PE HUB First Read

Americans are drinking more than they used to, study finds.

Facebook unveils a new home for original video content.

Birchbox has held acquisition talks with several retailers, including Wal-Mart.

Qatar is granting visa-free entry for citizens of 80 countries to encourage air transport and tourism.

Altice weighs takeover bid for Charter Communications.

Airbnb cancels accounts linked to a white nationalist rally in Virginia.

West Virginia Gov. Justice asks Trump for $4.5 billion to save Eastern coal.

Chuck E. Cheese’s is getting a major redesign, and it’s nothing like you’d imagine it to be.

A poor raccoon gets rescued after being stuck in a peanut butter jar.




Photo: Brian Chesky, Chief Executive Officer of Airbnb, smiles during a session at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos January 23, 2014.  Reuters/Denis Balibouse