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NEW YORK/ SEATTLE, Oct 1- Three of the top 20 investors in Microsoft Corp are lobbying the board to press for Bill Gates to step down as chairman of the software company he co-founded 38 years ago, according to people familiar with matter.
NEW YORK, Sept 30- Nobody wants their health benefits cut, but a funny thing happens when U.S. consumers shop for plans on their own: They buy less coverage than they had before. That "buying low" behavior observed in data collected by consulting companies like Aon Hewitt and Liazon Corp may soon happen much more often.
Diana Nyad, American swimmer, shares her plans to swim 48-hours to help victims of Hurricane Sandy and explains why it's crucial to recognize the importance of disaster relief.
*New chairman reviewing Novartis' five business divisions. Novartis board member Pierre Landolt cited agrochemicals company Syngenta- formed in 2000 through the merger of Novartis' Agribusiness and Zeneca Agrochemicals- as a guide for how the drugmaker could unlock value for shareholders.
NEW YORK, Sept 21- George Soros, the 83- year-old billionaire investor, philanthropist and supporter of liberal political causes, married for a third time on Saturday, tying the knot with education consultant Tamiko Bolton.
LONDON, Sept 19- Billionaire Canadian philanthropist John McCall MacBain has donated 75 million pounds to help expand Oxford University's prestigious Rhodes scholarship programme to elite students from China, Russia and Brazil.
The wealthy should give less to charity and invest more of their money in start-ups, said Scott McNealy, the former CEO of Sun Microsystems.
The 42- page paper, presented to the bank's executive board last week, is the first major strategic review under World Bank President Jim Yong Kim. It offers the first concrete details of how the World Bank plans to fulfill his twin goals of eliminating extreme poverty by 2030 and boosting the incomes of the poorest 40 percent of the population in each country.
Sept 13- Five years ago, a series of black cars and SUVs lined up outside the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in lower Manhattan, ferrying some of the most important people in the U.S. financial system to a series of meetings to discuss the fate of Lehman Brothers.
Will.i.am talks about his commitments outside of music, including his many philanthropic projects such as the i.am.angel Foundation and the work he is doing with the U.K.'s Prince's Trust.
WASHINGTON, Sept 12- The man being nominated by the White House to fill one of the most thankless jobs in Washington- chief of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service- is a 74- year-old lawyer with little tax experience, but a strong reputation as a troubleshooter.
On the anniversary of September 11th, 2001, Cantor Fitzgerald donates 100 percent of its global revenue to commemorate the 658 Cantor employees who lost their lives 12 years ago. CNBC's Mary Thompson covered the event and was joined by celebrities doing their part.
No firm lost more employees than Cantor Fitzgerald on 9/11. CNBC's Mary Thompson reports on the company's charity day that works to raise money for the victims' families. In 2012, the firm raised $12 million. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani reflects on the day, and the New York City election.
Howard Lutnick, Cantor Fitzgerald chairman and CEO, discusses its annual event in which proceeds go to about 30 charities. It has raised over $180 million in relief funds for 9/11 families.
SEATTLE, Sept 10- Jeff Raikes, the chief executive of Bill Gates' $38 billion philanthropy organization announced his retirement on Tuesday, without a successor being named. Raikes, a former Microsoft Corp executive, has been CEO of the Seattle- based Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation since 2008..
Former Citigroup chief Sandy Weill tells CNBC he and his wife, Joan, are making an additional $100 million donation to Weill Cornell Medical College.
Some of Microsoft's top investors have urged the technology giant's board to consider Ford Motor's CEO and Computer Sciences CEO as Ballmer successor.
NEW YORK, Sept 10- Korey Kormick, 29, has not had health insurance for at least a decade. That is especially after he fell out the back of a pickup truck packed with chess equipment, breaking his arm in 13 places, on a recent trip through Alabama to a chess tournament.
Sept 10- At least three of the top 20 investors in Microsoft Corp want a turnaround expert to succeed Steve Ballmer as chief executive and have urged the technology giant's board to consider Ford Motor Co CEO Alan Mulally and Computer Sciences Corp CEO Mike Lawrie for the job, several sources familiar with the matter said.
In a CNBC.com editorial, banking legend Sandy Weill and his wife, Joan, say philanthropy is much more than just writing a check.