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Rich kid buys dog two gold watches

The caption on the photos reads: "I have new watches! I'm supposed to have four watches since I have four long legs. But that seems too uncouth so I kept it down to two, which totally fits my status."

Thought you were splurging by purchasing an Apple Watch for yourself? Think again.

Most powerful Aussie woman named

This may be one of Gina Rinehart's biggest years as she prepares to start production at her A$10b Roy Hill mine.

Iron ore billionaire Gina Rinehart remains Australia's most powerful woman, and 37th in the world. 

Office inspired by Star Trek

Workers at Chinese online game developer NetDragon will be hoping that an office building shaped like Star Trek spaceship USS Enterprise will help them live long and prosper.

Chinese businessman boldly goes where no man has gone before with an office, but not as we know it.

Vox acquires Re/code

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Tech news blog Re/code gets new owner just 18 months after spinning off from The Wall Street Journal.

10 products that flopped video

The introduction iSnack 2.0 caused outrage.

Things haven't started well for Coke Life, but most new products fail.

LG's curvy, sticky wall-TV

LG's OLED wallpaper-like television sticks to surfaces like a magnet.

Korean company wants to make mounting your TV just as easy as sticking a magnet onto your refrigerator.

Chaos after 94 pc loss video

Boardroom brawl over company losses.

A business meeting deteriorates into a brawl between angry men.

$75b US cable deal looms

Time Warner Cable's purchase by Charter Communications would combine the second and third largest US cable operators.

A merger of Charter and Time Warner Cable would create a major player in the US cable market.

The robot that may take your job

An Aethon TUG robotic courier carrying supplies through the University of California, San Francisco, Medical Center.

Today’s robots are writing a new chapter in the age-old debate over people vs machines.

Tobacco giants sue Britain

Britain would be the first of the European Union's 28 countries to impose the regulation.

Big Tobacco is pushing back against Europe's effort to remove the marketing allure from smoking.

Oil at US$60 a barrel

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Oil held near US$60 a barrel as US drillers increased activity for the first time in six months.

'Ronald's here to stay'

Job security: The ever-smiling burger clown won't go anywhere soon.

Ronald McDonald won't be sent into retirement, CEO says during a grilling from shareholders.

Greece cannot make IMF repayment

Greek Prime Minister lexis Tsipras faces perilous times as the country stares down a default.

Greece cannot make debt repayments to the International Monetary Fund next month unless it achieves a deal with creditors.

Coffee breaks in China

Kiwi high flyer Ellen Zhang is spearheading a drinks revolution in her home country.

Kiwi high flyer Ellen Zhang is spearheading a drinks revolution in her home country.

Tycoon's rollercoaster wealth

By last year, Pan Sutong had pretty much exhausted the billionaire's bucket list.

Pan Sutong made $29 billion this year and then lost most of it. He says he doesn't care.

Gyrocopter pilot faces prison sentence

Capitol police identified the aircraft as a "gyrocopter with a single occupant."

The US postal worker who landed a gyrocopter at the US Capitol says he did it to highlight 'rampant corruption' by Congress.

Would you eat this burger?

The burger chain's ad stars Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Samantha Hoopes.

It's got beef, hot dogs and crisps and weighs in at a whopping 1080 calories.

24 minutes halved billionaire's fortune

Li has been outspoken in defending the company, saying critics fail to understand his strategy and the potential of the thin-film market.

Li Hejun began the day as China's second-richest man but was almost $US14 billion poorer by 11am.

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Six of the world's biggest banks will pay US$5.8 billion, five plead guilty to charges of currency-rigging.

Accused trader's hopes dashed

The 2010 flash crash saw nearly US$1 trillion wiped from stock values in a matter of minutes.

The hopes of Britain's accused "flash crash" trader of being released from custody as he fights a US extradition request were dented on Wednesday.

Sony leak revs up Spotify debate

Tension between artists and music streaming services was highlighted when Taylor Swift pulled her music from Spotify.

Leaked contract suggests music label could be just as responsible as streaming service for size of artists' royalties.

Peppa Pig sales hit US$1b

Peppa Pig is a British cartoon aimed at children aged 2 and up and it follows the life of 5 year old Peppa and her friends.

Animated character goes wee-wee-wee all the way to the bank with merchandise and theme parks.

Colonel Sanders: 'I'm back!'

Comedian Darrell Hammond as Colonel Harland Sanders -  the founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken.

Colonel Sanders has risen again in a drive to get more people finger lickin' happy about KFC.

McDonald's golden tax dodges

Thanks for coming: fast-food giant McDonald's.

Fast-food giant accused of not paying taxes in Australia by shifting profits through Singapore.

Air bag maker recalls 34 million vehicles

Japanese air bag manufacturer Takata Corp is recalling nearly 34 million vehicles in the US due to problems with air bag inflators.

Japanese company recalls 34 million vehicles in the US due to problems with air bag inflators.

Esquires brewing in China

BBG chairman Wang Tian (left) and Cooks Global Foods executive chairman Keith Jackson toast their joint venture in China.

Kiwi coffee company building 30 coffee stores in China.

Deal may advance TPP

US protesters against the Trans-Pacific Partnership rally outside President Barack Obama's hotel in Portland, Oregon, earlier this month.

A day after "fast track" authority failed in US Senate, lawmakers reach a deal to revive the measure.

Promise to a mate that cost $303m

Woodman's net worth will fall to $US2.3 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

Billionaire Nick Woodman's fortune dropped US$229m after he fulfilled a promise to his college roommate.

Facebook to directly publish news

News outlets such as National Geographic, the Guardian, BBC News and BuzzFeed will now publish their material directly to Facebook instead of simply linking to social media.

Nine media outlets will now post stories directly to the social network's mobile news feeds.

TPP dealt a blow

US President Barack Obama meets with the leaders of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries in Beijing November 10, 2014.

Hopes of getting the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal settled this year have hit a roadblock.

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