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  • Carlos Slim, the world's richest man by the latest Forbes ranking, tells CNBC he won't be signing onto the Giving Pledge, the invitation to philanthropy created by Warren Buffett (#3 on the Forbes list) and Bill Gates (#2).   He tells CNBC that business people should help to fight poverty, but he doesn't think giving to charity is the best way to do so.

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  • Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has sold $1.5 billion of 3-year and 10-year investment-grade notes guaranteed by the company.

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    Shares of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway outperform the S&P in 2010, reversing the U.S. stock benchmark's 2009 win.

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    A missed sales target caps a tough year for shares of BYD, the Chinese electric car company backed by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway.

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  • For the second time this year, Warren Buffett has met with President Obama in the White House's Oval Office.

  • Stocks trimmed losses to end narrowly mixed Thursday as Treasury prices firmed and the dollar stabilized. McDonald's and DuPont fell, while BofA rose.

  • Stocks eased losses ahead of the close Thursday as Treasury prices firmed, but gains were limited by a stronger U.S. dollar. DuPont and McDonald's fell, while BofA rose.

  • Stocks declined Thursday as Treasurys erased most of their gains ahead of a 30-year bond auction and despite evidence the U.S. economy continues to improve.  DuPont and Travelers fell, while BofA rose.

  • Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and CEO of Facebook

    Another 17 individuals or families have joined Warren Buffett's "Giving Pledge," including the 26-year-old co-founder and CEO of Facebook.  Mark Zuckerberg's youth contradicts with the more familiar image of a wealthy person turning to philanthropy later in his or her life.   Zuckerberg asks, "Why wait?"

  • U.S. stock index futures added slightly to gains Thursday after weekly jobless claims fell more othan expected.

  • Warren Buffett

    Warren Buffett likes to portray himself as the multi-billionaire cheapskate who feels great pain from every dollar bill that leaves his wallet.  But there's no sign today of that stingy public persona he sometimes exaggerates for laughs.  Buffett says it will be a "pleasure" to write a $50 million check, fulfilling his promise to help fund an international nuclear fuel bank.

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    CNBC premieres The Billionaires' Road Trip tonight (Tuesday) at 9p ET. Becky Quick hosts an all-access look as Warren Buffett and Bill Gates lead a Berkshire Hathaway delegation on a tour of China last September.  Here are some preview clips:

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    For those of you who slept in or otherwise missed Warren Buffett on ABC's This Week with Christiane Amanpour on Sunday morning, here are some links to the interview. The conversation focuses on Buffett's "Giving Pledge" but also touched on his long-standing argument that the super-rich should be paying more in taxes.

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    After Warren Buffett wrote an op-ed piece in the New York Times restating his belief that the intervention of the government was a success, and in published reports reiterated his view that taxes should be raised on the affluent, critics howled...It is my view that anti-Buffett rhetoric is really a smokescreen for critics protesting the interventionist activities of the Bush and Obama administrations when financial markets froze in 2008.

  • Warren Buffett

    Market commentators and Warren Buffett followers have been buzzing after seeing the Oracle of Omaha's op-ed piece featured in The New York Times. ...A report from TheStreet.

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    For many years, I’ve been a fan of Warren Buffett’s long term approach to value investing. Understanding the value of a company, regardless of its momentary stock price, is a great long term investing strategy. But it pains me whenever I read commentary from Buffett that glosses over reality or is somehow self-serving.

  • Presidential Medal of Freedom

    Warren Buffett will receive the nation's highest civilian honor at a White House ceremony early next year.  President Obama named Buffett today as one of 15 recipients of the 2010 Presidential Medal of Freedom

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    Warren Buffett has written a 'Thank You' note to 'Uncle Sam' for preventing a catastrophic economic meltdown in September of 2008, but he's not as enthusiastic about what the Federal Reserve is doing right now to boost the economy.  In a live telephone interview on CNBC's Squawk Box this morning following up on his New York Times op-ed, Buffett essentially warned that the Fed's $600 billion quantitative easing program probably won't help the economy very much, but could undermine confidence in the U.S. dollar.