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Jul 09, 2014

Big-data start-ups become target for investors

A new Los Angeles venture capital fund was among 78 funds nationwide to raise money in the second quarter of 2014, the largest number of funds pulling in money since 2007, according to the National Venture Capital Assn. and Thomson Reuters...

Jul 09, 2014

Report: ATF cannot track some gun investigations

Hiring freeze, stagnant funding blamed for declining numbers of agents...

Jul 09, 2014

Harbinger sues Dish, Ergen for $1.5 billion over LightSquared

Harbinger Capital Partners has sued Dish Network Corp and its Chairman Charles Ergen, seeking at least $1.5 billion for allegedly trying to strip the hedge fund of its control of bankrupt wireless company LightSquared... #Dish Network #Charles Ergen

Jul 11, 2014

U.S. DARPA researchers announce the self-guided bullet

The U.S. government says it has developed the first ever self-guided bullets that can lock onto a target more than a mile away and maneuver midflight in order to hit its mark. The .50 caliber target tracking bullets, dubbed Extreme Accuracy Tasked Or... #Dish Network #Charles Ergen

Jul 08, 2014

Jury acquits brother of imprisoned Galleon Group hedge fund founder

The brother of an imprisoned former billionaire hedge fund founder was acquitted of conspiracy in New York on Tuesday... #Dish Network #Charles Ergen

Jul 08, 2014

Younger Rajaratnam Finally Out of His Brother’s Shadow

For years, Rengan Rajaratnam clashed with his older brother Raj even as he sought to emulate his hedge fund success... #Galleon Group #SAC Capital Advisors

Jul 11, 2014

Onetime Star Sees Investor Exodus

Boaz Weinstein, once one of Wall Street's most successful traders, has seen assets at his hedge-fund firm shrink by half to $2.6 billion in the past year as he struggles with investment losses and client defections... #Galleon Group #SAC Capital Advisors

Jul 11, 2014

California stem cell agency to review dealings with StemCells Inc.

California’s stem cell agency announced Wednesday it was taking steps to deal with a “risk of conflict of interest” two days after its former president took a position with a company that the state agency had been funding... #California #StemCells, Inc.

Jul 10, 2014

New Venture Capital Fund Gives Entrepreneurs a Cut of the Profit

Kent Goldman, a former partner at First Round Capital who left this year to start a new venture capital fund, promises start-up founders something unusual: investment profits... #California #StemCells, Inc.

Jul 11, 2014

G.O.P. Pushes Back on Approving Border Funds

Congressional Republicans signaled that they expected concessions in exchange for approving President Obama’s request for nearly $4 billion to handle the surge of migrants from Central America... #Barack Obama #Central America #U.S. Republican Party