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Buffett May No Longer Be Invincible

Posted 06.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Ben Berkowitz) - Aside from maybe the odd cheeseburger stain on his tie, nothing much sticks to Warren Buffett. Whether his underling...

AIG Sells Troublesome Insurance Risk Off To Buffett's Berkshire

Posted 06.20.2011 | Business

NEW YORK - American International Group will transfer its troublesome asbestos risk to Berkshire Hathaway, relieving it of a book of business that...

Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway Sued Over Sokol Scandal

Posted 06.19.2011 | Business

WILMINGTON, Delaware - Warren Buffett, former top lieutenant David Sokol, and the rest of Berkshire Hathaway Inc's board of directors were sued o...

Exceptional Me

Yvette Kantrow | Posted 06.08.2011 | Business
Yvette Kantrow

New rule: When the media reports on a screwup at Berkshire Hathaway, it can no longer call it a "rare mark" on Warren Buffett's sterling reputation. A...

Buffettgate Two: An Unenforced "Policy" Isn't a Policy

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 06.06.2011 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

Warren Buffett may be more diligent when he plays cards than in enforcing the policies he wrote for Berkshire Hathaway. Principles only matter when they are inconvenient. A policy that isn't enforced isn't a policy.

Buffettgate: Berkshire Hathaway's Problem at the Top

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 06.02.2011 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

Berkshire Hathaway's reputation has revolved around the lip-service paid by Warren Buffett to a high standard of corporate governance. Now, the moral tone set at the top is now being publicly questioned.

Real Story or April Fool's Joke? "Anne Berkshire-Hathaway" and Six Other Bizarre Economic Tales

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 06.01.2011 | Business
Richard (RJ) Eskow

A review of past stock performance suggests that the stock price for Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway corporation goes up whenever movie star Anne Hathaway is in the news.

Warren Buffett Is Not God

John R. Talbott | Posted 06.01.2011 | Business
John R. Talbott

The David Sokol case reveals much of what has gone wrong on Wall Street. Employees of publicly traded firms get very confused as to what their responsibilities are to their shareholders, other firms' shareholders, and to society in general.

VIDEO: David Sokol Says He Didn't Want Warren Buffett's Job

Posted 05.31.2011 | Business

By Ben Berkowitz and Jonathan Stempel - Former Berkshire Hathaway executive David Sokol on Thursday said he has invested in companies he then recomm...

Explained: Sokol's Role In Berkshire's Lubrizol Deal

Posted 05.31.2011 | Business

NEW YORK: Warren Buffett's leading heir apparent at Berkshire Hathaway, David Sokol, has resigned after buying shares in Lubrizol Corp, a chemical...

Possible Buffett Successor Resigns Without Warning

Posted 05.30.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (By Ben Berkowitz) - The man widely seen as the leading successor to Warren Buffett at Berkshire Hathaway has resigned after buying s...

Warren Buffett Says Possible Successor Could Make 'A Lot More Money'

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Berkshire-Hathaway hasn't picked their next chief executive, but the current one certainly has good things to say about reinsurance executive Ajit Jai...

Warren Buffett: Japan Presents A 'Buying Opportunity'

Reuters | Hyun Joo Jin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DAEGU, South Korea (Reuters) - Billionaire investor Warren Buffett believes Japan's devastating earthquake is the kind of extraordinary event that c...

Goldman Sachs Buys Out Warren Buffett

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

OMAHA, Neb. — The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. said Friday it has received regulators' permission to spend $5.65 billion to repurchase Berkshire Hat...

Buffett's Berkshire Makes Big Bet On Lubricants Company

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BANGALORE: Billionaire Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc agreed to buy lubricants maker Lubrizol Corp for $9 billion to tap rising demand fo...

Warren Buffett Gets A Raise

AP | JOSH FUNK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

OMAHA, Neb. — None of Berkshire Hathaway's top executives received big raises last year, and the chief financial officer earned nearly twice as much...

Did Buffett Make A Bad Bet On Chinese Car Company?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK/DETROIT/HONG KONG (By Ben Berkowitz, Kevin Krolicki and Lee Chyen Yee) - An ordinary American investor would probably not put money into a...

Buffett Admits Berkshire's "Bountiful Years Will Never Return"

Robert Lenzner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Lenzner

The challenge to the nation's greatest investment genius has become more difficult; "to increase per-share intrinsic value at a rate greater than the increase (including dividends) of the S&P 500."

The Hathaway Effect: How Anne Gives Warren Buffett a Rise

Dan Mirvish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Mirvish

It looks like all the automated, robotic stock trading programs are picking up the same chatter on the internet about "Hathaway" as the IMDb's StarMeter, and they're applying it to the stock market.

WATCH: Buffett Wants To Add American Companies To His 'Zoo'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Over the weekend, Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett wrote to shareholders saying he had reloaded his "elephant gun" and that his "trigger finger" ...

Buffett Replacement List Down To 4

AP | JOSH FUNK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

OMAHA, Neb. — The pool of internal candidates to eventually replace Warren Buffett as Berkshire Hathaway's chief executive has expanded to four,...

Thoughts on Berkshire's Annual Letter

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

Buffett's enthusiasm about the economy is unmistakable. He reiterates his view that America's best days are ahead, but it's not just talk: Berkshire is making very large investments in its businesses, most of which are doing very well.

With $38 Billion, Warren Buffett Is Looking For Deals: 'My Trigger Finger Is Itchy'

Reuters | Ben Berkowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Warren Buffett is looking for acquisitions as an outlet to deploy his $38 billion cash pile, the legendary investor said in his annual letter to Ber...

'Too Big To Fail' Will Never End, Buffett Says

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

No matter what the government does, taxpayer bailouts of the financial sector will sometimes be necessary, according to the nation's second richest ma...

Warren Buffett's Greatest Investments Of All Time

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

any investors find no better teacher than Warren Buffett. His place as one of the world's wealthiest men speaks for itself thanks to the almost unimag...