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January 31, 2011 | By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times
Bill Gates is taking a tough stance on polio -- and not everyone in the research community agrees with it. In the philanthropist's annual letter , in which he highlights the key issues he's focusing on as co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the founder of Microsoft began his yearly note on the issue of polio, so that it appeared above malaria and HIV/AIDS. Polio, which once infected, paralyzed and killed countless children every year, is now all but eradicated: According to the World Health Organization, the estimated number of polio cases per year dropped from 350,000 in 1988 to less than 1,500 in 2010.
January 21, 2014 | By Shan Li
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 currently defined by the World Bank as low-income, Gates says in his annual letter for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In the letter, Gates and his wife try to dispel what they say are myths about global poverty that hinder development: Poor countries are destined to stay that way, foreign aid is not helpful and saving lives leads to overpopulation.
January 29, 2013 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 27 - Feb. 2, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     CBS This Morning Robert Horowitz. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey, Michael York and Marisa Berenson; Steven Pasquale; Michael Bolton. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Kelly and Michael Keri Russell; Chris Harrison ("The Bachelor"). (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View KaDee Strickland; Kerry Washington; Tony Goldwyn; Ted Allen; Andrea Bocelli and David Foster.
November 16, 2012 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week Nov. 18 - 24 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     SATURDAY Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC The Chris Matthews Show Dan Rather; Sam Donaldson; Katty Kay; Jodi Kantor. (N) 11 a.m. KNBC, Sunday 5:30 a.m. KNBC McLaughlin Group 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY Today Matthew Broderick. (N) 6 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 6 a.m. KABC State of the Union Fiscal cliff negotiations: Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.)
September 19, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
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. Last year, he had $59 billion. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. head Warren Buffett, again in second place, trailed with $46 billion. The slacker. Larry Ellison, co-founder of Oracle Corp., was next with $41 billion. The rest of the top 10  was populated with the likes of the Koch brothers, the Wal-Mart Waltons and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
August 31, 2013 | By Chris O'Brien
Well, look who's suddenly all the fashion. Why, it's Bill Gates! The big philanthropist who stepped away from running the company he co-founded is suddenly being labeled a visionary, and there are even some whispers that he and only he can return from the wilderness and restore Microsoft to greatness!  In other words, he's getting the kind of love from pundits and Silicon Valley he never seemed to get when he was actually in charge of Microsoft. Quiz: How much do you know about Google?
February 8, 2014 | Doyle McManus
Bill Gates wants you to feel much better about the future of mankind. Things are looking up, he says, way up. "By almost any measure, the world is better than it has ever been," Gates wrote in his annual letter chronicling the work of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, through which he plans to give away most of the fortune he made from Microsoft. "People are living longer, healthier lives. Many nations that were aid recipients are now self-sufficient," he wrote. "By 2035, there will be almost no poor countries left in the world.
July 20, 2011 | By Marissa Cevallos, HealthKey / For the Booster Shots blog
Bill Gates thinks the modern-day flush toilet isn't good enough. Most of the developing world can't afford to use it, and poor sanitation spreads diarrheal diseases. So the Gates Foundation is challenging universities to build a better toilet - latrines that are hygienic, generate energy and don't require running water or a septic system. The foundation is giving $41.5 million toward that end, and proposals include toilets powered by heat, microwaves or solar panels. A sustainable toilet could save lives in developing countries.
May 20, 1998
Bill Gates Is Wrong In two landmark antitrust lawsuits filed Monday, the Justice Department and the attorneys general of California and 19 other states correctly contend that Microsoft has crushed competition and stifled innovation in the software industry. To help right this wrong, say the suits, Microsoft must give computer makers and buyers greater choice over which programs can be bundled into Microsoft's popular Windows operating systems.
June 16, 2006
BILL GATES' ANNOUNCEMENT on Thursday that he was phasing himself out of Microsoft's day-to-day operations drew the predictable round of cheers from Microsoft bashers, of which there is no shortage. Even some of the company's backers had yearned for a management shake-up at the company, whose marquee product -- the next version of Windows, dubbed Vista -- has suffered repeated delays and whose once-unstoppable stock has languished.
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