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The do-gooding spirit is thriving in the U.S., with 81% of Americans planning to maintain or boost their donations this year, according to a new report. That’s nine percentage points higher than 2011 and 18 points above 2010, according to...
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is launching a competition today that will award up to 30 grants of $50,000 to $100,000 to winners who come up with apps, websites or other online tools that help high schoolers -- especially low-income students --...
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....
Tags: Google+, SpaceX, Social Media, Steve Jobs, Dustin Moskovitz
The rich got quite a bit richer this past year, according to this year's rankings of the 400 wealthiest Americans. Forbes magazine released its annual list on Wednesday, and the combined net worth jumped 13 percent to $1.7 trillion in 2012, up from $1....
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,...
Tags: Malaria, Mumps, Barack Obama, Pulitzer Prize Awards, Mitt Romney
Fourteen-year-old Sharrell Bailey wouldn't be starting ninth grade at Oak Ridge High School on Monday if it weren't for the new Junior Achievement Academy opening there. The magnet program, which will focus on leadership and entrepreneurship, is Junior...
What you need to understand about Augusta National Golf Course's decision to admit women for the first time is this: It was never about golf. For those who supported the 80-year-old home of the Masters, it was about the right of a private club to...
A Caltech team won a $100,000 grant for designing a solar-powered toilet that turns waste into hydrogen gas and generates energy. The Gates Foundation launched the challenge one year ago to address ways to improve human health by managing public waste....
The EconomistIF Thomas Crapper were around today, he would find our toilets quite familiar, says Bill Gates, referring to the Victorian manufacturer of sanitary ware whose name has become attached to one of the bodys most fundamental functions. They havent seen many...
Paul Allen, a co-founder of Microsoft with Bill Gates, is being honored for his cultural philanthropy at this year's annual National Arts Awards. The list of honorees also includes stage actor Brian Stokes Mitchell, artist James Rosenquist, singer Josh...
Tags: Arts, Eli Broad, Paul Allen, James Rosenquist, Ceremonies
Daily American Sunday EditorMonica Morrill didn't know she was the descendent of an influential friend and ally to Abraham Lincoln until she was 16 years old. In a high school report on the American Dream, she wrote that it contained three major planks: freedom of religion,...
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