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  • 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
    Charities... changing the world, delivering returns

    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
    Healing the world through philanthropy

    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... waste not, want not

    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
    Buffett's wealth keeps on growing

    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.

  • 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...

  • 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...