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Foursome a deal-maker: wife

wall st

US investment banker's wife says she was pressured into having sex with a client and his partner to help secure a deal.

US Federal Reserve ends 'easy money'

US dollars, American dollars, money, cash, grunge

The Fed decides to end its quantitative easing stimulus programme, after six years of pumping money into the economy.

Facebook's advertising revenue soars

The social media giant made NZ$3.75 billion in advertising revenue in the third quarter, up 64 per cent.

ANZ gaffe sees profit unveiled early

ANZ

It is not the first time a major bank has accidentally released sensitive information in an spreadsheet template.

'Sacked over my sex life'

Jian Ghomeshi

Canadian DJ sues employer for $50 million, saying he was fired for detailing his bedroom antics.

Victoria Beckham tops list

Victoria Beckham has been named the UK's top entrepreneur.

Heartbroken and living in KFC

KFc China

Dumped woman seeks solace in the form of fried chicken, to avoid memories of her boyfriend at home.

Bite out of McDonald's profit

McDonald's

McDonald's profit plunged 30 per cent as fewer people visited its restaurants in all major markets.

Miner avoids work for 35 years

Coal miner

Carlo Cani did not like being down a mine shaft so invented a range of illnesses to keep him off work.

$2.8b bid for Reebok picked

Adidas

Abu Dhabi government affiliated funds part of suspected bid to buy Reebok from struggling Adidas.

Fears of further China slowdown

China yuan money

Business groups says China will have rockier-than-expected shift from fast growth to a slower but steadier economy.

Rinehart to depart Ten board

gina rinehart

Australia's richest person is pulling back her non-mining investments to focus on a $12 billion project.

Where money grows on trees

autumn leaves

Tourists will spend upward of US$3 billion to glimpse of the changing autumnal landscape in New England.

Danone not eyeing baby formula maker

baby formula

French foods group denies it wants to pursue a takeover of US infant formula maker Mead Johnson Nutrition.

Australia's most dangerous jobs

Australian worker construction

Truckies, posties and warehouse workers top the list of Australia's deadliest jobs.

Virgin sinks claws into Tigerair

Virgin Australia's purchase may mean the budget carrier appears on flights crossing the Tasman.

China's inflation slows

China

China's inflation rate slowed more than expected to a near five-year low, adding to concerns about global growth.

Kmart caned for see-through togs

Kmart see-through togs

It defies logic: swimsuits that become transparent when used underwater.

China slams tuna fishing firm

bigeye tuna

Chinese-operated Pacific tuna fishing company is criticised in a startling admission of wrong-doing by China.

Heavy losses on US markets

US sharemarket

US stocks sank as investors weighed prospects for slowing global growth and the spread of Ebola.

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