PE HUB First Read

Oracle blasts a racial discrimination lawsuit as “meritless.”

Sears is costing its creditors a bundle.

President Trump will delay State of the Union until after government shutdown.

Blank-check company IPOs are moving ahead despite U.S. government shutdown.

SoftBank Vision Fund said to be investing $100 mln in Globality, which helps large companies find service providers.

Hulu is dropping the price of its most popular plan to $5.99 per month.

Citadel founder Ken Griffin closes on NY penthouse for about $238 million, the highest price ever paid for a U.S. home.

Not a comforting thought: Too many Americans will never be able to retire.