Russian billionaire gives away $3m bonus to staff

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  Mr Deripaska has an estimated wealth of $8.5bn (£5.5bn) Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska has declined a bonus for 2012 and will use the money to buy shares for employees. Aluminium company Rusal says the $3m (£2m) bonus will be used to reward around 120 employees with shares. Mr Deripaska, who is worth $8.5bn (£5.5bn) according More...

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20-Year-Old College Dropout Has A Plan To Save The American Clothing Industry

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Bill Gates Group Invests $1 Billion in Orascom Construction

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Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan profits rise sharply

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Swatch buying Harry Winston jewellery arm for $750 million cash

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Getting up early is a no brainer for most executives. It means being awake during a part of the day when there are few distractions. It means reacting to the biggest news of the day while others are dreaming. More...

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Warren Buffett Bought The Right Railroad

In its latest short-term energy outlook, the EIA projects domestic crude production will hit 7.9 million barrels per day in 2014. The last time we hit that mark was in 1989, according to oil markets guru Stephen More...