PE HUB First Read

A Sears investor urges the struggling company to explore going private.

The House passes a spending bill, the first step in avoiding a government shutdown.

Hilton unveils plans for smart room where guest can control temperature, television and other amenities on their mobile device.

Bain prepared to spend $900 mln for digital advertising deals in Asia.

Big banks say bitcoin futures could be dangerous.

Western Digital to drop attempt to block Toshiba’s $18 bn sale of memory chip unit to PE-backed group.

Wildfires spur thousands to evacuate in Southern California.

YouTube to launch streaming music service in March.

iPhone models dominate Flickr’s list of most popular cameras in 2017 with 54 percent of top 100 devices.

Photo: A firefighter battles flames from the Sherpa Fire in Santa Barbara, California, June 16, 2016. Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department/Handout via Reuters