PE HUB First Read

Uber has hired a veteran NASA engineer to develop flying cars.

Peter Thiel says he’s not running for governor of California.

KKR is merging its hedge fund of funds business KKR Prisma with a larger rival, Paamco.

The Kremlin asks Fox News to apologize to Putin after network Bill O’Reilly calls the Russian leader “a killer.”

Chinese photo-sharing app Kuaishou is planning an U.S. IPO later this year.

Carl Icahn wants to sell his shuttered Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City.

Disney CEO Robert Iger may extend his tenure for a third time.

Facebook shareholders urge the company to remove Mark Zuckerberg from its board of directors and replace him with an “independent” board chair.

 

Photo: A jogger runs past the Trump Taj Mahal Casino on the boardwalk at Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Aug. 27, 2011. Reuters/Jason Reed