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

    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.

  • 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.

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

    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

    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

    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.

  • Big Ideas From Big People Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 10:30 AM ET

    Industry heavyweights -- in finance, technology, real estate, media -- weigh in on the one issue, innovation or event they think will change the world in 2013.

  • Delta in Talks for Virgin Atlantic Stake Sunday, 2 Dec 2012 | 7:18 PM ET
    Delta Airlines

    Delta Air Lines has held recent talks to buy a 49 percent stake in British carrier Virgin Atlantic that is currently held by Singapore Airlines, two people familiar with the matter said on Sunday.

  • Richard Branson on Beating the Competition Tuesday, 27 Nov 2012 | 12:25 PM ET
    Sir Richard Branson

    Serial entrepreneur Richard Branson offers three tips for being mindful of competitors, while forging ahead with your own ideas.

  • One Giant Leap for Europe? Friday, 23 Nov 2012 | 3:57 AM ET

    In space no one can hear you scream. But they may be able to hear you moan about debt crises and squabble over how to keep your astronautical ambitions from crashing back down to Earth, the Global Post reports.

  • Richard Branson on Inspiring Employees Tuesday, 20 Nov 2012 | 10:33 AM ET

    Working with employees to find new challenges should be the job of every manager. Serial entrepreneur Richard Branson offers some suggestions.

  • Business Prescriptions for America Thursday, 8 Nov 2012 | 4:47 PM ET

    The business community has no shortage of people willing to offer their diagnoses for what ails the country. Read ahead to see their prescriptions for America.

  • LAGOS, Nov 5- Passengers arriving at Murtala Mohammed airport in Lagos could be forgiven for thinking they had stumbled into a refugee camp. 'Last flight to Abuja', a film about a plane crash caused by mechanical failure, is the longest running box office smash in' Nollywood', Africa's answer to Hollywood and the world's third biggest film industry.

  • Branson: Virgin space project keeps being delayed Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 9:46 AM ET

    He says it will be at least another 12 or 18 months before the Virgin Galactic venture can offer paid space travel to adventurers. The founder of the Virgin Group met with students on his first visit to Poland on Wednesday, where he came to launch Virgin Academy, which will help young people kick start their own businesses.

  • Amphibious vehicle to go on sale soon in US Sunday, 14 Oct 2012 | 1:47 PM ET

    DETROIT-- Amphibious vehicles could soon be zooming out of James Bond's garage _ or pond _ and into yours. Michigan- based Gibbs Sports Amphibians Inc. hopes to sell the vehicle worldwide by 2014.. It's sort of magic, "the founder of Gibbs Sports Amphibians, Alan Gibbs, told The Associated Press in a recent interview.

Small Business

  • Logs being cut at Pride Manufacturing’s Burnham, Maine, plant. They will be turned into Lincoln Log toys.

    The iconic Lincoln Log toy has moved its manufacturing back to the U.S., without hurting its profit margins.

  • CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera provides insight to the potential boost to small businesses in Cuba on changed policies with the U.S., as well as the government there.

  • The OnDeck website

    OnDeck Capital, which makes loans to small businesses, raised the money in another sign alternative lending is going mainstream.