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  • Sept 15- Sidecar, a ride-sharing startup which competes with on-demand car services such as Uber and Lyft, said it raised $15 million from existing and new investors, including Virgin Group founder Richard Branson. Existing investors Avalon Ventures and Union Square Ventures also participated in the funding round, the company wrote in a blog post.

  • *Branson says ban would cost Russia more than airlines. KIEV, Sept 12- Russia would be the biggest loser if it carried out a threat to ban Western airlines from flying over its territory, Richard Branson, the founder of British airline Virgin Atlantic, said on Friday.

  • Virgin Galactic pushes back first flight _ again Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 1:32 PM ET

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— Virgin Galactic has again pushed back its timeline for launching space-tourism flights from southern New Mexico's Spaceport America. When New Mexico first agreed to build the quarter-billion dollar spaceport with Virgin Galactic as an anchor tenant, officials predicted flights would start in 2011..

  • Branson pushes for peace in Ukraine     Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 7:44 AM ET

    Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Group chairman & CEO, shares his thoughts on finding a peaceful solution to the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

  • LONDON, Sept 3- British airline Virgin Atlantic is to beef up its core transatlantic services and stop flying to Tokyo, Mumbai, Vancouver and Cape Town, to help it try to reach a level of profitability which has proved elusive for the past 15 years.

  • *U.S.- Russia ties soured by Ukraine crisis. MOSCOW, Russia, Aug 21- Russia said on Thursday it was investigating dozens of McDonald's restaurants, in what many businessmen said was retaliation for Western sanctions over Ukraine they fear could spread to other symbols of Western capitalism.

  • The privately held company obtained a license to operate in Mexico earlier this year, and will use the network owned by Spain's Telefonica, the sources, who requested anonymity as the plans were still not public, said.

  • Branson, whose investment in the airline is restricted by U.S. foreign investment rules, owns a 22 percent stake in Virgin America through the Virgin Group and a hedge fund.

  • Virgin America files for US IPO Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 7:20 AM ET

    Virgin America filed for an initial public offering of shares as it looks to expand in the recovering U.S. airline market.

  • UPDATE 1-Virgin America files for U.S. IPO Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 6:54 AM ET

    July 28- Virgin America Inc, the low-cost airline partly owned by Richard Branson, filed for an initial public offering of shares as it looks to expand in the recovering U.S. airline market. Branson owns a 22 percent stake in Virgin America through the Virgin Group and a hedge fund.

  • Virgin America files for U.S. IPO Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 6:17 AM ET

    July 28- Virgin America Inc, the low-cost airline partly owned by Sir Richard Branson, filed for an initial public offering of shares.

  • Rocket science for lean times: Boeing's new game Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 11:41 AM ET
    Boeing's CST-100 prototype

    A Boeing executive says space exploration must be resold to the public in these days of tight budgets and declining interest.

  • Slim's Mexico telecoms sale opens doors to competitors Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 5:11 PM ET

    MEXICO CITY, July 9- Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim's plan to divest a chunk of his most valuable asset, phone company America Movil, could open Mexico's telecoms market as never before to rivals.

  • SEATTLE, June 25- Flight attendants at Virgin America are due to begin voting next month on whether to join a union, which would be the first at the California- based airline. Virgin America remains the last non-union airline among U.S. carriers after JetBlue pilots voted in April to organize.

  • WASHINGTON, May 21- A group of lawmakers wants the United States to press Brunei to revoke Islamic criminal laws that they say jeopardize human rights under threat of being kicked out of Pacific free trade talks.

  • SEATTLE, May 20- Flight attendants at Virgin America airlines are seeking a vote on whether to unionize, according to an official at the Transport Workers Union, in a move that could pave the way for organized labor's latest victory in the airline industry.

  • SEATTLE, May 20- Flight attendants at Virgin America airlines are seeking a vote on whether to unionize, according to an official at the Transport Workers Union, in a move that could pave the way for organized labor's latest victory in the airline industry.

  • *Uganda does not rule out Eurobond. "There has been a lot of heat and dramatisation," Maria Kiwanuka told Reuters on the sidelines of a Uganda business forum, saying she had no figures for any aid cuts. Analysts have said Uganda has become less dependent on aid for budget support in recent years.

  • Branson's supersonic plans     Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 8:40 AM ET

    If we get it right, the trip from New York to Tokyo could be less than an hour, says Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Group founder, sharing his vision of travel in the future.

  • Sir Richard's fight for Love     Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 8:32 AM ET

    Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Group founder, talks about Virgin America's struggle for two gates at Love Field in Dallas. When you have no competition as in Love Field, fares go up, says Branson.

Small Business

  • The words 'Made in USA' are displayed on the label on a pair of denim jeans.

    As Alibaba began trading on the NYSE Friday, founder of the e-commerce giant Jack Ma acknowledged the company's commitment to smaller merchants in a CNBC interview.

  • Tim Cook announced Apple Pay during a company special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on Sept. 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California.

    As fans pocket new iPhone 6 models, they'll now have Apple Pay. Will consumers and merchants adopt the new payment technology?

  • A new survey has found 10 percent of American workers have showed up to their jobs high. Are you surprised? Here’s what employers can do about it.