Bill Gates

  • Bill Gates Mar 13

    Gates Leaves Microsoft Board to Focus on Philanthropy

    Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates announced on Friday that he is stepping down from the boards of Microsoft and Berkshire Hathaway to focus on philanthropy.

  • Bill Gates Mar 13

    Bill Gates Leaves Microsoft’s Board

    Microsoft announced on Friday that Bill Gates is leaving the board. Gates is also stepping down from his position on the board of Berkshire Hathaway. “I have made the decision to step down from both of the public boards on which I serve – Microsoft and Berkshire Hathaway – to dedicate more time to philanthropic priorities including global health and development, education,...

  • The Associated Press Oct 6, 2019

    Verbal Autopsies Used in Push to Better Track Global Deaths

    Increasingly, health officials are using verbal autopsies — an interview in which a trained health worker asks a close relative or caretaker about a recently deceased person — and their computer algorithms to learn more about the global course of human disease. About 50 countries have attempted verbal autopsy projects, and the list is growing. On Tuesday, Bloomberg Philanthropies —...

  • China Sep 11, 2019

    One-Time Billionaire, Legendary Oilman T. Boone Pickens Dies at 91

    Legendary oilman T. Boone Pickens, a self-described “opinionated energy investor, entrepreneur, proponent of American energy resources and philanthropist” and billionaire, died Wednesday morning at his home in Dallas. He was 91 years old.

  • Europe Sep 14, 2019

    The Rise and Fall of an Eagle Scout’s Deadly Fentanyl Empire

    The photo that flashed onto the courtroom screen showed a young man dead on his bedroom floor, bare feet poking from the cuffs of his rolled-up jeans. Lurking on a trash can at the edge of the picture was what prosecutors said delivered this death: an ordinary, U.S. Postal Service envelope. It had arrived with 10 round, blue pills inside,...

  • Los Angeles Jul 24, 2019

    Famous Tech YouTuber Has Side Gig as Ultimate Frisbee Pro

    Professional Ultimate Frisbee players need to have second jobs to make ends meet. Marques Brownlee’s day job just happens to be more lucrative than most.

  • Chicago May 31, 2019

    Companies Report Progress on Blood Tests to Detect Cancer

    A California company says its experimental blood test was able to detect many types of cancer at an early stage and gave very few false alarms in a study that included people with and without the disease. Grail Inc. gave results in a news release on Friday and will report them Saturday at the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting...

  • Belgium May 16, 2019

    MIT Time Capsule Puzzle Solved 15 Years Ahead of Schedule

    A time capsule complete with computer artifacts was opened up at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Wednesday. It was part of a celebration, after Bernard Fabrot, a self-taught programmer from Belgium, solved a cryptographic puzzle at MIT 15 years ahead of schedule.

  • CEO May 2, 2019

    Beyond Meat Goes Public as Sales of Plant-Based Meats Rise

    The Nasdaq is adding fake meat to its diet. Beyond Meat, the purveyor of plant-based burgers and sausages, made its debut on the stock exchange Thursday. It’s the first pure-play maker of vegan “meat” to go public, according to Renaissance Capital, which researches and tracks IPOs. Beyond Meat raised about $240 million selling 9.6 million shares at $25 each. That...

  • Los Angeles Apr 3, 2019

    Plant-Based Meat Sales Rise, Fueled by Carnivores

    From soy-based sliders to ground lentil sausages, plant-based meat substitutes are surging in popularity. And carnivores — not vegans or vegetarians — are among the biggest consumers. Growing demand for healthier, more sustainable food is one reason people are seeking plant-based meats. That’s also the reason behind rising sales of oat milk, cauliflower pizza crust and even coconut oil-based makeup....

  • CEO Mar 5, 2019

    Kylie Jenner Is Now the Youngest Billionaire in the World

    Kylie Jenner has officially become the world’s youngest, self-made billionaire at 21 years old, according to Forbes’ annual “World’s Billionaires” issue. She joins Spotify founders Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon, Juul Labs founders James Monsees and Adam Bowen and Kind Bar’s Daniel Lubetzky as new additions to the list.

  • Cancer Mar 4, 2019

    New Ways of Studying Individual Cells Offer Scientific ‘Breakthrough’

    Until recently, trying to study key traits of cells from people and other animals often meant analyzing bulk samples of tissue, producing a mushed-up average of results from many cell types. It was like trying to learn about a banana by studying a strawberry-blueberry-orange-banana smoothie. In recent years, however, scientists have developed techniques that let them directly study the DNA...

  • CEO Feb 25, 2019

    Warren Buffett Says Bitcoin Is a ‘Delusion’ and ‘Attracts Charlatans’

    Billionaire investor Warren Buffett is doubling down on his bitcoin criticism. “Bitcoin has no unique value at all,” Buffett told CNBC’s Becky Quick in a “Squawk Box” interview Monday. “It is a delusion, basically.” The Berkshire Hathaway CEO said he is sympathetic to optimists who bought the world’s largest cryptocurrency in hopes that “it would change their lives.” Bitcoin has...

  • CEO Jan 25, 2019

    Where the Investigations Related to President Trump Stand

    Here is a look at where investigations related to President Donald Trump stand and what may lie ahead for him.

  • Donald Trump Nov 28, 2018

    Outgoing Mexico President Criticized for Granting Jared Kushner the Country’s Highest Honor

    The Mexican government said Tuesday that it will award President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner the highest honor the country gives to foreigners, the Order of the Aztec Eagle. The Foreign Relations Department said Kushner earned the award “for his significant contributions in achieving the renegotiation of the new (trade) agreement between Mexico, the United States and Canada.” Once known...

  • CEO Nov 6, 2018

    With Poo on a Pedestal, Bill Gates Talks Toilet Technology

    Placing a jar of feces on a pedestal next to him, billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates made a plea Tuesday for the safe disposal of human waste as he kicked off a “Reinvented Toilet” Expo in China. “You might guess what’s in this beaker — and you’d be right. Human feces,” the former CEO of software giant Microsoft said. “This small...

  • WASHINGTON Jul 16, 2018

    Billionaires Fuel Powerful State Charter School Groups

    Dollar for dollar, the beleaguered movement to bring charter schools to Washington state has had no bigger champion than billionaire Bill Gates. The Microsoft co-founder gave millions of dollars to see a charter school law approved despite multiple failed ballot referendums. And his private foundation not only helped create the Washington State Charter Schools Association, but has at times contributed...

  • Donald Trump May 18, 2018

    Bill Gates: Trump Asked the Difference Between HIV and HPV

    Bill Gates told members of his charity that President Donald Trump asked if HPV and HIV were the same thing and knew a “scary” amount about his daughter’s physical appearance, according to video exclusively obtained by MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, NBC News reported. The billionaire explained in the video, which aired Thursday night on “All In With Chris Hayes,” that he...

  • China Mar 19, 2018

    Arrestan a hombre tras persecución en Fall River

    El hombre habría chocado contra dos patrullas tras darse a la fuga.

  • Donald Trump Feb 13, 2018

    Bill, Melinda Gates Turn Attention Toward Poverty in America

    Bill and Melinda Gates, as the world’s top philanthropists, are rethinking their work in America as they confront what they consider their unsatisfactory track record on schools, the country’s growing inequity and a president they disagree with more than any other. In an interview with The Associated Press, the couple said they’re concerned about President Donald Trump’s “America first” worldview....

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