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  • WALL STREET IN CRISIS - A CNBC SPECIAL REPORT

    There may still be value in the markets if investors choose carefully from the stocks carnage debris.

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    Warren Buffett tells CNBC he's making a $5 billion investment in Goldman Sachs because "the price was right, the terms were right, and the people were right."  He also made it clear that he would not have bought anything right now, if he wasn't confident Washington will do the "rational" thing and approve the financial bailout proposal put forward by Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson.

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    In a surprise return to Wall Street, Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has a deal to make a $5 billion investment in Goldman Sachs. Up until now, he has rejected all pleas to come to Wall Street's aid during the current crisis.

  • The Constellation Energy building is photographed Monday, Dec. 19, 2005, in Baltimore. Energy supplier FPL Group Inc. is buying rival power-plant operator Constellation Energy Group Inc. for more than $11 billion in stock in a deal announced Monday that would create one of the nation's biggest electricity conglomerates. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

    Electricitie de France's management is "mixed" on continuing its challenge to Warren Buffett's "bargain buy" of Constellation Energy, now that the Baltimore company's board has recommended a sale to Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary MidAmerican Energy.

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    The Bush administration's controversial financial bailout proposal may be getting a heavy dose of criticism today from angry lawmakers on Capitol Hill, but Warren Buffett tells us he wholeheartedly supports the plan. He told CNBC's Becky Quick over the weekend, "It's what I would do if I were there."

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    Watch out, Warren! Your name is getting kicked around in Washington as the common-sense financial wizard the nation needs in these troubled times.

  • AIG's new CEO Edward Liddy discusses his new role at AIG while Dick Bove shares perspectives on what the regulation of Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley means for banks. Following are today's top videos:

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    Berkshire Hathaway's last-second spike to $147,000 a share at Friday's closing bell didn't last long.  As of early afternoon in New York today (Monday), shares of Warren Buffett's holding company are back to about where they were Friday just before the spike, around $132,000 each.

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    The highly-anticipated first authorized biography of Warren Buffett was supposed to be kept under wraps until its official release on September 29.   But tonight the Associated Press is out with some of Buffett's "flaws", as revealed in The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life.

  • The Constellation Energy building is photographed Monday, Dec. 19, 2005, in Baltimore. Energy supplier FPL Group Inc. is buying rival power-plant operator Constellation Energy Group Inc. for more than $11 billion in stock in a deal announced Monday that would create one of the nation's biggest electricity conglomerates. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

    Constellation Energy Group's French joint-venture partner isn't happy with Warren Buffett's just-finalized deal to buy the Baltimore-based company.

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    In a stunning last-second spike, shares of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway closed today (Friday) at $147,000 each. That's an increase of $18,990 a share, or 14.83 percent, the biggest one-day move ever for Berkshire.

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    In late July, Berkshire Hathaway shares were down 25 percent from their December highs and the stock was doing worse than the benchmark S&P 500 for the year.  A lot has changed since then.

  • Boxes of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese are seen Wednesday, April 19, 2006, in Milwaukee. Kraft Foods Inc. releases first-quarter earnings after the bell.  (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

    Kraft Foods is going into the Dow Jones Industrial Average this coming Monday to replace AIG, the insurer that's been taken over by the federal government.  Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is Kraft's biggest stakeholder with about 138 million shares, worth over $4 billion. That's a stake of over 9 percent.

  • The Constellation Energy building is photographed Monday, Dec. 19, 2005, in Baltimore. Energy supplier FPL Group Inc. is buying rival power-plant operator Constellation Energy Group Inc. for more than $11 billion in stock in a deal announced Monday that would create one of the nation's biggest electricity conglomerates. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

    A subsidiary of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway just announced a tentative agreement to buy Constellation Energy for roughly $4.7 billion in cash.   MidAmerican Energy Holdings is paying just $26.50 a share. Constellation's stock closed at $58.37 last Friday and finished 2007 at $102.53.

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    After six months as the reigning "World's Richest Billionaire," Warren Buffett has lost his title, and a few billion dollars.  The Forbes 400 list of the richest Americans has just been released, and Buffett's friend Bill Gates, the former Microsoft Chairman, is at the top of the rankings, with an estimated net worth of $57 billion.  That tops Buffett's $50 billion, although he's still number two out of 400 on the Forbes list of the nation's super-rich.

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    Don't count on Warren Buffett to "rescue" AIG as its white knight.   A few minutes ago, CNBC's David Faber reported on the air that Buffett is "no longer" in talks with the insurer "about an investment or anything else."

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    Value investor Whitney Tilson, in a video interview by TheStreet.com, rejects the suggestion that Warren Buffett is "losing his touch" as Berkshire's stock continues to underperform the market so far this year.

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    We now have video evidence that Warren Buffett's pitch to catcher Jack Welch at Boston's Fenway Park last night wasn't quite a "perfect strike."   We also, however, can go to the videotape to prove that Buffett throws better than Mariah Carey.

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    A Kansas company that is part of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has stopped selling private bank deposit insurance above the amount guaranteed by the federal government...

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    Yesterday, I was at Fenway Park to witness what was very likely the richest ceremonial first pitch in sports history as Warren Buffett threw out the first pitch at the Red Sox-Rays game to Jack Welch.