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Morgan Stanley aims to sell stake in Lansdowne Partners.

Line launches $42 million fund to turn its messaging app into a lifestyle platform.

Sam Smith conquers Grammys with four top awards.

Alibaba invests $590 million in Meizu, a smartphone maker you’ve probably never heard of.

France issues new rules requiring ISPs to block child porn and terrorism websites.

HSBC helped conceal $100 billion in Swiss accounts, says new report.

Third winter storm in as many weeks hammers Northeast.

Motorola Solutions poised to woo private equity, contractor bids.

Indian “woman” has twins despite discovery she is mostly male.

UNC basketball legend Dean Smith dies at 83, university says.

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