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Harvard Professor Explains Why Hedge Fund Managers Need To Pay Even Less In Taxes

[credit provider=”Jeffrey’s blog” url=”http://jeffreymiron.com/about/”] Jeffrey Miron, the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Economics at Harvard University, rips apart Buffett’s op-ed about why the rich should pay higher taxes.In an op-ed in CNN, he writes that capital gains tax breaks (the ones that allow hedge fund managers to write-off […]
Harvard Professor Explains Why Hedge Fund Managers Need To Pay Even Less In Taxes
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Details Emerge On Obama Jobs, Debt Plan

[credit provider=”Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/nasahqphoto/4251318245/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] Details are slowly emerging on President Barack Obama’s jobs and debt plan, a day after the White House leaked that the he will deliver a major address on the issues shortly after labour Day. The president will use the opportunity to encourage the “Super Committee” to embrace economic […]
Details Emerge On Obama Jobs, Debt Plan
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Altucher’s Buffett Logic Is All Wet

I do not understand why anyone on Wall Street still pays attention to James Altucher. While many of his stock advice columns are beautifully written, they are not worth the paper that they are written on. Whenever I have bought a stock on his recommendation, it has moved dramatically – […]
Altucher’s Buffett Logic Is All Wet
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Buffett Has A “Hidden Agenda” When It Comes to Higher Taxes

[credit provider=”The Daily Ticker” url=”http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-ticker/buffett-hidden-agenda-comes-higher-taxes-james-altucher-185244171.html”] Warren Buffett wants the super-rich to pay more in taxes.In Monday’s New York Times, he writes that Congress has coddled the super-rich for too long and it’s time he and his uber-rich pals indulge in some “shared sacrifice.” Judging by your comments on our coverage […]
Buffett Has A “Hidden Agenda” When It Comes to Higher Taxes
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Obama Looks To The Super Committee To Solve All Of His Problems

[credit provider=”Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/nasahqphoto/4251318245/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] President Barack Obama is turning to the ‘Super Committee’ to solve all of his administration’s problems with Congress.To head off steep cuts to both Medicare and the defence Department, Congress must pass $1.5 trillion in cuts to the federal deficit by the end of the year — […]
Obama Looks To The Super Committee To Solve All Of His Problems
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Who Gave Warren Buffett The Authority To Discuss Billionaire Guilt?

[credit provider=”trackrecord” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/trackrecord/178633669/”] What is it with billionaires these days? Buffett suggesting we need to tax him more? Stop coddling the super-rich he says. In other words, he’s saying “I’ve done such a fine job with my money, now I want to give more to a government that hasn’t.” 
Who Gave Warren Buffett The Authority To Discuss Billionaire Guilt?
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Obama A Moving Target, As GOP Ramps Up Criticism On The Economy

[credit provider=”AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster”] President Barack Obama launched his three-day bus tour through the Midwest today, looking to escape mounting Republican criticism of his handling of the economy and convey the sense that he is taking leadership over it.With the economy still sluggish and unemployment above 9%, calls for Obama […]
Obama A Moving Target, As GOP Ramps Up Criticism On The Economy
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Stop Coddling the Super-Rich

OUR leaders have asked for “shared sacrifice.” But when they did the asking, they spared me. I checked with my mega-rich friends to learn what pain they were expecting. They, too, were left untouched.
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Warren Buffett Is Buying Stocks With Both Hands

[credit provider=”Stockmarketinvesting101″] Most of us took this week’s stock market as self-evident doom, but not Warren Buffett.  He’s ‘never been better’. To Buffett, the S&P’s downgrading his company Berkshire Hathaway = opportunity.
Warren Buffett Is Buying Stocks With Both Hands
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12 Pearls Of Genius From Warren Buffett’s Right-Hand Man

[credit provider=”AP Images” url=”http://www.apimages.com/Search.aspx?st=k&remem=x&kw=Charles+Munger&intv=None”] Last Friday, Charlie Munger held his final intimate meeting with investors in Wesco, his investment company that is getting absorbed by Berkshire Hathaway, where Munger is Buffett’s right-hand man.The Inoculated Investor was at the grand finale and took notes paraphrasing Munger’s last pearls of wisdom (he’ll […]
12 Pearls Of Genius From Warren Buffett’s Right-Hand Man
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A Quick Update On Warren Buffett’s favourite Market Valuation Metric

