| Aug 15, 2012
| 5:59 AM
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gatesthinks one of the answers to improving health is in the bathroom.
A year ago, his foundation issued a challenge to universities to create a new toilet, launching a worldwide effort to improve sanitation.
This week the Bill...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 4:35 AM
A rash of student athletes leaving college early to join the ranks of professional athletes is prompting increasing discussions about the decisions of those students.
It's a particularly problematic issue for college basketball. The NFL has a rule that...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 11:18 AM
The do-gooding spirit is thriving in the U.S., with 81% of Americans planning to maintain or boost their donations this year, according to a new report.
That’s nine percentage points higher than 2011 and 18 points above 2010, according to...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 6:29 AM
Windows has been Microsoft's most reliable cash cow for nearly three decades. The software giant is gambling all of that success on what it deems to be the company's future: a radically redesigned Windows 8.
Windows is the linchpin of Microsoft's empire....
| Apr 30, 2012
| 9:51 AM
What’s more exciting than James Cameron re-releasing “Titanic” in 3-D? When an even richer man – Australia’s Clive Palmer – tries to bring the ill-fated ship to life. By building a modern replica of it.
| Nov 2, 2012
| 8:09 AM
Billionaire financier Warren Buffett already has his hands in newspapers, jewelry, insurance and other holdings. Now, with the acquisition of Oriental Trading Co., the 82-year-old can add party planning.
Buffett said Friday that his Berkshire Hathaway...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 7:15 AM
Malcolm Gladwell, author of best-selling books like The Tipping Point and Outliers, said in a recent interview that people in 50 years won’t remember Steve Jobs. On the other hand, Gladwell does believe Bill Gates will go down in history, not for...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 8:08 AM
LOS ANGELES -- Upending one of the world's most successful business strategies over the past three decades, Microsoft has developed a Windows tablet computer of its own design.
The company on Monday unveiled the Surface, a PC tablet that runs a yet-to-be...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 2:01 PM
Microsoft 'gazillionaire' Bill Gates wants to provide schools and students with mood bracelets. Yeah, this isn’t a joke. The bracelets would measure how interested they are in their lessons.
About $1.1 million buck-o-roos from the Bill & Melinda...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 1:14 PM
Bill Gates has been the richest person in the country for an entire generation, cinching the top spot on Forbes’ list of the 400 wealthiest Americans for the 19th consecutive year.
That’s what a net worth of $66 billion will do for a guy....
| Sep 20, 2012
| 9:25 AM
The rich got quite a bit richer this past year, according to this year's rankings of the 400 wealthiest Americans.
Forbes magazine released its annual list on Wednesday, and the combined net worth jumped 13 percent to $1.7 trillion in 2012, up from $1....
| Sep 27, 2012
| 7:57 AM
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is launching a competition today that will award up to 30 grants of $50,000 to $100,000 to winners who come up with apps, websites or other online tools that help high schoolers -- especially low-income students --...