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  • The fitness chain, jointly owned by the Virgin Group of entrepreneur Richard Branson and buyout firm CVC Capital Partners, has 267 gyms across nine countries including South Africa, home to the largest number of Virgin Active clubs, Thailand and Britain. Brait has proposed to take an 80 percent stake in Virgin Active for 682 million pounds, valuing the gym chain...

  • London stakes its claim as global bitcoin hub Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 6:57 PM ET

    London, center of the $5-trillion-a-day global currency market, now wants to be home to a controversial upstart - bitcoin.

  • INSIGHT-London stakes its claim as global bitcoin hub Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 12:33 PM ET

    *Bitcoin backers say UK attitude makes London attractive. *World's biggest bitcoin networking group is London- based. LONDON, April 15- London, centre of the $5- trillion- a-day global currency market, now wants to be home to a controversial upstart- bitcoin.

  • MIAMI, March 11- The former chief executive of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd sued Richard Branson's Virgin Group in federal court in Miami for $300 million on Wednesday over plans by the British billionaire to launch his own luxury cruise line. Virgin Group announced the Bain Capital- backed cruise line project last December. As CEO of the new Virgin...

  • *Commercial space economy valued at $250 billion. HAIFA, Israel, March 4- Israel is embarking on a five-year mission to stake its claim on a crowded new frontier, the $250 billion a year commercial space market. China plans to build its own space station by 2022, and Google co-founder Larry Page is backing an asteroid mining company.

  • NEW YORK, March 2- Honeywell International Inc said on Monday it has teamed up with satellite internet startup OneWeb Ltd to expand the high-speed data services it offers to aircraft. Honeywell already supplies some services through satellite providers such as Iridium Communications Inc and Inmarsat Plc. But the faster speeds and low latency that OneWeb...

  • Face-to-Face: Branson & will.i.am Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 7:55 AM ET
    Face to face: Richard Branson and will.i.am

    In CNBC's Face-to-Face video series, CNBC's Becky Quick asks Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group, and William Adams, or will.i.am, some questions from fans.

  • Face to Face: Richard Branson and will.i.am Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 6:59 PM ET
    Sir Richard Branson and Will.I.Am at 2015 WEF in Davos, Switzerland.

    This year, CNBC teamed up with Facebook to bring together some of the smartest minds at Davos to answer your questions.

  • Face to Face: Richard Branson and will.i.am Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 6:00 PM ET
    Face to face: Richard Branson and will.i.am

    Richard Branson and will.i.am join us in our latest "Face to Face" conversation in Davos to discuss their career paths, what motivates them, and the one electronic device they can't give up.

  • If you could be any other CEO, who would you be? Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 12:14 PM ET
    Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk speaking in Detroit, January 13, 2015.

    At the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, executives name the CEOs they'd most like to replace.

  • Biogen exec says he would trade places with Musk Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 8:15 AM ET
    Healthcare execs' favorite CEOs

    Healthcare industry executives name the CEOs they'd be most willing to trade places with.

  • Virgin America's Nasdaq debut Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 10:31 AM ET
    Virgin America's Nasdaq debut

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs speaks to David Cush, Virgin America president & CEO, about their Nasdaq debut and if the crash of Virgin Galactic spacecraft disrupted their IPO roadshow.

  • Virgin America will be solid, small airline: Expert Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 7:07 AM ET
    Virgin America will be solid, small airline: Expert

    Michael Boyd, The Boyd Group chairman, discusses Virgin America's IPO and its plan to generate ridership based on high quality and low costs. And CNBC's Phil LeBeau shares his thoughts on competition among airlines.

  • How to spend a $1 million bonus Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 1:37 PM ET
    Stack of money

    It's bonus season! Turney Duff breaks down the anatomy of a $1 million bonus — and how to spend it.

  • Virgin Galactic investigation: NTSB's first clue Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 10:50 AM ET
    Virgin Galactic investigation: NTSB's first clue

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports the latest details on the crash of Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo spacecraft. Wells says the NTSB may have its first clue as to what caused the breakup.

  • Branson: I'll get to the bottom of Galactic crash Sunday, 2 Nov 2014 | 12:56 AM ET
    Fly from New York to Beijing in two hours on this?

    Richard Branson said he was determined to find out what caused a spaceship being developed by his tourism company to crash during a test flight.

  • Want to fly like the 1%? A guide to private jets Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    An interior onboard a Boeing Business Jet.

    Had it with first class? Check out Turney Duff's guide to flying like the 1% from the "Starbucks card" option to the "I'll have what Oprah's having."

  • Dallas Love Field reopens to an airfare war Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 3:56 PM ET

    A federal amendment expired, paving the way for Dallas Love Field to offer flights again and setting the stage for an airfare war.

  • Branson's Virgin Money aims to raise $243M in IPO Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 3:14 AM ET

    Virgin Money, the U.K. bank founded and part-owned by Richard Branson, said it plans to raise $243.3 million from listing in London.

  • Virgin's Branson offers unlimited vacation Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 9:27 AM ET
    Richard Branson works from his home on Necker Island

    Tired of two weeks vacation a year? Perhaps you should work for Virgin, where boss Richard Branson believes in offering unlimited time off.

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