Warren Buffett

The Oracle of Omaha Makes His Newest Pronouncement: The U.S. is in a Recession

From Staff Reports According to economists, the U.S. economy isn't in a recession. Don't tell that to Warren Buffett. Buffett, the billionaire investor known as the "Oracle of Omaha," says he's seen a "significant slowdown" in the businesses that are part of his company, Berkshire Hathaway Inc., (BRK.A, BRK.B) – which tells him that the […]

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Berkshire's Buffett Warns Government To Back Off When it Comes to Regulating the Global Cash Barons

By William Patalon III Executive Editor Money Morning/The Money Map Report Critics of sovereign wealth funds say there are sinister motives behind the multibillion investments the state-run investment pools are making in U.S. and European companies. Investing guru Warren Buffett says that theory is bunk. And we agree. In his Feb. 29 letter to shareholders, […]

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Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Crafts Deals for Kraft Foods and GlaxoSmithKline

By William Patalon III Executive Editor Money Morning/The Money Map Report Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.A, BRK.B) has taken an 8.6% stake in Kraft Foods Inc. (KFT), making it the foodmaker's biggest shareholder. In a regulatory filing made late last week, the Omaha-based Berkshire also revealed that it had acquired a $76.1 million stake […]

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Foreclosure Freeze and Warren Buffet's Bond Proposition Cause Stocks to Soar

By Jason Simpkins Associate Editor U.S. stocks rallied for the second straight day yesterday (Tuesday) – posting their biggest gains so far this month – on news that major U.S. lenders would put a freeze on foreclosures, and major bond insurers were considering a Warren Buffet-sponsored bailout. After rising more than 200 points in early […]

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Buffett Offers to Bail Out Bond Insurers, Markets Rally

By Jason Simpkins Associate Editor Warren Buffett, entrepreneur and chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.A, BRK.B), offered yesterday (Tuesday) to assume responsibility for $800 billion of municipal bonds guaranteed by MBIA Inc. (MBI), Financial Guaranty Insurance Company, and Ambac Financial Group Inc. (ABK). "We offered to take over the liabilities for the whole $800 billion […]

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How Buying Like Warren Buffett Can Boost Your Portfolio Profits

By Jason Simpkins Associate Editor In investing, it's a taboo practice to follow the leader. Unless that leader is Warren Buffett. An old investing adage holds that following the masses is a formula for generating stock-market losses. Independent thinking is the key to superior returns. The exception is Buffett, the so-called "Oracle of Omaha," the […]

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Buffett's Fourth Quarter Investment Blitz

By Jason Simpkins Associate Editor Warren Buffett, chairman of the renowned Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.A, BRK.B), was able to sneak a few last minute deals in just before the ball dropped to end 2007. Putting his $45 billion cash reserves to use, Buffett has once again displayed the patience of a polar bear, tempered with […]

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Three Ways to Profit Alongside Warren Buffett

By Martin Hutchinson Contributing Editor For all you global investors out there, riddle me this: What has investment guru and Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.A, BRK.B) Chairman Warren Buffett recently bought 20 of that we should be looking to invest in ourselves? Corporate jets? No. While a famously frugal man, he's owned several hundred of them, […]

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Rio Sends BHP Packing; Shares Still Skyrocket 23%

By Mike Caggeso Associate Editor BHP Billiton Ltd. (BHP), the world's largest mining company, said it would continue pursuing its takeover of Rio Tinto PLC (RTP) after an undisclosed bid was rejected. Rio Tinto released a statement saying its board considered the proposal and "concluded that it significantly undervalues Rio Tinto and its prospects." In […]

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Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Purchase Stakes in 20 South Korean Firms, Including POSCO

By William Patalon III Managing Editor Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.A, BRK.B) Chairman Warren Buffett yesterday (Thursday) paid his first visit to South Korea, where the billionaire U.S. investor has invested in 20 companies, including a 4% stake in the country's Number One steelmaker, POSCO Ltd. (PKX), South Korea's Yonhap news agency said. In an email […]

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Would Buffett Give China Mobile a Thumbs Up or Down?

By Mike Caggeso Associate Editor China Mobile Ltd.'s (NYSE:CHL) 30% nine-month profit growth is just as impressive as it is worrying – to Warren Buffett at least. The world's largest mobile-phone operator credited rapid subscriber growth and gains in value-added businesses for its growth, which has handed investors 120% gains on the company's stock since […]

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CNBC Dismisses Talk of Outside Investor Stepping in at Troubled Bear Stearns

From Staff Reports Shares of Bear Stearns Cos. Inc. (BSC) fell 3% yesterday (Thursday) afternoon after a CNBC report downplayed any talks between the embattled investment bank and potential outside investors – one of whom is rumored to be Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s (BRK.A, BRK.B) Warren Buffett. After the swing out of positive territory, the shares […]

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Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Rumored as Bear Stearns Investors

From Staff Reports Bear Stearns Cos. Inc. (BSC) shares jumped almost 7.5% yesterday (Wednesday) after the New York Times reported that the investment bank is in talks to sell a minority stake to investors including Warren Buffett. The firm is in "serious" talks with several outside investors and could sell as much as 20% of […]

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The One Buffett Book Every Investor Should Read

By William Patalon III Managing Editor Money Morning There are scads of books on the market purporting to tell the story of super-investor Warren E. Buffett. I know, because during my days as a business journalist, I read – or at least perused – almost all of them. And, as my lovely wife Robin will […]

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