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  • President Barack Obama has been bumped off the top spot of Forbes' ranking of the world's most powerful people.

  • Eike Batista

    Eike Batista declared in 2011 that he would soon become the richest man in the world. Instead, he may become known for the largest personal-wealth loss.

  • Eike Batista

    Eike Batista's OGX—the cornerstone of his short-lived mining, energy and shipping empire—is expected to file for bankruptcy as early as this weekend.

  • Microsoft's big beat

    Microsoft earnings beat 3Q estimates. Rick Sherlund, Nomura Securities, says "things have not changed radically in the PC market; they're just a little less bad."

  • Bill Gross: Icahn should spend time like Bill Gates

    Is Carl Icahn using his time and money wisely, and can he really affect change at Apple? The "Fast Money" traders share their opinions.

  • Who is Bill gates betting on? Not tech

    Bill Gates has made a big bet on the recovery of Spain's construction sector by becoming the second-largest shareholder in FCC, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • 'Repurcussions' from Bill Gates' stake in FCC

    Juan Bejar Ochoa, CEO of FCC, discusses Bill Gates' announcement that he has taken a stake in the company, and how it has improved liquidity.

  • Searching for a new Microsoft CEO

    Will Bill Gates take back the reins at Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer retires?

  • Microsoft's board battle

    Three of Microsoft's top investors are calling for Bill Gates to step down as chairman. Brent Thill, UBS, and Lance Ulanoff, Mashable, weigh in.

  • Time for MSFT to close the Gates?

    Three top investors of Microsoft are lobbying the board to have Bill Gates step down as chairman. John Sculley, former Apple CEO and former PepsiCo president, weighs in on possible CEOs for the company.

  • Microsoft without Bill Gates?

    Three large Microsoft shareholders reportedly want the co-founder of the tech giant to step down as chairman. CNBC's Jon Fortt has the details.

  • Is it time for Bill Gates to go?

    Rick Sherlund, Nomura Securities, shares his thought on whether the co-founder of the tech giant should step down, as shareholders frustration grows and the search to replace Steve Ballmer continues.

  • Protesters walk into the office of Florida State Rep. Manny Diaz as they protest his stance against the expansion of healthcare coverage on September 20, 2013 in Miami, Florida.

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  • What Bill Gates says was a mistake

    Bill Gates explained why it takes pressing Control, Alt and Delete to restart your computer, with CNBC's Mary Thompson. And CNBC's Kate Kelly reports on JPMorgan Jamie Dimon's meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder over the bank's settlement.

  • Former president Bill Clinton moderates a panel on Mobilizing for Impact at CGI on Sept. 24, 2013 in New York.

    With appearances by the likes of Sheryl Sandberg, Bono and Bill Gates, the Clinton Global Initiative hopes to leave a lasting impression on the world.

  • McAfee: I would fire almost everyone at Microsoft

    John McAfee, McAfee anti-virus founder, shares his thoughts on Microsoft's next CEO, his favorite tech leader, and why he would not take venture capital money, with CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • 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.