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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...

Warren Buffett Donates $2 Billion In Berkshire Hathaway Shares To Charities

DealBook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Warren Buffett has given away 512,169 Class B shares of Berkshire Hathaway stock to three charitable foundations, in keeping with his plan to give awa...

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Has Weakest Half Since 1990 | Josh P. Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

July 2 (Bloomberg) -- It must be a bear market because even billionaire Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has slumped almost 20 percent since ...

Anheuser-Busch Tells InBev To Stick Its Buyout Offer: Source

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Anheuser-Busch's board of directors will reject Belgian beverage giant InBev's $65-a-share takeover bid, a source told the New York Times. The rejecti...

Warren Buffett Mum On InBev, Anheuser-Busch Opinion

Clusterstock | Corey Lorinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The news media has reported ad nauseam that Anheuser-Busch's (BUD) most recognizable shareholder is in favor of the $65/share InBev buyout. (Us, too)....

Auctioning Warren Buffett's Time: Lunch Date May Cost More Than $650K

AP | JOSH FUNK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

OMAHA, Neb. — It's anyone's guess how high the bidding will go this year when the chance to have lunch with investor Warren Buffett is put up fo...

Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Could Profit $600 Million From Anheuser Sale

Bloomberg | Josh P. Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Billionaire Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. may bank a $600 million profit if InBev NV succeeds in its $46.3 billion takeover of Budweiser-ma...

Warren Buffett Wades Into Budwesier Battle, Will Meet With August Busch IV

The Guardian | James Doran | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Warren Buffett, the investor known as the sage of Omaha, is this week expected to privately step into the $46bn hostile bid by Belgian brewer Inbev fo...

Warren Buffett Bets $320K That Management Fees Are Crap

NYT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Warren Buffett, a longtime critic of the fees charged by some money managers, has put his own cash on the line -- or, at least, a small chunk of it --...

Buffett and Munger reassure shareholders about succession

AP | JOSH FUNK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

OMAHA, Neb. — Warren Buffett tried to reassure his shareholders Saturday that Berkshire Hathaway will be fine once he is gone, but the 77-year-o...

Berkshire net income falls 64 percent because of derivatives

AP | JOSH FUNK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

OMAHA, Neb. — Berkshire Hathaway Inc. said Friday its first-quarter profit fell 64 percent because it recorded an unrealized $1.6 billion pretax...

Buffett: I Am A "Political Bigamist"

CNN/Money | Nicholas Varchaver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Some 15 times a year, Warren Buffett invites a group of business students for an intensive day of learning. Fortune was there for a recent visit. His...

Bershire CFO Gets More Compensation Than Buffett

CNBC | Josh Funk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

At Berkshire Hathaway Inc., the chief financial officer again brought home more compensation last year than the two billionaires who run the company. ...

The Stock Market: A (Psycho)Analysis

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

If the stock market was a person, what kind of person would it be?

Dairy Queen Faces Franchisee Revolt

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Dairy Queen is facing a dilly of a problem -- a rebellion against the revamping of restaurants by a growing number of mostly mom-and-pop franchise own...

Warren Buffett: Don't Bank On Double-Digit Returns

Fortune | Colin Barr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Berkshire Hathaway had another excellent year in 2007, posting an 11% gain in net worth, CEO Warren Buffett said in Friday's annual report to sharehol...

Buffett Buys Big Stake In Kraft

CNNMoney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Warren Buffett's investment group, Berkshire Hathaway, bought more than 132 million shares of food company Kraft, according to a document filed with t...