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Actavis is said to be near a deal for the botox maker Allergan.

Japan falls into recession.

Bitcoin company Coinbase raising new investment at $400 million valuation.

Apple’s mobile app store purchases get big boost in China with UnionPay deal.

Facebook said to plan site to rival Microsoft Office.

Hong Kong is on the cusp of a young woman shortage.

Bill Gross reportedly earns $290 million bonus even as investors withdrew billions from Pimco funds.

Indian startup funding up 261%.

Bill Cosby’s attorney calls rape allegations “decade-old” and “discredited.”

And, Pope Francis to visit the U.S. for the first time next fall.

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HIG Capital nears deal to buy Ferro Corp unit.

Carlyle Group tops 3x return on Axalta IPO in less than two years.

Fund performance: Industry Ventures, Edison maintain top ranking in New Mexico portfolio.

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