PE HUB First Read

A state of emergency was declared in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Caesars offered another $1.6 bln to creditors of its casino operating unit to end the bankruptcy.

Apple is in talks to buy Lit Motors, the SF startup that makes balancing motor bikes, according to the NYT.

Apple has approached the McLaren Technology Group, a British supercar engineer, about a takeover, which McLaren denied, the FT said.

Mia Farrow’s son, Thaddeus Farrow, has passed away.

Yahoo is expected to confirm a massive data breach of its service.

Anthem and Cigna play the blame game with each accusing the other of violating the terms of their merger.

A British entrepreneur creates a website for people who want to be polygamists.

The U.S. is no longer home to the top-ranked university–California Institute of Technology. That distinction is now held by UK-based University of Oxford.

Rome reportedy looks to drop its bid to host the 2024 Olympics.

Gawker Media gets a new name and a new CEO.

Photo: The rooftops of the university city of Oxford are seen from the south west. Reuters/Peter Macdiarmid)