PE HUB First Read

Dell is in talks with EMC over possible merger.

Blackstone Real Estate to buy BioMed Realty for $8 billion

Hillary Clinton opposes Obama’s Pacific trade deal.

Uber adds $1 billion to China push, now “largest registered Internet company in Shanghai.”

Rupert Murdoch suggests in a tweet that Obama isn’t “real black president.” He further adds that Ben Carson would be a “real black president.”

Gannett to buy Journal Media Group for $280 million

Drones could soon be used to deliver the mail in Singapore.

American restaurant chain Cosi blamed the pope’s visit for poor sales last month.

Google buys entire Alphabet URL domain name.

UAW reaches tentative agreement with Fiat Chrysler.

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Searchlight nears $1.8 bln final close on Fund II.

Blackstone’s GSO European Senior Debt Fund draws in $1.9 bln.

Venture fundraising hits doldrums.

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