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  • War on drugs has been a disaster: Branson Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 7:45 AM ET
    War on drugs has been a disaster: Branson

    Discussing decriminalizing drugs, with Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Group chairman & CEO. The way to deal with it is to treat drugs as a health problem, says Branson.

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

    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's fight for Love

    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.

  • Formula 1 racing ... for electric cars? Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 12:41 PM ET
    Formula E race car

    The first fully electric auto racing championship soon gets underway, as Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag tells CNBC.

  • Bitcoin pits the gold bugs vs the 'techno geeks' Sunday, 9 Mar 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    One might expect Bitcoin to unite all opponents of so-called fiat currencies. But that's not proving to be the case.

  • Winklevoss twins use bitcoins to book space trip Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 1:00 AM 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.

  • Billions spent on private space ventures Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | 1:41 PM ET
    Billions spent on private space ventures

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the endeavors of Robert Bigalow, Bigalow Aerospace founder, who is making a major investment in the future of space travel and habitation.

  • Sir Richard Branson: Bitcoin a 'brilliant first step'

    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
    Sir Richard presents 'Plan B' idea at Davos

    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.

  • UK has 'underinvested' in aviation: Virgin Atlantic CEO Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 3:30 AM ET
    UK has 'underinvested' in aviation: Virgin Atlantic CEO

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

  • 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.

  • 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
    Businesses Should Tackle Global Issues: Branson

    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.

  • Virgin America Sets New Course & Sparks Fare Wars Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013 | 7:40 AM ET
    Virgin America Sets New Course & Sparks Fare Wars

    David Cush, president and CEO of Virgin America, discusses airline competition, the future of flight and how bigger carriers have driven themselves into bankruptcy, with Sir Richard Branson, founder and chairman of Virgin Group.

  • Where Do LinkedIn's Biggest Influencers Work? Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 4:36 PM ET

    From Richard Branson's Necker Island to T.Boone's desk that's seen billions of dollars come and go, here's a peek at where some of LinkedIn's biggest influencers work.

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