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  • Study will test survivors' blood to treat Ebola Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 10:02 PM ET

    The Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation is giving $5.7 million to scale up production of the treatments for the project in Guinea and other Ebola-affected countries in Africa. Besides helping Ebola patients now, plasma "could be a tool for a future epidemic as well" from different viruses, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said in an interview with The Associated...

  • *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.

  • Ex-Microsoft CEO Ballmer making gift to Harvard Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 12:06 AM ET

    CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts— Harvard University has announced that former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, a Harvard graduate, is supporting a major initiative to significantly expand its computer science studies. Ballmer is joining Harvard President Drew Faust and Cherry Murray, dean of its School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, at noon on Thursday to...

  • Hellmann's owner sues over rival's use of 'Mayo' Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 8:27 AM ET

    The food company Unilever is suing a California company that uses the word "Mayo" in its sandwich spread name, saying that federal regulators and dictionaries define mayonnaise as a spread that contains eggs. The suit claims false advertising by the company Hampton Creek for labeling its plant-based product " Just Mayo." Unilever says in a complaint filed in...

  • KiOR files for bankruptcy, but not Miss. unit Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 9:16 AM ET

    JACKSON, Miss.— Biofuel maker KiOR Inc. has filed for bankruptcy, although its Mississippi subsidiary has not, preserving the chance that its Columbus plant could be sold quickly. KiOR defaulted on a loan from Mississippi last week after failing to make a $1.8 million debt payment. The company borrowed $75 million from Mississippi to build a refinery in Columbus...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • How self-made are America's super rich?     Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 2:44 PM ET

    Forbes has created a self-made score for America's billionaires. CNBC's Robert Frank reveals the wealthy list.

  • How self-made are today’s billionaires? Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 1:35 PM ET
    Oprah Winfrey

    Forbes has come out with a “self-made score” for billionaires to determine on a scale of 1 to 10 how self-made today's billionaires really are.

  • Ballmer: I'll own Clippers 'as long as I'm alive' Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 6:54 AM ET
    Steve Ballmer, Los Angeles Clippers, during an interview with CNBC.

    The former Microsoft chief says that his record price for the Los Angeles Clippers was a smart investment.

  • The IPO, which vaulted Alibaba founder Jack Ma into the ranks of tech billionaires like Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos, sets the stage for the Chinese e-commerce juggernaut to expand in the United States, Europe and Asia. Alibaba's closed price of $93.98 gave the company a market cap of $231 billion.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 19- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's shares soared 38 percent in their first day of trading on Friday as investors jumped at the chance for a piece of what is likely to rank as the largest IPO in history, in a massive bet on China's burgeoning middle class.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 19- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's shares surged in their first day of trading on Friday as investors jumped at the chance to get in on what looks likely to be the largest IPO in history and profit from China's growing middle class.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 19- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's shares surged by more than 40 percent in their first day of trading on Friday as investors jumped in to buy what looks likely to be the largest IPO in history.