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Duke Energy to acquire Piedmont Natural Gas for $4.9 billion in cash

General Motors and UAW reach tentative deal, avoiding a strike.

Japan Post IPO is priced at top of range as government mines savings mountain.

Massive 7.7 earthquake strikes Afghanistan.

New “Steve Jobs” movie flops in its opening weekend.

Toyota dethrones Volkswagen as world’s top automaker

Turing CEO defends $750 pill in Reddit AMA, says scandal has been “best possible way to get girls.”

Chris Christie gets kicked off Amtrak’s quiet car for screaming on his phone.

Scientists can now “squeeze” light, a breakthrough that could make computers millions of times faster.

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Wilbur Ross remains king of distressed investing.

Five Questions with Javed Khan, co-managing partner, Five Arrows Principal Investments

Massachusetts-Silicon Valley biotech rivalry heats up.

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