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Amid new signs of anemic economic activity, the chances of a Federal Reserve interest rate increase is diminishing.

FBI begins probe of fantasy sports sites.

Obama to keep troops in Afghanistan past 2016, according to senior government officials.

Australia regulator throws Brookfield’s $6.5 billion Asciano buyout into doubt.

Spotify rival Deezer plans to raise $343 million in French IPO.

Albertsons is reportedly delaying its IPO indefinitely.

China now has more billionaires than the U.S.

Jack Dorsey is giving up at least 50% of his stake in Square to help underserved communities.

.A Ugandan scientist found a way to detect Ebola in five minutes but couldn’t get funding.

Woman who sued 12-year-old nephew blames her insurance company.

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GPs face challenges in picking right portfolio company CEO.

CD&R brings in new crop of principals.

Lightspeed shines the brightest in top Canadian VC deals.

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