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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.

China central bank sees 'very low' risk

China skyscraper mania

Little chance of hard landing in spite of worries about the real-estate sector, People's Bank of China chief economist says.

G20 finance ministers frustrated

global economics

US Treasury Secretary complains governments in Europe, Japan and China are failing to deliver needed support.

Many threats to global economy

global economics

A bleak picture faces global finance officials meeting in Washington to consider policies to address uneven world growth.

UK govt wants more women on boards

young businesswoman

Women account for 22.8 per cent of FTSE 100 directors but the official target is at least 1 in 4.

Take growth seriously, IMF

World policymakers must take economic reforms more seriously or risk economies being stuck with high debt and unemployment.

Prada buys French tannery

prada

As a growing number of luxury groups invest in companies vital to supply chains, Prada has purchased a French tannery.

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