PE Hub First Read

First Read kicks off the day with news that Pier 1 is shutting nearly half of its stores, the first week of legal marijuana sales in Illinois brought in nearly $11 mln and Boeing 737 crashes after takeoff in Tehran

Iran makes retaliatory strike after the assassination of its top general.

Ukraine-bound Boeing 737 crashes after taking off from Tehran, killing all on board.

Pier 1 Imports is planning on closing up to almost half of its stores and cut jobs.

The first week of legal marijuana sales in Illinois brought in nearly $11 million.

Carlos Ghosn escaped Japan with the help of network of professional agents.

A venture capitalist compares Elon Musk’s Tesla strategy in China to Sun Tzu’s “Art of War.”

Softbank-backed car rental company Getaround to lay off around 150 employees.

“Prozac Nation” author Elizabeth Wurtzel dies at 52.