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  • March 5- The Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation said it would invest $52 million in CureVac, a German biotechnology company that develops vaccines and immunotherapies, marking the foundation's biggest-ever equity investment. As part of the deal, any Gates Foundation- funded products will be made available by CureVac at affordable prices in poor countries.

  • ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— Engineers and researchers from national laboratories and universities around the country said Thursday that the United States needs to develop a proving ground where the latest innovations in nuclear energy can be put to the test instead of losing designs to China and other countries. Groups gathered at the University of New Mexico, the...

  • TABLE-Forbes rich list rankings Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 2:34 PM ET

    March 2- Bill Gates topped Forbes magazine's annual list of the world's richest people, released on Monday, with Mexican telecommunications tycoon Carlos Slim Helu in second place. 6 Charles Koch $42.9 bln Up Diversified U.S. 6 David Koch $42.9 bln Up Diversified U.S. 8 Christy Walton $41.7 bln Up Wal-Mart Stores Inc U.S. 11 Alice Walton $39.4 bln Up Wal-Mart U.S. 12...

  • Forbes List: 10 richest people in the world Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 12:20 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Bill Gates, the founder of technology company Microsoft Corp., topped Forbes' 2015 list of the world's top billionaires for the second straight year. Source of wealth: Technology company Microsoft Corp.. Source of wealth: Conglomerate Koch Industries.

  • Forbes says that Bill Gates's net worth rose to $79.2 billion in 2015 from $76 billion last year. The co-founder of Microsoft Corp. has topped the list for 16 of the last 21 years. In second place is telecom mogul Carlos Slim Helu, with a net worth of $77.1 billion.

  • Number of billionaires surges to record high Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 9:59 AM ET
    Microsoft co-founder and Berkshire Hathaway board member Bill Gates, left, and Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett are shown prior to the annual shareholders meeting in Omaha, Neb.

    The number of billionaires in the world grew by 222 in 2014, bringing the total to a record 2,089, according to a new report. Here's how much they own.

  • BEIJING, Feb 3- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's Jack Ma is no longer China's richest man, according to a report on Tuesday, with the top spot snatched by Li Hejun, a solar energy entrepreneur whose Hanergy Holding Group Ltd has come under fire for its intragroup dealings. Li's Hanergy Group has been the subject of analyst concern over what the Financial Times last week...

  • Make AI machines safe before smart: Experts Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 5:52 PM ET

    Researchers need to develop measures for safe artificial intelligence before businesses and consumers widely adopt it, experts said.

  • Bill Gates sees artificial intelligence as threat Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 11:56 AM ET
    Bill Gates

    During a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" discussion Wednesday, Bill Gates said that we should be worried about AI becoming too powerful.

  • BERLIN, Jan 27- International donors pledged $7.5 billion on Tuesday to immunize 300 million children in poor countries against deadly diseases such as diarrhea and pneumonia. At a Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization conference in Berlin, Microsoft founder Bill Gates and the British government topped the donations list at $1.55 billion and $1.5...

  • BERLIN, Jan 27- International donors led by Bill Gates and Britain pledged $7.5 billion on Tuesday for vaccines to immunise 300 million children in poor countries against potentially deadly diseases like diarrhoea and pneumonia, Germany's development minister said. At a Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation conference in Berlin, the British...

  • INT'L DONORS LED BY UK AND BILL GATES PLEDGE $7.5 BLN FOR GAVI GLOBAL VACCINATION PROGRAMME- GERMAN DEVELOPMENT MINISTER.

  • Which is better: Massachusetts or Washington? Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 11:59 AM ET

    Massachusetts vs. Washington, home states of the two Super Bowl teams. Which state has the better economy and quality of life?

  • Global solutions need input from women: Sandberg Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 1:28 PM ET
    Sheryl Sandberg and Melinda Gates at 2015 WEF in Davos, Switzerland.

    Sheryl Sandberg and Melinda Gates touched on topics from disease and poverty to technology in a wide-ranging interview on Friday.

  • Charities... changing the world, delivering returns  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 6:13 AM ET

    Judith Rodin, Rockefeller Foundation, and Sue Desmond-Hellman, The Gates Foundation CEO, discuss the benefits of investing in philanthropy, including social impact bonds.

  • Healing the world through philanthropy  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 6:08 AM ET

    Judith Rodin, Rockefeller Foundation, and Sue Desmond-Hellman, The Gates Foundation CEO, discuss the importance of developing partnerships between private and public companies to provide vaccines and health care for the world's poor.

  • Davos '15: Gates, Soros, Pharrell to tackle crises Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 11:28 AM ET
    An armed member of the Swiss Police watches from the roof of the Hotel Davos ahead of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015.

    Back on this week, the World Economic Forum in Davos is as big as ever with lofty ambitions to match.

  • Happy birthday, Jeff Bezos: Here's another $1.5M Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 10:53 AM ET
    Amazon's Jeff Bezos

    Amazon founder Jeff Bezos turns 51 Monday. We look at how fast he accumulated his wealth on a per-day basis, comparing that to other billionaires.

  • The time Apple hijacked CES, without being there Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 11:42 AM ET
    Steve Jobs

    As CES wraps up Friday, the ending date of Jan. 9 has particular significance to techies. It's the eighth anniversary of Apple's iPhone launch.

  • Bill Gates... waste not, want not  Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 6:42 AM ET

    Bill Gates is a true believer in technology and to prove it he drank water made from human waste.