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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...

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...

Goldman Sachs, Warren Buffett To Help Small Businesses

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Goldman Sachs Group Inc. said Tuesday it is teaming with billionaire investor Warren Buffett to invest $500 million to provide thousands o...

Buffett's Berkshire: Burlington Northern Railroad Is Latest Acquisition

AP | SAMANTHA BOMKAMP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — The biggest name in investing is making what he calls an "all-in wager" on the U.S. economy – $34 billion to own a railroad tha...

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."

The Best Risk Reward Proposition

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

This will be a different kind of inflationary cycle. The dollar will decline, but Real estate prices will not be going up because few property owners can raise rents right now.

Buffett, Bonuses and Executive Greed

Alice Schroeder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alice Schroeder

Warren Buffett is such an important voice in the business world that, single-handedly, he could influence the way Corporate America is paid.

Warren Buffett and the Business of Life: Part 2 of 7

Alice Schroeder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Alice Schroeder

Buffett would always love reading newspapers, but his investing was tightly focused on simple businesses that were as close to immortal as possible. Newspapers no longer qualified.

Steve Burke Elected To Warren Buffett's Board

New York Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Comcast COO Steve Burke yesterday got the professional equivalent of a double when he was elected to a coveted seat on the board of Warren Buffett's B...

Warren Buffett Firm, Berkshire Hathaway, Sees Profits Triple

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Berkshire Hathaway said its net profit was $3.2bn (£1.9bn) in the three months to September, compared to $1.1bn in the same period last year....

Warren Buffett's Biggest Weakness: Interview With Alice Schroeder, Buffett Biographer | Mac Greer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

o what about Buffett the person? What's his biggest weakness? Does anyone in his circle openly disagree with him? How does he measure his success? In ...

Warren Buffett and the Business of Life: Part 1 of 7

Alice Schroeder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alice Schroeder

Warren Buffett is never more himself than when he is given the chance to invest in something he wants at a price of his choosing.

Buffett Calls Ken Lewis The "Ironic Hero" Of The Financial Crisis

Sep. 16, 2009 | Colin Barr, Senior Writer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Buffett, the billionaire investor who runs Berkshire Hathaway (BRKA, Fortune 500), said Tuesday at Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit in San Diego t...

Warren Buffett Cell Phone Skills: Did They Doom Lehman?

WSJ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Could a voicemail that languished for months inside Warren Buffett's cellphone have saved Lehman Brothers? This is the tale recounted from Time's Kare...

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Buys Koenig & Strey Real Estate

NBC Chicago | ANDREW GREINER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Billionaire investor Warren Buffet got a piece of Chicago this morning. Buffet's company, Berkshire Hathaway, today acquired Koenig & Strey Real Estat...

Buffett's Hathaway Shows Big Profits From Derivatives Gains

AP | JOSH FUNK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

OMAHA, Neb. — Warren Buffett's company on Friday reported a 14 percent jump in second-quarter profit as the improving stock market boosted the v...

Warren Buffet Saved By Bailout: Reuters

KAJA WHITEHOUSE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Were it not for government bailouts, for which Buffett lobbied hard, many of his company's stock holdings would have been wiped out. Berkshire Hathaw...

A Warren Buffett Cartoon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Buffett will speak to us in the first of a series of promotional interviews for a new online animated series called Secret Millionaire's Club. Th...

Warren Buffett's Web Cartoon: The Secret Millionaire's Club (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

When Warren Buffet talks, the world listens. Now you can throw children into the legions of people who follow Buffett's advice. CNBC is reporting toda...

$1.68 Million Paid For Warren Buffett Lunch

AP | Josh Funk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- A Canadian investment firm paid $1.68 million in last month's charity auction to win lunch with billionaire investor Warren Buffet...