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Theater chains pull “The Interview” after hackers threaten violence; stars cancel press appearances.

Baidu confirms its strategic investment in Uber.

The fall of the ruble is rattling bond investors.

Apple wins iPod antitrust trial.

Twitter stock is having a bad year.

Congress ends federal ban on medical marijuana, blazing a trail for weed startups.

Snapchat paid $15 million for Vergence Labs, a Google Glass-like startup.

US announces bid to host 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Sean Parker gives $24 million to Stanford to study food allergies.

Reports of the death of the American mall may be greatly exaggerated.

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BC Partners-led group kicks in ‘low’ equity check for PetSmart

ILPA chief to step down.

Venture is in a bubble. But don’t worry. It won’t pop.

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