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  • Berkshire's Buffett on Succession, Acquisitions Thursday, 1 May 2008 | 2:33 PM ET
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    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.

  • Buffett Meeting to Draw Biggest Crowd Ever Thursday, 1 May 2008 | 2:09 PM ET
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    Warren Buffett will be the center of attention on Saturday at the annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meeting.

  • Warren Buffett at A Glance Thursday, 1 May 2008 | 2:07 PM ET
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    Warren Buffett will be the center of attention on Saturday at the annual shareholder meeting for Berkshire Hathaway, his roughly $200 billion holding company.

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    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.

  • State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal holds a press conference in his office to announce plans to file a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education over the federal No Child Left Behind Act in Hartford, Conn., Monday August 22, 2005. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

    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.

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    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.

  • 57 Ways to Say ‘Buy’ Wednesday, 30 Apr 2008 | 6:48 PM ET

    Forget Wrigley. Heinz is the company Buffett should have bought.

  • Vote for Best Warren Buffett Bite of All Time Wednesday, 30 Apr 2008 | 9:57 AM ET

    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!)

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    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.

  • Mars, Berkshire to Buy Wrigley for $23 Billion Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | 3:49 PM ET

    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.

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    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.

  • Nominate Your Favorite Warren Buffett Bite Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | 10:31 AM ET
    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)

    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 Acquisition of Wrigley: 3rd Biggest Deal of 2008 Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | 10:09 AM ET

    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...

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    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."

  • Buffett, Mars Near $22 Billion Deal for Wrigley Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | 4:58 AM ET

    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.

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    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.

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    Warren Buffett tells CNBC he will tour Europe in the third week of May to "get on the radar screen of large family-owned businesses" that might want to be acquired by Berkshire Hathaway.

  • Warren Buffett Stake Confirmed by Munich Re Thursday, 17 Apr 2008 | 11:25 AM ET

    Munich Re's CEO says Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway holds a stake in the German reinsurer.

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    Warren Buffett's railroad ride with Burlington Northern Santa Fe looks increasingly profitable lately. The stock jumped almost 5 percent today (Wednesday) to close at an all-time high of $99.30.   That's a gain of almost 30 percent since Berkshire Hathaway finished up its most recent string of Burlington buys in late January.