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Chernin Invests in Anime Streaming Company

The media investment firm owned by Peter Chernin, the former News Corporation executive, acquired a majority stake in Crunchyroll, a San Francisco-based company that streams Japanese anime over the Internet.

Dropbox Is Said to Seek $250 Million in Funding, Doubling Its Valuation

A five-year-old San Francisco start-up that allows users to access stored documents via the web is seeking funding that would value it at more than $8 billion.

Finance Lessons, From the World of Art Auctions

The $142 million sale of Francis Bacon’s triptych of Lucian Freud has a matching, perhaps a bit tenuous, trio of lessons for the broader world of finance, the author writes.

Adding Up the Risks in Floating Rate Debt

The biggest risk in investing in the Treasury Department's new type of debt is one that, in theory, should not even exist: payment risk.

Fantex Adds Another Athlete to Its I.P.O. Roster

Vernon Davis, a tight end for the San Francisco 49ers, is joining Arian Foster as another client of Fantex, whose proposition for initial public offerings tied to athletes has caused a stir on Wall Street and in the professional sports world.

McKesson in $8.3 Billion Deal with German Firm to Create Global Leader in Drug Wholesaling

McKesson Corp., the San Francisco healthcare services firm, said on Thursday that it had agreed to acquire a controlling stake in Germany’s Celesio in a deal that would create one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical wholesalers.

Economic Theory, via YouTube and Cartoon

Ray Dalio, the founder of the largest hedge fund, offers a 30-minute lecture in how the economy works. No tuition necessary, just a connection to YouTube.

Weill to Invest in Silicon Valley Finance Start-Up

Sanford I. Weill, who built Citigroup into a behemoth through a series of deals, has invested in Level, a start-up in San Francisco that aims to make it easier for young people to manage their finances.

A Recent Flourish for Winton Capital

Winton Capital, the money manager well known for its quirky and outspoken founder, a Cambridge University theoretical physicist, recovered from its worst performance since 2008 and posted a gain last month.

Valiant Leads Investment Round in Brazilian Pharmacy Benefits Firm

Valiant Capital Management, a San Francisco-based hedge fund, and Aberdare Ventures have jointly acquired a 45 percent stake in a pharmacy benefits company, ePharma, for an estimated 169 million reais ($74.6 million).