While some say it's a sign businesses are confident about the economy, it might also mean that they are trying not to raise salaries.
Francois Hollande declared that companies would have to pay a 75 percent tax on salaries over a million euros after his plan for a "super-tax" on individuals was knocked down.
Some European citizens are looking to escape their economic troubles by joining an Italian commune.
Investor concern over Cyprus is rapidly being replaced by fears for Italy, as political deadlock continues.
The 17-year old founder of mobile news app Summly plans to finish school and start more companies, after Internet giant Yahoo purchased his product.
As economists warned of the devastating impact the bailout would have on the Cypriot economy, ordinary Cypriots attempted to come to terms with a new reality.
Slovenia, which is struggling to avoid a bailout, must issue a bond by June 6 to meet its financial obligations, the former Prime Minister said.
The British media enjoy any opportunity to hail or condemn Margaret Thatcher, and the current Chancellor's 2013 budget gave them such a moment.
Constantly in the public eye since her birth, Chelsea Clinton has traditionally shied away from the media, yet she opens up for the CNBC Meets profile on her father.
The head of Cyprus' influential Orthodox church, Archbishop Chrysostomos II, says he will put the church's assets at the country's disposal to help pull it out of a financial crisis.
The handling of the Cyprus bailout threatens to derail all the hard work that has gone into boosting sentiment in the euro zone, said analysts.
Former President Clinton says his wife, Hillary, is the most interesting person he knows and praised her as "an amazing human being."
British expats in Cyprus have reacted angrily at proposals to force depositors to share in the bailout costs for Cyprus banks.
The world's biggest strip club businesses say that business is booming despite the recession, proving that "sex entertainment" still sells despite the global economic downturn. The strip club workers, however, tell a different story.
President Bill Clinton said Republicans need to openly state how their proposals, specifically tax cuts, would realistically work for the benefit of the American economy.
As the Cypriot parliament decides on a deposit levy, the shadow of Russian money in the island looms large.
Proposals to force depositors in Cyprus to contribute towards a euro zone bailout has shaken the very nature of banking to its roots, according to Dennis Gartman, editor of "The Gartman Letter", who has labeled Cyprus's recently elected President Nicos Anastasiades a "fool".
Leverage created by private equity deals threaten the stability of the financial system, the central bank has warned.
With the Dow Jones reaching an all-time high and the S&P 500 not far behind, markets have shrugged off the disappointment of the sequester. But Alastair Newton, senior political analyst at Nomura says that far bigger hurdles lie ahead that could potentially give the U.S. another "brush with default".
The CEO of Britain's largest insurer told CNBC that continued strong profits and credit reserves would enable the company to withstand two severe depressions.