The problem of how Europe handles the increasing number of people risking life and limb for a new life abroad has reached a flashpoint.
Swiss Re, the world's second-largest reinsurer, said on Thursday that second-quarter net profit rose 2 percent on fewer natural disasters.
Americans are drinking more expensive booze, in particular tequila and whiskey, according to Diageo's boss.
BT, the British telecoms giant, announced better-than-expected net profit of £511 million ($797 million) for the first quarter on Thursday.
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Lindsey Piegza, chief economist at Stifel Fixed Income, discusses U.S. GDP growth in the second quarter and when the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates.
David Bloom, global head of foreign exchange strategy at HSBC, discusses the euro/dollar and when the Federal Reserve may raise interest rates.
Cathie Wood, CEO of ARK Investments, says Facebook needs to invest in the "huge opportunities" that are Instagram, Whatsapp and Messenger, to generate more users.