Bill Gates, Microsoft chairman; and Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway chairman & CEO, discuss the impact of interest rates on investment strategies, and global currencies. And, both men weigh in on why high frequency trading is really just a form of legalized "front running." Also, Gates explains why the software business is an "amazing" business to be in.
Warren Buffett, famously slow to adopt new technology, has sent his first tweet.
Carlos Slim, joined by five other billionaires, is giving $100 million to the Bill Gates effort to eradicate polio, reports CNBC's Robert Frank.
Overall PC sales are down nearly 14 percent year over year, and Microsoft's software strategy is struggling. CNBC's Jon Fortt breaks down the latest in Microsoft.
The life of a "close protection operator," charged with protecting mega-wealthy clients and giving their families peace of mind.
Guessing the number of billionaires in the world (or even in a single country) is just that -- a guessing game. But it's a highly profitable and increasingly popular one.
Discussing what the U.S. government can do to encourage more charitable giving, and the most exciting growth in technology now, with Bill Gates, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and CNBC's Maria Bartiromo. "There is a lot of excitement about high-quality online education," he says.
Warren Buffett said he remains confident the U.S. debt problem will be fixed...eventually, despite all the political fighting that's been sparked by the "fiscal cliff."
From auto sales to health care to the NFL to the price of gasoline, CNBC's anchors, reporters, editors and contributors make calls on what 2013 will bring.
A change at the top of Microsoft, two companies that will go private, the two top NFL teams by year end and more predictions.
A new study from Bank of America found that 95 percent of American millionaires gave to charity in 2011, with almost as many giving time as well as money.
*Expects more Windows device sales than Apple, Google products this qtr. Microsoft is doubling down on its bet with its own tablet called the Surface, available only through its own stores and website, which will challenge Apple's iPad head on.
Microsoft is doubling down on its bet with its own tablet called the Surface, available only through its own stores and website, which will challenge Apple's iPad head on.
Judge Jed Rakoff described the sentence and $5 million fine given to former Goldman Sachs and Procter& Gamble Co. board member Rajat Gupta, 63, on Wednesday as sufficient to deter others and properly punish the Westport, Conn., resident.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 24- Billionaire hedge fund manager Tom Steyer says he will focus on pushing California toward an alternative energy future when he steps down from the company he founded, Farallon Capital.
NEW YORK-- A former Goldman Sachs and Procter& Gamble Co. board member was sentenced to two years in prison Wednesday, culminating a spectacular fall from grace for a man whose good deeds worldwide brought him leniency after he was convicted of feeding inside information about board dealings to a billionaire hedge fund owner who was his friend.
Only the Bill Gates or the Warren Buffetts of the world could come up with the breathtaking sum an appeals court demanded Jerome Kerviel reimburse to Societe Generale as punishment for committing one of the biggest trade frauds in history. I think the judgment is protecting Societe Generale. "
Rajat Gupta faces up to ten years in prison for his conviction on insider trading charges. But if an outpouring of support from well-known friends and colleagues holds any sway with U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff, the former Goldman Sachs director and chief of McKinsey & Company could receive a shorter sentence when he appears in court this afternoon.
NEW YORK-- A former Goldman Sachs and Procter& Gamble Co. board member convicted of insider trading will serve up to 10 years in prison if the government has its way but will face no more than community service if a judge is persuaded by defense arguments.
OLYMPIA, Wash.-- Bill and Melinda Gates have donated $500,000 to the campaign to uphold Washington state's gay marriage law. The donation was announced Tuesday by Washington United for Marriage, which is working to approve Referendum 74. The donation was made on Oct. 15, but didn't publicly post online with the Public Disclosure Commission until Tuesday.