In the face of strong criticism from Republicans over his call to stop "coddling" the super-rich, Warren Buffett tells the New York Times he will continue to speak out. "I have always had people disagree with me on politics... If I have views I will talk about them." He's also sticking by President Obama, even as Wall Street backs away.
While derivatives themselves carry risks and financial scandals have tarnished their image, many companies still use futures contracts, swaps, collars, and other hedging instruments to minimize volatility in their cost of doing business.
Republicans claim that in his CNBC interview this morning, Warren Buffett disavowed the Obama tax proposal that's bears his name.
This is a transcript of Warren Buffett's live interview on CNBC with Andrew Ross Sorkin on Friday, September 30, 2011. In it, Buffett says he thinks it is "very, very unlikely" the U.S. economy will go back into recession. He also reveals that Berkshire has been buying billions of dollars worth of inexpensive stocks during the third quarter, and has just started to repurchase its own shares.
Warren Buffett says Berkshire Hathaway has been buying stocks at bargain prices, including shares of his own company. He's not worried about a 'double-dip for the U.S. economy, saying "it's very, very unlikely, we'll go back into a recession."
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In a new salvo against Warren Buffett, Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry accused the Omaha billionaire of not understanding what's happening in the "real world" when he calls for higher tax rates on Americans making more than $1 million a year.
Overall we cannot put our country's businesses or people at a disadvantage or they are not going to invest in companies, says Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL), who adds that lower taxes helps businesses stay competitive
"Warren Buffett is an intelligent individual, but I can promise you-- he doesn't know what's going on in places where job creation is at a zero because of over-taxation and over-regulation," says Gov. Rick Perry, (R-TX).
Top hedge fund manager Whitney Tilson tells us the risk reward has just shifted significantly and favorably in Berkshire.
Shares of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway soared 8.1 percent today, putting them right around the upper limit of the company's stock buyback authorization announced this morning.
Whitney Tilson, T2 Partners, weighs in on Berkshire Hathaway's buyback plans and whether the company is running out of ideas for spending its massive amount of cash.
“It should be taken seriously because it’s a new sign that [Warren Buffett] is acknowledging that he’s not going to be [at Berkshire] forever, and that he’s letting go of the reins a bit,” author Alice Schroeder said.
The decision by Warren Buffett's conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway to launch a share buyback program does not bode well for the overall market, Grasso said.
Shares of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway are soaring on this morning's announcement the company may repurchase some of the company's Class A and/or Class B shares if they're cheap enough. Buffett appears to be loosening his definition of "cheap enough" but that doesn't necessarily mean buybacks are underway now.
Berkshire Hathaway has authorized a repurchase of its shares. But will it follow through and actually buy in some stock? Alice Schroeder, author of "The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life," joins CNBC's Strategy Session to discuss.
Whether the taxes on the rich in Europe raise enough money to close much of their budget shortfalls, they are being promoted as a step toward economic fairness at a time when governments are cutting spending on social programs like pensions, health care and education. The New York Times reports.
Warren Buffett's estimated fortune dropped by $6 billion over the past year to $39 billion in the just-released Forbes 400 list of richest Americans. He's the only person in the top 20 to see his wealth drop. But he's also number one on the magazine's ranking of biggest charitable gifts made by members of the Forbes 400 club.
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Liberal group MoveOn.org joins the political debate over President Obama's proposed 'Buffett rule' with a new TV ad that uses "Buffett's secretary" as a symbol for 'working-class' Americans.