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Missing AirAsia plane likely at “bottom of the sea,” says search chief.

Pinterest to start selling ads to marketers.

New king of tech startups: Smartphone maker Xiaomi raises $1.1 billion at $45 billion valuation.

Under pressure from investors and regulators, private equity firms fees are getting leaner.

Gmail goes dark in China as censors squeeze Google.

“The Interview” nets $15 million in online sales during opening for days.

Despite a spike in deaths, 2014 has seen the fewest plane crashes in the modern aviation era.

Gawker takes its time releasing documents in unpaid intern lawsuit, refuses to provide tax returns.

PlayStation Network back up after a cyberattack.

Arctic blast bears down on plains and Central U.S.

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Year in Review: Rise of “mini-megas” drives U.S. fundraising past $200 bln.

Ten of the biggest surprises of 2014

Fund performance: Mid-life venture bets struggle for gains.

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