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Oil extends slide below $30 as market braces for Iran oil influx.’s financial services arm lands $1 billion led by Sequoia China at $7.1 billion valuation.

U.S. Embassy says several Americans missing in Iraq.

Adidas confirms Kasper Rorsted to succeed Herbert Hainer as CEO.

Facebook-owned WhatsApp to drop subscription fees for its popular messaging service.

China’s top securities regulator has offered to resign.

Sanders lashes out at Clinton in last Democratic debate before Iowa contest.

“Spotlight” wins best picture at Critics’ Choice Awards.

David Bowie hits number one on Billboard chart with “Blackstar,” a first for the late music icon.

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Private Eye: Many deal pros see mid-market prices heading lower.

Ardian plans first U.S. infrastructure investments.

People Page: For many VC firms, changing names has become commonplace.

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