The bond market is signaling that Berkshire Hathaway's bonds are safer than the U.S. government's now.
Investors' anxiety was felt more on small-cap firms this week, unlike most of this year when small caps have led the U.S. equity market.
Consumer spending and sentiment pull in opposite directions.
Recent good news on the labor front places bulls squarely in the driver's seat.
Lackluster data hems in the bulls this week.
Events this week add momentum behind the idea that the U.S. recovery is for real.
The U.S. recovery still appears under way, but the global picture shows cracks.
Some EU country deficit woes were a fly in the ointment of generally better economic news this week.
Generally upbeat earnings couldn't lift an under-the-weather market this week.
Major fixed-income sectors turned up this week as investors looked to limit their risk exposure.
An undercurrent of less encouraging consumer data lies beneath a resilient market.
Even consolidation in the energy sector couldn't get investors excited.
The job market showed signs that the improvement in the economy is finally reaching the American worker.
Evidence is piling up that some assets are overheated.
Several glowing corporate earnings reports overshadowed weak economic reports this week.
For now, the market's voting machine is favoring the bulls.
Overshadowing corporate earnings were several economic reports that pointed to a wobbly outlook.
Is the pause a natural breather or the start of something negative?
A number of economic indicators are piling up and pointing to brighter times.
Equity markets reacted positively to better-than-expected economic and earnings news.
Recovery concerns drag down equity and commodity markets, yet bonds have maintained their appeal.
The stock market gave investors reason for cheer, but spreads still show the credit crisis is alive and well.
Buffett blasts accounting reforms, says directors know his successor.
Warren Buffett waxes on about his firm's wins, losses in 2001.
Slower U.S. economy may even broaden Buffett's menu of possibilities.
Strong new car sales probably can't save the carmakers from poor earnings.
The massive deal with Finova could make for a good show.
Aggressive assumptions may overestimate the speed at which the carmaker can turn itself around.
Premium growth bodes well for future.
Future success lies in solid products and less discounting.
But its focus on cost-cutting and new products should fuel better results later in the year.
Despite lawsuit settlement, sales concerns remain.
The carmaker's explanation of profit shortfall raises more questions than it answers.
Leaving status quo behind, latest measures should boost profitability.
Medical-device maker doesn't skip a beat, despite sagging euro.
But slower advertising spending at its car-insurance unit could slow growth in new policies.
Market volatility doesn't hurt assets under management.
Lower catastrophe losses lift profits, but competition looms.
Loan delinquency and asset sales problems need further progress.
Improved underwriting profits and pricing propel bottom line.
Volume shortfalls and heavy discounting eat away at profits.
Internal growth and improving cost structure offset currency woes.
Even after decline, good prospects don't justify the price.
More improvements are needed before stock will look interesting.
Premium price increases should continue to boost results.
Shares not yet attractive, despite strong results.
Once its new product is approved, sales growth pace could quicken.
But carmaker's recall blues don't damp its future.
Its already depressed stock price reflects poor sales results.