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  • 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.

  • Forbes richest: Bill Gates back on top     Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 10:53 AM ET

    Randall Lane, Forbes Magazine editor, discusses the magazine's annual billionaires list. Bill Gates is back on top for the first time in four years.

  • Forget Jobs, Gates—here are the names to know Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 11:29 AM ET
    Tim Berners-Lee

    When it comes to the most influential in tech, you might jump to Jobs and Gates. But here the names you really need to know, these pros say.

  • Tech giant faceoff: Steve Jobs or Bill Gates? Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 8:14 AM ET
    Steve Jobs and Bill Gates

    Determining who belongs on CNBC's list of business influencers has led to spirited debates. How about Steve Jobs and Bill Gates?

  • Battle of the tech titans: Jobs vs. Gates     Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 7:50 AM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt and Jane Wells square off on which major tech legend should be crowned king of Silicon Valley: Microsoft's Bill Gates or Apple's Steve Jobs.

  • Hedge fund manager Griffin gives $150 million to Harvard Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 8:14 PM ET

    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.

  • Bill Gates-backed energy firm declares bankruptcy Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 | 11:41 AM ET

    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.

  • Bill Gates' investment Optim Energy files for bankruptcy Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    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.

  • Kudlow: President Obama’s work trap Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 5:57 PM ET
    President Barack Obama repeats his message from his State of the Union address to raise the minimum wage at a Costco Store in Lanham, Md.

    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.

  • Beyond Steve Jobs: Tech's game-changers Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 1:08 PM ET

    Of course, when we talk tech game-changers there's Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. But do you know who Jony Ive or Hasso Plattner are? You should.

  • 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.

  • New MSFT CEO a ‘big deal' for Indians globally Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 3:43 PM ET
    Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft

    The appointment of Satya Nadella marked the ascension of another Indian-born executive to the top of a global powerhouse.

  • Microsoft investors wanted an outsider: Pro     Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 2:15 PM ET

    Daniel Ives, FBR Capital, views Microsoft's pick of Satya Nadella as CEO disappointing to investors. Colin Gillis, BGC Financial, weighs in.

  • Nadella will serve Microsoft well: Pro     Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 1:10 PM ET

    Matt McIlwain, Madrona Venture Group, weighs in on Microsoft's new CEO Satya Nadella's leadership capabilities.

  • Microsoft names new CEO     Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 1:08 PM ET

    With Satya Nadella taking over the role of CEO at Microsoft, CNBC's Josh Lipton reports what changes will occur with the company's board.

  • Bill George: Not clear who's running Microsoft     Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    "Microsoft needs to go through a major transformation much like IBM did 20 years ago," says, William George, Harvard Business School professor, discussing what Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella needs to do to change company culture. Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Yale School of Management, provides insight.