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Warren Buffett believes in the U.S. economy - and he just spent $9-billion (U.S.) to prove it.

His acquisition this week of Lubrizol Corp. , an Ohio-based maker of industrial lubricants, reflects his bullishness on U.S. stocks, despite the country's current budget woes and high unemployment. "Throughout my lifetime, politicians and pundits have constantly moaned about terrifying problems facing America," Mr. Buffett wrote in his annual letter to shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. "Yet our citizens now live an astonishing six times better than when I was born."

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