Obama's business brain trust

On the long road to the White House, Barack Obama reached out to a diverse collection of economic thinkers.

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Warren Buffett, CEO, Berkshire Hathaway
Warren Buffett, CEO, Berkshire Hathaway
Obama is frequently on the phone with billionaire CEO Warren Buffett: "One of my favorite people," says Obama, "he's just completely down-to-earth and as smart as they come."

Buffett is a critic of the financial industry and of tax breaks for the rich - and he also happens to understand capital markets better than just about anyone.

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Last updated November 06 2008: 1:17 PM ET
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