McDonald's needs kids more than today's kids need McDonald's. Perhaps no one knows that better than CEO Don Thompson, who was grilled by a 9-year-old at the annual meeting.
Russia's leading online social network was briefly banned on Friday, in a move dismissed as a "mistake" but which follows intensifying official pressure on the company.
With the world's largest economy suddenly awash in oil and gas, might the U.S. dollar join the ranks of the dollars of Canada and Australia as a "commodity currency"?
Orders for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods rose more than expected, a sign of resilience despite belt-tightening in D.C. and weakness in overseas markets.
U.K. banks are still lending too little to the real economy, according to Andrew Haldane, the BoE's executive director for financial stability.
A plane travelling from London to Oslo was forced to make an emergency landing after a fault in one of the engines.
German business morale rose far more than expected in May, suggesting Europe's largest economy is picking up steam after posting anaemic growth in the first quarter.
One thing the world's central bankers can take away from this week's market volatility: They need to do a better job of communicating.
David Mackie, chief European economist at JPMorgan and Andrew Sentance, senior economic adviser at PwC, explain why the U.K should remain a member of the EU.
Spanish banks will need to put aside extra provisions of up to 10 billion euros to cover loans that borrowers will struggle to repay, the FT reports.
The huge volatility in the Japanese market is not surprising given the aggressive monetary policies put in place in the country over the last six months, St Louis Federal Reserve Chairman James Bullard told CNBC.
A magnitude 8.2 earthquake struck Russia'a Far East in the Sea of Okhotsk off the Kamchatka Peninsula, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Mario Draghi, head of the European Central Bank (ECB) insisted that the euro zone was more stable than a year ago but that the region needed more integration - and the U.K should be a part of that.
Japanese equities are falling sharply but optimism over the country's stock market remains unshaken.
They may both be "BRICs", but China and Brazil face opposite problems and should take lessons from each other, according to Capital Economics.
Two British men of Nigerian descent accused of hacking a soldier to death on a London street in revenge for wars in Muslim countries were known to security services.
A plunge in Japan's small cap index should have prepared investors for the Nikkei's biggest slide since the country's tsunami over two years ago, an asset manager told CNBC.
From this week's disastrous tornadoes in Oklahoma to Hurricane Sandy, big data analysis is battling extreme weather—and aiming to outwit the chaos of Mother Nature.
A poll of 26,000 people across 25 countries has revealed the world's most popular nation—and given the ongoing euro zone crisis, the result might come as somewhat of a surprise.
British regulators fined JPMorgan Chase $4.7 million on Thursday for failings in its wealth management division.
Bitcoin fans learnt that one of the virtual currency's exchanges will enforce customer verification checks from Thursday.
Google is challanging Apple's iPhone with MotoX, the FT reports.
The recent move by the Swiss government to allow banks to sidestep secrecy laws won't prevent them from depositing money in the country.
CNBC Meets' Tania Bryer speaks to celebrated soprano opera singer Jessye Norman, who speaks about her childhood growing up in Augusta, Georgia.
In part two, Norman talks about her big break in opera and some of the challenges she faced early on in her career, as well as her frustrations with the "racialism" she feels still exists in U.S. Congress.
As Jessye Norman tells CNBC that she once considered running for Congress, CNBC looks at some celebrities who've dabbled in politics.