A trader works at the trading post that trades Coty Inc. on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, June 13, 2013. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

PE HUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, Procter & Gamble agrees to sell its beauty brands to Coty for $13 billion, Thomas H. Lee is in the lead to acquire eBay’s enterprise unit and Tour de France leader Tony Martin is out after collarbone-breaking crash.

Passengers check in an AirAsia flight at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta

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In Second Opinion, the FBI is investigating whether companies are engaged in revenge hacking, 10 of the best startups that made an impact in 2014 and the wreckage of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 has been found.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un stands on the conning tower of a submarine during his inspection of the KPA Naval Unit 167

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In Second Opinion, Facebook’s popularity among teens falls again, Citigroup says Instragram is now worth $35 billion and the FBI now concludes that North Korea was responsible for the Sony Pictures hack.


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In Second Opinion, Stripe raises $70 mln, Chicago approves raising the minimum wage to $13 an hour and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos says there is a succession plan but he’s not telling.


peHUB First Read

First Read has news about Robin Williams’ death and suicide prevention, a new study shows the SEC went easy on companies that were big political donors and watch a hacker fry her hair dryer with her radio.


peHUB First Read

Moody’s has a negative outlook on UK banking, an experimental ebola serum may have saved two Americans and the FBI’s malware ambush strategy is coming to light.


peHUB First Read

This morning, First Read brings you news about how the Americans allegedly blew up the proposed $35 bln merger between Publicis and Omnicom, how Square turned dollars into data and the Winklevoss twins list their bitcoin fund on the Nasdaq.

FBI Is Probing Record Fee Olympus Paid to M&A Advisors: Source

(Reuters) – The FBI is investigating the massive advisory fee involved in Olympus Corp.’s takeover of a British company, a person familiar with the probe said, in a deepening scandal that has wiped out more than half the company’s value. The British CEO who says he was fired for questioning the $687 million payment to […]

30 FBI Agents Search Solyndra Offices, Lawmakers Probe Solar Company’s $535M Loan Guarantee

(Reuters) – FBI agents searched the offices of Solyndra on Thursday, the U.S. solar startup that received millions of dollars in federal loan guarantees before filing for bankruptcy this week.

The search comes amid intensifying pressure on the Obama administration, which championed Solyndra as being at the forefront of solar technology when President Barack Obama visited the company’s Fremont, Calif., facility in 2010.

The FBI said it was searching for materials, including documents, but did not offer more specifics.

“We are executing search warrants at Solyndra regarding …

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