PE HUB First Read

Soundcloud is near selling a majority of the company to two private equity firms in separate deals.

The wife of newly named White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci filed for divorce while pregnant.

Russian President Vladimir Putin is ousting 755 diplomatic and technical staffers from U.S. embassy and consulates in that country.

Putin also signs law in Russia banning VPNs in that country starting Nov. 1.

Charter Communications says it has no interest in buying Sprint.

Reince Priebus is out as Trump’s chief of staff and replaced with Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly.

The son of Nashville Mayor Megan Barry passed away

A prisoner seeks court mercy for being born into a white-collar family.

Facebook passes Amazon in market cap; its valuation touches $500 billion.

Anonymous app Whisper lays off 20 percent of staff to survive.

Wells Fargo forced 800,000 to buy unwanted insurance.
Photo: U.S. President Donald Trump congratulates White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus during a swearing in ceremony for senior staff at the White House in Washington, D.C. January 22, 2017. Reuters/Carlos Barria