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Shares of Branson-backed Virgin America start trading with tailwind from airline industry

...opened at $27, $4 higher than the price that the airline set, and closed at $30.The timing of the IPO by the Richard Branson-backed airline could hardly be better. Airlines stocks have soared as the carriers reap huge profits thanks to full...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-14/shares-branson-backed-virg
Service without a smile: why airlines aren't nice

...an option - it could lose $69.1 million in deposits with Airbus. Lastly, its initial investors, including Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group and New York hedge fund Cyrus Capital, have waited a decade to get their cash back.Virgin America...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-08/service-without-smile-why-
Virgin's Richard Branson touts "revitalized" music sales effort

SAN FRANCISCO -- Richard Branson's ambitious plans for rejuvenating sales at his Virgin Megastores begins in San Francisco, where shelves will soon be stocked...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/12/05/bus_388445.shtml
Business
Virgin's Richard Branson touts "revitalized" music sales effort

SAN FRANCISCO -- Richard Branson's ambitious plans for rejuvenating sales at his Virgin Megastores begins in San Francisco, where shelves will soon be stocked...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/12/05/mus_388627.shtml
Music
Formula E series has backing of 'green' business

...that has already attracted celebrities with environmental interests such as actor Leonardo DiCaprio and billionaire Richard Branson. The series is scheduled to debut in Beijing in September and continue on the streets from Miami to Monaco in a 10-race...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2013-12-19/formula-e-series-has
Wireless developers want machines conversing

...president of Costa Rica, is now the president of the Carbon War Room, an organization co-founded by billionaire Richard Branson to promote cutbacks in greenhouse-gas emissions through smart private enterprise. Figueres believes M2M has huge...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2013-03-02/wireless-developers-want-machines-c
Beyonce, Bono perform at star-studded AIDS concert

...hosted by former South African President Nelson Mandela. More than 30,000 people, among them Oprah Winfrey and Richard Branson, filled Cape Town's Greenpoint Stadium for the show, part of Mandela's 46664 campaign to fight AIDS, named...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/11/30/mus_396799.shtml
Music
Space race heats up with unveiling of aircraft

...tourists 62 miles above Earth. Now the wraps come partially off the top-secret project. British billionaire Sir Richard Branson and American aerospace designer Burt Rutan are due Monday to show off their mothership, which is designed to air...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/07/27/bus_467119.shtml
Business
Up 2 Speed

...suspended the constitution and declared martial law. SAVE THE PLANET: The billionaire behind the Virgin brand, Richard Branson, pledged to invest $3 billion to combat global warming over the next decade. The British business mogul said the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/09/26/xtr_98123.shtml
Xtreme
Combative Carter

...security force. The 83-year-old had to be led away by another member of the group, billionaire businessman Sir Richard Branson. The former president, who is accompanied by a Secret Service detail, angrily charged the much younger Sudanese...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/10/07/edi_146501.shtml
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