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Notes from Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholder Meeting

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

Close to 40,000 enthusiastic shareholders made the pilgrimage to Omaha this year, coming from all over the world to attend "Woodstock for capitalists."

Warren Buffett Defends Goldman Sachs As Berkshire Posts A Profit

AP | JOSH FUNK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

OMAHA, Nebraska — Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett declared his support for Goldman Sachs Group Inc. CEO Lloyd Blankfein Saturday, and said he ...

Friday Talking Points [121] -- Swampy Muck

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Once you get started, it becomes quite easy to justify shaking people down for their papers. I think the police should pull over anyone who looks like they work on Wall Street, at any time.

Jason Linkins

Ben Nelson Denies That Buffett Influenced FinReg Vote | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The financial regulatory reform bill currently wending its way through Congress incorporated a reform of the derivatives market, prompting famed inves...

It's the Derivatives, Stupid

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Cenk Uygur

The entire world GDP is a little over $60 trillion. The secret, unregulated casino market of derivatives is worth $605 trillion. Now, who thinks that makes sense?

Warren Buffett Lobbying For Favorable Terms On Derivatives In Reform Bill

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Warren Buffett is lobbying the Senate to avoid derivatives reforms that would potentially hurt Berkshire Hathaway's $63 billion investment portfolio i...

Buffett Lunch Auction Draws Seven-Figure Offers

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Billionaire Warren Buffett always tries to make sure that anyone who's willing to make a seven-figure donation just to have lunch ...

Warren Buffett's PR DISASTER On Ratings Agency Testimony: Felix Salmon

Felix Salmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

From a PR point of view -- and Warren Buffett cares deeply about his public image -- yesterday was arguably the single worst day of Buffett's life. He...

OLDEST Public Company CEOs In America

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

By 24/7 Wall Street -- The official retirement age for executives at many large U.S. corporations has been 65 for several decades -- unless the execu...

Warren Buffett And Moody's CEO To Testify At Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission

AP | STEVENSON JACOBS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Billionaire investor Warren Buffett on Wednesday defended credit rating agencies that gave overly positive grades to mortgage-related...

Value: Reality or Perception?

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

Looking over a list of the most valued public companies -- Exxon, Microsoft, Wal-Mart, etc. -- you have to wonder how much of their value is driven by a highly irrational factor: their stock price.

5 Reasons the U.S. Will "Probably" Default

Eric Schurenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eric Schurenberg

The United States will probably default on its debt one day. There, I said it. Did I get your attention?

Most Valuable CEOs In Finance: Jamie Dimon Tops Bloomberg Markets' Ranking

Huffington Post | Nathaniel Cahners Hindman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Shareholders who dish out millions to an elite CEO should of course expect a lot in return. The CEO who provided the best bang for the buck, according...

Peter Buffett's, Warren Buffett's Son,

Yahoo! News | Christine Kearney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) -- The son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett has an old-world spiritual message for today's money-rich parents: teach your chi...

Goldman Was Wrong, Despite the Excuses

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

Goldman Sachs has an inherent conflict of interest in that it serves both its proprietary capital and its customers. When those interests are competing, the firm faces a moral dilemma.

The Oracle of Omaha Speaks Again and Again and Again...

Judith Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judith Ellis

If Warren Buffett has an opinion on what needs to be included in the current health care bill, he should either say so or not comment at all.

Warren Buffett On CNBC: Health Care Is Like An 'Economic Tape Worm'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

OMAHA, Neb. -- (BY JOSH FUNK, AP) Billionaire Warren Buffett says health care costs are a major drain on U.S. businesses and act like an "economic ta...

Invest Like Buffett: Tips From the Oracle

Robert Lenzner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Lenzner

After completing a $26 billion purchase of Burlington Northern Railroad, Buffett is down to his last $20 billion in cash. What will he do in 2010? He always finds a way to make money.

Buffett's Shareholder Letter Synopsis

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

Warren Buffett's eagerly anticipated annual letter to shareholders was released. Here are the highlights.

Berkshire Hathaway Stock Affordable: Mainstream Investors Can Now Buy Buffett

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business


Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Loses Its AAA Rating

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

OMAHA, Neb. — Standard & Poor's has followed through on its warning and lowered Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s long-term credit rating Thursday as th...

Berkshire Hathaway Stock Split: Shareholders Approve 50-To-1 Split

DailyFinance | DAN BURROWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Have you been itching to invest in Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) (BRK.B), but didn't have the $3,400-and-change it would cost to buy a s...

Warren Buffett's Hilarious Housing Solution: 'You Could Have 13-Year-Olds Cohabitating' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Speaking to CNBC at Berkshire Hathaway's special shareholder meeting, billionaire Warren Buffett blasted President Obama's proposed tax on the nation'...

A Sweet Offer: Kraft To Buy Candymaker Cadbury For $19.5 Billion

AP | JANE WARDELL and ROBERT BARR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LONDON — After months of fierce resistance, Cadbury's about-face to accept a sweetened 11.5 billion pound ($19.5 billion) takeover from Kraft Fo...

Warren Buffett and the Business of Life: Part 3 of 7

Alice Schroeder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Alice Schroeder

Buffett had indeed learned through experience that "when in doubt keep holding"; he said, "I've made most of my money sitting on my ass."