1 of 6. 1: Bill Gates is still the richest man in the world with an estimated net worth of $79.2 billion, according to the latest Forbes ranking of the world's billionaires.
Manufacturing companies across the West of England have increased output and investment over recent months, resulting in new jobs and a brighter outlook than most other regions of the UK.
Plans to generate electricity from a huge tidal lagoon in the sea off Burnham-On-Sea have been met with mixed reactions this week.
Hewlett-Packard will buy Wi-Fi network gear maker Aruba Networks for about $US2.7 billion, the biggest deal for the world's No.
BRITISH insurer Hiscox said reduced premiums in its reinsurance business were behind an overall drop in profit during 2014, which saw a record performance in the company's UK and Europe operations.