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SEATTLE, March 11- Microsoft Corp said on Tuesday it appointed Mason Morfit, president of activist investor ValueAct Capital, as a board member. The world's largest software company offered Morfit a board seat in August, following months of lobbying by ValueAct for a say on how Microsoft is run.
DETROIT, March 4- EcoMotors, a Michigan- based engine maker backed by Microsoft founder Bill Gates and venture capitalist Vinod Khosla, has formed a joint venture in China with a subsidiary of First Auto Works. FAW's manufacturing partners in China include Volkswagen AG, Toyota Motor Corp and General Motors Co.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 5- Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will address this year's crop of Harvard University graduates at their May 29 commencement, the Ivy League university said on Wednesday.
March 4- Warren Buffett is seeking to reassure shareholders about how his Berkshire Hathaway Inc will perform in the decades after he steps down or dies, but remains as vague as ever about succession plans. Jeff Immelt, the CEO at General Electric Co, has been unable to get his company's share price anywhere near the heights achieved by his predecessor Jack Welch.
SEATTLE, March 3- Microsoft Corp on Monday put pugnacious pollster and political adviser Mark Penn in charge of strategy but left company watchers uncertain what exactly his new role will entail.
SEATTLE, March 3- Microsoft Corp on Monday signaled a more aggressive approach to marketing and public relations with the appointment of pollster and longtime corporate adviser Mark Penn to the new role of chief strategy officer. He joined Microsoft full time in 2012..
March 3- Bill Gates has returned to the top of Forbes magazine's annual list of the world's richest people, as rising stock markets swelled the ranks of billionaires, which included a record number of women.
SEATTLE, March 3- Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Satya Nadella has appointed pollster and longtime corporate adviser Mark Penn to the role of chief strategy officer, according to a memo sent to company employees on Monday.
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BOSTON, Feb 19- Billionaire investor Kenneth Griffin, who started his hedge fund in his dormitory room at Harvard University, is donating $150 million to his alma mater in what will be the largest single gift ever made to the Ivy League school.
HOUSTON, Feb 12- As the debate over the future of Texas's $35 billion electricity market enters a third year with no end in sight, one independent power producer decided not to wait for an outcome, filing for bankruptcy on Wednesday, citing depressed market conditions.
Optim Energy, an electric company owned by a Bill Gates investment fund, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after piling up losses in a depressed power market.
WILMINGTON, Del, Feb 12- Optim Energy LLC, a Texas electric company owned by a Bill Gates investment fund, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Wednesday after piling up losses in a depressed power market.
A new CBO report Obamacare removes the incentive to work for many Americans. Larry argues that this creates a work trap instead of creating an opportunity ladder.
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SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 4- Satya Nadella's elevation to CEO and co-founder Bill Gates' decision to relinquish his chairmanship at Microsoft Corp marks a changing of the guard at a 39- year-old company that fueled the PC revolution but is now struggling to establish its long-term identity.
*Only third CEO in Microsoft's 39- year history. *Gates says will spend 1/ 3 of his time on Microsoft.
The appointment of Satya Nadella marked the ascension of another Indian-born executive to the top of a global powerhouse.