| Jan 21, 2014
| 12:29 PM
Billionaire and former tech mogul Bill Gates predicts that there will be almost no poor countries left in the world by 2035.
Almost all nations will be either lower-middle income or wealthier, and most will have surpassed the 35 countries that are...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 12:26 PM
Bill Gates may be focusing on his philanthropy these days, but he hasn't dropped out of the tech world completely. And if the hip, young buzzword these days is "viral," then Gates wants a piece of that.
Gates appeared on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon"...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 1:10 PM
The building housing the expansive Gucci store on Rodeo Drive has sold for more than $100 million to a Spanish fashion mogul.
Gucci, the famous upmarket Italian fashion house, is the sole tenant of the three-story building in the heart of the famed...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 9:49 AM
Who knew Bill Gates was such a nifty Reddit user?
The billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder took to Reddit recently to partake in the online community's Secret Santa Exchange. Gates was matched up with Reddit user NY1227, otherwise known...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 11:34 AM
The Obama administration on Tuesday put a former top Microsoft executive in charge of HealthCare.gov, the troubled website serving 36 states' insurance-buying marketplaces.
Insert your joke about Obamacare's blue screen of death here.
| Oct 9, 2013
| 11:04 AM
Oh, behave, Microsoft.
As the tech giant looks for a new chief executive to regain some mojo, a super-weird video of current CEO Steve Ballmer and previous CEO Bill Gates dressed up as characters from the Austin Powers movies is circulating on the...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 1:15 PM
Hewlett-Packard's stock rose more than 5% on Wednesday after Chief Executive Meg Whitman told analysts that the company's revenue was finally stabilizing after several years of decline.
Whitman made her remarks at the company's annual analyst day. Last...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 9:34 AM
This has been a good year for Mary Jo White, the new chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission, and not such a good one for Apple Inc. Chief Executive Tim Cook and New York hedge fund manager Bill Ackman.
That’s the view of Worth magazine,...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 8:34 PM
Agent Roger Richman had a ton of celebrity clients — James Cagney, Mae West, Maria Callas, Albert Einstein, the Marx brothers, Sigmund Freud, Gypsy Rose Lee and W.C. Fields, to name a few. Contrary to expectations, none of them were overly...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 11:11 AM
Russian President Vladimir Putin is the most powerful person in the world, outflanking President Obama, whose authority was damaged by the recent government shutdown and budget crisis, Forbes magazine reported Wednesday in its annual rankings of global...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Ethan Brown held up one of his ready-to-eat vegetarian chicken strips and peeled off stringy strands that mimicked the moist meat of the real thing.
"That's the beauty. That's absolutely everything," said Brown, founder of Beyond Meat, admiring the...