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Traders and hackers earned $100M on stocks from stealing news

A group of traders and web hackers accumulated over $100M by gaining access to corporate press releases on news websites Market Wired, PR Newswire and Business Wire before the news were published. The hackers have been trading the advance stolen news to Wall Street traders for five years, fed authorities caught on Tuesday.

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US social lending firm StreetShares bags $1.2M in seed round to back veteran-owned businesses

Reston, Virginia-based social lending marketplace StreetShares bagged $1.2 million in its seed funding round with Accion Venture Lab as the lead investor to back veteran-owned and main street businesses after it launches this month.

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TMF Group acquires Indonesian payroll firm Tass Axia

Amsterdam, Netherlands-based business services provider TMF Group acquired Jakarta, Indonesia-based payroll and HR administration services provider PT Tass Axia Solusi for an undisclosed amount to expand its client base.

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US health insurance marketplace Gravie scores $10.5M in first funding round

Minneapolis, US-based health insurance marketplace Gravie scored $10,5 million in its first funding round which was led by Aberdare Ventures to help its clients understand their best option for coverage.

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US wine app Hello Vino merges with Corkbin

In a first app merger in the wine sector, San Francisco, US-based wine app Hello Vino purchased wine-focused photo-sharing app Corkbin for an undisclosed amount.

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US food tech firm Aseptia raises $28M in Series C funding round

Raleigh, North Carolina-based Aseptia, a food firm that developed a technology that allows food to stay fresh without refrigeration and preservatives, raised $28 million in Series C funding which will fund the growth of its subsidiary Wright Foods.

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Biglari buys New York-based men's magazine MAXIM

San Antonio, Texas-based diversified holding firm Biglari Holdings Inc, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, bought New York, US-based men's magazine brand MAXIM for an undisclosed sum.

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Israeli firm ClickSoftware to add US workforce management firm Xora in $14.7M merger deal

Petah Tikva, Israel-based ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd entered a deal to add Mountain View, US-based mobile workforce management firm Xora Inc for a cash consideration of around $14.7 million.

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US fund manager CRG invests in Kazakhstan copper asset

Colorado, US-based private equity fund management group Centurion Resource Group (CRG) acquired a 75% stake in a copper project located in Karagandy, Kazakhstan, for an undisclosed amount.

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IFC invests in US submarine cable operator Seaborn Networks

World Bank Group member International Finance Corporation (IFC) invested an undisclosed amount in US-based submarine fiber optic cable system developer and operator Seaborn Network Holdings LLC.

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US plastic compound manufacturer A Schulman finalizes acquisition of Network Polymers

Ohio-based plastic compound and resin supplier A. Schulman Inc announced the completion of its acquisition of US engineered plastics distribution business Network Polymers Inc in a deal valued at USD49.5 million.

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Liberty Hall acquires Precise Machining

Private equity firm Liberty Hall Capital Partners announced today its acquisition of Tulsa-based aerospace engineered parts supplier Precise Machining & Manufacturing for an undisclosed amount.

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