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"Virgin Atlantic's got a number of new routes this year... you can't sit still, even in difficult times, it's important to continue to expand," Sir Richard Branson, president of Virgin Atlantic, told CNBC as his company launched a new route between London and Vancouver.
The founder of the airline that offers swanky new cabins and onboard bars for its first class passengers just got a little cooler — literally. Virgin Atlantic introduced specialty ice cubes shaped like Sir Richard Branson on select flights. But is it funny or creepy?
Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Group founder & chairman, offers insight on his book, "Screw Business as Usual," with CNBC's "Squawk Box" team.
Having trouble finding flights when redeeming frequent flyer miles, travelers are choosing alternative experiences – not flights. How about at stay at a French chateau, space travel or a vest autographed by George Clooney?
Virgin America on Wednesday began service at Philadelphia International Airport. Passengers were greeted by Sir Richard Branson and welcomed to participate in a "tailgate on the tarmac" celebration marking the 17th new destination for the airline.
Billionaires can buy every toy that catches their fancy, including antique cars, jumbo jets, and spaceships. What are some of the toys the world’s billionaires have bought?
How do the best entrepreneurs manage to succeed so often and so convincingly?
While some stick with their businesses long-term, serial entrepreneurs often are driven by the excitement of creating and investing in new ventures and wind up launching a string of companies.
Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Group founder & chairman, discusses his joint venture with Wilbur Ross to buy failed bank Northern Rock.
A third of the price that Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Money is paying to buy Northern Rock will be funded from the state-owned bank’s current capital base, the Financial Times has discovered.
The sale of Northern Rock bank to a group led by vulture investors Wilbur Ross and Richard Branson is part of a market return to more rational behavior, Ross told CNBC.
In today’s world, daughters are just as likely as sons to be the heirs-apparent to the family business. Find out who they are.
A business consortium that includes Lockheed Martin and Barclays bank plans to invest as much as $650 million over the next few years to slash the energy consumption of buildings in the Miami and Sacramento areas. It is the most ambitious effort yet to jump-start a national market for energy upgrades that many people believe could eventually be worth billions. The New York Times reports.
If I were running America, I would make sure the ten percent unemployed have jobs, says Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Group founder/chairman, discussing the impact of the European banking crisis on business operations and the economic recovery.
From computers to cruise lines, these 10 CEOs made it to the top without a college degree and defied the idea that to be successful, you have to have a diploma.
Low-cost carrier Virgin Blue, which has grown into Australia’s second-largest airline since its launch 10 years ago, is now looking to go up market in an attempt to grab an even greater slice of the market.
In his new book, "HOW TO RUN THE WORLD Charting a Course to the Next Renaissance," Khanna takes a look at the current global chaos and offers up a road-map out of the "Dark Ages."
European politicians closed airports for “too far” and “too long” due to the volcanic ash from Iceland, Richard Branson, the former founder of Virgin Airlines, told CNBC Wednesday.
A spacecraft designed to rocket wealthy tourists into space as early as 2011 was unveiled Monday in what backers of the venture hope will signal a new era in aviation history.
Is he or isn't he, that is the question. I'm talking about Sir Richard Branson and his lofty (extraterrestrial?) goal of a manned mission to Mars, in partnership with Sergey Brin and Larry Page at Google.
From unique pop-up stores to online marketplaces, shoppers this holiday season have more choices for "Made in USA" goods.
With the holiday-shopping countdown on, see a list of 10 cool gift ideas—from men's suit jackets to hand-forged copper bowls. And all American-made.
Women are paying it forward in Jordan by helping female Syrian refugees launch businesses to survive.