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Americans held hostage in Iran win compensation 36 years later.

Assad government is willing to join Syria peace talks in Geneva.

U.S. plans mass deportation of illegal Central American migrants.

Palantir has reportedly raised $350 million at $20 billion valuation in recent weeks, with the round totaling $880 million.

FanDuel and DraftKings are deemed illegal gambling by Illinois Attorney General.

India is closing in on Westinghouse deal to build six nuclear reactors.

A banner year: Financial scams in China nabbed at least $24 billion in 2015.

Hyatt is latest hotel brand to be hacked after finding malware on its payment system.

Disney’s Bob Iger got a pay cut – but still took home $45 million.

Severe storms and tornadoes target South and Midwest.

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GP Profile: Aethon Energy hopes to benefit from “unkind” market.

Talking Deal Prices: Average purchase-price multiple dips, but remains high.

Draper Oakwood aims to ride donkeys, not unicorns.

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