PE HUB First Read

Symantec gets $500 million investment from Silver Lake.

State Street nears deal to acquire GE’s asset management arm, according to sources.

Europe stocks rise with oil; dollar stabilizes before release of job data.

Obama proposes $10-a-barrel oil tax.

Online fashion retailer Nasty Gal cuts 10 percent of staff.

TechHub expands its partnership with Google into India, Latvia and Romania.

Julian Assange was “arbitrarily detained” by the UK but he’ll not be a free man any time soon.

Maurice White, founder and leader of Earth, Wind & Fire, dies at 74.

A tiny Japanese bookstore only stocks one title at a time.

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Vista sets $8 bln target for Fund VI, no hard cap.

Harvest MD Whalen joins “mini Apollo” Gamut Capital.

Bitten with bitcoin

Photo of Julian Assange courtesy of Reuters