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18 mins ago

Regulators open a new front against HSBC.

  The US justice department is investigating whether a trader at the bank leaked confidential client information to a hedge fund, according to the Wall Street Journal (paywall). HSBC, which was hit with a $618 million fine for manipulating foreign-exchange rates earlier this month, allegedly flagged news of a big currency deal it was arranging for one of its clients.
17 mins ago

Samsung offloads its chemicals and defense units.

  The sprawling South Korean company will sell its stakes in Samsung General Chemicals and Samsung Techwin for 1.9 trillion won ($1.7 billion) (paywall) to rival conglomerate Hanwha. Samsung has been simplifying its holdings as heir apparent Lee Jae-yong consolidates control.
November 25, 2014

Netflix sues a former exec for corruption.

  The video streaming company accused former IT operations chief Mike Kail of secretly pocketing kick-backs worth $450,000 to $560,000, Re/code reports. Kail left Netflix in August to become Yahoo’s chief information officer.  
November 25, 2014

Uber is closing in on a $35-$40 billion valuation.

  The car-booking service is near to securing a new funding round worth over $1 billion, sources told Bloomberg News, in a deal that would double Uber’s June valuation of $17 billion.
November 25, 2014
Chart of the Moment

The US is politically polarized over Ferguson, as it is over everything.

This Twitter map shows how people with different political and racial backgrounds ignore each other.
16 mins ago

Ebola workers in Sierra Leone dumped bodies in front of a hospital.

  They were protesting because they didn’t receive hazard pay for the past seven weeks.

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