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President Barack Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize 2009
American President Barack Obama Awarded Prize for Peace
Less than nine months into his presidency, US President Barack Obama has won the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts towards restoring international relations around the world. While some people agree that Obama has made significant strides during his presidency, some critics argue that the Nobel Prize was not yet earned by the new President.
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100 Most Powerful Women in the World 2009
Review of the Most Powerful Women in the World
Recently Forbes announced its annual list of the one hundred most powerful women in the world. Although the list occasionally includes prominent celebrities, the criteria upon which the list is based depends more on influence rather than wealth or power.
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100 Most Powerful Women in the World 2008
Review of the Most Powerful Women in the World
Each year Forbes introduces the most powerful women in the world. While some of these individuals hold politcal positions, others manage multi-billion dollar companies, and almost all of them influence millions of people every day. The No. 1 spot on Forbes 100 most powerful women in 2008 goes to German Chancellor Angela Merkel for the third year in a row. Her power covers both media coverage and the German government. Sheila Bair, the chairman for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), ranks second on the list.
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Bill Gates Retirement
Bill Gates Retires as Microsoft CEO
As of June 27, 2008, Bill Gates was no longer the Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft, a company he founded and help build for the last few decades. At the age of 52, Gates decided to step down from the daily operations of the software giant and, instead, focus his time and energy on his other love: philanthropy.
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The New Yorker Cover Controversy
Barack Obama and his Wife on the Cover of the New Yorker
The New Yorker magazine has created a political storm with the publication of a cartoon cover that depicts the Democratic candidate and possible American president Barack Obama looking like Osama Bin Laden next to his wife Michelle Obama with a machine gun strapped to her back and looking very militant.
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Warren Buffett Lunch Auction
Lunch with Warren Buffett Auction for Charity
Warren Buffett has put himself up for auction again this year. Bidding has now finished on the online auction website eBay for lunch with Warren Buffett at the Smith and Wollensky steakhouse restaurant in New York. The winning bidder and seven friends will get to dine with the Berkshire Hathaway CEO. The winning bid for lunch with Warren Buffett in 2008 was an impressive $2.1 million paid by Zhao Danyang of the Pureheart China Growth Investment Fund.
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Warren Buffett Becomes the Richest Man in the World 2008
Billionaire Investor Warren Buffett Becomes World's Richest Man
Warren Buffett has become the richest man in the world according to the Forbes business magazine which ranks the billionaires of the world each year. The famous stock market investor has long been denied the number position by his friend and bridge playing partner Bill Gates.
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Virgin Atlantic's Biofuel Flight
Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic Historic Biofuel Flight
Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic has flown a 747 jumbo jet from London's Heathrow airport to Amsterdam using a small percentage of biofuels to power the Boeing plane. The Boeing 747 had three of its four fuel tanks filled with normal jet fuel, while the fourth tank was filled with 80% jet fuel and 20% coconut and babassu palm oil. So the flight was far from being an environmentally friendly experience, but it was the first flight of its kind by a commercial airline.
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Founder of The Body Shop Dies
Biography of the British Entrepreneur Anita Roddick
The founder of The Body Shop cosmetics chain passed away on the 10th of September, 2007. Dame Anita Perella Roddick, DBE died at the age of 64. She was taken to hospital after suffering from a headache and soon died of a major brain hemorrhage. The "Queen of Green" passed away at the St Richard's Hospital in Chichester, West Sussex with her husband Gordon, and two daughters Sam and Justine by her side.
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Most Powerful Women in the World Review 2007
Review of the Most Powerful Women in the World
The chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel has topped the Forbes list of 100 powerful women for the second year in a row. Not only is she in control of the large European country of Germany, but she is also using her power to tackle challenging issues. Merkel set a challenging target to cut carbon emissions in Europe and argued her case successfully with G-8 leaders. The powerful German woman has an approval rating in her home country of 75%, even after raising taxes.
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Is Carlos Slim Helu the Richest Man in the World?
Carlos Slim Helu has been Ranked as the Richest Man in the World
Carlos Slim Helu has steadily been creeping up the ranks of the richest people in the world over the past few years. When the Forbes magazine put out their annual rich list in 2007, they had Carlos Slim ranked as the third richest man in the world, with Warren Buffett second and Bill Gates first. A Mexican reporter has now put Carlos Slim in the number one position as the richest man in the world.
