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Microsoft Names Nadella as Next CEO

Microsoft names Satya Nadella as its next CEO, ending a longer-than-expected search for a new leader after Steve Ballmer announced his intention to retire in August.

7 Ways to Encourage Your Kids to Develop Good Money Habits

Low interest rates have made convincing kids to open savings accounts a tougher sell. You can't just tell a 9-year-old to save because it's good for her -- you need an incentive, like prospect of a great return. So here are seven ideas to help your kids profitably put their money to work.

Mark Zuckerberg's 6 Secrets for Success Revealed

Facebook's initial public offering has focused yet another spotlight on its founder, Mark Zuckerberg. But beyond the IPO hoopla, there's another, quieter story to be found in the wunderkind CEO -- the lessons that can be gleaned from his life.

Secret Santas Share the Wealth, $100 at a Time

You don't have to be a billionaire -- nor a jolly, white-bearded figure out of folklore -- to make the holiday season remarkably sweeter for a stranger. Or a lot of strangers. Over the past few years, ordinary people across the country have been taking up the calling of Larry Stewart, the original Secret Santa.

Gates Testifies in $1B Lawsuit Against Microsoft

Microsoft's Windows 95 rollout presented the most challenges in the company's history, leading to several last-minute changes to technical features that would no longer support a rival software maker's word processor, Bill Gates testified Monday in a $1 billion antitrust lawsuit filed by the creator of WordPerfect.

Meet the Richest People in America

The nation's wealthiest are worth a combined $1.53 trillion, according to Forbes. And while there are many familiar faces on this year's list of the richest Americans, a younger group of entrepreneurs are quickly marching their way up the ranks.

New Age of Philanthropy: How Billionaires Are Giving Back

Today's philanthropists are increasingly uncomfortable with the "write-a-check-and-forget-about-it" model. From Bill Gates to Philip Berber, they are taking a more active role in the way their money is given and the ways in which it is spent.

What You Can Buy With a Literal Ton of Cash

With more and more financial transactions being conducted electronically, it's easy to forget the physicality of money. What a dollar weighs, or a pile of them. So just for fun, let's start piling up the Benjamins and see what a pound -- or 10, or 100, or a ton -- of C-notes will buy.

No, the iPad Is Not Killing Microsoft's Business

Investors are buying into the meme that Windows is dying -- and therefore Microsoft is as well. While tablets are clearly cutting into the giant's core PC business, Microsoft is also showing remarkable agility in building new franchises for the future, the Kinect for one.