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  Bill Gates and Microsoft

William (Bill) H. Gates is chairman of Microsoft Corporation, the worldwide leader in softwares. Microsoft had revenues of US$39.79 billion for the fiscal year ending June 2005, and employs more than 61,000 people in 102 countries and regions. On June 15, 2006, Microsoft announced that effective July 2008 Gates will transition out of a day-to-day role in the company to spend more time on his global health and education work at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Once Upon a Time... Google Was Born

According to Google lore, company founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin were not terribly fond of each other when they first met as Stanford University graduate students in computer science in 1995. Larry was a 24-year-old University of Michigan alumnus on a weekend visit; Sergey, 23, was among a group of students assigned to show him around. They argued about every topic they discussed. Their strong opinions and divergent viewpoints would eventually find common ground in a unique approach to solving one of computing's biggest challenges: retrieving relevant information from a massive set of data.

Forbes: America's 400 Richest Are All Billionaires

This year for the first time, everyone on Forbes magazine's annual list of the 400 richest Americans is a billionaire. Microsoft founder Bill Gates tops the roster with a net worth of $53 billion. His business partner Paul Allen ranked 5th with $16 billion. Investments expert Warren Buffett follows with $48 billion, though that will soon go down. Earlier this year, Buffett promised to give $37 billion to charity, most of it to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Liborio Markets,
a Well Known
Brand Name

Liborio Market opened its doors on February 6, 1966 in Los Angeles with $1,400 of initial capital, which was the collective savings of family members.
Tadin Herb Co.,
Since 1982

Tadin Herb Co. was founded in 1982 as an importer and wholesaler of natural, medicinal and aromatic herbs from around the world. Today, Tadin boasts four major divisions that cover the whole spectrum of the herbal remedies industry and beyond.
Porto's Bakery Awarded the Modern
Baking's 2005 Retail Bakery of the Year

Porto's Bakery, a Southern California icon in the baking industry, has been awarded the Modern Baking's 2005 Retail Bakery of the Year for its excellence in product quality, marketing, merchandising, profitability, management, training and industry service.

Americas United Bank, a New Hispanic
Bank "in Organization"

Americas United Bank (AUB), In Organization, has received its conditional approval from the Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) to "organize" the bank subject to various conditions which include a succesful stock offering. The bank will be centrally located in the city of Glendale, California.

Cowboy Capitalism: European Myths, American Reality

Olaf Gersemann, a German reporter who came to America, checked the facts and discovered that the common perception in Europe and elsewhere of America's economic model is either wrong or misleading.


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