Stories tagged: Bill Gates
Mon., Nov. 13, 2017, 11:54 a.m.
Bill Gates gives $50 million to combat Alzheimer’s
The Microsoft co-founder said Monday that the donation to the Dementia Discovery Fund is personal and not through his charitable foundation.
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 4:05 p.m.
Obama: GOP’s efforts to repeal health care ‘aggravating’
Former President Barack Obama on Wednesday called repeated Republican efforts to repeal his signature health care law “aggravating” as he urged people not to be discouraged by unsteady progress as …
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 8:12 a.m.
Why are Bill Gates and Richard Branson investing in meat that costs $18,000 a pound?
The world loves meat. So much so that demand for meat products is projected to grow by nearly 70 percent by 2050. But meat production places a significant strain on …
Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 2:15 p.m.
Gates makes largest donation since 2000 with $5 billion gift
The billionaire donated 64 million of the software maker’s shares to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on June 6, according to Securities and Exchange Commission filings released Monday. The …
UPDATED: Thu., July 27, 2017, 12:45 p.m.
Bezos surpasses Gates as world’s richest ahead of Amazon results
A surge in Amazon.com shares Thursday morning in advance of the online retailer’s earnings report has propelled founder Jeff Bezos past Bill Gates as the world’s richest person.
UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 2:57 p.m.
Trump meets Bill Gates after president seeks cuts in foreign aid
Tech billionaire Bill Gates is meeting with President Donald Trump to discuss progress in programs for global health and development as well as domestic education.
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 9:15 p.m.
Bill Gates: Bioterrorism could kill more than nuclear war – but no one is ready to deal with it
A genetically engineered virus is easier to make and could kill more people than nuclear weapons – and yet no country on Earth is ready for the threat, Bill Gates …
Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 8:01 a.m.
Gates Foundation gives $279 million to University of Washington
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is awarding $279 million to the University of Washington to expand its work in improving global population health.
Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 12:58 p.m.
Who are the 8 richest people? All men, mostly Americans
The eight individuals who own as much as half of the rest of the planet are all men, and have largely made their fortunes in technology. Most are American, with …
Sat., Nov. 26, 2016
Froma Harrop: Tackle climate change without Trump
The comforting news is that America can move past the black hole of ignorance in Trump’s Washington – or New York or wherever he is. Enlightened state and city governments, …
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 3:20 p.m.
Medal of Freedom goes to 21 artists, athletes, others
President Barack Obama awarded the nation’s highest civilian honor to 21 groundbreaking actors, musicians, athletes and innovators who inspired him over the years and “helped make me who I am.”
Sat., Sept. 17, 2016, 1:33 p.m.
Trudeau, Gates raise billions for AIDS, TB and malaria fight
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Saturday that a record $12.9 billion has been raised for The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria over the next three years.
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, 6:41 p.m.
Bill Gates supports government efforts in Apple case
Bill Gates is supportive of investigators’ efforts to force Apple to help them crack into an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters, saying a balance needs to …
Mon., Sept. 16, 2013, 8:07 a.m.
Combined net worth of America’s richest rises
NEW YORK — Life is good for America’s super wealthy. Forbes on Monday released its annual list of the top 400 richest Americans. While most of the top names and …
Wed., Sept. 19, 2012, 9:10 a.m.
Gates, Buffett again top Forbes’ billionaires list
NEW YORK — Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates remains the nation’s richest man by far, as the tech and philanthropy giant took the top spot on the Forbes 400 list …
Thu., July 5, 2012
On ballots, expect single marijuana, marriage options
OLYMPIA – Washington voters could face ballot measures this November on marijuana, same-sex marriage, charter schools and supermajorities for taxes. But they won’t face more than one on any of …
Mon., Nov. 21, 2011, 8:26 a.m.
Gates testifies in $1 billion lawsuit against Microsoft
Billionaire Bill Gates envisioned a computer in every home in America, and he wanted to be the one who put them there, the Microsoft Corp. co-founder testified today in a …
Fri., Dec. 3, 2010
Allen’s $26 million gift will go to WSU’s animal health school
SEATTLE – Washington State University is getting a $26 million donation from its richest dropout, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, the school said Thursday. The gift for the university’s School for …
Sun., Nov. 21, 2010
Degree-based bonuses for teachers draw scrutiny
SEATTLE – Every year, American schools pay more than $8.6 billion in bonuses to teachers with master’s degrees, even though the idea that a higher degree makes a teacher more …
Mon., Oct. 26, 2009
School grant program boosts Gates’ influence
WASHINGTON – The real secretary of education, the joke goes, is Bill Gates. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has been the biggest player by far in the school reform …
Thu., Dec. 11, 2008, 3:16 p.m.
Gates Foundation gives $1.4 million to food banks
SEATTLE — The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is giving three regional food relief agencies, including Second Harvest in Eastern Washington, more than $1 million to help Washington and Oregon …