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  • Warren Buffett is making the trip to Japan that he planned, and postponed, last March.  He's  scheduled to attend a “completion ceremony” on Monday, November 21 for a new Tungaloy plant in Fukushima Prefecture. Tungaloy is owned by Berkshire subsidiary Iscar, a toolmaker headquartered in Israel.

  • Warren Buffet & Becky Quick

    Appearing live on CNBC's Squawk Box, Warren Buffett revealed for the first time that he had bought $10.7 billion worth of IBM common stock this year for Berkshire Hathaway's portfolio. Why did Buffett, who famously avoids technology companies, make such a big bet on Big Blue? You can read his explanation, along with his views on many other topics, in this downloadable PDF transcript of Buffett's entire three-hour interview.

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    If regular investors can take any clues away from the recent moves by the market's big fish, it's that this would be the time to go for the tried and true and not the big prize.

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    Warren Buffett surprised everyone with his revelation on CNBC's Squawk Box yesterday that he'd bought almost $11 billion worth of IBM shares for Berkshire Hathaway over a period of at least eight months. An amended SEC filing today, however, indicates Buffett and Berkshire didn't have any new stock secrets as of the end of September.  The amendment also brings Berkshire's holdings of Verisk Analytics back to the level reported at the end of June.  Last night's filing indicated the stake had doubled.

  • The winner of this titanic match-up would move the markets.

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    We already knew, thanks to this morning's CNBC interview, that Warren Buffett has been busy buying IBM shares this year.  Now that Berkshire's 13-F third quarter filing is public, we know that new portfolio manager Todd Combs has also been doing some buying, although not at the same scale.

  • Warren Buffett or Mark Cuban?

    The Fast Money traders weigh in on Warren Buffett's bullishness versus Mark Cuban's cash flash, and 13F trades, with CNBC's Brian Sullivan.

  • Buffett: I Won't Buy Microsoft

    Warren Buffett says he likes Microsoft stock, but that he will never buy it. Richard Williams, Cross Research analyst, discusses.

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    This is part seven of an unofficial transcript of Warren Buffett's three-hour long live appearance on CNBC's Squawk Box this morning, Monday, November 14, 2011.  In these sections, Buffett talks about a variety of topics, including China, the U.S. economy, and tax breaks for corporate jets.

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    This is part six of an unofficial transcript of Warren Buffett's three-hour long live appearance on CNBC's Squawk Box this morning, Monday, November 14, 2011.  In this section, Buffett talks about investing in infrastructure and says that Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan is doing a "terrific job."

  • Warren Buffett’s $10.7 billion investment in IBM adds long-term value to Berkshire and proves the billionaire investor still's got it, says hedge fund manager Whitney Tilson

  • Warren Buffet & Becky Quick

    This is part five of an unofficial transcript of Warren Buffett's three-hour long live appearance on CNBC's Squawk Box this morning, Monday, November 14, 2011. In this section, Buffett reveals that "Harold" refers to IBM, and tells us why Berkshire Hathaway has bought almost $11 billion of IBM common stock this year.

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    This is part four of an unofficial transcript of Warren Buffett's three-hour long live appearance on CNBC's Squawk Box this morning, Monday, November 14, 2011.  In this section, Buffett says the Occupy Wall Street movement doesn't have clear enough goals to spark real change and he drops a mysterious hint on what he's been buying: "Harold."

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    This is part three of an unofficial transcript of Warren Buffett's three-hour long live appearance on CNBC's Squawk Box this morning, Monday, November 14, 2011.  In this section, Buffett discusses the MF Global situation. He also speaks more generally about what should happen to CEOs who take big risks that fail, requiring government intervention.

  • Buffett Buying IBM

    The "apple" of Warren Buffett's eye is another tech giant, IBM. Whitney Tilson, T2 Partners, weighs in.

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    This is part two of an unofficial transcript of Warren Buffett's three-hour long live appearance on CNBC's Squawk Box this morning, Monday, November 14, 2011.  In this section, Buffett talks about the possibility of more quantitative easing by the Federal Reserve and says GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has the best chance of beating President Barack Obama in the 2012 election.

  • Warren Buffet & Becky Quick

    This is part one of an unofficial transcript of Warren Buffett's three-hour long live appearance on CNBC's Squawk Box this morning, Monday, November 14, 2011.  In this section, Buffett speaks extensively about Europe and also talks about a 'depression' for Berkshire companies related to the still-struggling U.S. housing market.

  • Buffett: Never Spoke to IBM About Investment

    Weighing in on his investment in IBM shares Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway chairman/CEO, who says he hasn't seen a large company such as IBM, that shares its business strategy roadmap.

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    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway releases its end-of-Q3 stock portfolio snapshot later today, but during his live appearance on Squawk Box this morning Buffett revealed its big secret: Berkshire has bought $10.7 billion worth of common stock in IBM.

  • Buffett Increases Investment in IBM

    Insight on why Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway chairman/CEO has bought about $10.7 billion in IBM stock and 64 million shares of the company this year.