PE HUB First Read

France returns Nazi looted art to descendants of Jewish family.

Barnes & Noble cuts staff after dismal holiday season.

Essential reportedly only shipped 88,000 phones in 2017.

Apollo’s Leon Black takes home $191.3 mln payout in 2017 mostly through stock dividends, not bonus or carried interest.

Sexual misconduct allegations against ex-CEO derails fundraising plans for HR startup BetterWorks Systems.

Sale of Harvey Weinstein’s company is up in the air as a result of a new lawsuit filed against it by the New York Attorney General.

Iceland expected to use more energy mining bitcoin and other digital currencies than it uses to power its homes.

Amazon to lay off hundreds of employees in corporate HQ, mostly in consumer retail business.

A blackout is the latest snag in Puerto Rico’s long recovery from Hurricane Maria.

Photo: A Barnes & Noble book store is seen in Encinitas, California March 9, 2015. Reuters/Mike Blake