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Chinese markets rise after volatile opening.

Saudi Aramco confirms it’s studying potential IPO.

White House and Silicon Valley to hold summit on militants’ social media use.

Obama says he won’t campaign for any Democrat who doesn’t back gun reforms.

EU approves FedEx acquisition of TNT Express.

Federal marshals raid a hoverboard booth at CES.

Oklahoma is hit with 70 quakes in a week.

Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” is on sale in German bookstores for first time in 70 years.

Samsung continues its financial recovery despite missing analyst expectations.

Tech firms join Lady Gaga to fight online harassment.

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Altas Partners hits $600 mln target, eyes $1 bln hard cap.

Willowridge hires former Pomona executive Fang.

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