Alex Crippen is senior coordinating producer at CNBC.com. He started with CNBC television in 1990. Crippen began his media career in affiliate TV and news radio. He holds a degree in economics from Wesleyan University.
Warren Buffett's high-profile visit to Washington last week is generating some criticism from some of those opposed to his "Tax the Rich" campaign. Here's a sampling.
Warren Buffett knows baseball, knows money and has a lot of common sense. So it shouldn't be a surprise that baseball star Alex Rodriguez would turn to the Omaha billionaire when he found himself needing some common sense advice about baseball and money.
Charlie Munger, Vice Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway and Warren Buffett's longtime investing partner, has sold a very small slice of stock in Buffett's holding company. In a filing a short time ago with the SEC, Munger discloses that he sold a 200 Class A Berkshire shares yesterday and today, generating $27,256,400.
Berkshire Hathaway's nearly 14 million shares of Carmax are worth substantially more at today's closing bell than they were 24 hours before. The big rally follows the revelation in an SEC filing by Warren Buffett's holding company that it held 13,981,800 shares of the nation's biggest used-car retailer as of September 30, the end of Berkshire's third quarter.
Check out this web-only video clip showing some behind the scenes shots after today's appearance by Warren Buffett before the Senate Finance Committee, including a long walk down the hallway and an elevator that "doesn't stop for billionaires."
This is live real-time blog coverage of Warren Buffett's appearance before the Senate Finance Committee for a hearing on estate taxes.
Warren Buffett has arrived here in Room 215 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building, ready for his appearance a little later this morning before the Senate Finance Committee. The guards are saying a big crowd is expected. No surprise when Buffett's involved.
Today's Wall Street Journal Heard on the Street column quotes some unnamed "people familiar with the matter" as saying Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway could make big profits by throwing a "lifeline" to bond insurers hurt by excessive fears over credit market losses.
Some of Warren Buffett's fellow bilionaires in the Forbes 400 speak out on his million-dollar challenge over tax rates and the very wealthy. So far, no takers.
Warren Buffett will be heading to Washington next Wednesday, to testify against eliminating the nation's estate taxes. It appears to be part of Buffett's "billionaires like me don't pay enough in taxes" campaign, which has not exactly caught on among his fellow members of the Forbes 400 club.
CNBC PRO opened up the CNBC vault and found the best words of advice from Warren Buffett.
Warren Buffett has averaged a gain of wealth of $2 million per day — for every day of his life.
Berkshire Hathaway added a large chunk of Apple stock to its portfolio.
Innovation and productivity are the two things that will improve the economy, Warren Buffett told Politico.