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  • It can even be done online now, said Christian Vaupel, vice president for university advancement and development at Adelphi University, a private college of 6,400 on Long Island, New York. Charitable contributions to colleges and universities in the United States increased 7.6 percent in 2015, according to the Voluntary Support of Education survey,...

  • It can even be done online now, said Christian Vaupel, vice president for university advancement and development at Adelphi University, a private college of 6,400 on Long Island, New York. Charitable contributions to colleges and universities in the United States increased 7.6 percent in 2015, according to the Voluntary Support of Education survey,...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 15- The attempted military coup in Turkey exploded across social media late on Friday despite restricted access to Twitter, Facebook and YouTube during the first hours of the putsch. YouTube said it was aware of reports that its site was down in Turkey although it was not experiencing any apparent technical difficulties, indicating that an...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 15- Access was restricted in Turkey on Friday to Facebook Inc, Twitter Inc and Alphabet Inc's YouTube shortly after news that a military coup was under way, according to two internet monitoring groups. YouTube said it was aware of reports its site was down in Turkey but that "our systems seem to be functioning normally. Turkey Blocks, a group that...

  • July 14- Warren Buffett, the billionaire chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc, has donated another roughly $2.86 billion of his holdings in the company's stock to the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation and four family charities, as part of his plan to give away nearly his entire fortune. The Gates Foundation, which focuses on improving education and health and...

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    Warren Buffett has donated roughly $2.9 billion more Berkshire Hathaway stock to five charities, as part of his plan to give away his fortune.

  • July 14- Warren Buffett, the billionaire chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc, has donated another roughly $2.86 billion of his holdings in the company's stock to the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation and four family charities, as part of his plan to give away nearly his entire fortune. The Gates Foundation, which focuses on improving education and health and...

  • OMAHA, Neb.— Investor Warren Buffett has delivered his annual gifts of Berkshire Hathaway stock to five charities as part of his plan to gradually give away his fortune. The gifts of Class B Berkshire stock that Buffett disclosed Thursday were worth roughly $2.86 billion. Buffett has been giving away blocks of Berkshire stock since 2006 with the biggest share...

  • July 14- Warren Buffett has donated roughly $2.86 billion more Berkshire Hathaway Inc stock to five charities, as part of the billionaire's plan to give away nearly his entire fortune. Buffett's 11th annual donation to the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation and four family charities comprised 19.61 million Class "B" shares of Berkshire, according to a Thursday...

  • Rick Snyder says has good crisis management skills will lead Michigan's environmental agency in the wake of fallout from the Flint water crisis, a move that drew criticism Thursday because of her ties to the company responsible for the disastrous 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Heidi Grether of Williamston will become Department of Environmental Quality...

  • CHICAGO, JULY 14- You have heard of greedy geezers: that mythical army of militant seniors out to defend their Social Security benefits at any cost, even if it robs their own children and grandchildren of their futures. The greedy geezer trope, invented by now-retired Senator Alan Simpson of Wyoming back in 2012, is just the most colorful example of the way that...

  • LONDON/ ABU DHABI, July 14- Many areas of Yemen are close to famine partly because importers are unable to buy new food stocks from abroad as over $200 million is stuck in banks due to the civil war disruption, trade and aid sources involved say. Western banks had already cut credit lines for traders shipping food to Yemen, fearing they would not be repaid due to the...

  • WASHINGTON, July 14- The U.S. missile defense system to counter attacks from rogue states like North Korea has no proven capability to protect the United States and is not on a credible path to achieve that goal, a science advocacy group said on Thursday. The ground-based midcourse missile defense system, which has deployed 30 interceptors in Alaska and...

  • The technology has been in use in Japan and parts of Europe for years but has never been approved for wide use in the United States because, in the view of the FDA, it has never been tested in trial large enough to prove its effectiveness and safety. The leading cause of hospitalizations in the United States, it can result from a simple cut, routine surgery or...

  • ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— A Navajo artist in New Mexico has created a hat that touts "Make America Native Again." As presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump prepares to formally accept the nod later this month, minority artists and activists are satirizing his "Make America Great Again" slogan seen at rallies and on Trump hats and T-shirts.

  • The lawsuit focuses on the Islamic militant group Hamas, which runs the Gaza Strip and which has fought three wars against Israel since the Palestinian group overran the coastal territory in 2007. Hamas, an armed group sworn to Israel's destruction, has been designated a terrorist organization by the United States. It can't serve as a social network for Hamas, "...

  • MADISON, Wis.— A new Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources draft report wrongly concludes that sand mining operations don't produce fine dust particles and shouldn't impact human health, an environmental advocacy group contends. The analysis tracks the latest scientific and socioeconomic information about sand mining in Wisconsin.

  • HANGZHOU, CHINA July 9- Lawsuits and investigations are an opportunity for Alibaba Group Holding Ltd to be better understood, founder and executive chairman Jack Ma said in an interview on Saturday. "It's an opportunity for us to let them understand what we're doing," he told Reuters, saying he had complied with SEC requests but did not know when the U.S. agency would...

  • John P. Morgridge made his fortune, estimated at $1 billion by Forbes, as chief executive of Cisco Systems Inc. The 83- year-old and his wife Tashia signed the Giving Pledge in 2010 to donate at least half of it. Morgridge's son John D., 53, and his wife Carrie, 49, head the Morgridge Family Foundation, a Denver- based philanthropy that supports causes like the Denver...

  • NEW YORK, June 27- A New York energy investor pleaded guilty on Monday to charges that he engaged in a years-long scheme to avoid paying more than $45 million in income and other taxes stemming in part from his sale of an oil company. Zukerman& Co, pleaded guilty in Manhattan federal court to one count of tax evasion and one count of obstructing the Internal Revenue...