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Obama says of terrorist threat: “We will overcome it.”

GE pulls plug on $3.3 billion sale of appliance business to Electrolux.

Jimmy Carter says his cancer is gone.

Sovereign wealth funds in the Gulf withdraw $19 billion from asset managers.

Fluor to buy Dutch rival Stork for $755 million

Amazon partners with Baidu to launch its fire tablet in China.

The “Year On Twitter” data proves that One Direction basically owns Twitter now.

France is reviving a failed  dream: The cheap battery-swapping electric car.

George Lucas, Cicely Tyson and Carole King are among those who just received Kennedy Center Honors.

Rising smog levels prompt brisk sales of respiratory masks in China.

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Private Eye: New Mountain’s post-fundraise staffing shifts pay dividends.

Century Park steps up deals after Fund II recap

Urban farming startups sprouting like weeds.

Photo of Jimmy Carter courtesy of Nir Levy/