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  • Buffett on making "dumb deals." This is part five of the transcript and video of Warren Buffett's 'Ask Warren' appearance on CNBC's Squawk Box on Monday, March 1, 2010.  Topics include: Buffett's view on Kraft's acquisition of Cadbury, global warming, Goldman Sachs, Moody's, and Greece's debt problem.

  • Praising Social Security and grading Barack Obama. This is part four of the transcript and video of Warren Buffett's 'Ask Warren' appearance on CNBC's Squawk Box on Monday, March 1, 2010.

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    If Warren were the President—Buffett talks health care. This is part three of the transcript and video of Warren Buffett's 'Ask Warren' appearance on CNBC's Squawk Box on Monday, March 1, 2010.

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    Who will run Berkshire after Buffett? This is part two of the transcript AND VIDEO of Warren Buffett's 'Ask Warren' appearance on CNBC's Squawk Box on Monday, March 1, 2010.

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    Getting past "Pearl Harbor." This is part one of the transcript and video of Warren Buffett's 'Ask Warren' appearance on CNBC's Squawk Box on Monday, March 1, 2010.

  • US stock index futures pointed to a higher open for Wall Street Monday as prospects for a resolution to the Greek debt crisis somewhat brightened and AIG agreeing to sell its Asian business to UK insurer Prudential.

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    Warren Buffett tells CNBC that he's seeing some small short-term signs of improvement in the U.S. economy.  At the start of a three-hour live 'Ask Warren' appearance on CNBC's Squawk Box this morning, Buffett told Becky Quick, "We got past Pearl Harbor. We will win the war, and it's going slightly our way."

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    This is a live blog archive of Warren Buffett's three-hour 'Ask Warren' appearance on CNBC's Squawk Box on Monday, March 1, 2010.

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    How did Warren Buffett's annual letter to shareholders get covered this year?  Berkshire's strong 2009 performance (in contrast to 2008) and Buffett's comments on bargains, CEOs, and the residential housing market generate the headlines.

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    Warren Buffett has a new nugget of pithy advice for investors in his latest letter to Berkshire shareholders: "When it's raining gold, reach for a bucket, not a thimble."   Buffett recalls that last year's letter called corporate and municipal bonds "ridiculously cheap" compared to U.S. Treasuries. And we says Berkshire did "back" that view by making some purchases, but "I should have done far more. Big opportunities come infrequently."

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    Warren Buffett releases his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders tomorrow morning (Saturday) at 8a ET as part of the company's annual report.  The 10,000+ word document is, as AP puts it, "one of the best-read and most-quoted business documents every year."  And this year, it has an even bigger built-in audience, as Berkshire's shareholder base expands with the acquisition of Burlington Northern and a 50-for-1 stock split of the Class B shares.

  • Plus, Michael Ward tells us if we can trust that recent dividend boost.

  • Business Week magazine cover: Hold for Mr. Buffett Please

    Warren Buffett can be a great boss, hands-off and complimentary, with plenty of great advice if you want or need it.  But it really helps if you're making money for him.  Otherwise, writes Alice Schroeder in the new Bloomberg BusinessWeek magazine, "the famously passive investor can swing into action to protect his investment."

  • Warren Buffett hosts charity lunch at Smith & Wollensky in New York City.  Salida Capital CEO Courtenay Wolfe is at the far left in this screen grab from CNBC video.

    Warren Buffett is in New York City today to host the high bidders from last year's "lunch of a lifetime" charity auction.  Canada's Salida Capital paid $1.68 million for the steak meal, and the opportunity to have eight guests ask Buffett questions, with no time or subject-matter limit.

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    For the third straight year, Warren Buffett will be answering your questions during a special three-hour live appearance starting at 6a ET, Monday, March 1 on CNBC's Squawk Box. Our Becky Quick will be in Omaha for the event.   Here's how you can tell us what you want to know.

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    In contrast to Warren Buffett's long-term optimism for America's economic future, Charlie Munger has a more gloomy outlook.  Buffett's long-time business partner and 'right-hand man' is getting some online interest with a parable "about how one nation came to financial ruin."

  • Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has been adding to his position in Republic Services this past quarter. Should investors follow Buffett and bank on the trash-disposal stocks? James Altucher, managing director at Formula Capital, shared his insights.

  • Stocks rose for second day Wednesday as a Deere earnings beat and a rebound in housing starts helped renew investor optimism about the recovery. Consumer stocks were among the best performers; energy, the weakest.

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    Warren Buffett eased the throttle on energy while Bill Ackman had less on Target. George Soros and John Paulson loaded up on financials, while Carl Icahn backed off on Yahoo but jumped into Take Two.

  • Stocks opened higher Wednesday after Deere blew past earnings expectations and a report showed a rebound in housing starts.