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Bitcoin Exchange Was a Nexus of Crime, Indictment Says

Alexander Vinnik, of Russia, was accused of being the mastermind behind a black market Bitcoin exchange, which helped launder billions of dollars.

Behind an $18 Billion Donation to a New York Charity, a Shadowy Chinese Conglomerate

A Chinese man has transferred more than 29 percent of HNA Group of China to a private foundation, adding to the questions about the firm’s structure and political connections.

Breakingviews: A Test for the Market in Initial Coin Offerings

The prospect of regulatory requirements raises the question of whether the offerings provide any advantage over crowdfunding, venture capital or initial public offerings.

The Strange Case of Martin Shkreli Is Wrapping Up

An unusual trial has featured victims who actually made money and defense lawyers who paint their client as an erratic misfit and want more victims to testify.

S.E.C. Issues Warning on Initial Coin Offerings

The agency said that at least some virtual currencies being sold to investors should be categorized as securities and needed to follow federal laws.

Morning Agenda: Starboard Picks Its Next Target, ComScore

The activist sued to force the media metrics company into holding an annual meeting.

Some Bitcoin Backers Are Defecting to Create a Rival Currency

Bitcoin Cash, to be available Aug. 1, sprang from a feud over how to govern a decentralized, open-source technology with no one set of leaders or owners.

Starboard Value Hedge Fund Wants to Force ComScore to Hold an Annual Meeting

It is the latest instance of an activist shareholder seeking to flex its muscle and change a company’s corporate strategy

In Sign of Progress for Greece, Investors Eagerly Snap Up New Bonds

Greek and European officials hailed Tuesday’s bond sale as a milestone for a troubled country that nearly exited the euro twice since the financial crisis erupted.

SoftBank Said to Consider an Investment in Uber

The Japanese technology and media giant, which owns stakes in several of Uber’s competitors, is also considering putting money into the American ride-hailing service.

HUD Ignored Procedures in Selling Distressed Mortgages, Report Says

A federal oversight agency says that the Department of Housing and Urban Development sold the mortgages without first giving the public a due notice.

Breakingviews: Michael Kors Pays a Lot to See if the Jimmy Choo Fits

Jimmy Choo will need to grow fast, and the American brand does rapid expansion well. But it risks taking the luxury shoemaker down-market.

Economic Scene: To Punish Putin, Economic Sanctions Are Unlikely to Do the Trick

Using economic penalties to achieve diplomatic goals has a poor track record when the target is powerful and autocratic, and workarounds exist.

Morning Agenda: HNA of China Sheds Some Light on Itself

The Chinese conglomerate unveiled some details of its ownership structure. But what it disclosed raised almost as many questions as it answered.

Stada Board Recommends Acceptance of Improved Takeover Bid

Bain Capital and Cinven renewed their offer for the German generic drugmaker after failing to garner enough shareholder support in June.

Michael Kors to Buy Jimmy Choo in $1.2 Billion Deal

The agreement comes as upscale brands grapple with plummeting sales and tepid profits, particularly in the so-called middle market.

DealBook: Scaramucci on Trump: ‘He’s My Client’

The new White House communications director is just as brash as his boss — and, it seems, just as willing to kiss and make up with a former foe.

Economy Needs Workers, but Drug Tests Take a Toll

Employers say they are having trouble filling jobs because too many applicants can’t pass screening, a factor depressing the labor participation rate.

Martin Shkreli Says He Will Not Take the Stand in His Defense

The decision means that the former hedge fund manager’s decision to sharply raise the price of a drug and his social media antics will be kept out of the trial.

China’s HNA Discloses Shift of Ownership Stake to Foundation

The privately held conglomerate, which has gone on an overseas acquisition spree, sought to address concerns about its ownership structure.

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