A Brisbane-based mining company employee is pushing forward with his unfair dismissal case after he was sacked for using his work laptop and broadband internet dongle while on sick leave. By Kirsten Robb
Aside from being a celebrity chef, Senior Australian of the Year, Maggie Beer is a successful small businesswoman with a company that turns over around $20 million a year and employs 100 staff. By Cara Waters
Apple has posted profits of $US8.5 billion ($A 9.679 billion) in the quarter to September 27, up from $US7.5 billion a year earlier, with total revenues up 12% to $US42.123 billion, despite China and iPad sales remaining sluggish. By Andrew Sadauskas
BlackBerry is once again the subject of takeover speculation, with its share price surging following rumours Chinese electronics giant Lenovo is interested in launching a bid for the company. By Andrew Sadauskas
Microsoft is reportedly preparing to finally end the use of the “Nokia” brand for its mobile phone division, with its smartphones set to be marketed solely under the Microsoft Lumia brand. By Andrew Sadauskas
Everyone knows Harvey Norman co-founder Gerry Harvey will want to mop up the last of his debt, but the Australian Taxation Office will also be watching closely when the first of former mining magnate Nathan Tinkler's four stud farm auctions gets underway this Thursday. By Jonathan Chancellor and Paddy Manning
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