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  • How to run or ruin a company in 140 characters Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 9:24 AM ET

    *Nat Rothschild's Twitter insult becomes a global story. LONDON, April 2- When Nat Rothschild, the co-founder of troubled miner ARMS, insulted his former investment partner on Twitter last week, he showed the power of social media for business leaders seeking publicity- but also the perils of saying the wrong thing.

  • LONDON, April 1- Fuzzy guidelines on ethical investing and donors' timid response to Uganda's new anti-gay law have reassured fund managers and private equity firms about continuing to invest in the newly oil-rich country, despite worldwide criticism. The White House said it was reviewing its relationship with Uganda's government.

  • Uganda signed legislation this year which strengthened punishments for anyone caught having gay sex, imposing jail terms of up to life for "aggravated homosexuality"- including sex with a minor or while HIV-positive.

  • DUBAI, March 24- Virgin Atlantic founder Richard Branson dangled the carrot of further investment in the British airline's domestic carrier Little Red as he stepped up the campaign for a third runway at London's Heathrow airport.

  • Winklevoss twins use bitcoins to book space trip Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 1:38 PM ET

    Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, who famously accused Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg of stealing their idea, said they used bitcoins to buy tickets for a high-altitude voyage on billionaire Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic commercial spaceflight venture.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 18- LinkedIn Corp is attempting to become more like Facebook Inc by encouraging all members to generate a steady stream of shareable articles, a perk once available only to well-known business personalities.

  • Feb 10- Virgin America, the U.S. carrier in which Richard Branson's Virgin Group has a minority stake, has appointed Barclays and Deutsche Bank to lead an initial public offering, the Financial Times reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the situation.

  • Virgin Group's Sir Richard Branson, says he put some money in bitcoin because he likes to learn about things. He thinks there will one day be a global currency that will be the future, but he suspects it will not be bitcoin.

  • Sir Richard presents 'Plan B' at Davos     Friday, 24 Jan 2014 | 6:15 AM ET

    Virgin Group's Sir Richard Branson, shares his proposition that companies have a larger responsibility beyond profits.

  • Branson: Mandela embraced free markets, too Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 8:23 AM ET
    Former South African President Nelson Mandela, left, and U.K. billionaire Richard Branson listen to Peter Gabriel sing 'Biko,' in Johannesburg, South Africa.

    Nelson Mandela embraced free markets, but thought that "with great wealth comes great responsibility," Sir Richard Branson tells CNBC.

  • Craig Keeger, CEO of Virgin Atlantic, says the UK needs to develop a single airport hub.

  • SYDNEY, Nov 22- The bad-tempered battle between Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd and Qantas Airways Ltd over Australia's skies is a proxy for increasingly tough regional competition among carriers including ambitious Gulf airlines Etihad and Emirates.

  • SYDNEY, Nov 21- The bad-tempered battle between Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd and Qantas Airways Ltd over Australia's skies is a proxy for increasingly tough regional competition among carriers including ambitious Gulf airlines Etihad and Emirates.

  • Precious metal hunters look to outer space Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 10:26 AM ET
    Asteroid

    Two firms have announced plans to send missions to asteroids within the next three years in order to mine the ore and metals on the space rocks.

  • LONDON, Nov 21- Mining in space is moving from science fiction to commercial reality but metals magnates on this planet need not fear a mountain of extraterrestrial supply- the aim is to fuel human voyages deeper into the galaxy.

  • *Bank raised $1 billion in recent London IPO. "TCS does not send unsolicited credit cards to Russian consumers," the company said in a statement issued through the London Stock Exchange.

  • LONDON, Oct 24- Virgin Group founder Richard Branson recalled that selling his Virgin Records music label more than two decades ago was "like selling your children" even though he pocketed a billion dollars in the deal.

  • Richard Branson denies quitting UK for tax reasons Monday, 14 Oct 2013 | 3:10 AM ET

    U.K. billionaire Richard Branson mounted a swift online defence of his decision to move to his private Caribbean island retreat.

  • Apple chief Tim Cook sends maiden tweet Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 4:30 PM ET
    Tim Cook speaks at WWDC 2013 in San Francisco.

    Apple CEO Time Cook joined the Twittersphere on Friday, posting his first tweet to stoke the marketing fire around the release of two new iPhones.

  • Businesses Should Tackle Global Issues: Branson     Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 11:50 AM ET

    Richard Branson and Jochen Zeitz, founders of B Team, want to encourage business leaders and young entrepreneurs to conduct business in a holistic manner and tackle global issues.

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