PE HUB First Read

Private equity increasingly act like activist investors, and activists are acting like buyout shops.

La Guardia strikes again: VP candidate Mike Pence’s charter plane skids off runway.

Amazon posts smaller than expected third quarter profit; stock drops nearly five percent in after-hours trading.

LinkedIn posts a big earnings report but the stock barely budges. Oh well.

Vine won’t be the last tech acquisition to fizzle.

U.S. Senate panel to hold hearing on AT&T-Time Warner deal on December 7.

Seven anti-government armed protesters acquitted of federal conspiracy charges. Meanwhile, police move in and make mass arrests of Native American protesters in North Dakota.

Standing Rock protests livestreamed to the world despite weak connectivity.

Is it a pre-election scare? Investors pulled about $17 billion from stock market mutual funds during the week that ended October 19.

U.S. indicts dozens in $300 million Indian call center scheme.

Jury awards former Penn State assistant coach McQueary $7.3 mln in defamation suit.

Photo: Protesters demonstrate against the Energy Transfer Partners’ Dakota Access oil pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation, in Los Angeles, California, September 13, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson