Latest Bill Gates News

Judge upholds dismissal of case against resort developer

Jun. 12, 2021 21:13 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. bankruptcy judge has upheld court decisions that the state of Montana lacked legal standing to file an involuntary bankruptcy petition nearly a decade ago against Yellowstone Club co-founder Tim Blixseth. Judge Mike N. Nakagawa of Nevada on...

Leak of billionaires' tax data draws GOP outcry over privacy

Jun. 10, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in Congress are alarmed by the leak of confidential IRS data to the investigative news organization ProPublica, enabling it to reveal that famous billionaires including Warren Buffett, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg paid little in U.S. income tax at times. A...

ProPublica: Many of the uber-rich pay next to no income tax

Jun. 08, 2021 15:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The rich really are different from you and me: They’re better at dodging the tax collector. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos paid no income tax in 2007 and 2011. Tesla founder Elon Musk’s income tax bill was zero in 2018. And financier George Soros went...

Bill Gates company to build reactor at Wyoming coal plant

Jun. 02, 2021 16:41 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A next-generation, small nuclear plant will be built at a soon-to-be retired coal-fired power plant in Wyoming in the next several years, business and government officials said Wednesday. The plant featuring a sodium reactor and molten salt energy...

Japan gives $800M to UN-backed COVID-19 vaccine program

Jun. 02, 2021 10:53 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's prime minister announced Wednesday an additional $800 million contribution to the U.N.-backed initiative to provide COVID-19 vaccines to poor countries, a four-fold increase of Japanese funding for the COVAX program. The pledge by Prime Minister...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

May. 28, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ No evidence...

Canadian National says still committed to buying US railroad

May. 19, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Canadian National railroad is indicating it remains committed to its $33.6 billion acquisition of Kansas City Southern, despite reservations from one major shareholder and a regulatory setback. CN CEO JJ Ruest on Wednesday underscored what he sees as...

Bill Gates' leadership roles stay intact despite allegations

May. 18, 2021 21:02 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Despite damaging allegations suggesting Bill Gates pursued women who worked for him, don't expect changes to his roles at the two iconic institutions he co-founded, Microsoft and his namesake philanthropic foundation. Critics say the revelations raise...

Investor urges Canadian National to drop bid for US railroad

May. 18, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A major Canadian National shareholder is urging the railroad to abandon its $33.6 billion bid to buy Kansas City Southern after regulators dealt the deal a procedural setback this week. London-based investment firm TCI Fund, which owns nearly 3% of...

Arizona Republicans fight back against election fraud claims

May. 17, 2021 20:52 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The top Republicans in Arizona's largest county gave an impassioned defense of their handling of the 2020 election Monday, calling on fellow members of the GOP and business leaders to speak out against an unprecedented partisan election audit. The...