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North Korea says it has detonated its first hydrogen bomb.

Valeant to reportedly appoint interim CEO as Pearson remains hospitalized

Verizon launches an auction to sell data centers, according to sources.

Saudi Arabia faces “economic bomb” and hikes gas prices 50 percent.

Investors poured a record $236 billion into Vanguard last year.

Huawei is the first Chinese smartphone maker to ship more than 100 million units in a year.

Rio’s Olympic track stadium has power cut off over unpaid bills.

Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch will soon work with iPhone.

Sony’s kicking it old-school at CES and releasing a high-res turntable.

Germany is rocked by accusations of a mass sexual assault by Arab men on New Year’s Eve.

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HIG makes greater than 10x return on Infogix sale.

Catterton fundraising plans unchanged after merger with LVMH units.

Foundry Group stops investing through AngelList syndicate.

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