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Paris attacks’ suspect was monitored by Western allies seeking to kill him.

Encrypted messaging apps face new scrutiny over possible role in Paris attacks.

ISIS has a 24-hour help desk for terrorists.

Russia confirms bomb brought down Egypt plane and vows revenge.

Microsoft Dynamics Corporate VP Bob Stutz reportedly steps down.

Valeant’s newest problem: the female libido pill isn’t selling.

UBS to buy Santander’s private banking unit in Italy

Amazon’s other China rival, JD.com, hits double the revenue of market leader Alibaba in Q3.

Germany investigates Apple and Amazon for their agreement on selling audiobooks.

Former Taiwan president’s home in China becomes a McDonald’s cafe.

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Z Capital’s latest bid values Affinity Gaming at $700 mln.

OPTrust replaces head of London office.

Fund performance: Healthcare funds score big for CalSTRS.

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