LSE to sell Borsa Italiana stock exchange to Euronext for $5 billion
Pedestrian passes Italy's Stock Exchange, the Borsa Italiana, which is part of the London Stock Exchange Group Plc, in Milan Italy, on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. LONDON — The London Stock Exchange on Friday agreed to sell Milan's Borsa Italiana stock exchange to Euronext for 4.3 billion euros ($5 billion). LSE confirmed it had entered exclusive discussions with pan-European bourse operator Euronext about the sale of the Borsa Italiana group last month. The sale of Borsa Italiana is dependent on, among other things, the Refinitiv transaction going through. "We believe the sale of the Borsa Italiana group will contribute significantly to addressing the EU's competition concerns," he added.cnbc.com
10 celebs who guest starred on 'Friends'
Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer are shown in a scene from the NBC series "Friends." (CNN) - It's been 25 years since "Friends" premiered, and fans are still watching reruns over and over. The one with Brad PittIn an episode of season eight, Monica runs into former high school classmate Will Colbert, played by Brad Pitt (then married to Jennifer Aniston, who played Rachel Green). Crystal and Williams play friends Tomas and Tim. The ones with Tom SelleckBefore Monica and Chandler, there was Monica and Richard -- and he was played by none other than Tom Selleck.
Google marks 25 years of 'Friends' with Easter eggs
(L-R) Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, David Schwimmer as Ross Geller, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Matt Le Blanc as Joey Tribbiani, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay. (CNN) - This weekend marks 25 years since "Friends" hit TV screens -- and Google is marking the occasion with a sparkling special feature. The search engine has launched seven "Friends"-themed "Easter eggs" that show users special icons when they search for their favorite character. A search for Ross Geller, pop-culture's most famous paleontologist, brings up a couch -- click on it, and you'll hear Ross' helpful suggestion to "pivot!" For fans who search for "Friends glossary," the search engine will pull definitions for "unfloopy," "phalange," "hand twin" and "mississipily" -- just in case you needed reminding.
'Friends' remains popular, especially in China
Handout/Getty ImagesHOLLYWOOD, Calif. - Nearly 25 years ago, Rachel Green stumbled into Central Perk, dripping wet in a wedding dress -- and "Friends" was born. Several of the starring actors posted the same group photo on Instagram, of the five arm-in-arm strolling down the street. posted a similar message with the group photo, adding, "Big love to the other five friends." In China, many used the show to teach American-style English, and there's even Central Perk replica cafes in Beijing and Shanghai. Despite ceasing production 15 years ago, the show's popularity has endured -- a Chinese fan group has created a Friends-themed 2020 calendar.
Ross from 'Friends' lookalike jailed for theft
"Friends" fans flooded British police with funny comments after officers released a CCTV image of a robbery suspect (left) with a striking resemblance to the US sitcom's character Ross Geller, played by David Schwimmer (right). The David Schwimmer lookalike whose alleged theft went viral last year has been jailed for nine months, bringing to an end a lengthy saga that even prompted the "Friends" star himself to jokingly declare his innocence. After a two-day trial, a jury convicted Husseini of one count of theft and four counts of fraud by false representation, PA reported. We have investigated this matter thoroughly and have confirmed that David Schwimmer was in America on this date," Blackpool Police wrote. But Schwimmer later joked that police were "disappointed" that he wasn't the man they were searching for.