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  • Stony Brook University receives $25M gift Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 5:33 AM ET

    STONY BROOK, N.Y.— Stony Brook University has received a $25 million donation from the founder of a hedge fund. The Long Island- based school says the gift from James Simons and his wife, Marilyn, will boost research by physicists and mathematicians.

  • NEW YORK, May 6- Hedge fund mogul David Tepper had a case of deja vu when he ranked as the best paid hedge fund manager for the second year running by earning $3.5 billion in 2013 with a savvy bet on airline stocks, according to a new ranking. Tepper, who runs Appaloosa Management, was followed in second place by Steven A. Cohen, who earned $2.4 billion.

  • FACTBOX-The wealthy behind U.S. presidential race Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 9:48 PM ET

    Oct 26- Individual donors to U.S. presidential candidates can contribute up to $2,500 for the state-by-state party nominating contests and another $2,500 for the general election.