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Warren Buffett sat down for a one-on-one exclusive interview with CNBC's Becky Quick ahead of this year Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders meeting. It's a fun and busy weekend for Buffett, as he told Becky.
Warren Buffett sat down for a one-on-one exclusive interview with CNBC's Becky Quick ahead of this year Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders meeting. The event we're calling Buffettstock '08 here at Warren Buffett Watch begins today in Omaha. More than 30,000 are expected to attend, the largest crowd ever, as it is pretty much every year. But the early years were much smaller, as Buffett tells Becky:
Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal says his look at a possible conflict of interest involving Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway and Moody's is "simply one facet" of a broader investigation into the credit rating agencies. In an interview today (Thursday) with NBC station WVIT in Hartford, Blumenthal calls the Berkshire-Moody's relationship a "symptom of flaws in a system rife with conflicts of interest and problematic relationships."
Berkshire Hathaway, the insurance and investment company run by Warren Buffett, has been preparing succession plans for when the 77-year-old billionaire steps down.
Warren Buffett will be the center of attention on Saturday at the annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meeting.
Warren Buffett will be the center of attention on Saturday at the annual shareholder meeting for Berkshire Hathaway, his roughly $200 billion holding company.
As Warren Buffett fans converge on Omaha for this year's Buffettstock, we go to the video vaults to show you how CNBC's Scott Cohn covered the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting one decade ago, in 1998. Included: a vintage video interview with Buffett and the secret to keeping your spouse, and shareholders, happy.
Connecticut's Attorney General Richard Blumenthal tells Bloomberg he's investigating a possible conflict of interest involving Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway. Berkshire owns a big stake in the credit rating agency Moody's, which recently gave Berkshire's new bond insurer its highest rating, a triple-A.
Speculation, (underline speculation), that Warren Buffett could be looking to buy American Express, has been sparked by the company's move this week to make it easier for shareholders to approve a merger or sale.
Forget Wrigley. Heinz is the company Buffett should have bought.
Buffettstock '08 is just two days away. It's time to start voting on the best 'Buffett Bite' of all time. The polls are now open!
CNBC has just announced its coverage plans for this weekend's big Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholder meeting in Omaha, including an unprecedented and exclusive one-hour look behind-the-scenes at how Warren Buffett's "Woodstock for Capitalists" comes together. (Here at CNBC.com, we're calling it Buffettstock '08!)
Warren Buffett's 18 percent stake in Burlington Northern Santa Fe is worth even more today (Tuesday), after the railroad reported a 30 percent increase in first quarter earnings, beating Wall Street's expectations.
M&M's candy maker Mars has teamed up with billionaire Warren Buffett to buy No. 1 chewing gum manufacturer Wm Wrigley Jr for $23 billion.
Warren Buffett spoke live this morning (Monday) with CNBC's Squawk Box about his role in today's $23 billion Mars acquisition of Wrigley spacer. The previous Warren Buffett Watch post has the highlights. Here is the complete interview in two parts, both video and transcript.
Warren Buffett is known for the pithy, memorable, often funny, quotes that concisely capture the core of his wisdom on investing and life. Let's call them Buffett Bites. We're asking you to help crown the "best" Warren Buffett Bite of all time.
Mars confirmed that it is buying Wrigley's for $23B in partnership with Warren Buffett. The deal would rank as the third biggest deal of the year. Here are the top deals of year to date...
Warren Buffett called into CNBC's Squawk Box minutes ago to discuss Berkshire Hathaway's financing role in a $23 billion dollar deal that has candy-maker Mars buying gum-maker Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. It's a classic brand-play for Buffett. In a live telephone conversation this morning, Buffett tells the Squawk Box team. "There's really nothing that can wrong with something like the Wrigley or the Mars Brands."
Mars, the makers of M&M’s, was near a deal last night to acquire the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, the chewing gum concern, for more than $22 billion, people involved in the talks said.
Warren Buffett's new municipal bond insurer has received its second AAA credit rating, just months after it was created in response to the stumbles of veteran insurers like Ambac and MBIA. That's much faster than executives at those companies and some analysts had predicted.