Because the proposed law would give more power to cash-strapped local officials to impose fines on polluters, it might have some teeth
Automakers' boards are beginning once again to trust made-in-Detroit executives
With Chief Justice John Roberts leading the Supreme Court in eroding traditional affirmative action, liberals should reassess strategy
Using custom-built smartphones, Google and NASA are developing smart robots to work on menial tasks at the International Space Station
Higher inflation drives Japanese to play the currency market
The ProGlide FlexBall will not use new proprietary blades, perhaps due to pressure from cheap razor subscription services
A master's thesis reveals how Chinese exporters may skirt controls on selling ancient art
Business schools pay little attention to political and social issues that can derail even the most meticulous global corporate strategy
Sandy victims were still looking for credit to help them move on from the devastating storm
2004-08 Giving* $214 million
In January 2007, Winfrey cut the ribbon on the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, a boarding school she funded and helped build in South Africa. The $40 million school’s first years have been tumultuous, but the Oprah Winfrey brand is strong. Her Angel Network, which has raised more than $80 million, provides grants and support for charitable projects and non-profit organizations. The network is also involved in building schools in underdeveloped rural areas. This year, Winfrey gave nearly $3 million to the Angel Network and the Leadership Academy.
For more, visit the Oprah Angel Network topic on Business Exchange.
*Based on public records and interviews with donors
Data: BusinessWeek, The Chronicle of Philanthropy and the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University