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  • ZURICH, Aug 16- The former head of Zurich Insurance and lead director of Goldman Sachs James Schiro has died at the age of 68, the bank said. Our thoughts are with his wife and children, " Goldman Sachs said on its Twitter feed on Friday. In 2002, Schiro became the first non-Swiss to lead Zurich Financial Services, later renamed Zurich Insurance.

  • Ice Bucket a 'transformational moment': ALS group Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 11:46 AM ET
    Scott Wapner gets iced after accepting the Ice Bucket Challenge!

    "Three weeks ago, half the population didn't know what ALS is," ALS Association Development Officer Lance Slaughter tells CNBC. "Now millions of people do."

  • Web trolls winning as incivility increases Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 10:29 AM ET

    Here's what's behind the Internet trolls, whose latest victim is the daughter of the late Robin Williams. The NYT reports.

  • Insight to social media websites' fight to protect user data, with Michael Fertik, CEO of Reputation.com.

  • India's Modi ends an era of socialist-style planning Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 3:33 AM ET

    NEW DELHI, Aug 15- India's national Planning Commission certainly tried to present a modern image, with a Twitter profile that promised "Faster, More Inclusive and Sustainable Growth". "Times have changed since the Planning Commission was created," Modi said on Friday, in a speech to mark India's liberation from British colonial rule.

  • Aug 14- Chinese internet firm Sina Corp posted better-than-expected growth in both revenue and earnings on Thursday, riding a strong performance from its Weibo Corp online messaging subsidiary and a 29 percent jump in advertising sales.

  • The 49ers' new top secret weapon: A robo-advisor Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 2:21 PM ET

    The San Francisco 49ers have taken the unusual step of creating their own investment program for players with robo-advisor firm Wealthfront.

  • French finance minister adrift on sea of broken promises Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 11:42 AM ET

    PARIS, Aug 14- Photos of France's portly finance minister rowing a tiny boat on holiday circulated social media on Thursday- emblematic of a French economic ship for which, under the current government, prosperity is always beyond the horizon.

  • Blodget: Twitter turns decent people into...     Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 11:06 AM ET

    Henry Blodget, Business Insider editor-in-chief & CEO, and the "Squawk Alley" crew, discuss if it's time for Twitter to improve "verified users" policy after Robin Williams' daughter left after hateful messages.

  • The discovery of the deceit last month crippled the company and undermined credibility in Spain's stock market just as the country recovers from a four-year recession. Spain's judicial system does not require a formal plea and Garcia Martin has not given one.

  • Biogen, Twitter—and CNBC—take ice bucket challenge Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 12:29 PM ET
    Scott Wapner gets iced after accepting the Ice Bucket Challenge!

    Propelled by Facebook and Twitter, the ice bucket challenge has become a viral sensation. Now Biogen executives and CNBC are rising to the challenge.

  • 4 companies that make hot takeover targets: Pros Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 12:13 PM ET

    The best bet for companies to achieve growth is consolidation, the "Fast Money" traders say.

  • MOSCOW, Aug 13- Russia's richest man Alisher Usmanov cut his stake in his business empire to below 50 percent in a planned move to reward management with shares, not in response to any threat of Western sanctions, his company said.

  • *Liberia to treat infected doctors with trial drug ZMapp. LONDON/ GENEVA, Aug 12- People infected in the West African Ebola outbreak can be offered untested drugs, the World Health Organisation said on Tuesday, but the scarcity of supplies has raised questions about who gets priority access to treatment.

  • Your first trade for Wednesday Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 6:10 PM ET

    The "Fast Money" traders share their final trades of the day.

  • *Liberia to treat infected doctors with trial drug ZMapp. LONDON/ GENEVA, Aug 12- People infected in the West African Ebola outbreak can be offered untested drugs, the World Health Organisation said on Tuesday, but the scarcity of supplies raises questions about who gets priority access to treatment.

  • *Influential backers voice disappointment over Modi. *Indian premier stalls on major projects. NEW DELHI, Aug 13- As an election campaigner, Narendra Modi promised sweeping market reforms to revive India's economy and put the country to work.

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York.

    U.S. stocks closed down in light volume trade for the first time in three sessions as developments in Ukraine and Russia troubled investors.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 12- Apple Inc on Tuesday released a report on employee diversity, and its numbers are similar to those of other Silicon Valley companies, prompting Chief Executive Tim Cook to say there is still work to be done.

  • Why Janet Yellen should keep her day job Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    The Fed Chair has made a career of predicting interest rates, but as for stock calls—her newest vocation—she's off to an uncertain start.