PE HUB Second Opinion

Betsy DeVos is confirmed as Education Secretary after Vice President Pence breaks the Senate tie.

Deutsche Bank’s investment banking chief Jeffrey Urwin is in talks to depart.

General Motors sells 10 million cars for the first time thanks to China.

Following interest from private equity firms, HD Supply Holdings Inc is preparing to explore a sale of Waterworks, a deal that could fetch more than $2 billion.

The Dow is off to a solid start for 2017 and it’s all because of Apple, IBM, Boeing and Visa.

San Francisco announces a free community college for all residents.

NEA’s Dick Kramlich and Anthony Schiller raise inaugural $130 million fund for Green Bay Ventures.

Waze Carpool completes its Bay Area rollout and adds three new partners.

Democratic firebrand and U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren has a new book about the middle class coming out this spring.

Photo: Betsy DeVos testifies before the Senate Health, Education and Labor Committee confirmation hearing to be next Secretary of Education on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., January 17, 2017. Reuters/Yuri Gripas