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  • Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has made a plea to investors to support his vision of the company as a unified devices and services powerhouse.

  • The richest 400 Americans are richer than they were last year, and the young are accumulating wealth at a faster clip than their boomer counterparts.

  • Bet on Marissa Mayer?

    Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer answers what people would say her super power is; and the "Fast Money" traders respond to her comments. "Mayer is so likable, I think people make a bet on her," says Steve Grasso.

  • Yahoo CEO: Bill Gates is a phenomenal leader

    Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer speaks about her appreciation for outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer, as well as Bill Gates at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference. "I see a lot of strength in Microsoft's enterprise area," she says.

  • Some of Microsoft's top investors have urged the technology giant's board to consider Ford Motor's CEO and Computer Sciences CEO as Ballmer successor.

  • Microsoft has a stable of senior executives who could be contenders to succeed Chief Executive Steve Ballmer. Here's an assessment of their individual pros and cons.

  • Fiorina: Ballmer did a good job under the circumstances

    Carly Fiorina, former HP Chairman & CEO, provides her thoughts on the departure of Steve Ballmer and Microsoft's likely successor.

  • Microsoft's Steve Ballmer to retire within the next year

    CNBC's Jon Fortt focuses on Bill Gates after news of Steve Ballmer announcing retirement.

  • Warren Buffett

    In a video clip for an online course on philanthropy, Warren Buffett says he follows Adam Smith's division of labor. "I make it and somebody else gives it away."

  • Warren Buffett at the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholder's Meeting in Omaha, Nebraska.

    Warren Buffett's donation to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation this year is the biggest since his annual contributions began in 2006.

  • Douglas C. Engelbart, american engineer, inventor of the computer mouse in 1963, here c. 1990.

    A technologist who conceived of the computer mouse and laid out a vision of an Internet decades before others brought those ideas to the mass market, died on Tuesday night.

  • Carlos Slim on Wealth & Happiness

    Carlos Slim has lost money from shares of America Movil, and according to estimates from Bloomberg and Forbes, Bill Gates is once again the richest man in the world, reports CNBC's Robert Frank.

  • While 83 percent of millennials surveyed worldwide said technology makes it easier to get a job, 62 percent said tech has also widened the gap between rich and poor.

  • Bono Serenades Warren Buffett At Forbes 400 Summit.

    At a Forbes event honoring Warren Buffett for his philanthropy, Bono sings about the Omaha, Neb., billionaire to the tune of "Home on the Range."

  • To get you ready for the latest "The Great Gatsby" movie, "Taking Squawk" looks at what we could call the "Gatsby" stock market. Plus, poopgate: Look out below!

  • Warren Buffett speaks with Squawk Box's Becky Quick in Omaha, Nebraska.

    This is an unofficial transcript of Warren Buffett and Bill Gates appearing live on CNBC's Squawk Box on Monday, May 6, 2013 from 6 am ET to 9 am ET.

  • 'Microsoft Needs to Get Into the Game': Pro

    William George, Harvard Business School professor, explains why now is the time to put a succession plan in place for CEO Steve Ballmer.

  • Bill Gates and Warren Buffett speak on CNBC's Squawk Box in Omaha, Nebraska.

    Warren Buffett and Bill Gates said it's only fair that online retailers collect state sales taxes, just as brick-and-mortar stores do.

  • Trading Microsoft's 52-Week High

    CNBC's Becky Quick reports Bill Gates still thinks China piracy is a problem. And, Brent Thill, UBS analyst, has the play on Microsoft and the tech sector.

  • Bill Gates and Warren Buffett speak on CNBC's Squawk Box in Omaha, Nebraska.

    Billionaires Bill Gates and Warren Buffett said limits on charitable deductions could hurt giving—but only among the lesser rich.