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House Republicans postpone vote on healthcare bill.

Alaska Airlines has announced it’s killing off the Virgin America brand sometime in 2019.

President Trump nominates private equity founder William Hagerty as ambassador of Japan.

Google announces Howard West, a Googleplex residency for recruiting black software engineers.

Citi exec Andrew Lawson to join Permira Debt Managers as head of capital markers.

Trump warns Republicans if healthcare vote fails, Obamacare stays.

Twitter considers building premium version of Tweetdeck for professionals.

Former Disney CEO Michael Eisner is in talks to acquire an English soccer team.

Riverstone, retired energy CEO raise $1 bln for blank check investment fund called Silver Run Acquisition Corp II.

Photo: A Virgin America jet takes off past other aircraft parked at Terminal 3 as the terminal begins to reopen the day after a shooting incident occurred at Los Angeles airport, California November 2, 2013. Reuters/David McNew