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Activision Blizzard to buy King Digital, maker of Candy Crush, for about $5.9 billion.

Standard Chartered plans to raise $5.1 billion and cuts 15,000 jobs by 2018.

30 killed and 35 are injured in Nepal bus accident.

Top China banker is implicated in an corruption probe.

Walgreens could sell up to 1,000 stores for Rite Aid deal.

Zeta Interactive acquires eBay Enterprise’s CRM business.

India Uber driver is sentenced to life in prison for rape. to open a brick-and-mortar bookstore in Seattle.

Africans are now one of the fastest growing immigrant populations in the U.S.

Death rate of white middle-aged Americans has grown since 1990s.

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AIP hires two to run distressed credit strategy.

LP Scorecard: New Mexico ERB collects nearly 20 pct of total distributions in last six months.

Fund performance: Spark, Polaris, NEA lead late vintage venture portfolio.

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