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Officials fear federal report on CIA’s use of torture on suspected terrorists post 9/11 could spark violence.

Oil falls to five-year low, and companies start to retrench.

Deutsche Bank is charged with tax fraud. Government seeks to recoup more than $190 million.

Warren Buffett is now the world’s second richest person in the world.

Chinese taxi-hailing app Didi raises more than $700 million led by Temasek.

Berkeley faced third night of protests over police killings in Ferguson and New York.

Most Americans say the internet is actually making them smarter.

Barack Obama becomes the first president to write code.

Venture capital takes a step in the right direction on diversity, but it’s still early days.

Why it’s cheaper to buy a house in the winter.

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Leonard Green deploys one-third of Fund VI in 2014.

Blackstone alumnus closes debut Rubicon Tech fund at $305 million.

Early hit puts Formation 8 in spotlight.

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