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  • Warren Buffett and Becky Quick in Omaha

    Warren Buffett says along with equities, single-family homes are a very attractive investment right now.  Appearing live on CNBC's Squawk Box, Buffett tells Becky Quick he'd buy up single family homes if it were practical to do so.  He also revealed he put 175 million euros into each of eight European stocks on behalf of Berkshire Hathaway at the end of 2011.

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    Along with serious subjects like CEO succession and a continuing "depression" in the housing market, Warren Buffett's new letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders also reveals a "new activity" for this year's annual meeting. Buffett writes that he will "take on all comers" in a "Newspaper Tossing Challenge."

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    Warren Buffett writes in his annual letter to shareholders that the company's board is  "enthusiastic" about a person chosen to eventually take over as CEO of Berkshire Hathaway.  But Buffett does not name that person, saying only that it's "an individual to whom they have had a great deal of exposure and whose managerial and human qualities they admire."  There are also "two superb back-up candidates."

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    It's one of the surefire signs that spring is coming. Warren Buffett's annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders will be released tomorrow (Saturday) morning. In that letter, Buffett will let us know how the company is doing, brag about his successes, admit his mistakes, and share a folksy aphorism or two.

  • NJ Governor Chris Christie (L), Warren Buffett (R)

    Chris Christie, New Jersey's Republican Governor, tells CNN that Warren Buffett should "just write a check and shut up" on his call for higher tax rates on the super-rich.

  • In his annual investor letter Warren Buffett expressed his disinterest in gold, but also sang the praises of other investments he considers “productive assets,” of which he lumped companies, real estate, and farms. With the release of his most recent 13F filing, it is apparent that Buffett has been putting his words into practice.

  • Guy Adami is skeptical of DaVita, despite 13F filings which show Warren Buffett has established a new position in the stock. "DaVita is not for the faint of heart right now," he says.

  • Breaking News: Berkshire Hathaway's 13F Holdings

    CNBC's Brian Sullivan breaks down the details on Berkshire Hathaway's new stakes in Davita and Liberty Media, and increased stakes in Coca-Cola, DirecTV, CVS Caremark and General Dynamics, with the Fast Money traders. Also, John Paulson's plan to spin off Hartford Financial and the play in financials..

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    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway reports today it owned 20.3 million shares of DIRECTV as of December 31, the end of the fourth quarter.  That's up 379 percent from the 4.2 million it reported owning as of the end of Q3.  Berkshire also reports a sizable decrease in its Johnson & Johnson  stake.  It fell by 8.4 million shares, or 23 percent.  That cut stake would be worth $544.6 million at today's close.

  • The “Mad Money” host thinks it could be the "perfect stock" to own for 2012.

  • Cramer: Berkshire Hathaway Is Too Good To Ignore

    Warren Buffett isn't just an oracle, he's a wizard, says Mad Money's Jim Cramer, and with the upturn in housing; the strength in rails; the surge in chemicals, and the insurance renaissance, Berkshire Hathaway is too good to ignore, and that makes it a screaming "buy" at these levels.

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    Warren Buffett is making his case.  Stocks, or investments in any "productive" asset, will "prove to be the runaway winner" over bonds or gold .. and "more important, it will be by far the safest," he writes in Fortune magazine.

  • Warren Buffett's secretary, Debbie Bosanek.

    A version of President Obama's "Buffett Rule" has been introduced in the U.S. Senate but it faces an enormous obstacle: strong Republican opposition. Today, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, a Democrat representing Rhode Island, formally introduced what he's calling the "Paying a Fair Share Act of 2012."

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    Warren Buffett is matching a 16-year-old girl's $300 deficit-reducing donation, reports WLS in Chicago.

  • Warren Buffett's assistant Debbie Bosanek speaks with NBC's Tom Brokaw in this frame grab from a 2007 report on Buffett's call for higher taxes on the super-rich.

    Warren Buffett says criticism of his secretary, Debbie Bosanek, over her supposed high salary and purchase of a second home, is 'ridiculous' and misses the point he's trying to make on tax rates for the very rich.

  • Warren Buffett's secretary, Debbie Bosanek.

    As President Obama again made the argument that it's not fair Warren Buffett's secretary pays a higher tax rate than her billionaire employer does, a Forbes contributor gets some attention with a post headlined "Warren Buffett's Secretary Likely Makes Between $200,000 and $500,000/Year."  But is there really a strong argument to support that conclusion?

  • Mitt Romney

    President Obama's proposal to increase taxes on the rich is "designed to come at me," Mitt Romney told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Warren Buffett's assistant Debbie Bosanek speaks with NBC's Tom Brokaw in this frame grab from a 2007 report on Buffett's call for higher taxes on the super-rich.

    The woman who has gained some fame as Warren Buffett's "secretary" .. she actually refers to herself as Buffett's assistant .. is "excited" about sitting with Michelle Obama during tonight's State of the Union address by President Obama.

  • Warren Buffett walks with Rep. Scott Rigell (R-Virginia) before the two men met over breakfast in Omaha on January 23, 2012 to discuss reducing the national debt.

    Warren Buffett ups the ante with an offer during a Bloomberg interview to donate millions of dollars to help reduce the nation's deficit .. 15 percent of his annual income .. if at least 50 Capitol Hill lawmakers do the same.

  • Warren Buffett plays ukulele and sings in a video clip posted on the website of Chinese state broadcaster CCTV for the lunar new year.

    A short video clip of Warren Buffett playing the ukulele and singing "I've Been Working on the Railroad" is part of Chinese television's New Year celebration.   It appears on the 2012 Spring Gala website of state broadcaster CCTV. The Gala is a massive television program marking the start of the lunar new year that's watched by millions of Chinese.