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Warren Buffett's bad housing advice - Fortune, 21 October 2014
Recently, at Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit, legendary value investor and Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett said that if you are looking to place a bet against the dollar, or that interest rates would soon rise, you should just take out a plain vanilla, 30-year fixed mortgage.

Warren Buffett teaches kids how to become successful business owners - Local 10, 20 October 2014
The countdown is on for the next winner of the Grow Your Own Business Challenge for kids. "Once a kid gets that bug, that idea, they become excited," said Norm Goldstein, CEO of Kids for Kids. The challenge is part of Warren Buffett's Secret Millionaires Club program, the purpose of which is to teach kids at an early age the basics of finances and starting your own business.

A look at Berkshire Hathaway's many components - Investopedia, 09 October 2014
Generally speaking, it's easy to summarize what each of the largest corporations in existence do. "Banking," "retail," "car manufacturing," et al. And then there's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK-A), a company so heterogeneous its activities can be hard to describe succinctly. The Omaha-based behemoth is a throwback to the traditional conglomerates of the 20th century.

Always bet on Berkshire Hathaway (and here's why) - Investopedia, 08 October 2014
The rich get richer, right? That bromide is of course only partially true, otherwise no one would ever squander a fortune. But is it true often enough that we can put it to use?

Charlie Munger and the 2014 Daily Journal Annual Meeting - Part Four - Forbes, 08 October 2014
Q: What are your thoughts about Elon Musk [CEO of Tesla, SpaceX, SolarCity] and what he's doing? Munger: I think Elon Musk is a genius and I don't use that word lightly. I think he's also one of the boldest men that ever came down the pike. Put me down as saying I've always been afraid of the guy whose IQ is 190 and he thinks it's 250.

Warren Buffett says time is right to revamp corporate tax rules - Politico Pro, 07 October 2014
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett said Monday that the White House action to limit companies shifting their tax address outside the United States provides a good "time out" to work on revamping corporate tax rules.

Buffett says 'No-Brainer' to get a Mortgage to Short Rates - Bloomberg, 07 October 2014
Warren Buffett, the billionaire chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK/A), said he was puzzled by the sluggish rebound in U.S. home construction amid near record-low interest rates and a broader recovery in the economy.

My Tips to Warren Buffett in his new career as a car dealer - Forbes, 07 October 2014
Has Warren Buffett not read that average visits to a dealership before buying a new car is down from five visits in the pre-digital era to about 1.3 visits in 2014? Gone are those days when people would go into dealerships and kick tires before buying cars.

Berkshire's Buffett predicts Hillary Clinton will win presidency in 2016 - Reuters, 07 October 2014
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett on Tuesday predicted Democrat Hillary Clinton would run for the U.S. presidency in 2016 and win.

Why Billionaires can't give their money away quickly enough - Yahoo Finance, 03 October 2014
It's like he can't give it away fast enough. Bill Gates has given $30 billion through his Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation since 2000. But despite all the time and money he devotes to charity, Gates keeps getting richer. His net worth ballooned by $9 billion last year, according to the Forbes' annual ranking of the richest people in the U.S., the Forbes 400.

Buffett's 'All-Equities' Pensions escape Bill Gross drama - Bloomberg, 02 October 2014
Bill Gross's departure from Pacific Investment Management Co. sent ripples through the bond market. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK/A) pensioners didn't feel it.

Buffett bought a Car Dealership; Now everyone else wants one too - The Wall Street Journal, 02 October 2014
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. on Thursday announced a deal to buy Van Tuyl Group, the fifth-largest auto dealership firm in the U.S. Now investors want to buy car dealerships too.

Charlie Munger and the 2014 Daily Journal Annual Meeting - Part Three - Forbes, 01 October 2014
Q: Would Daily Journal consider selling itself to a competitor if the offer was right, or is it going to remain an independent company? Munger: Generally speaking, we like selling to people we like and admire. Not everybody would fit that category. We're trying to run it so that any intelligent person would want to buy it. My attitude in running the Daily Journal, with its technology thing, is that Google would be out of its mind not to buy it. It's going to take years for them to figure that out, though.

Charlie Munger and the 2014 Daily Journal Annual Meeting - Part Two - Forbes, 25 September 2014
Not a transcript, just detailed notes. Wisdom is Munger's; errors are mine. Q: What's one thing that you are excited about in the next year, professionally and personally? Munger: That's spoken like a true groupie. Basically, I lead a very favoured life. I've got wonderful associates.

Charlie Munger and the 2014 Daily Journal Annual Meeting: A Fan's Notes - Forbes, 19 September 2014
As owner of one share of Daily Journal Corporation common stock, I thought I had better pop into the annual meeting since, at $180.70, it represents such a large portion of my net worth. By way of background, you should know that Charles T.


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