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Shell receives a $529 million offer for French LPG business from DCC.

Uber battles locals for future of African taxis.

Unilever CFO Jean-Marc Huet to step down

State Dept. won’t release Clinton emails until 2016.

Property management software maker AppFolio files for IPO.

Tech giants tell Obama to resist calls for backdoor access to encrypted data.

Apple had plans for a large-screen TV, but dropped them over a year ago.

Russian bailiffs seize cat over owner’s unpaid debt.

Many lessons of the financial crisis haven’t been learned on Wall Street, says new report.

Space Station could get laser weapon to zap space debris.

Flying car companies aim for takeoff in 2017.

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Strong demand drives Clearlake through fundraising.

Montana boosts energy exposure with ArcLight commitment.

Fund performance: Secondary market strategy works well for Houston pension.

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