Pro-democracy protesters gather outside the Hong Kong government headquarters. Photograph: Alex Hofford/EPA

After the worst week in almost two months for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, US stocks fell as Hong Kong protests added to geopolitical concern(...)

Bill Gates’s fortune increased by $15.8 billion last year, according to the index, as shares of Microsoft, the world’s largest software maker, rose 40 per cent. . Photographer: Ramin Talaie/Bloomberg

Microsoft founder Bill Gates has recaptured the title of world’s richest person with estimated fortune of $78.5 billion.The 58-year-old tycoon’s fortu(...)