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Five leading entrepreneurs’ worst stuff-ups

8:45AM | Tuesday, 7 August

Having a big name involved in your start-up is likely to draw investor and media attention to your business, but it’s unlikely to sustain it in the long term.

Buffett awards Berkshire Hathaway stock to young entrepreneurs

7:07AM | Monday, 16 July

Billionaire speculator Warren Buffett has given away $13,000 worth of highly-prized shares in his company, Berkshire Hathaway, to a group of budding entrepreneurs aged under 16.

THE NEWS WRAP: US publisher John Wiley & Sons in Bittorrent legal fight

4:21PM | Wednesday, 18 April

Shadow treasurer Joe Hockey has predicted an end to the culture of “entitlement” within western countries, claiming that it is financially unsustainable.

THE NEWS WRAP: Budget forcasts 500,000 new jobs: Swan

5:45PM | Sunday, 1 May

The Federal Budget will forecast an extra 500,000 jobs will be created over the next two years, treasurer Wayne Swan has revealed.

THE NEWS WRAP: Bank of Japan injects an extra $84 billion into the marketplace

3:17AM | Tuesday, 15 March

The Bank of Japan has again intervened to prop up the nation’s financial system, pumping an extra 7 trillion yen, or $84 billion, into the marketplace. 

THE NEWS WRAP: Tax Commissioner pledges to crack down on tax cheats

2:37PM | Sunday, 27 February

Rising company profits at a time of falling tax revenues could indicate a “fragility” in the corporate tax system, the Tax Commissioner has admitted.

NEWS WRAP: Telstra unveils details on its tablet

12:04AM | Monday, 6 December

Telstra has released more details of its T-Tab tablet device. The tablet is set to significantly undercut Apple’s iPad with a price of $299. However, the device will be tied to the Telstra network.

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