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Another insurgent has undermined the GOP establishment – Libertarian hero Justin Amash beat his well-funded Republican challenger to win re-election last night in Michigan.

A new app called PRIORI measures hints in the voices of people with bipolar disorder to determine if they are having a manic episode.

It’s time to change your password (again). Cyber-scoundrels have pilfered up to 1.2 billion user names and password combinations by injecting malicious code into at least 420,000 websites to gather data.

Hedge funds are amassing huge short positions in private equity backed public offerings after several recent flotations have lost value.

New digital currency project Stellar seeks to unite every money system on earth.

U.S. companies have pledged $14 billion of investment in Africa in areas like energy and infrastructure. Meanwhile, The Blackstone Group and The Carlyle Group have formed partnerships with Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest businessman, for investments in the region.

Carlyle’s David Rubenstein said private equity in Africa is poised to ‘take off’ and the continent could see a great ‘explosion’ in private equity in the next few years.

How to interpret 21st Century Fox’s sudden withdrawal from its $80 billion pursuit of Time Warner? Rupert Murdoch is not known to simply give up.

Dollar General is mulling a competing bid for Family Dollar Stores Inc., challenging Dollar Tree Inc.’s $8.5 billion takeover of Family Dollar.

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Hawaii, to those raising money, looks like paradise $$

Louisiana Teachers’ commits to Turnbridge debut, Bridgepoint $$

Getting hitched to wedding startups $$

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