Why do investors flock to Omaha for Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting when Warren Buffett has been saying a lot of the same things for decades? There's got to be more to it than the free samples of See's peanut brittle. It turns out, even the best -- and most Foolish -- investors need to be reminded of the basics once in a while.

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