Global mergers and acquisitions rose to the highest level in four years this quarter, as a surge in U.S. deals provided ground for optimism and salvaged what had been the worst year for takeovers since the financial crisis.
The UK economy was flat.
US Treasury secretary Tim Geithner warned on Wednesday he would have to take "extraordinary measures" to avoid a default on the US's legal obligations as the country is set to breach its $16.4tn (£10.16tn) debt limit.
The Toyota car company has agreed to pay more than $1bn to settle claims that its cars could unintentionally accelerate out of control. A judge must approve Toyota's offer of $1.1bn (£683m), which was filed in a Californian court on Wednesday.
A look at playing with a $1.2m, four-meter high, four-ton robot in Japan.
Croatian carmaker Rimac Auto has announced it will put into production the Concept One electric supercar, a concept vehicle that first made waves at last year's Frankfurt Auto Show.
Bloomberg heads to Germany to peek inside the world's greatest auto museums, including BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Audi.
Felix Baumgartner has completed a jump from a balloon 128,000 feet above New Mexico.
Bloomberg takes a moment to go inside the world's most coveted dwellings.
Samsung, the south Korean electronics giant, could face fines running to billions of pounds from the European commission over its attempts to use its "standard-essential" patents on 3G to ban sales of Apple's iPhone and iPad in Europe.