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In this May 6, 2012 file photo, Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, right, watches Bill Gates use an oversize paddle as they play doubles against table tennis prodigy Ariel Hsing in Omaha, Neb. Members of the economic elite are looking for ways to reduce the nation's growing income inequality for a variety of reasons, from self-interest to pangs of conscience. Buffet advocated for a progressive estate tax before members of Congress, saying in 2007, "Dynastic wealth, the enemy of a meritocracy, is on the rise. Equality of opportunity has been on the decline. A progressive and meaningful estate tax is needed to curb the movement of a democracy toward plutocracy." (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

Gates back on top of Forbes’ billionaire rankings

NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is back on top of the list of the world’s richest people after a four-year hiatus. Forbes magazine announced its ranking of the world’s billionaires Monday. Gates, […]

03/03/2014

In this May 6, 2012 file photo, Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, right, watches Bill Gates use an oversize paddle as they play doubles against table tennis prodigy Ariel Hsing in Omaha, Neb. Members of the economic elite are looking for ways to reduce the nation's growing income inequality for a variety of reasons, from self-interest to pangs of conscience. Buffet advocated for a progressive estate tax before members of Congress, saying in 2007, "Dynastic wealth, the enemy of a meritocracy, is on the rise. Equality of opportunity has been on the decline. A progressive and meaningful estate tax is needed to curb the movement of a democracy toward plutocracy." (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

5 tycoons who want to close the wealth gap

As the middle class struggles to make gains and President Barack Obama strives to shine a spotlight on the issue of income inequality, an unlikely constituency is looking for ways to close the nation’s growing […]

02/23/2014

Philanthropist Bill Gates during an interview in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

Nadella to head Microsoft; Gates leaves chair role

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Microsoft has named Satya Nadella, an executive in charge of the company’s small but growing business of delivering software and services over the Internet, as its new CEO. Company founder Bill […]

02/04/2014

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