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    Warren Buffett appeared live on CNBC's Squawk Box this morning to promote a new online animated series called the Secret Millionaire's Club in which he teaches kids about finance and investing. Buffett told us that stocks are still a better investment than cash investments, like Treasuries, even though the Dow has recently rallied to its highs of the year over 9000.  This is a transcript of the CNBC interview.

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    Warren Buffett tells CNBC that the economy still isn't showing any signs of life but that doesn't mean investors should stay away from stocks.  In a live interview this morning Buffett says "business is still flat."  But he notes that doesn't mean he's negative on stocks, predicting the market will revive before the economy does.

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    Warren Buffett will appear live on CNBC's Squawk Box this morning (Friday) at 8:30a ET to explain why he's getting even more animated than usual.  We'll also ask him about the economy and financial markets.  Buffett will speak to us in the first of a series of promotional interviews for a new online animated series called Secret Millionaire's Club.

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    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has cut its stake in Moody's by 16.6 percent, reducing its exposure to the beleaguered credit rating agency by selling almost eight million shares over three days.

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    Shares of Berkshire Hathaway gained 6.0 percent this week, their best showing since early March when Warren Buffett's company bounced off its lows for a 14.2 percent surge.

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    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway reportedly made a secret, but unsuccessful, $1.7 billion cash offer for Bermuda-based reinsurer IPC Holdings earlier this month.  Bloomberg reports Berkshire is the mysterious 'Party M' mentioned in a regulatory filing.  This try didn't work out, but there could be more efforts by Berkshire to take advantage of opportunities in reinsurance created by the global recession.

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    Warren Buffett's retreat from "volatile" catastrophic property damage reinsurance gets a spotlight in today's (Monday) Wall Street Journal.

  • Barron's is taking a strong bullish stand on shares of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, calling them a "bargain" in the mid-$80Ks.  A price target of $110,000 in the next year "doesn't seem outlandish" given its current price to book ratio.

  • Last Friday, the closely-watched University of Michigan consumer confidence survey registered a disappointing reading of 64.6, when hopes had been for a 70 or so. But maybe it shouldn't have been a surprise, figuring that, during the month, energy prices were high (since reversed, of course), the stock market was struggling, and unemployment continued to rise.

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    Warren Buffett isn't shy about giving advice. If he hadn't gone into the investing business, he could well have made teaching his profession.  Now that he's the world's greatest living investor, there are plenty of pupils anxious to attend class.  Today, ABC's Good Morning America featured several Buffett lessons.

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    Warren Buffett spoke tonight (Thursday) on tape with CNBC's Julia Boorstin at Herb Allen's Sun Valley media conference.  He remains pessimistic about the economy's short-term prospects, saying the latest number from his Berkshire Hathaway companies show that consumer spending remains very weak.  This is a video clip and transcript of Julia's entire conversation with Buffett.

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    Warren Buffett is prescribing some serious medicine to remedy the economy. And it could be a bitter pill for many to swallow.

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    Warren Buffett tells CNBC that consumer sales by Berkshire Hathaway companies have remained "very, very soft" in recent weeks.  In a taped interview with Julia Boorstin today (Thursday) at Herb Allen's Sun Valley media retreat, Buffett says he'll know when things pick up because he gets constant updates on sales from his companies.

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    Warren Buffett is repeating his call for a second economic stimulus package, telling ABC News the first one passed earlier this year was excessively diluted by lawmakers' pet spending projects, like "half a tablet of Viagra mixed with candy."

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    The Chinese investor who donated $2.1 million dollars for lunch in late June with Warren Buffett says his "tip from a friend" was not designed to influence the stock price of a relatively little known retailer in China.

  • Bill Gates, left, Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett pose for a picture after a press conference Monday, June 26, 2006 in New York.  Warren Buffett, the chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, recently announced his intention of giving 10 million shares of his company to charitable organizations, the majority going to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Warren Buffett's annual gift of Berkshire Hathaway stock to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is worth $1.25 billion this year, a drop of over 30 percent from last year's $1.8 billion.

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    A humorous video clip shown to shareholders featuring Warren Buffett as a mattress salesman is part of a marketing campaign for a real Nervous Nellie model available from Berkshire subsidiary Nebraska Furniture Mart.  Built for troubled times, it features a hiding place for cash and other valuables.

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    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is losing to the benchmark S&P 500 stock index as the first half of the year comes to a close.  Buffett's three-year winning streak is at risk.

  • Considering shares of Berkshire Hathaway are down about 10% year to date, is it still a good idea to bet on Buffett?

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    Warren Buffett likes to say, "It's only when the tide goes out that you know who's been swimming naked." That's his way of saying a downturn exposes those who had been taking on excessive risk when times were good.  The other side of the tide is featured in a glowing report on Berkshire Hathaway today from a stock analyst initiating coverage with an "outperform."