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President Obama set today to announce changes to the National Security Agency’s controversial data vacuuming program — could include having private agencies handle the bulk of the ‘meta data’ collected when Americans make phone calls.

Brian Bolcar, senior private equity portfolio officer at the Virginia Retirement System, recently left his post to join placement agency Sixpoint Partners.

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Permira have sold their remaining stakes in German broadcaster Prosieben.

The Sacramento Kings basketball team will accept bitcoin as payment for its products, including tickets and merchandise. Payments will be processed by Bitpay.

Add some more diseases to the list attributable to smoking cigarettes. Meanwhile, First Read has found itself perhaps irrationally crossing to the other side of the street to avoid walking behind smokers.

North Carolina’s state Treasurer has put together a panel to review the state retirement system’s investment program.

Google has introduced a smart contact lens that helps diabetics measure glucose levels.

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