PE HUB First Read

Thousands fled their homes in Northeast Australia as they braced for a cyclone.

SoftBank is leading a $1.5 billion round for Grab, Uber’s largest rival in Southeast Asia.

Study finds that consuming less salt could mean fewer trips to the bathroom in the middle of the night.

Uber has suspended autonomous car tests in the U.S. following an incident in which one of its self-driving cars crashed in Tempe, Arizona.

Three years ago, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, and four other employees, allegedly visited an escort-karaoke bar in Seoul.

United Airlines barred two teenage girls from boarding a plane because they were wearing leggings.

A NASA satellite has spotted a large spherical object on Mars.

Trump Administration grants permit to TransCanada for Keystone XL pipeline.

Evolent Health is reportedly exploring a merger with Advisory Board Co.

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says President Trump has “perfect genes” and no longer eats fast food like KFC or McDonald’s.

A German bank accidentally transferred $5.4 billion to four other banks.

Swedish scientists successfully implant 3D printed human cartilage cells in baby mice.

 

Photo: TransCanada President and CEO Russ Girling announces the start of oil delivery operations on the Gulf Coast Project, the southern leg of the company’s Keystone system in Calgary, Alberta, January 22, 2014. Reuters/Todd Korol