Buffett revealed last spring that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer. He said the cancer had been detected early and was not life-threatening.

Buffett has revealed no intentions to step down from Berkshire Hathaway. He has indicated that he has chosen his successor as chief executive, though he has not named who the person is. He has said he wants he older son Howard to succeed him as non-executive chairman.


The chatter on Main Street (a.k.a. Google, Yahoo! and other search sites) is always of interest to investors on Wall Street. Thus, each day, TheStreet compiles the stories that are trending on the Web, and highlights the news that could make stocks move.

-- Written by Brittany Umar.
Brittany joined TheStreet.com TV in November 2006 after completing a degree in Journalism and Media Studies at Rutgers College. Previously, Brittany interned at the local ABC affiliate in New York City WABC-TV 7 where she helped research and produce On Your Side, a popular consumer advocacy segment.

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