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  • 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.

  • *Potential for technology highlighted at Berlin conference. FRANKFURT/ LONDON, Nov 12- A molecule that carries the recipe for making drugs inside body cells is exciting scientists and investors alike, attracting hundreds of millions of dollars in a scramble for the next promising area of biotechnology. Privately-held CureVac in the university town of...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 4- What does it mean to be a success? Everyone from Microsoft's Bill Gates to Virgin's Richard Branson are deploying their business acumen to help the causes that are most meaningful to them. "I was around 15 in Flemington, New Jersey, and applied for the job cold.

  • COSTA CAREYES, Mexico, Oct 26- Mexico may have dodged a bullet from the fury of Hurricane Patricia, but jet setters like Bill Gates, Gwyneth Paltrow and Cindy Crawford will have to find a new playground for now after the storm ravaged some of the world's most exclusive holiday homes. Patricia, packing 165 MPH winds, carved a swathe through relatively remote parts of...

  • MADRID, Oct 23- Amancio Ortega, who transformed clothing group Inditex from a tiny family dressmaker into Spain's biggest company, briefly overtook Bill Gates on Friday to become the world's richest man. Although a 10 percent surge in the share price of Microsoft later on Friday put the software firm's founder Gates back on top, the brief appearance of Ortega at...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 25- The Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation Trust has sued Brazil's Petrobras to recoup stock losses stemming from a corruption scandal at the state-run oil company. According to a complaint filed late Thursday night in federal court in Manhattan, Petrobras' "pervasive bribery and money laundering scheme" caused the trust and another plaintiff, WGI...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 25- The Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation Trust has sued Brazil's Petrobras to recoup stock losses stemming from a corruption scandal at the state-run oil company. According to a complaint filed late Thursday night in federal court in Manhattan, Petrobras' "pervasive bribery and money laundering scheme" caused the trust and another plaintiff, WGI...

  • Bill Gates' foundation sues Brazil's Petrobras Friday, 25 Sep 2015 | 10:55 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 25- The Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation has sued Brazil's Petrobras to recoup stock losses stemming from a corruption scandal at the state-run oil company. According to a complaint filed late Thursday night in federal court in Manhattan, Petrobras' "pervasive bribery and money laundering scheme" caused the Gates Foundation and another plaintiff,...

  • Former Bear CEO Cayne caught in bridge scandal Wednesday, 23 Sep 2015 | 8:53 AM ET
    Former Bear Stearns CEO Jimmy Cayne has found himself in the middle of a controversy over his bridge-playing pastime.

    Eight years, a job departure and one whistleblower later, the cerebral card game is again foisting notoriety on Jimmy Cayne.

  • China's real mission in the US this week Monday, 21 Sep 2015 | 6:58 PM ET
    President Barack Obama walks with Chinese President Xi Jinping at a welcome ceremony in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Nov. 12, 2014.

    One unspoken agenda item as the presidents of the U.S. and China meet could be China's role on the global financial stage.

  • Hampton Creek's Just Mayo isn't mayo: Regulators Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 12:49 PM ET
    Just Mayo by Hampton Creek

    The Food and Drug Administration issued a warning letter to Hampton Creek, citing several alleged violations for its Just Mayo product.

  • Don't get 'carried away' with hack fears: Experts Sunday, 9 Aug 2015 | 9:00 AM ET

    Although people are right to be concerned about security, they shouldn't always fear the worst, even in a hack-prone world, experts say.

  • Richest man of all time? Try king of Timbuktu Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 12:24 PM ET
    Musa depicted holding a gold nugget from the 1375 Catalan Atlas.

    Bill Gates may be the richest man alive. But he's not the richest man in history. In fact, he barely makes the top 10.

  • Cha-ching: The world's 10 wealthiest couples Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 12:16 PM ET
    Melinda and Bill Gates.

    The world's wealthiest couple has a combined net worth of $85.7 billion, according to Wealth-X.

  • Buffett continues his Giving Pledge Tuesday, 7 Jul 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Buffet continues his Giving Pledge

    Warren Buffett makes his major annual gift to charity, $2.8 billion in Berkshire Hathaway stock.

  • Slight bubble, but not like the past: Pro Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 11:29 AM ET
    Slight bubble, but not like the past: Pro

    Jon Brod, Confide co-founder and president & AOL Ventures founder, gives his perspective to a tech bubble.

  • 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.