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  • At what was once a remote desert outpost with spotty cell service and little infrastructure other than the shell of a quarter-billion-dollar futuristic hangar, Christine Anderson has watched the transformation of Spaceport America from her office window. Even though commercial flights at Spaceport America have yet to begin, Anderson— executive director...

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    Most people would say Richard Branson has "made it" — except the mogul himself.

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    Self-made billionaire Richard Branson has a surprisingly simple productivity trick.

  • Richard Branson

    When it comes to defining success, the business magnate says wealth has nothing to do with it.

  • The second version of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, which was renamed the VSS Unity when it was unveiled in February 2016.

    Virgin Galactic has been granted a license by U.S. authorities to restart testing of its rocket plane following a fatal crash in 2014.

  • FARNBOROUGH, England, July 13- Airbus sought to reassure investors on Wednesday that its decision to cut production of the world's biggest passenger jet, the A380, would not badly hurt the group, while bracing for fresh losses on a second flagship European project. Airbus Group CEO Tom Enders said the company remained optimistic about long-term prospects for...

  • FARNBOROUGH, England, July 13- Airbus's decision to cut production of the world's biggest passenger jet, the A380, will not drive the programme massively into the red, the European planemaker's group chief executive said on Wednesday. Tom Enders added that Airbus remains optimistic about the long-term prospects of the double-decker, 544- seat A380, and hopes to...

  • *Targets delivery of 12 A380s a year from 2018. FARNBOROUGH, England, July 12- Europe's Airbus on Tuesday cut the delivery target for its A380 superjumbo to 12 a year from 2018, down from 27 in 2015 and about half what is projected for this year, to prevent a glut of unsold planes as airlines shun the industry's behemoths. It announced the cutback late on the second day...

  • FARNBOROUGH, England, July 11- Virgin Atlantic signed a deal on Monday to buy 12 Airbus A350-1000 aircraft in a $4.4 billion order which will help the UK- based airline modernise its fleet, though a plan to buy A380 superjumbos remained on the backburner. Virgin Atlantic said it still had options to buy six Airbus A380s although industry sources have told Reuters...

  • Virgin Atlantic signed a deal to buy 12 Airbus A350-1000 aircraft as part of a $4.4 billion order which will help the British-based airline modernize its fleet.

  • Virgin Atlantic places $4B order for 12 Airbus aircraft: CEO

    Craig Kreeger, Virgin Atlantic CEO, discusses the company's new deal with Airbus and shares his thoughts on how Brexit will likely impact travel.

  • FARNBOROUGH, England, July 11- Virgin Atlantic signed a deal to buy 12 Airbus A350-1000 aircraft as part of a $4.4 billion order which will help the British-based airline modernize its fleet. The airline, 51 percent- owned by its billionaire founder Richard Branson and 49 percent- owned by U.S. carrier Delta Air Lines, said the new aircraft would be powered by...

  • Necker Island

    Richard Branson launched a campaign to promote his new app with a treasure hunt across the U.K., ending with a free trip to Necker Island.

  • *Europe presses Britain to trigger exit to end uncertainty. *Merkel says Britain cannot cherry-pick on EU ties. LONDON/ BRUSSELS, June 28- European leaders told Britain on Tuesday to act quickly to resolve the political and economic chaos unleashed by its vote to leave the European Union, a move the IMF said could put pressure on global growth.

  • *Europe presses Britain to trigger exit to end uncertainty. *Merkel says Britain cannot cherry-pick on EU ties. LONDON/ BRUSSELS, June 28- European leaders told Britain on Tuesday to act quickly to resolve the political and economic chaos unleashed by its vote to leave the European Union, a move the IMF said could put pressure on global growth.

  • LONDON, June 28- Britain is heading for an economic disaster and Chinese investors have already pulled investments in the wake of Britain's vote to exit the European Union, Richard Branson, the boss of Virgin Group said. He also said some Chinese businesses were now reconsidering their business strategy in Britain. Warren East, chief executive of Rolls-Royce,...

  • NEW YORK, June 28- Among the wealthy, there is new money and old money. Lorenzo Borghese's noble family traces all the way back to Siena, Italy in the 1100 s, where they were wealthy bankers. What is interesting about her is that she was the first person in Italy who had a noble title who started working.

  • Richard Branson: Brexit would be financial disaster

    CNBC's Wilfred Frost reports from London on the British business community's sentiment surrounding the upcoming Brexit referendum.

  • We should vote to remain: Virgin Money CEO

    Jayne-Anne Gadhia, CEO of Virgin Money, explains why she believes the U.K. should vote to remain a member of the EU in this week's referendum.

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