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  • GENEVA, Feb 8- When executive board members of the World Health Organization sat down for their annual meeting in Geneva in January, many powerful figures spoke forcefully of the need to reform the leading global authority on health and disease. "It's time to stop talking," Stewart Jessamine, New Zealand's director of public health and a WHO executive board member,...

  • What Iowa doesn't tell us about immigration Monday, 1 Feb 2016 | 3:37 PM ET
    A U.S. Border Patrol officer body searches an undocumented immigrant after he illegally crossed the U.S.-Mexico border and was caught on December 7, 2015 near Rio Grande City, Texas.

    Iowa's electorate may be the first litmus test of American voters — but is it far from representative when it comes to immigration issues?

  • Visual China buys Corbis Entertainment Friday, 22 Jan 2016 | 8:23 PM ET

    Jan 22- Chinese image licensing company Visual China Group said it acquired on Friday the image division and content licensing unit of photo library Corbis Entertainment, owned by Microsoft Corp's co-founder Bill Gates. The company signed another deal with media service provider Getty Images to distribute Corbis' images and content to customers, thus...

  • Snoop Dogg rants to Bill Gates Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 | 8:00 AM ET
    Snoop Dogg rants to Bill Gates

    A brief outage on Microsoft's online video game network sent the rapper over the edge.

  • When restless billionaires trip on their toys Tuesday, 12 Jan 2016 | 9:52 AM ET
    Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov.

    Large investments and philanthropic experiments by billionaires are more likely to fail in the future, The New York Times reports.

  • Cuban to Gates: Twitter's most influential CEOs Tuesday, 29 Dec 2015 | 12:00 AM ET
    Tim Cook

    These 10 social media savvy CEOs are ruling Twitter, garnering the most retweets and likes on the platform in 2015, according to CrowdTangle.

  • Philanthropy: How to give away $1B Thursday, 24 Dec 2015 | 8:35 AM ET
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

    This is what you need to consider if you are dedicating your billions to philanthropy, the FT reports.

  • SYDNEY/ SINGAPORE, Dec 11- Australian Craig Steven Wright is the latest in a line of men alleged to be the mysterious creator of bitcoin, a digital currency that has attracted the interest of banks, speculators, criminals and regulators. While it was not immediately possible to support or refute claims that he is Satoshi Nakamoto- the person or group credited with...

  • Oscar winner: Choose profit over pollution Thursday, 10 Dec 2015 | 10:22 AM ET
    Charles Ferguson on the set of his new climate-change documentary “Time to Choose”

    Times have changed, it is now more environmentally friendly and profitable to use renewable energy, says Oscar-winning director Charles Ferguson.

  • "I have quite low expectations of anything meaningful coming out of Paris" for the near term, said Edward Guinness, portfolio manager at the Guinness Atkinson Alternative Energy Fund in London. The United States, France, India and 17 other countries have promised to double the amount they were collectively expected to spend on clean energy research and...

  • Easy ways to give back on a tight budget Friday, 4 Dec 2015 | 10:30 AM ET
    Charitable giving philanthropy

    When it comes to giving back, even the smallest amount can make a huge impact. Don't let a tight budget stop you.

  • Facebook CEO's donation is a game-changer Thursday, 3 Dec 2015 | 11:16 AM ET
    Mark Zuckerberg with wife Priscilla Chan and their daughter Max.

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife are rewriting the rules of charitable giving, says Melissa Berman. Here's how they'll change the game.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 1- Mark Zuckerberg will put 99 percent of his Facebook Inc shares, currently worth about $45 billion, into a new philanthropy project focusing on human potential and equality, he and his wife said Tuesday in a letter to their newborn daughter. The plan, which was posted on the Facebook founder and chief executive officer's page, attracted more...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 1- Mark Zuckerberg's pledge on Tuesday to give away most of his Facebook shares, a roughly $45 billion fortune, helps cement his role as one of Silicon Valley's most generous donors. Zuckerberg, 31, and his wife Priscilla Chan, already lauded for donating $1.5 billion in Facebook stock to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, are setting a...

  • MILAN/NEW YORK, Nov 30- Electric carmaker Tesla Motors, lithium supplier Albemarle and solar-panel efficiency specialist SolarEdge Technologies are among winners from a growing focus on emissions as climate-change talks get under way, Goldman Sachs told clients. Goldman's pick of stocks exposed to the $600 billion low-carbon economy included...

  • Three energy solutions excite Bill Gates Monday, 30 Nov 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Three energy solutions excite Bill Gates

    Bill Gates announces a multi-billion dollar private sector coalition to fight climate change.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 29- Bill Gates and some of the world's other richest entrepreneurs will join with governments from both rich and emerging countries on Monday to kick off the Paris climate talks by pledging billions of dollars of investment in clean energy technologies. The United States, France, India and 17 other countries will announce they will double the $10...

  • Meet the world's billionaires, by age Monday, 23 Nov 2015 | 10:20 AM ET
    Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg in 2010

    Wealth-X has compiled a list of the richest people of each decade.

  • Obama joked comfortably with the eccentric founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., which is looking to make inroads into foreign markets, including the United States. Ma's remarks come as Alibaba works to invest heavily in ventures abroad. Alibaba has said some of its larger overseas markets include Brazil and Russia.

  • CNBC update: US airstrike targets ISIS militant Friday, 13 Nov 2015 | 10:28 AM ET
    CNBC update: US airstrike targets ISIS militant

    The Pentagon says U.S. forces targeted the ISIS militant Jihadi John, reports CNBC's Sue Herera.