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THE NEWS WRAP: Australian businesses lost $85 million to fraud

3:11AM | Monday, 19 March 2012 |  Australian businesses lost a total of $85 million to fraud last year, according to new figures, with small businesses particularly vulnerable to scams.

THE NEWS WRAP: Financial planning rules backed by industry

8:11AM | Tuesday, 30 August 2011 |  Proposed legislation to closely regulate the duties and pay arrangements of financial planners has been largely accepted by the financial services industry, according to reports.

THE NEWS WRAP: Obama insists the US still deserves its AAA credit rating

8:11AM | Tuesday, 9 August 2011 |  US president Barack Obama has insisted that the country still deserves its AAA credit rating, despite its recent downgrade.

THE NEWS WRAP: Emergency talks held over Eurozone debt crisis

8:09AM | Monday, 8 August 2011 |  European financial chiefs have held emergency talks over whether to prevent Italy and Spain being dragged into the debt crisis that has fuelled turmoil across global markets.

THE NEWS WRAP: US stocks plummet

8:17AM | Friday, 5 August 2011 |  Wall Street suffered its biggest drop since the global financial crisis overnight, with investors concerned over the US’ economic position and the ongoing debt problems in Europe.

THE NEWS WRAP: Queensland Government could face claims from flood-ravaged businesses

8:10AM | Tuesday, 2 August 2011 |  The Queensland Government could face compensation claims from businesses damaged by the state’s widespread floods earlier this year.

THE NEWS WRAP: Amazon reports significant profit dip

7:14AM | Wednesday, 27 July 2011 |  Amazon has reported a significant dip in profits, despite its sales soaring by 51% in the previous quarter.

THE NEWS WRAP: Blackberry manufacturer RIM to slash 2,000 jobs

7:13AM | Tuesday, 26 July 2011 |  Blackberry manufacturer Research in Motion has revealed that it will slash 2,000 jobs, representing 11% of its total workforce.

THE NEWS WRAP: Republicans walk out of debt ceiling negotiations with President Obama

7:10AM | Monday, 25 July 2011 |  The threat of a US default has increased after Republicans walked out of negotiations with President Barack Obama to raise the debt ceiling.

THE NEWS WRAP: Former Opes Prime boss Laurie Emini pleads guilty

7:08AM | Tuesday, 19 July 2011 |  Laurie Emini, former boss of collapsed stock broking firm Opes Prime, has pleaded guilty to three counts relating to his role in the downfall.