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  • Warren Buffett's favorite bank isn't like the others

    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks.

    Let's play a game. Please look at the image above and sing the following tune. Apologies to Sesame Street purists ...

    One of these bank stocks is not like the others. One of these bank stocks MORE

    - May 20, 2014 1:23 PM ET
  • China's economic dragon still roars

    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks.

    If you believe that the stock market is a rational organism with a perfect track record when it comes to forecasts, then you should be extremely worried about China.

    Fortunately, the market is often very, very MORE

    - May 15, 2014 12:30 PM ET
  • Caution! Avoid J.C. Penney stock

    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks.

    "When it fits, you feel it," is the strange (and slightly dirty) new slogan for J.C. Penney.

    But is the struggling retailer's stock finally a good fit for your portfolio? Shares certainly are feeling the love MORE

    - May 13, 2014 12:39 PM ET
  • BlackBerry is Black-Bear-y again

    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks.

    Just a few months ago, investors were head over heels (resisting the urge to throw in a YouTube clip of The Go-Go's ... or Tears for Fears ... #ilovethe80s!) for new BlackBerry CEO John Chen.

    Shares MORE

    - May 8, 2014 1:19 PM ET
  • Meg Whitman has rescued HP

    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks.

    It's a bird. It's a plane. It's Meg Whitman!

    Yes, it may be time to compare the Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) CEO to the man (and woman) of steel. After all, the stock is up 16% so far MORE

    - May 6, 2014 1:28 PM ET
  • Warren Buffett: My company won't leave the U.S.

    There was a healthy discussion about top Berkshire Hathaway subsidiaries and investments at the shareholder meeting Saturday afternoon once investors returned from lunch. Here are the top five highlights.

    1. Pass the ketchup, please

    Warren Buffett said that Heinz was a reasonably run food company before Berkshire (BRKA) (BRKB) teamed up with 3G Capital to buy the ketchup king.  He noted that Heinz had pre-tax margins of 15%.

    But Buffett added that he MORE

    - May 3, 2014 4:18 PM ET
  • Buffett defends Coke decision ... and Obama

    The Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholder meeting in Omaha on Saturday started as it always does ... with some good clean fun.

    But investors grilled Berkshire CEO (BRKA) (BRKB) Warren Buffett and vice chairman Charlie Munger about Coca-Cola, President Obama and succession plans, among other issues, once the question and answer session started.

    Buffett was mobbed by the media and investors on the exhibit hall floor as he chowed down on some Dairy Queen MORE

    - May 3, 2014 12:44 PM ET
  • Berkshire shareholders LOVE Buffett

    Four things were made quite clear at a cocktail reception for Berkshire Hathaway shareholders Friday night at the Borsheims jewelry store in Omaha.

    1. Berkshire investors absolutely adore Warren Buffett. (And Charlie Munger too.)
    2. Few worry about what will happen to Berkshire after Buffett retires or succumbs to the same fate that lies ahead for all of us.
    3. Even fewer shareholders seem willing to entertain the thought of selling their Berkshire stock MORE

    - May 3, 2014 9:22 AM ET
  • Buffett should be singing a happy tune

    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks.

    I'm going to Peyton Manning's favorite city this weekend. Omaha! Omaha!

    Yup. Heading to the Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meeting. It should be a fun trip. And I expect to meet a lot of happy Warren Buffett MORE

    - May 1, 2014 12:54 PM ET
  • Winning isn't everything for stocks

    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks.

    At risk of ticking off fans of the Green Bay Packers ...Vince Lombardi didn't get it entirely right when he famously said that winning isn't everything, it's the only thing.

    Sure, that may be the case MORE

    - Apr 29, 2014 12:59 PM ET
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Paul Lamonica
Paul R. La Monica
Assistant Managing Editor, CNNMoney

Paul R. La Monica is an assistant managing editor at CNNMoney. He is the author of the site's daily column, The Buzz, and also tweets throughout the day about the markets and economy @LaMonicaBuzz. La Monica also oversees the site's economic, markets and technology coverage.

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