The latest reading on Warren Buffett’s favourite valuation metric shows a bit of a decline, but still elevated levels. The latest reading of 105% is still consistent with a market that is overvalued and unattractive from a pure value standpoint.  In the past, Buffett has said that he prefers to […]
A Quick Update On Warren Buffett’s favourite Market Valuation Metric
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The Bidding To Have Lunch With Warren Buffett Is Already Up To $1.5 Million

[credit provider=”eBay” url=”http://cgi.ebay.com/Power-Lunch-8-Warren-Buffett-benefit-GLIDE-/290572659660?pt=Tickets_Experiences&hash=item43a77aebcc”] UPDATE: Since we posted this morning, the bid to have lunch with the Oracle of Omaha has climbed to over $2 million.Bidding to have lunch with Warren Buffett is already underway, with eBay bidder “s***l” at the top of the table with an $1,511,111 bid.
The Bidding To Have Lunch With Warren Buffett Is Already Up To $1.5 Million
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Check Out How Similar Paul Giamatti Looks To Ben Bernanke “In Too Big Too Fail”

[credit provider=”NYP” url=”http://m.nypost.com/p/entertainment/tv/last_supper_HvTGK0cbI9ape6ttJDQJZJ”] HBO’s Too Big To Fail airs on May 23rd.The New York Post‘s Linda Stasi has already had a sneak preview and said, “Every performance is spot-on, every scene more enraging than the next in a perfect depiction of a very imperfect system.”
Check Out How Similar Paul Giamatti Looks To Ben Bernanke “In Too Big Too Fail”
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The Big 10’s Richest Alumni

[credit provider=”wikimedia commons” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:091507-USCNeb-MemorialStadium.jpg”] College sports are all about bragging rights. Everyone wants to be able to say, “My school is better than your school.”However, some schools would rather brag about their billionaire graduates than their (less impressive) sports teams.
The Big 10’s Richest Alumni
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Meet John Freund: Warren Buffett’s Broker Of 30 Years And The Citi Banker Who Alerted Him To Sokol’s Deception

[credit provider=”Fox Business Grab via YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STkjF-YPHSM”] John Freund is not just Warren Buffett’s broker of 30 years.He’s also the man that inadvertently led Buffett to discover that his longtime lieutenant and potential successor, had deliberately deceived him over a Lubrizol trade that earned him $3 million.
Meet John Freund: Warren Buffett’s Broker Of 30 Years And The Citi Banker Who Alerted Him To Sokol’s Deception
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Warren Buffett: There’s “No Question” The Dollar Will Keep Falling

[credit provider=”trackrecord” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/trackrecord/178633669/”] Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger don’t like gold (or silver), and they’re not eager to place any FX bets, but Buffett’s view on the dollar seems pretty unequivocally negative.Via Liz Claman, Buffett told the crowd in Omaha: No question that the purchasing power of U.S. dollar will […]
Warren Buffett: There’s “No Question” The Dollar Will Keep Falling
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The High Roller’s Guide To Omaha (When You’re Not At The Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder Meeting)

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Gorat_Steakhouse.jpg”] The annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting takes place in Omaha this weekend, and tens of thousands of stockholders are already flocking to the city to bask in Warren Buffett’s presence.The “Woodstock of Capitalism” is a virtual circus, complete with an exhibition fair, multiple steak dinners, and […]
The High Roller’s Guide To Omaha (When You’re Not At The Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder Meeting)
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WARREN BUFFETT’S INVESTING SECRET: Ignore Stock Price

Warren Buffett is widely regarded as the greatest living investor, having grown his company, Berkshire Hathaway, into an investing and business conglomerate valued at more than $200 billion. Along the way he’s made himself and his investors very rich. Today Buffett’s fortune is estimated at $50 billion, making him the […]
WARREN BUFFETT’S INVESTING SECRET: Ignore Stock Price
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The Moment Warren Buffett realised There Was Something Fishy About Sokol’s Lubrizol Story