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Rupert Murdoch Targets Global Warming with News Corporation Energy Initiative
Rupert Murdoch Fights Climate Change and Becomes Carbon Neutral
In 2007 at the age of 76, Rupert Murdoch has showed that he is still open to change. The media mogul released an ambitious plan to to tackle the problems of global warming by making his global corporation carbon neutral. He told 47,000 employees that they will not only cut their energy use, but that the word on climate change will also be put out through his many media outlets.
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Donald Trump Receives a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Donald Trump on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Donald Trump has achieved fame like no other property developer before him and he has been rewarded with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Trump's star was the 2,327th to be granted.
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Top Ten Business Stories in America 2006
Top Business and Finance News for 2006
The business and finance department at msnbc.com has looked back over the top business stories for the year of 2006 and have come up with their top ten stories. It was an event filled year for the economy last year, so there was a lot of headlines to choose from.
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Donald Trump and Rosie O'Donnell Name Calling Controversy
Donald Trump and Rosie O'Donnell Scandal
Donald Trump and Rosie O'Donnell had a very public name calling battle after the talkshow host Rosie criticized Trump for his decision to give Tara Conner a second chance to keep her Miss USA crown. Miss USA created a media stir after going wild in New York and underage drinking.
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Time Magazine's Person of the Year 2006 is You!
Person of the Year Review for 2006
Time magazine has come to the conclusion that You are the Person of the Year for 2006! Not just any of you out there, but you that have contributed or played a role in the user generated content of the World Wide Web. It's for the millions of people that have used community websites like MySpace.com, You Tube, Wikipedia, internet forums, and other Web 2.0 sites. For the people that are taking the power from the few and giving it to the many by producing their own content on the web!
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Nobel Peace Prize Winner for 2006
Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Bank Wine Nobel Peace Prize
The Nobel Peace Prize has a long list of distinguished laureates that include leaders of countries, activists for human rights, and founders of beneficial organizations. Bankers and banks have never been thought of as peacemakers until now. The Bangladeshi banker Muhammad Yunus and his Grameen Bank have been awarded equal share in the Nobel Peace Prize for 2006.
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World's Most Powerful Woman Review 2006
Review of the Most Powerful Women in the World
Women are now taking more charge of their life and career, actively climbing the corporate ladder like never before. Not content to just sit at home and look after the kids anymore (unless that's what they choose to do), women are gaining positions of power in large multinational corporations, foundations, and important government positions.
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Warren Buffett gives Billions to Bill Gates Foundation
Warren Buffett Gives Billions Away to Bill Gates
Warren Buffett has made history by becoming the most generous philanthropist of all time. The famous investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway has announced in June 2006 that he will be giving away much of his $44 billion. Buffett has decided to give the bulk of generous gift to the foundation of his Bridge partner and friend of 15 years, Bill Gates. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will receive an extra $1.5 billion annually from Buffett, doubling the total budget of the foundation.
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Rupert Murdoch's Web Property MySpace.com
Review of the News Corporation Company MySpace.com
MySpace.com is a News Corporation owned company that was purchased in July 2005 for $580 million USD. The popular social networking website was started just 2 years before being bought by Murdoch, in July 2003. Tom Anderson and Chris DeWolfe founded the site that targeted musicians and bands, allowing them to interact with fans and share their music online. The site quickly became popular with teens and the 20-something crowd, giving them a place to meet, interact, and share information online.
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Top 50 Management Thinkers for 2005
Management Thinkers Review for 2005
Suntop Media has released what it considers to be the top 50 business management leaders for 2005. The Biannual Thinkers 50 list has named Michael Porter of Harvard Business School’s Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness as the most influential living management thinker of 2005.
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Time Magazine's Person of the Year 2005
Person of the Year Review for 2005
Time magazine has released what it considers to be the "Person of the Year" for 2005, or more accurately, the people of the year for 2005. This year it is the "good Samaritan" that have stole the spotlight, with Bono the Irish pop singer of the U2 group, Bill Gates of Microsoft, and his wife Melinda Gates being chosen for their charitable works.
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