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By Jason Stipp | 01-21-2010 02:29 PM

The Buzz on Berkshire's B Shares, Bank Regs, and Tablet Talk

Markets editor Jeremy Glaser on 'noisier' B's, reform's shift from health care to banking, and big hopes for Apple's latest device.

Jason Stipp: I'm Jason Stipp for Morningstar and welcome to the Friday Five. This is our look back at some notable headlines of the week for investors. Here with me, as always, with the Friday Five is Morningstar markets editor, Jeremy Glaser.

Jeremy, thanks for joining me.

Jeremy Glaser: Thanks Jason.

Stipp: So, what have you got for the Five this week?

Glaser: Health-care reform took a potentially fatal blow. Berkshire decided to split their stock. We saw the Apple Tablet hype reach an almost unbelievable frenzy. Bank earnings started to come out. And finally, we got a first glimpse into what banking regulation might actually look like.

Stipp: So, the first set of reforms--the health-care reforms--let's start there for number one.

Glaser: It looked like health-care reform was essentially a done deal, but the voters of Massachusetts had another idea. They elected a Republican to the Senate for the first time since the '70s allowing the Republicans to essentially block any potential legislation that is going to come out.

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