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BUSINESS
May 13, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
In an interview with "60 Minutes" on Sunday, Microsoft founder Bill Gates talked about his relationship with late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, saying both respected each other despite their differences and bitter rivalry. "We were within a year of the same age, and we were kind of naively optimistic and built big companies," Gates says in the interview, according to " 60 Minutes . " "And every fantasy we had about creating products and learning new things-- we achieved all of it. And most of it as rivals.
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BUSINESS
May 3, 2013 | By Ricardo Lopez, Los Angeles Times
The Oracle of Omaha has taken to Twitter. The notoriously tech-shy billionaire launched his @WarrenBuffett handle Thursday, where he quickly garnered more than 180,000 followers. He is the second-richest person with a verified Twitter account, after tech mogul Bill Gates (@BillGates.) His first tweet: "Warren is in the house. " Twitter might be a perfect medium for Warren Buffett, who has built a reputation for a folksy approach to investing. But it's also a surprising move given that he's not exactly the most tech-savvy person on the planet.
OPINION
April 11, 2013 | By The Times editorial board
A recent op-ed article in the Washington Post warned against overusing students' standardized test scores in evaluating how well teachers are doing their jobs. There would be no surprise about that - if it had been penned by the leader of a teachers union. But it was written by Bill Gates, arguably the most influential voice over the last few years in pushing for the use of test scores to rate teachers. Gates' warning was based on a study released in January that his foundation funded.
BUSINESS
February 18, 2013 | By Andrea Chang
Bill Gates may not be involved with the day-to-day operations of Microsoft Corp. anymore, but he's still got plenty of opinions about the company he founded nearly four decades ago. "There's a lot of things like cellphones where we didn't get out in the lead very early," the 57-year-old billionaire, who serves as chairman of the software giant, said in an interview on "CBS This Morning. " When cohost Charlie Rose asked why, Gates replied: "Oh, that's too complicated. We didn't miss cellphones, but the way we went about it didn't allow us to get the leadership.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.)
BUSINESS
November 14, 2012 | By Deborah Netburn
Six years after the first TED Talks were uploaded to the Internet, the free Web video series devoted to "ideas worth spreading" has logged more than 1 billion views, the nonprofit announced Tuesday. And to celebrate, the organization headed by entrepreneur and former tech journalist Chris Anderson has asked a few big-name people to make playlists of their favorite TED Talks. Ben Affleck's list of eight TED Talks that blew his mind include talks by statistician Hans Rosling, poet Sarah Kay and director J.J. Abrams.  Bill Gates selected 13 favorite talks including David Christian's "The history of our world in 18 minutes," Melinda Gates "Let's put birth control back on the agenda" and David Blaine's "How I held my breath for 17 minutes.
BUSINESS
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.
BUSINESS
August 16, 2012 | By Deborah Netburn
Bill Gates wants to reinvent the toilet. The flush toilet we know and love was invented in 1775, and while it is pretty good at whisking away our waste, it also uses a lot of water, and relies on a sewage infrastructure that is expensive to build, and not neccessarily practical for the developing world. And developing countries are in need of a system that is practical and hygenic. About two-thirds of the people on Earth use latrines or defecate right out in the open, according to a report from the the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
NATIONAL
July 5, 2012 | By David Horsey
Mitt Romney has a great deal of empathy for people like himself -- rich guys -- and he would serve them well as president. Of course, the wealthy have seldom not been served well by our commander-in-chief. Father and son Bush came from among the affluent, too, while Bill Clinton aspired to join their ranks and has defended Romney-style venture capitalism. Even Barack Obama bailed out Wall Street in 2009. Yet, of late, rich folks have been getting picked on by protesters and threatened with higher taxes by Democrats.
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