Two train giants just teamed up to take on China

London (CNN Business)Alstom is pursuing a huge deal that could help it counter a growing threat from a Chinese rival. On Monday, the French trainmaker said it has signed an agreement to acquire Bombardier’s rail business for between €5.8 billion…

More TV shows are calling New York home as demand for streaming content grows

New York (CNN Business)On a soundstage near the Brooklyn waterfront, dozens of production staff are gathered around four actors as they perform a scene about the hunt for a missing ring. Camera people, sound and lighting techs, and a director…

Caroline Flack, ‘Love Island,’ and the industry of outrage surrounding the star’s death

London (CNN)Much has been written about the circumstances that led to the death of the British television presenter Caroline Flack on Saturday, despite little of substance being known about them. Flack, the 40-year-old former host of the hit UK reality…

How low can bond rates go?

New York (CNN Business)Giddy investors in stocks have shrugged off worries about the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the global financial markets. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq both closed at new all-time highs Friday. But bond investors are far…

Mark Zuckerberg comes to Europe and asks for more regulation

London (CNN Business)Mark Zuckerberg has asked for more regulation of Big Tech companies. Europe is preparing to give him what he wants. The Facebook (FB) chief, on a trip to Munich and Brussels, is making it clear that he wants…

Tokyo Marathon restricted to elite athletes over coronavirus fears

(CNN)Next month’s Tokyo Marathon has been restricted to elite athletes only following the novel coronavirus outbreak, organizers said Monday. Scheduled to take place on March 1, it is one of the biggest marathon events in the world. Over 37,000 people…

General Motors is killing off the Holden brand and pulling out of Australia

Hong Kong (CNN Business)General Motors (GM) is killing off the iconic Holden brand and pulling out of Australia and New Zealand, the latest in a series of moves to shrink the US carmaker’s global presence as it ramps up investments…

How Thomas Partey risked everything to follow European football dream

(CNN)It’s a story of flight and resilience to become a professional footballer in one of European football’s top leagues. Of having to work three times as hard as other players because you’re “African.” And having succeeded in fulfilling that ambition…

World braces for what another four years of Trump could look like

Munich, Germany (CNN)What will a second Donald Trump presidential term look like — if it happens? That was the thought in many delegates’ minds as they gathered over the weekend in the southern German city of Munich for a security…

The price of wine is dropping fast

(CNN Business)Let’s raise our glasses and toast to cheaper wine. The price of wine is expected to drop to its lowest levels in five years thanks, in part, to a surplus of California grapes. Combined with a decreased demand for…