Warren Buffett Articles

The Biggest Losers of 2015

How will they fare in 2016?
12:01 AM, Jan 02, 2016
2015 was a bad year for Warren Buffett, oil and natural gas producers, U.S. coal companies, taxicab companies and their lenders, currency traders who thought the yuan could only go up, the New York Giants, Marissa Mayer, university administrators, and Trump haters. Here are some guesses as to how these 2015 losers will fare in this New Year. Read more

The Hunt for the 2% Solution

11:01 PM, Aug 14, 2015

Google wants a management structure more like Berkshire Hathaway’s. Berkshire Hathaway wants growth more like Google’s. Monsanto and Terex want to be more like Apple and other companies that minimize their tax burdens. And China wants to be more like the U.S., or at least its central bank wants to follow the Yellen brick road of devaluation to prosperity. All are seeking the 2 percent solution.

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Buffett: Barring Illness, Hillary 'Very Likely to Be the President'

8:15 AM, Mar 02, 2015

Legendary investor Warren Buffett was asked this morning in an interview whether he'd still bet money on Hillary Clinton being the next president of the United States. Yes, he said, he still think it's "very likely" she'll be the next president. But he warned in the CNBC interview: "things could always happen in politics, including illnesses or something of the sort."

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Warren Buffett: Scrap Obamacare and Start Over

9:11 AM, Sep 17, 2013

You know things are bad for President Obama when even Warren Buffett has soured on Obamacare and says that "we need something else." Money Morning writes:

"Healthcare costs in the United States are like a tapeworm eating at our economic body.

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Harry Reid Helps Warren Buffett Acquire Big Energy Firm

It would make Buffett's holding company the nation's 'largest utility holding company.'
8:18 AM, Jul 31, 2013

Even if you're Warren Buffett--billionaire investor, founder of Berkshire Hathaway, and Democratic donor--it helps to have friends in high places. Through his holding company MidAmerican Energy, Buffett is currently atttempting to purchase NV Energy, a Nevada-based energy firm, and he's getting some big help from that state's senior U.S. senator, Majority Leader Harry Reid.

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Buffett Tweets

12:18 PM, May 02, 2013

Warren Buffett has joined Twitter:

Warren is in the house.

— Warren Buffett (@WarrenBuffett) May 2, 2013

Buffett's move comes almost a month after former President Bill Clinton himself joined Twitter:

Just spent amazing time with Colbert!Is he sane? He is cool! #cgiu

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Watch What Warren Buffett Does, Not What He Says

4:16 PM, Nov 26, 2012

Warren Buffett is by now no stranger to the national debate over federal tax policy. In 2009, he penned a New York Times op-ed calling for "truly major changes in both taxes and outlays." Two years later, he returned to the Times with a widely publicized call for large tax increases on the "super-rich," noting that his own effective federal tax rate (17 percent) was far less than his employees' rates (ranging from 33 to 41 percent). President Obama liked the idea so much, he called for Congress to pass "the Buffett Rule" in his 2012 state of the union address.

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Warren Buffett Supports Keystone Pipeline

The other Buffett Rule?
10:30 AM, May 08, 2012

Warren Buffett expressed support for the Keystone Pipeline on Fox News last night. "I'm not an expert, but it certainly seems like it makes sense to me,” said Buffett. He added: "There are an awful lot of pipelines running in the United States and net, they've certainly been a huge plus for the country."

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Obama Doesn't Qualify for 'Buffett Rule'

10:18 AM, Apr 13, 2012

President Obama has implied that he himself would pay more under the Buffett Rule--and that he supports it anyway. But according to tax returns released today by the White House, the Obamas wouldn't have to pay higher taxes under the Buffett Rule.

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Life Is Not Fair

12:50 PM, Apr 11, 2012

“Look, I want folks to get rich in this country,” Mr. Obama said. “I think it’s wonderful when people are successful. That’s part of the American dream.”New York Times

But the president would, it seems, rather distract audiences by talking about the "Buffett Rule."

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Warren Buffett Doesn’t Seem to Agree with Obama’s Tax Policy

2:01 PM, Sep 30, 2011

Politico reports that Warren Buffett’s idea of tax reform is apparently quite different from President Obama’s. Buffett says he would raise taxes on those with “very high incomes that are taxed very low,” but not on those making annual salaries of $50 million.

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Bloomberg on Obama's Tax Plan: 'The Buffett Thing Is Just Theatrics'

10:17 AM, Sep 25, 2011

New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, who is a proponent of raising taxes on everyone, criticized President Obama for using theatrics to trumpet his plan to raise taxes on the rich. "The Buffett thing is just theatrics," Bloomberg said this morning on NBC's Meet the Press.

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Top 0.1 Percent Pays More Income Tax than Bottom 80 Percent

8:27 AM, Sep 21, 2011

In his recently released deficit plan, President Obama lays out the “Buffett Rule” (named, of course, for Warren Buffett, the famous investor and supporter of Obama). The rule, as Obama defines it, is “that people making more than $1 million a year should not pay a smaller share of their income in taxes than middle-class families pay.”

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When Buffett Sounded Like the Kochs

3:24 PM, Aug 25, 2011

Warren Buffett wrote an op-ed last week making his case for higher taxes on the rich, like himself, who he said shouldn't pay at lower marginal rates than their underlings—and indeed Buffett paid a relatively paltry $6.9 million in taxes last year.

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