One of the enduring questions of the financial crisis is how the credit ratings establishment got so much so wrong for so very long. How could century-old institutions like the Moody’s Investors Service give their triple-A blessings to subprime junk?
Warren Buffett's appearance next week before the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission is a "command performance." Fortune's Carol Loomis reports Buffett was subpoenaed to testify at a hearing focusing on the credit rating agencies, after he repeatedly declined to answer questions voluntarily.
China's BYD and Germany's Daimler are creating a 50-50 "research and technology" joint venture to "develop" electric cars in China. Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway owns a 10 percent stake in BYD and Buffett has personally promoted the company.
Warren Buffett will appear before the 10-member bi-partisan panel created by Congress to look at the financial crisis.
Online bidding on EBay for the annual "Power Lunch" with Warren Buffett begins Sunday evening, June 6 and ends Friday, June 11 at 10:30p ET.
Kraft Foods CEO Irene Rosenfeld doesn't appear to be concerned after Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway slashed its stake in the food giant by almost a quarter during the first quarter. She tells Reuters she is "quite confident" Buffett will change his mind on the deal, going from criticism to congratulations in "far less" than five years.
Warren Buffett latest SEC filings to the SEC show that those that say he's an investment dinosaur simply don't understand how the mind of the Omaha Oracle works. Truth is, he is so much more of a tactical investor than many people realize and there are lessons to be learned from his latest investment decisions.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway sold a lot of stock during the first three months of the year, including a reduction of over 31 million shares for its stake in Kraft Foods spacer. That sale follows his outspoken criticism of Kraft and its management for acquiring Cadbury's. Berkshire has also been raising money to pay for its now-completed $26 billion acquisition of the freight railroad Berkshire Hathaway Santa Fe.
We'll get some fresh data on what Warren Buffett has been buying and selling later today (Monday), when Berkshire Hathaway releases details of its stock portfolio. Expect more selling than buying, as Berkshire continues to raise money for its $26 billion acquisition of Burlington Northern Santa Fe.
MidAmerican Energy Holdings Chairman David Sokol, widely seen as a frontrunner to follow Warren Buffett at Berkshire Hathaway, talks about the key lesson he's learned from Buffett, in this excerpt from the new book Behind the Berkshire Hathaway Curtain: Lessons from Warren Buffett's Top Business Leaders by Ronald W. Chan.
It's graduation season and you know what that means — time to trot out our top leaders of business, politics and pop music to offer the kids advice as we send them off into the cruel, cruel world. Here are the 10 Best Graduation Speeches — From Will Ferrell to Steve Jobs!
Is the notion of "buy-and-hold" or "set it and forget it" approach to investing dead? Is it time to question the wisdom of this approach?
Shares of Moody’s fell sharply on Monday after it disclosed that the Securities and Exchange Commission had warned that it might sue the firm for making “false and misleading” statements as part of its application as a ratings organization.
Shares of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway scored their biggest one-day gain in a year, with a lot of help from today's powerful overall stock market rally. Both the B and A shares soared just over 5 percent today, outperforming the benchmark S&P's 4.4 percent rally.
India's largest business newspaper reports today that Warren Buffett is "keen on acquiring a majority stake in a state-owned general insurance company," but current rules limit foreign ownership. The Business Standard, quoting sources involved in the planning of Buffett's visit to India next March, says he will "take up the issue" with the government during the trip.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway continued to sell shares of Procter & Gamble during the first three months of the year. It's likely the sales are part of Buffett's efforts to raise money for his big acquisition of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad.
Warren Buffett's high-profile defense of Goldman Sachs has provoked sharp negative reactions this week, but there is also at least one prominent defender.
Mr. Buffett understands risk and how markets work. He knows that in the world of buying and selling complex financial instruments, responsibility is a two way street. Caveat emptor.
Warren Buffett defended Goldman Sachs as it faces SEC fraud accusations and talked about the signs of "real strength" he's seeing in the U.S. economy during a live interview in Omaha today, May 3, 2010 with Becky Quick on CNBC's Squawk Box. Here are video clips and a transcript of their conversation.
Warren Buffett tells CNBC this morning that he does not see a "problem" with the Goldman Sachs Abacus deal at the center of SEC fraud charges against the firm. Buffett also endorses CEO Lloyd Blankfein, saying he's done a "great job" at the company and should continue as CEO.