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One analyst thinks Spotify is worth $43.5 billion as a public company
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March 29, 2018 - 2:32 pm
By Paul R. La Monica (CNN Money) -- Spotify was valued at about $8.5 billion the last time it raised money from private investors. Now it's about to go public — and one analyst thinks $43.5 billion is more like it. Mark Mahaney of RBC Capital Markets said in a report Thursday that he's bullish on...
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The distinctive Amy Sherald painting of the former first lady, unveiled at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery last month
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March 28, 2018 - 2:10 pm
(CNN) -- They may have passed a $1.3 trillion deficit-busting spending bill last week, but lawmakers have found at least one area to cut back: oil paintings. Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy's wish has come true, with President Donald Trump signing his Eliminating Government-Funded Oil-Painting -- or...
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Noor Salman, seen here on the left, was charged with providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization and obstruction of justice.
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March 28, 2018 - 1:50 pm
By Nicole Chavez, Eric Levenson and Daniel Shepherd (CNN) -- Noor Salman was far from an innocent bystander ahead of her husband Omar Mateen's mass shooting in 2016 at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, prosecutors said Wednesday in closing arguments of her federal trial. "This case is about what she...
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im and Evelyn Piazza, parents of Timothy Piazza who died after hazing at Penn State
CNN
March 28, 2018 - 1:30 pm
By Ralph Ellis, CNN (CNN) -- A Pennsylvania judge threw out involuntary manslaughter charges Wednesday against five members of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity at Penn State in the alleged hazing death of a pledge, according to court documents obtained by CNN. It's the second time Judge Allen Sinclair...
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Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is pictured here during her confirmation hearing on January 24, 2017.
CNN
March 23, 2018 - 6:30 pm
By Juana Summers, CNN (CNN) -- Some significant proposals championed by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and President Donald Trump were rejected in the $1.3 trillion spending bill that's making its way through Congress. DeVos and Trump proposed a budget that would have cut the Education Department'...
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Sequita Thompson recounting the horror of seeing her grandson Stephon Clark dead in her backyard after he was shot.
Credit: Renee C. Byer/The Sacremento Bee Via AP
March 23, 2018 - 5:50 pm
By Ray Sanchez SACRAMENTO (CNN) -- Stevante Clark says his 22-year-old brother was a devoted father who had recently changed his life, and he wasn't a thief. Now his brother is the latest name on a list of black men killed by police: Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Eric Garner and Walter Scott, among...
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Blockbuster founder Wayne Huizenga has died. He was the only entrepreneur to create three different Fortune 500 companies during his career - Blockbuster video, Waste Management and AutoNation.
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March 23, 2018 - 5:31 pm
By Chris Isidore (CNN Money) -- Blockbuster founder Wayne Huizenga has died. He was the only entrepreneur to create three different Fortune 500 companies during his career -- Blockbuster video, Waste Management and AutoNation. At one time, Huizenga, 80, had owned three sports teams where he lived...
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First lady Melania Trump made public remarks at the State Department's International Women of Courage award ceremony Friday.
CNN/White House Pool
March 23, 2018 - 5:20 pm
By Betsy Klein, CNN (CNN) -- First lady Melania Trump made public remarks at the State Department's International Women of Courage award ceremony Friday, defining courage as "what sets apart the heroes from the rest" and highlighting the women honorees she called "heroes who walk among us." "...
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Facebook is taking action in the wake of the Russia investigation
CNN Wire
Steve Butler
March 17, 2018 - 12:11 pm
(CNN) -- Facebook has announced it is suspending Cambridge Analytica, a data firm with ties to President Donald Trump's campaign, over concerns about violations of the social media site's policies. On Friday, Facebook's vice president and deputy general counsel, Paul Grewal, said in a detailed...
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