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  • LONDON, July 14- It's a showpiece drug that has the potential to end a disease that kills half a million African children a year. Backed by billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates and developed by GlaxoSmithKline, the vaccine-- called RTS, S or Mosquirix-- is being assessed by regulators and global health authorities. But it's a very complicated vaccine, so the...

  • *FCC needs fresh strategy to shave debt and grow. FCC is one of the worst performers on Spain's blue chip index and has lost a quarter of its stock value since the December rights issue, with uncertainty over Bejar's intentions since the arrival of Slim hanging over its shares. On Friday, FCC shares gained 1.3 percent to 8.956 euros each, underperforming a 2.12...

  • July 6- Warren Buffett on Monday donated about $2.84 billion of Berkshire Hathaway Inc stock to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and four family charities, as part of the billionaire's plan to give away nearly all of his wealth. The Gates Foundation, which focuses on improving education and health and reducing poverty, received about 15.76 million shares,...

  • July 6- Warren Buffett on Monday donated about $2.84 billion of Berkshire Hathaway Inc stock to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and four family charities, as part of the billionaire's plan to give away nearly all of his wealth. The Gates Foundation, which focuses on improving education and health and reducing poverty, receives the biggest share.

  • *Group of eight investors include Virgin, Airbus, Bharti. OneWeb, whose backers include Richard Branson's Virgin Group and Indian billionaire Sunil Mittal's Bharti Enterprises, said it would use the funds to acquire 65 commercial rockets to launch satellite-borne Internet services to extend the reach of mobile operators to customers in remote corners of...

  • *Bill Gates urges UK not to cut back overseas aid. *Defence minister says outlook darker, eyes Russia threat. LONDON, June 21- British finance minister George Osborne has said he will press ahead with hefty cuts to welfare in a budget statement next month, a day after tens of thousands of people marched against austerity in central London.

  • WASHINGTON, June 15- The Pentagon's top arms provider and firms partly funded by Silicon Valley billionaires Bill Gates and Paul Allen are among dozens of companies collectively betting more than $1.3 billion that a new wave of nuclear power can be a force to fight climate change. Advanced nuclear power plants, which will employ techniques such as using fuels...

  • WASHINGTON, June 15- The Pentagon's top arms provider and firms partly funded by Silicon Valley billionaires Bill Gates and Paul Allen are among dozens of companies collectively betting more than $1.3 billion that a new wave of nuclear power can be a force to fight climate change. Advanced nuclear power plants, which will employ techniques such as using fuels...

  • When having a big ego can change the world Saturday, 6 Jun 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla.

    The CEOs of Tesla and Facebook are examples of men possessed with large enough egos that they've carved out their own category of leadership.

  • Amancio Ortega

    A practically unheard-of billionaire just blew past household name Warren Buffett to be the second-richest man in the world.

  • Hilton Worldwide CEO: Looking at possible REIT Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 1:14 PM ET
    A pedestrian walks past a Hilton Worldwide Holdings hotel in San Francisco.

    CEO Christopher Nassetta says Hilton Worldwide is seriously considering spinning off its $13 billion in properties into a real estate investment trust.

  • Here are the world's most powerful women Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 10:01 AM ET

    The world's most powerful 100 women control nearly $1 trillion in annual revenues according to Forbes magazine. We take a closer look at the five most powerful women.

  • Tech unicorns flock south to Code Conference Friday, 22 May 2015 | 12:25 PM ET
    Unicorn disruptors

    Top execs at billion-dollar start-ups Airbnb, Houzz, Pinterest, Slack and Snapchat are among the keynote speakers for the Code Conference.

  • All hail Ken Griffin, the new hedge fund king Friday, 15 May 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    Ken Griffin, CEO of Citadel.

    Seven years removed from a near-death experience during the financial crisis, Ken Griffin's Citadel is more powerful than ever.

  • Impossible Burger: Our test tube 'meat' tastes great Friday, 15 May 2015 | 12:16 PM ET
    A cheeseburger made from plants by Impossible Foods

    A Stanford University biologist and physician describes his complex process of recreating the experience of meat using only plant-based ingredients.

  • Bill Gates backs high-tech foods for the masses Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    food laboratory

    Food-tech companies are creating meat and dairy substitutes to meet global food demand. Will consumers have an appetite for these products?

  • Coming windfall for millionaires' kids Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    Inheritance

    Millionaires plan to leave the majority of their wealth to their kids, giving less than 10 percent to charity, according to CNBC Millionaire Survey.

  • Bill Gates: Capitalism is the wrong incentive here Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 8:07 AM ET
    Bill Gates

    Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates believes profits should not always be the sole motivating factor.

  • Buffett, Bill and Melinda Gates on biggest accomplishments

    Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates tell CNBC's Becky Quick about the philanthropic efforts that they're most proud of.

  • Buffett, Bill and Melinda Gates on giving Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 5:35 AM ET
    Buffett, Bill and Melinda Gates on giving

    Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates talk with CNBC's Becky Quick about how they're trying to change the world.