PE HUB First Read

Japan Tobacco said to be talks to acquire $5 billion Reynolds assets.

Pope Francis to address U.N.’s largest gathering of world leaders.

Obama hosts China President Xi Jinping for state visit.

Janet Yellen expects interest rate increase this year.

Stocks set to soar in response to Yellen’s speech.

Apple’s iPhone 6S has officially launched.

A rare supermoon total lunar eclipse will rise Sunday.

Mobile ad tech company Fiksu lays off 25 in the U.S., closes foreign offices.

Verizon responds to Sprint and T-Mobile by letting iPhone owners upgrade annually.

McDonald’s reveals its first organic hamburger.

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PE, VC drive return as Harvard endowment treads cautiously.

BET founder’s RLJ Equity Partners is back with Fund II.

Immigration reform tops the list of 2015 issues for U.S. investors.

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