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  • 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 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.

  • Buffett and Gates agree on this key to success Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 11:55 AM ET
    Bill Gates and Warren Buffett

    Warren Buffett and Bill Gates both agree on the same key factor to achieving success in anything you do.

  • Buffett's wealth keeps on growing  Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 2:00 PM ET

    Warren Buffett is second only to Bill Gates in the race to being richest person in the world.

  • Why the Rockefellers are leaving 30 Rock Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 7:52 AM ET
    30 Rockefeller Plaza

    First, they built Rockefeller Center. Then the sold it. Now the Rockefellers are leaving the landmark 30 Rock art deco tower. The NYT reports.

  • *FCC reaches deal with creditor banks to refinance debt. MADRID, Nov 14- U.S. billionaire George Soros will become a key investor in Spanish building and services company FCC following a 1 billion euro rights issue aimed at paying down debt, a source with knowledge of the matter said on Friday. FCC shares rose 7.5 percent on the news.

  • *FCC reaches deal with creditor banks to refinance debt. MADRID, Nov 14- U.S. billionaire George Soros will become a key shareholder in Spanish building and services company FCC following a 1 billion euro rights issue aimed at paying down debt, a source with knowledge of the matter said on Friday. FCC shares rose 8.4 percent on the news.

  • Things you can sue over: The word 'mayonnaise' Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 11:47 AM ET
    Just Mayo by Hampton Creek

    Food giant Unilever is suing Hampton Creek, maker of eggless spread Just Mayo, accusing it of false advertising and fraud, the New York Times reports.

  • Ivy League schooling still packs a serious wallop Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Technology is driving business. Leaders with engineering degrees from Ivy schools have an advantage, the CNBC NEXT List reveals.

  • BEIJING, Nov 4- China has contributed over $120 million to fight the spread of the Ebola virus, but its billionaire tycoons- it has more than anywhere outside the United States- have, publicly at least, donated little to the cause, underscoring an immature culture of philanthropy in the world's second-biggest economy. Many big Chinese companies have invested in...

  • BEIJING, Nov 4- China has contributed over $120 million to fight the spread of the Ebola virus, but its billionaire tycoons- it has more than anywhere outside the United States- have, publicly at least, donated little to the cause, underscoring an immature culture of philanthropy in the world's second-biggest economy. Many big Chinese companies have invested in...

  • 140 things you don't know about Twitter Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 4:15 PM ET
    Bird was the word as Twitter founders and executives were all smiles on the day the company went public on the New York Stock Exchange in November 2013.

    Think you know all there is to know about Twitter? Think again.

  • Microsoft earnings beat as cloud business soars Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 4:04 PM ET
    Microsoft store signage

    Microsoft rallied after it reported fiscal-first quarter earnings that topped expectations, boosted by better-than expected cloud software sales.

  • SEATTLE, Oct 20- Microsoft Corp's new Chief Executive Satya Nadella has become one the technology industry's biggest earners, with a total compensation package worth $84.3 million this year, according to a document filed with securities regulators on Monday. Large stock awards have not been necessary for Microsoft's previous two CEOs, Bill Gates and Steve...

  • SEATTLE, Oct 20- Microsoft Corp's new Chief Executive Satya Nadella has become one the technology industry's biggest earners, with a total compensation package worth $84.3 million this year, according to a document filed with securities regulators on Monday. The massive stock awards, valued at $79.8 million overall, were designed to keep Nadella at Microsoft...

  • Commentary: How to view Mark Cuban's Netflix bet Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 6:54 PM ET
    Businessman and TV personality Mark Cuban speaks onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco.

    Mark Cuban bought $17 million worth of Netflix. What's more important is that he started his bullish positioning through options.

  • SYDNEY, Oct 17- Australian biotech firm CSL Ltd, the world's second-biggest blood products maker, said on Friday it's working on a plasma product to treat Ebola following a request from the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation, part of a growing commercial response to the deadly outbreak. Along with CSL, Sydney- listed protective products maker Ansell Ltd, the world's...

  • SYDNEY, Oct 17- Australian biotech firm CSL Ltd, the world's second-biggest blood products maker, said on Friday it's working on a plasma product to treat Ebola following a request from the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation, part of a growing commercial response to the deadly outbreak. Along with CSL, Sydney- listed protective products maker Ansell Ltd, the world's...