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Admiring Actualized Companies

Chip Conley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chip Conley

The companies we admire are very similar to the people we admire. They are passionate, smart, resilient, trustworthy, original, and forward-thinking.

Buffett's Berkshire Stripped Of Triple-A Rating

Reuters | Muralikumar Anantharaman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SINGAPORE (Reuters) -- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway was stripped of its 'AAA' credit rating by Fitch, barely hours after S&P cut General Electr...

Warren Buffett's Catchy Quotes

Huffington Post | Julie Satow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway posted its worst performance since the famed financier took over the company in 1965. The company posted a $117 ...

Thoughts on Buffett's Annual Letter

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

2008 was the worst year in Berkshire's history since present management took over in 1965, and amazingly, only the second year since then when equity value declined.

Berkshire Hathaway Reports 96 Percent Drop In 4Q Profit

AP | JOSH FUNK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

OMAHA, Neb. — Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. reported a 96 percent drop in its fourth quarter profit because of largely unrealized los...

Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Has Worst Year

AP | JOSH FUNK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

OMAHA, Neb. — Warren Buffett remains optimistic about the prospects for his company and the nation even though Berkshire Hathaway Inc. turned in...

Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Falls To 5-Year Low

AP | Josh Funk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

OMAHA, Nebraska (AP) -- Shares of billionaire Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. have fallen to their lowest level in more than five years. The...

Warren Buffett Buys Into Naperville-Based Nalco

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett's company bought 8.7 million shares of Nalco Holding Co. last year. The investment in the Naperville-based water ...

Doug Kass Sees The "End" Of Warren Buffett

CNBC | Alex Crippen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Just days after renewing his public criticism of Warren Buffett's current investment strategy and situation, the well-known short seller Doug Kass is ...

"Most Admired Companies" Mostly Underperformed Market

247wallst.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

At the top of the list is Apple (AAPL) which deserves some recognition for rebuilding itself with what many people believe is the best line of persona...

Warren Buffett Wins $224 Million Bet With Florida

Bloomberg | Hugh Son | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Dec. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Billionaire Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. won a $224 million bet with Florida after the state sidestepped major dama...

Buy Now: One of World's Best Investors

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

One of the few investors or money mavens who guessed the meltdown was coming is Canada's Prem Watsa, Chair and founder of Fairfax Financial Holdings L...

Buffett's Berkshire Stock Sees Biggest Fall In 23 Years

Bloomberg | Hugh Son and Linda Shen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. fell the most in at least 23 years, dropping for the eighth straight day since reporting a 77 percent decline...

Berkshire Hathaway Profit Falls 77 Percent, Fourth Straight Profit Drop

Bloomberg | Erik Holm and Linda Shen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Billionaire Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. posted a fourth straight profit drop, the longest streak of quarterly declines in more than a dec...

Berkshire reports 77 percent drop in 3Q earnings

AP | JOSH FUNK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

OMAHA, Neb. — Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. on Friday reported a 77 percent drop in third-quarter earnings, hurt by declining insuran...

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Expected To Report Lower Earnings Friday

CNBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is expected to report a decline in quarterly operating earnings for the third quarter, its fifth consecutive year-...

Even Warren Buffett Seems To Have Missed His Guess

CNBC | Alex Crippen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Under the headline Even the Oracle Didn't Time It Perfectly, Peter Eavis writes that while Buffett has won "plaudits for some canny deals," there's al...

Warren Buffett Unplugged

James Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
James Berman

When Warren Buffett speaks (which is rare outside his annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting), people should listen.

Warren Buffett Biographer: "Warren Is In His Element Right Now," Wouldn't Take Treasury Gig

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

**UPDATE** After the second presidential debate, we went back to Alice Schroeder to ask what she thought about something the candidates said... see th...

Warren Buffett To Invest $3B In GE, Similar Perks To His Goldman Deal

MarketWatch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

GE today announced plans to offer at least $12 billion of common stock to the public. The underwriters will have a 30-day option to purchase shares re...

Warren Buffett Opens Up About Love Affair With Katharine Graham

New York Daily News | Rush & Molloy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The world's richest man is finally opening up about his complicated love life. Warren Buffett, whose shrewd investing has swelled his Berkshire Hatha...

Buffett's Goldman Deal Is No Charity

DealBook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Still, Mr. Buffett is not taking big risks based on the structure of the investment. Berkshire Hathaway will receive perpetual preferred shares in Go...

Buffett Buying $5 Billion Stake In Goldman Sachs

AP | ANNA JO BRATTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

OMAHA, Neb. — Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is investing at least $5 billion in Goldman Sachs, a huge vote of confidence for one of t...

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Accelerates Acquisitions

Bloomberg | Erik Holm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc., which today agreed to buy Constellation Energy Group Inc., is increasing the pace of de...

Warren Buffett No Longer Trusts Banks More Than The FDIC Does

Wall Street Journal | Damian Paletta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has told one of its subsidiaries to stop insuring bank deposits above the amount guaranteed by the federal go...