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Sony hires Mandiant after cyber attack, FBI starts probe.

Despite scandal, Uber is raising $1 billion at a $40 billion valuation

Dreary days for U.S. economy may be over, says NY Fed president.

Dodgy home appraisals are making a comeback.

Victory Capital to acquire smart beta manager Compass Efficient Model Portfolios.

Hong Kong’s democracy movement is being dismantled by a bus company.

15,000 robots usher in Amazon’s Cyber Monday.

Insurance firms Aviva and Friends Life Agree to $8.8 billion merger.

Wal-Mart Cyber Monday online sales break record.

And, Jeb Bush says he’s thinking about running for president and will decide soon.

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SK Capital hits $1 bln hard cap in five months.

Santa Barbara commits $50 mln to energy, buyouts.

Fund performance: Gains continue in CalPERS’ venture portfolio.

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