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Bill Gates joins Jeff Bezos as the only two members of the $100 billion club

Microsoft co-founder Gates, with a fortune valued at $100 billion, and Amazon CEO Bezos, now worth $145.6 billion, are the only two people in the world who are centibillionaires, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

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Bill Gates joins Jeff Bezos as the only two members of the $100 billion club

Microsoft co-founder Gates, with a fortune valued at $100 billion, and Amazon CEO Bezos, now worth $145.6 billion, are the only two people in the world who are centibillionaires, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

International Trade

Trump touts prosperity, but is that what North Korea wants?

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — President Donald Trump's message to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been simple and clear: give up your nuclear weapons and a flood of wealth will soon be yours for the taking. But here's a nagging question: Is that really what Kim wants? With Trump and Kim descending on Hanoi...  VIEW

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US housing starts slumped 8.7 percent in February

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of homes under construction fell 8.7 percent in February, as ground breakings for single-family houses plunged to their lowest level in nearly two years. The Commerce Department says builders started construction at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.16 million units last month, down from a 1.27 million pace in...