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Male models outside an Abercrombie & Fitch store

Abercrombie shares plunge as teenagers ditch logos in favour of edgier brands

Teens shunning preppy, all-American retailer for runway looks as sales continue to

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaking at a conference in San Francisco

Mark Zuckerberg on why he wears that same T-shirt every day

Mark Zuckerberg is a man of humble tastes. His attire usually consists of Adidas flip flops, a grey T-shirt and his signature hoodie. But don't be fooled by his simple outfit, there's an important reason behind it.

Twitter to open Hong Kong office despite Chinese ban

Twiter aiming to expand its presence in greater China

Mario Draghi addresses ECB dissent speculation: 'It's normal to disagree'

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi shut down speculation of dissent among the bank's governing council.

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker gestures during a press conference in Brussels on Wednesday

Luxembourg defends 'competitive tax regime' after leaked documents point to 'special deals' with major companies

New EU Commissioner Jean-Claude Juncker served as PM of duchy when some of the deals were approved

Rapper Jay Z performs onstage during day 2 of the 2014 Coachella Festival

Jay Z buys luxury champagne brand Armand de Brignac

Armand de Brignac sells for $300 a bottle and is the champagne of choice for rappers and athletes

STD dating website fined $16.5m in privacy case

Jury found dating site acted with malice and violated consumer laws by sharing personal information on group's subsidiaries

Alex from Target has teenage girls swooning- but was it a hoax? Tech start-up claims internet sensation was a marketing experiment

Los Angeles start-up claims it is behind the Alex from Target phenomenon and it was all part of a marketing campaign to showcase the power of fan girls

Tinder CEO Sean Rad demoted in wake of explosive sexual harassment lawsuit

Sean Rad demoted folllowing sexual harassment lawsuit which led to fellow co-founder Justin Mateen's resignation after a former female employee claimed he called her a "wh***e"

Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Galactic, with a scale model of the Spaceship Two attached to the White Knight carrier aircraft in this January 2008 photograph

Sir Richard Branson defends Virgin Galactic: Space tourism 'worth the risk'

Co-pilot Michael Alsbury died in fatal crash during Virgin Galactic test fight, but Branson insists risk that comes with innovation is 'worth it'

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