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Naver Corp. has launched a $43 million fund with Japan’s Softbank to invest in content and technology startups.

American Apparel has filed for its second bankruptcy in just over a year.

Lars Andersson, the Morgan Stanley banker who advised Monsanto on its $66 billion sale to Bayer, is starting his own boutique advisory firm. 

Friend Finder Network, which operates, has been hacked.

Could Bernie Sanders have beaten Trump?

Peter Thiel is expected to join Trump’s Presidential transition team.

You won Donald Trump. Please stop tweeting.

Ride-hailing company Lyft Inc says Chief Operating Officer Rex Tibbens is not interested in serving as Transportation Secretary in Trump’s cabinet.

The West Coast stays defiantly blue.

Dow posts best week since 2011 after Donald Trump election win.

The Drug Enforcement Administration calls a synthetic opioid called U-47700 a  threat to public health and blaming it in part for scores of deaths around the U.S.


Photo: Then Republican U.S. presidential nominee (now President-Elect) Donald Trump meets with law enforcement and first responders at the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Department in St. Augustine, Florida, U.S. October 24, 2016. Reuters/Jonathan Ernst