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First Read kicks off your morning with news that Saudi Arabia will be investing $10 billion in Russia, Uber seeks police protection in Johannesburg and Bill Cosby admitted in a 2005 deposition that he got drugs to use on women he wanted to have sex with.

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In Second Opinion, Reddit’s interim CEO Ellen Pao apologizes for recent controversial moves, Amazon launches “Prime Day” sale next week and American Apparel is closing stores and laying off workers.

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PE HUB First Read

First Read starts off your week with news that Greece’s finance minister quits after the country rejects a bailout deal, the U.S. women’s soccer team wins the World Cup and Aetna will acquire Humana for $37 billion.

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VC-backed IPOs rebound in second quarter

VC-backed IPO activity rebounded in Q2, as 27 companies raised $3.4 billion in proceeds, according to a report from the National Venture Capital Association and Thomson Reuters. But M&A activity slumped despite LinkedIn’s purchase of Lynda.com.

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Sodhani to leave Intel Capital

Intel Capital President Arvind Sodhani will retire in January, ending a 34-year career with parent company Intel, including 10 years at the chipmaker’s venture investing arm, Intel said Thursday.

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PE HUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, BP agrees to make a $18.7 billion settlement for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, unemployment falls to its lowest levels in seven years and “Sesame Street” fans say goodbye to Maria. Actress Sonia Manzano, who has been playing her on the show for 44 years, is retiring.

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PE HUB First Read

First Read ushers in your morning with news that Hewlett-Packard formally files plan to split up, PayPal said it will acquire Xoom for $890 million and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac CEOs to get $3.4 million raises despite White House objections. Have a happy July 4th!

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PE HUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, the Justice Department is probing a possible airline collusion to keep fares high. ACE agrees to buy Chubb for $28.3 billion, and following NBC Universal’s lead, Macy’s also drop-kicks Donald Trump.

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