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In Second Opinion, eBay sells Craigslist stake back to Craigslist, Google bans “revenge porn” from search results and Duff & Phelps explores sale that could value it as much as $1.3 bln, including debt.


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In Second Opinion, Dow plunges more than 300 points, Apple Pay plans on launching in Canada later in the year and doctors demand that Columbia University boot Dr. Oz from the faculty due to “quack treatments.”


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In Second Opinion, Janet Yellen says the Federal Reserve is no hurry to hike up interest rates, Anthem’s data breach affected up to 70 million of its members and Comcast expects to close its $45 billion deal to buy Time Warner Cable in early 2015.


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First Read closes out your week with news Halliburton is in talks to buy Baker Hughes, Virgin America goes public and the creator of Farmville says it’s easier to grow pot than deal with Facebook executives.

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In Second Opinion, social security checks will increase by $22 each month, Mark Zuckerberg does his first public Q&A in Mandarin and Roku raises another $25 mln round of funding.


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In Second Opinion, airplanes can be hacked via on board wifi, Square buys Caviar, and a female intern finds that venture capital is “no place for a woman.” Also, R.I.P. James Brady.

Jay Carney gives his final briefing at the White House in Washington

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In Second Opinion, Microsoft may announce its biggest round of job cuts in 5 years this week, Yahoo Q2 earnings come in low, KKR is getting a $400 mln dividend from Capsugel and Twitter gets hit with an age discrimination suit.


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In Second Opinion, American Apparel is getting $25 mln from Standard General, Apple will eventually release info about the diversity of its workforce and teens are having a hard time finding a summer job.

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In Second Opinion, CEO Mickey Drexler has amassed more than $350 million from the LBO of J. Crew, only 2 percent of LinkedIn employees are black and another exec leaves Twitter. Happy Father’s Day everyone!

A protester holds a sign during a march in support of the girls kidnapped in Nigeria by members of Boko Haram, in Cape Town

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In Second Opinion, Barclays is cutting 7,000 IB jobs, female CEOs are more likely to be sacked than men, Dish Network’s Chairman says the company can’t afford a bid for DirecTV and will all the media attention actually help bring back the 200 girls kidnapped in Nigeria.


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In Second Opinion, the federal review process for Comcast’s $45.2 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable kicked off today, an emergency room doctor uses Google Glass and saves a patient and San Francisco is cracking down on Air bnb rentals. Plus, how Universal Music CEO Lucian Graine became the most powerful man in music.


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In Second Opinion, study finds that good-looking male entrepreneurs have the best chance of getting venture funding, more people work for Alibaba than Yahoo and Facebook combined. Plus Flappy Bird is returning!

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Providence’s Fund VII Target Reduced to $5B

Providence Equity Partners’ seventh fund will likely come in at around $5 billion, according to two sources who attended the firm’s annual meeting last week. Separately, Providence has finally completed the sale of their 10% stake in Hulu for $200 million.

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