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    Warren Buffett's name was mentioned during last night's debate by both John McCain and Barack Obama as a potential Treasury Secretary, but it seems extremely unlikely Buffett would ever give up Berkshire Hathaway and Omaha and relocate to Washington.

  • Stocks fell apart going into the close. For those watching technicals, we took out yesterday's lows. So what's the issue?

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    Despite coming with glowing words of praise for General Electric and Goldman,  Warren Buffett's big investments in the two companies haven't moved the stocks higher in the short-term.

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    Warren Buffett's latest moves to boost confidence and make money have The New York Times hearing echoes of J.P. Morgan's effective response to the financial crisis of 1907.

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    Their times and personalities are vastly different, but J. Pierpont Morgan’s role in the Panic of 1907 has its echo in Warren E. Buffett’s actions during the current financial troubles, says the New York Times.

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    In a live telephone interview today (Friday) on CNBC, Warren Buffett reacted to the House of Representative's approval of a financial rescue package.   He also revealed the two domestic stocks that he personally owns, as opposed to the many stocks owned by his holding company, Berkshire Hathaway.   This is a complete transcript of that conversation.

  • For the week ending Friday, October 3, 2008,  the major U.S. Indices declined steeply on continued uncertainties over the financial bailout / rescue plan, concerns in the credit markets and more economic deterioration.

  • Stocks declined Wednesday as disappointing economic data added to the weight on investors shoulders over the strained credit market and haggling on Capitol Hill.

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    In a live interview minutes after the House of Representatives passed the bailout bill, Warren Buffett told CNBC's Becky Quick that the measure is not a "panacea." While the rescue package will provide some tools to deal with the financial crisis and prevent what could have been a far worse situation, Buffett predicted that it will be quite a while before the economic recession bottoms out.

  • Every year, friends of mine head up to Hong Kong to go shopping. Not at the swanky boutiques in Central or the funky shops in Causeway Bay. Nope, they go to the warehouse outlets on the other side of Hong Kong Island. Why?

  • Warren Buffett suggests today (Thursday) that the U.S. Treasury should partner with private investors when it buys the "toxic" assets that are bringing global credit markets to a standstill, as a way to generate real market prices for those assets.  He explains the idea in an interview with Fortune/CNNMoney.com.

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    Fast Money's Karen Finerman caught up with Warren Buffett on Thursday. You might be surprised to hear what she found out!

  • Despite the bearish comments from many companies (I outlined them in my Trader Talk note earlier), there are a surprising number of traders who are arguing there is reason to start feeling more optimistic.

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    In an interview tonight (Wednesday) with Charlie Rose on PBS, Warren Buffett says, "In my adult lifetime I don't think I've ever seen people as fearful, economically, as they are now... The economy is going to be getting worse for a while."  Bloomberg also reports Buffett tells Rose that the freezing of credit markets is "sucking blood" from the U.S. economy, which he compares to a heart attack victim "flat on the floor."

  • Warren Buffett biographer Alice Schroeder offers three Buffett-style tips for investing in turbulent times during an appearance on CNBC's Power Lunch.

  • Congressional leaders "sweeten" the $700 billion financial rescue package to attract enough House members, particularly Republicans, to pass the plan that failed in the House just two days ago. In the meantime, billionaire investor Warren Buffett takes opportunity of the rocky markets to invest $3 Billion in GE, the parent company of CNBC. Following are today's top videos:

  • Don't believe the pundits. All hope is not lost. Here are the Mad Money host's strategies for surviving this difficult market.

  • Stocks ended lower Wednesday amid concerns about strained credit markets and the economic slowdown.  Banks rallied as investors were encouraged by progress on bailout talks on Capitol Hill.  GE got a vote of confidence -- to the tune of $3 billion -- from Warren Buffett.

  • If some other recent offerings are any indication, this might be the time to buy.

  • GE's announcement of a $15 billion capital raise ($12 b in common, $3 b in preferred to Warren Buffett with a 10 percent dividend) is difficult news for shareholders, but everyone agrees that two things need to be done: