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Apple's Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay'

Apple Inc (AAPL.O) CEO Tim Cook on Thursday became the most prominent American corporate leader to come out as gay, saying he was trading his closely guarded privacy for the chance to help move civil rights forward.

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Satya Nadella

New Microsoft CEO pay tops $80 million with big stock awards

Microsoft Corp's new Chief Executive Satya Nadella has become one the technology industry's biggest earners, with a total compensation package worth $84.3 million this year, according to a document filed with securities regulators on Monday.

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FDIC

Work on 'taming' firms wins Frenchman economics Nobel

French economist Jean Tirole won the 2014 Nobel Prize for economics for work that has shed light on how governments can "tame" the big businesses that dominate once-public monopolies like railways, highways and telecommunications.

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Shrien Dewani

Briton denies guilt in South African 'honeymoon murder' trial

Millionaire British businessman Shrien Dewani on Monday denied arranging his bride's murder during their honeymoon in South Africa, four years after she was found shot dead in an abandoned car.

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Elisabeth Murdoch

Elisabeth Murdoch to step down as Shine Group chairman

Elisabeth Murdoch, the daughter of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, will step down as the chairman of Shine Group when it merges with Endemol and Core Media Group Inc [CKXETM.UL], the Financial Times reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

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Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi

Italy PM Renzi attacks establishment resistance, vows to press on

Facing rumors that he could face pressure to quit, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi hit back on Sunday against criticism from business leaders and dared his opponents to challenge him in parliament.

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Bill Gross of Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO)

How Bill Gross became too hot for Pimco to handle

Bill Gross' abrupt departure from Pimco, the giant bond firm that he co-founded more than four decades ago, was preceded by months of clashes between the star investor and the firm's executive committee that got progressively worse, according to sources familiar with the situation.

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Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. founder Jack Ma

Alibaba's Jack Ma rises to top of China rich list as tech tycoons gain

Jack Ma, executive chairman of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA.N), has become China's richest man with a fortune estimated at $25 billion, underscoring the ascension of tech tycoons over real estate peers in the world's second biggest economy.

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Oracle

When music stops for Oracle CEO dance, Catz may grab Ellison's chair : analysts

If Larry Ellison sailed off on his yacht for good tomorrow, who would really run Oracle Corp (ORCL.N)? Reuters asked a cast of Wall Streets analysts, and the verdict is dealmaker and finance guru Safra Catz.

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Ebola in Conakry, Guinea

Ebola could drain billions of dollars from African economies: World Bank

The largest-ever outbreak of Ebola could drain billions of dollars from economies in West Africa by the end of next year if the epidemic is not contained, the World Bank said in an analysis on Wednesday.

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Alibaba's roadshow meeting in New York

Simon Xie: Jack Ma's unassuming lieutenant at Alibaba

Inside Alibaba, where co-founders are revered like rock stars, relatively few employees know about the soft-spoken executive who for years kept his same cramped office, unfashionable clothes and the self-effacing demeanor of a metalworker's son.

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Seattle Seahawks owner and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen takes a photo prior to ringing the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange January 30, 2014.

Microsoft co-founder Allen to give $9 million for Ebola fight

Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen's charitable foundation on Thursday will announce it is donating $9 million to support U.S. efforts to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, a source familiar with the matter said.

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Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking warns "God Particle" can end the universe and "we wouldn't see it coming"

Stephen Hawking's new book, 'Starmus,' has a preface addressing the 2012-discovered Higgs boson, stating that it could become unstable and produce an expanding vacuum bubble to end the universe. However, scientists, and even Hawking himself, countered that it will not happen any time soon, as the particle accelerator big enough to destabilize the particle does not exist.

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Singer Jill Scott performs at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana July 5, 2008.

Jill Scott confirms leaked robed photo, denies naked one; Singer shames "poor boys & mean girls" and reminds everyone of invasion of privacy

Singer Jill Scott's alleged photos have also surfaced along with naked photos of other celebrities following a massive hack. According to the singer, the photo of her in a robe was authentic and used to chronicle her weight loss, but the other one of her naked is a fake.

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Zayn Malik

Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards reunite; Malik enjoying ten-day break, "One Direction" allegedly developing rift after Peru weed scandal

Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards will be back in each other's arms soon, as One Direction's 10 day break coincided with Little Mix album-making break. Will they finally get to talk about the details of their wedding?

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