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  • New Mexico Senate panel passes on spaceport sale bill Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 5:01 AM ET

    SANTA FE, N.M.— New Mexico lawmakers on Thursday debated the merits of Spaceport America and whether its futuristic hangar, its nearly 2- mile-long runway and the 18,000 acres that surround it will offer a return on taxpayers' nearly quarter-billion-dollar investment. George Munoz, D- Gallup, said lawmakers have a responsibility to ask the question, and that's...

  • 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 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.

  • *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.