PE HUB First Read

The VW beetle is about to go electric.

Alibaba’s Single Day set a record selling sold over $25 billion of product.

Uber approves SoftBank’s multibillion dollar stake in the ride-hailing company.

Hundreds killed after earthquake hits Western Iran.

Gossip columnist Liz Smith has passed away. 

Rupert Murdoch reportedly telephoned AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson twice in the last six months and talked about cable network CNN. One source says he offered to buy CNN while another said he had “zero interest” in owning it.

Walmart launches a new military shop.

Bitcoin plunges after upgrade is called off, but offshoot “bitcoin cash” surges more than 40 percent.

Netflix cuts ties with Louis C.K.

Congress steps up efforts to prevent sexual harassment on Capitol Hill.

 

 

Photo: Rupert Murdoch stands at the U.S. Open men’s final in New York, September 10, 2017. Reuters/Mike Segar