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In Second Opinion. Yahoo launches live news show with Katic Couric, New York Governor Cuomo announces a $4 billion overhaul of LaGuardia Airport and Boston loses its bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics.

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Airbnb hires Blackstone CFO Tosi: Bloomberg

Airbnb Inc, the website where home owners rent out properties on a temporary basis, has hired Blackstone Group LP Chief Financial Officer Laurence Tosi to fill its own CFO vacancy, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing anonymous sources.

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In Second Opinion, jobless claims in U.S. plummet to its lowest levels in forty years, Nikkei will buy the Financial Times for $1.3 billion and Airbnb will pick up the tab for travelers staying in Cuba this week–as long as they booked before July 20. Oh well…

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First Read kicks off your morning with news that Saudi Arabia will be investing $10 billion in Russia, Uber seeks police protection in Johannesburg and Bill Cosby admitted in a 2005 deposition that he got drugs to use on women he wanted to have sex with.

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First Read starts your morning with news that Cinven is planning on buying Labco for $1.3 billion, the Pentagon accidentally sends live anthrax to labs via FedEx and Tracy Morgan settles with Walmart over car crash that seriously injured him.

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In Second Opinion, Takata’s defective airbag recalls grows to almost 34 million, the U.S. charges six Chinese nationals with economic spying and according to IMF data, Australia hasn’t had a recession in 24 years.

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First Read ends the week with news Google’s self-driving cars will start testing on public roads this summer, Netflix is reportedly in talks to enter China and blues legend B.B. King dies at 89.

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TPG Growth Fund III raises more than $3 bln

TPG Growth said Monday that its third fund surpassed its $2.75 billion target and closed at over $3 billion. TPG Growth III will invest in small- and mid-sized growth companies. Past and current investment for the firm include Uber, Airbnb and Box.

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In Second Opinion, we have Fred Wilson’s 2015 predictions, Snapchat starts the year by raising $485.6 million in new funding and Bono says he may never play guitar again.

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Formation 8 adds new partner to team

Singapore-based investor Joel Sng has joined Formation 8 as a partner, the company announced in a blog post on its site. Sng’s portfolio of investments include Facebook, Uber, Xiaomi, Razer, SF Express, Airbnb and Palantir. To read more details about Formation 8’s new addition, visit here.

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This morning’s First Read brings you Wall Street’s continuing turbulence, AbbVie ditches planned tax inversion and the Royals are going to the World Series.

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