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Republicans in Senate block overhaul of N.S.A. program.

Goldman Sachs hits mother lode on deals. Bank’s roles on Actavis and Halliburton takeovers will result in big chunk of the fees.

Uber’s plot to spy on reporter is latest controversy.

From universities to big Soviet-era enterprises, VCs eye Ukrainian space startups.

Georgia debt collectors posed as FBI agents to intimidate victims into making payments.

Days Inn, Super 8 and Ramada hotel workers are being trained to spot sex trafficking.

Xiaomi and Shunwei Capital make $300 million strategic investment in iQiyi, one of China’s largest online video platforms.

Netflix is finally coming to Australia and New Zealand.

The ultra wealthy get $2 trillion richer: 12,000 people joined the ranks of the global super rich this year.

And, surprise! Chris Hemsworth named People Magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive.”

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OpenGate, buyer of TV Guide for $1, meets with investors about debut fund.

Montana bids adieu to First Reserve, Madison Dearborn through $120 mln secondary sale.

Hedge fund Coatue eyes more venture deals with second PE fund.

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