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Key parts of Patriot Act expire temporarily as Senate moves toward limits on spying.

UK’s Playtech to buy Plus500 for $700 mln

GE launches bidding process for $40 billion in commercial lending operations.

Microsoft sets July 29 as date for release of Windows 10.

SoftBank buys another 23 percent of Supercell shares as Accel cashes out of the gaming giant.

Intel is expected to buy Altera for $17 billion.

Bomb blasts may cause early aging in brains of troops, says new study.

Indian tech startups are attracting a whole new set of investors.

Woman throws out Apple-1 computer worth $200K.

“San Andreas” opens big with $53.2 million box office.

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Cortec Group doubles fund to $1.1 bln, keeps deal size the same.

Back to School: Funds raised with placement agents underperform.

Fund performance: Texas LP turns bullish on venture.

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