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Chinese stocks go up 5.3 percent; global markets rise after Wall Street rally.

Ireland’s CRH acquires U.S. glazing products maker CR Laurence for $1.3 billion.

Smartphone messaging app Line scraps IPO plans.

Dalian Wanda Group, owned by China’s richest man, buys World Triathlon for $650 million.

Amazon is reportedly giving up on making smartphones.

White House presses Congress to act on gun control after TV shooting.

Iowa begins testing digital driver’s licenses on your smartphone.

North Dakota is the first state in the US to legalize police use of drones with tasers and pepper spray.

Tropical storm Erika strengthens, heads toward Florida.

Watch out Elmo: NYPD sets up task force to monitor Times Square.

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Appeals court rejects Republican challenge to SEC pay-to-play rule.

Connecticut searches for private equity head after Purcell departs.

Understanding the maturation of corporate VC.

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