[credit provider=”Wikipedia” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:School_of_Pterocaesio_chrysozona_in_Papua_New_Guinea_1.jpg”] The Berkshire Hathaway report released last night shines more light on the David Sokol-Lubrizol scandal, and what has so far remained a mystery — Warren Buffett’s reaction to it.In fact, the report even highlights the moment when Buffett first suspected that Sokol’s story about his Lubrizol holdings […]
The Moment Warren Buffett realised There Was Something Fishy About Sokol’s Lubrizol Story
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A Harsh Look At The Real Warren Buffett

What were you thinking, Warren? At his shareholders’ meeting, the oracle will have to answer for his biggest management bungle. In this week’s Newsweek, Buffett biographer Roger Lowenstein investigates the ethically “obtuse” side of the great investor.
A Harsh Look At The Real Warren Buffett
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The 13 Richest Americans Of All Time

[credit provider=”wikipedia” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:John_D._Rockefeller_1885.jpg”] The richest Americans in history come primarily from several eras of extreme inequality.One group of robber barons, like John D. Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie, lived between the Gilded Age and the Roaring Twenties.
The 13 Richest Americans Of All Time
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Sokol Acted Unethically, Warren — Just Say It

[credit provider=”trackrecord” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/trackrecord/178633669/”] In announcing the resignation of David Sokol, Berkshire Hathaway executive and possible successor, Warren Buffett said on March 30th, “Neither Dave nor I feel his Lubrizol purchases were in any way unlawful.”Buffett should have gone on to say, “I do, however, think David Sokol acted unethically.” But […]
Sokol Acted Unethically, Warren — Just Say It
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Michael Steinhardt: Buffett “Snow Job” Has Conned The Media

Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett is the “greatest PR person of recent times” and has “managed to achieve a snow job that has conned virtually everyone in the press,” Wisdom Tree Investments Chairman Michael Steinhardt told CNBC Tuesday. “It is remarkable that he continues to do it.”
Michael Steinhardt: Buffett “Snow Job” Has Conned The Media
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Berkshire Hathaway’s Problem At The Top

Suppose I took a call from a banker-friend at Citigroup on December 13, 2010, and he informed me that he had just observed other Citi bankers meeting with David Sokol, an executive of Berkshire Hathaway and possible successor to Warren Buffett, the CEO.
Berkshire Hathaway’s Problem At The Top
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Warren Buffett’s Tarnished Halo

As reputations go, Warren Buffett’s was Teflon. Charlie Gasparino on how his deputy’s strange trading profits reveal the Oracle of Omaha as—gasp!—another overambitious businessman.
Warren Buffett’s Tarnished Halo
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WARREN BUFFETT: Stay The Hell Away From Long-Term Bonds

[credit provider=”trackrecord” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/trackrecord/178633669/”] If Warren Buffett has one recommendation investors should follow, it’s this: stay away from long-term fixed-income bets in U.S. dollars — the dollar’s purchasing power is heading south.According to Bloomberg, the Berkshire chief said in India yesterday:
WARREN BUFFETT: Stay The Hell Away From Long-Term Bonds
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8 Unusual Things I Learned From Warren Buffett

In 2003 I really disliked Warren Buffett. Like, I personally hated him. After 9/11 he stated “We’re going to have something in the way of a major nuclear event in this country. It will happen. Whether it will happen in 10 years or 10 minutes, or 50 years … it’s […]
8 Unusual Things I Learned From Warren Buffett
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GOSSIP: Today’s Wall Street Buzz in 60 Seconds

On his tour of Asia, Warren Buffett said he’s looking to make big acquisitions in Korea, the U.S and the UK. And he’s bullish on a Japan recovery.The Fed accepted a ruling today that it must reveal which banks got federal funds from the discount window.
GOSSIP: Today’s Wall Street Buzz in 60 Seconds
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Goldman Sachs Buys Out Warren Buffett

Goldman Sachs is set to buy back $5 billion of preferred stock it sold to Berkshire Hathaway back in 2008 when its stock plummeted in the wake of the Lehman Brothers collapse, Bloomberg reports.
Goldman Sachs Buys Out Warren Buffett
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GOSSIP: Today’s Wall Street Buzz In 60 Seconds

The timing of the SEC’s insider trading charges against former Goldman Sachs exec and McKinsey head, Rajat Gupta, apparently caused a massive fight between federal prosecutors and regulators.Warren Buffett was paid a $100,000 salary for 30th year straight.
GOSSIP: Today’s Wall Street Buzz In 60 Seconds
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