nuTonomy looks to beat Uber at its own game

Start-up’s chief says big players not committed to driverless cars

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Activist funds set sights on microcaps

Smaller companies find themselves subject of increased attention

Williams: No permanent allies

Alliances borne of convenience fray quickly

Caesars’ owners blamed for deal failure

Judge criticises Apollo Global and TPG over settlement proposal

Carlyle weighs withdrawal from hedge funds

Assets at one of the remaining vehicles have shrunk by almost 90%

‘Alt-right’ movement makes mark on US election

Supremacist group wins some mainstream exposure as candidates take notice

Amazon nears music streaming service deals

Online retailer set to enter battle against Apple and Spotify

Markets Diary

Pace of job creation in America expected to have slowed in August

Icahn attacks Ackman over Herbalife claim

Investor says rival has ‘no right’ to suggest he eyed stake sale

Week in Review

Week in Review, August 27

Digital cash push, VW, Jawbone, Sports Direct and miners in news

Facebook to use Trending Topics algorithm

Group to change headline feature after political bias accusations

Brussels set to scupper Apple ‘state aid’

Investigation into group’s Irish tax arrangements has angered US

PwC settles $5.5bn fraud detection lawsuit

Case shone light on auditors responsibility to detect wrongdoing

Apple rushes out iPhone software patch

iOS update will plug three flaws exploited by hackers

Pensions’ shift into private equity ignores risks

Doubts over whether buyout funds can still deliver strong returns

Kimberly-Clark tackles incontinence taboo

Eradicating the stigma associated with the condition is key to accelerating growth

Iran a no-go for banks without US backing

An example of how uncoordinated Washington’s policy can be

Amazon to build three more bookstores

Investing in physical stores marks about-turn from Amazon’s relentless focus on online retail

Muddy Waters-St Jude: heart attack

Hedge fund’s short call on devices maker is challenged

Fund claims device maker open to hackers

Hedge fund uses alleged cyber flaws to put pressure on St Jude Medical

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