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  • McDonald's CEO Gets McGrilled by a 9-Year-Old Friday, 24 May 2013 | 10:49 AM ET
    Don Thompson, president and CEO of McDonald's.

    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 'Facebook' Blacklisted by 'Mistake' Friday, 24 May 2013 | 10:01 AM ET

    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.

  • Oil Prices, Dollar May Set Off on New Relationship Friday, 24 May 2013 | 9:42 AM ET

    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"?

  • Despite Overseas Weakness, US Durable Goods Rise Friday, 24 May 2013 | 8:31 AM ET

    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.

  • The Bank of England

    U.K. banks are still lending too little to the real economy, according to Andrew Haldane, the BoE's executive director for financial stability.

  • BA Plane Makes Emergency Landing at Heathrow Friday, 24 May 2013 | 4:59 AM ET
    British Airways new Airbus A380 aircraft.

    A plane travelling from London to Oslo was forced to make an emergency landing after a fault in one of the engines.

  • Europe's Largest Economy Picking Up Steam Friday, 24 May 2013 | 4:44 AM ET

    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.

  • What Central Bankers Can Learn From Volatile Markets Friday, 24 May 2013 | 3:35 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke

    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.

  • Why Staying in EU Is Better for UK Trade  Friday, 24 May 2013 | 2:35 AM ET

    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.

  • The Bank of Spain in Madrid

    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.

  • 'It's a Big Moment for Japan': Fed's Bullard Friday, 24 May 2013 | 2:13 AM ET
    James B. Bullard, St. Louis Fed President

    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.

  • Magnitude 8.2 Earthquake Hits Russian Far East Friday, 24 May 2013 | 2:02 AM ET
    Kamchatka twilight landscape with Tolbachik volcano on background

    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.

  • Draghi: 'We Need More, Not Less Europe' Friday, 24 May 2013 | 1:35 AM ET
    Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank

    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.

  • Japan Bulls Unwavered by Stock Market Rout Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 10:07 PM ET

    Japanese equities are falling sharply but optimism over the country's stock market remains unshaken.

  • Lessons China and Brazil Can Teach Each Other Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 12:31 PM ET

    They may both be "BRICs", but China and Brazil face opposite problems and should take lessons from each other, according to Capital Economics.

  • London Attackers Known to British Security Services Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 11:26 AM ET

    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.

  • What Investors Missed Ahead of 'Brutal' Sell-Off Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 10:43 AM ET

    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.

  • Firms Try to Outwit Mother Nature—Using Big Data Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 9:45 AM ET
    A pickup truck is wrapped around a tree after a powerful tornado ripped through Moore, Oklahoma.

    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.

  • The Most Popular Country in the World: Revealed Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 8:44 AM ET

    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.

  • Britain Slaps Fine on JPMorgan's Wealth Unit Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 7:33 AM ET

    British regulators fined JPMorgan Chase $4.7 million on Thursday for failings in its wealth management division.

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