percent drop from its all-time closing high of $149,200, set on December 10.

  • 4 Morningstar Stock Picks Tuesday, 1 Jul 2008 | 11:14 AM ET

    Paul Larson says it's time to get back into equities. The equities strategist at Morningstar says buying stocks now will set up your portfolio for a big payoff in three to five years. Larson offered CNBC his top U.S. stocks.

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    The big spender who won this year's "Power Lunch with Warren Buffett" charity auction with a record high bid of $2,110,100 is Zhao Danyang of the Hong-Kong based Pure Heart China Growth Investment Fund, according to a spokesperson for San Francisco's Glide Foundation.  I spoke with Zhao by telephone late tonight. He told me his investment philosophy is very similar to Buffett's and he has "lots of questions" to ask him.

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    This year "Power Lunch with Warren Buffett" charity auction has ended on eBay with a high bid of $2,110,100.   That's more than three times larger than last year's record high price of $650,100 paid by investors Mohnish Pabrai and Guy Spiers.

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    With just under four hours remaining, bidding has topped $300,000 in this year's "Power Lunch with Warren Buffett" charity auction. That's less than half of last year's record $650,100 high bid, but as anyone who has been on eBay knows, savvy bidders hold back until the last few minutes. The auction ends at 10p ET tonight (Friday).

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    If you want to know what helps make Warren Buffett the world's most popular billionaire,  here's a perfect example...  A spectacularly uneventful visit to a Berkshire subsidiary in a "drab industrial neighborhood."

  • Lunch With Warren Buffett "Worth Every Penny" at $650,100 Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008 | 6:46 PM ET

    The two investors who bid $650,100 in a charity auction to have lunch with Warren Buffett today tell CNBC the "fantastic" experience was "worth every penny."  Mohnish Pabrai and Guy Spier, well-known investors in their own right, teamed up to make the winning bid in last year's edition of the annual auction that benefits San Francisco's Glide Foundation. They collected their prize today at New York's Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse.  After their meal this afternoon, Pabrai and Spier spoke to Becky Quick in a live interview on CNBC's Closing Bell.

  • This is a transcript of Warren Buffett's live interview with Becky Quick on CNBC's Power Lunch, Wednesday, June 25, 2008 at 12p ET.   Buffett tells Becky U.S. inflation is "exploding" and warns that the Federal Reserve must signal controlling prices is not a secondary concern.

  • Warren Buffett Tells CNBC U.S. Inflation is "Exploding" Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008 | 12:23 PM ET

    Warren Buffett says inflation in the U.S. is "exploding" and he urged the Federal Reserve not to signal in any way that controlling prices is a secondary goal to encouraging economic growth.  "Inflation is really picking up.  Whether it's steel or oil, we see it everyplace," Buffett said of rising prices.  Buffett made his comments in a live interview with Becky Quick on CNBC's Power Lunch.

  • LIVE BLOG ARCHIVE: Warren Buffett's Power Lunch Interview Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008 | 11:56 AM ET

    This is a live blog of Warren Buffett's interview with Becky Quick on CNBC's Power Lunch, Wednesday, June 25.  All times eastern.

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    Warren Buffett is scheduled to appear live with Becky Quick on CNBC's Power Lunch, tomorrow, Wednesday, June 25 at 12p ET.   Buffett will be in New York to host his own "Power Lunch" with the high bidders in last year's 'Lunch with Warren' charity auction.

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    Warren Buffett heads to Chicago next week as the prime attraction at a pair of fund-raising events on behalf of Barack Obama's White House bid.

  • Billionaire investor Warren Buffett helps Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., raise campaign funds in San Francisco, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007. Bufffett, who has said he would be happy with either Clinton or Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., as the next president, already helped Clinton raise at least $1 million during a June event in New York. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

    Kiplinger's offers "mortals" five stocks that fit Warren Buffett's investing criteria.

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    Bidding has begun for this year's "Power Lunch" with Warren Buffett. Proceeds go the San Francisco's Glide Foundation.  Latest bid as of about 10a this morning (Monday): $40,100 .. but it will easily go into six figures before it's over.  Buffett does, however, come with "free shipping" according to the auction site.

  • Buffett Reportedly Backing InBev Takeover Of Busch Tuesday, 17 Jun 2008 | 10:19 AM ET
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    According to De Standaard, a Belgian newspaper, Warren Buffett stands behind InBev's hostile takeover bid for American brewer Anheuser-Busch,citing sources close to the situation. If true, this could prove a decisive endorsement in pushing the two companies closer to a deal.

  • Busch Tapping Buffett? Monday, 16 Jun 2008 | 10:19 AM ET
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    Looks like the great American investor will have something to say about the future of the Great American Lager, with Warren Buffett reportedly involved in the hostile takeover battle between Anheuser-Busch and European brewing giant InBev.

  • Warren Buffett throws out the ceremonial first pitch before tonight's game between the Kansas City Royals and the Texas Rangers

    Warren Buffett took his love of baseball to a major league mound tonight at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before the Royals played the Texas Rangers. As you can see in this photograph provided by the Kansas City Star, Buffett didn't take the job lightly. No word yet on whether Buffett threw a strike or not.