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Why can’t Mexico control the cartels? Some blame America

Why can’t Mexico control the cartels? Some blame America

It was just small talk. A quick conversation about weather, traffic and pollution. I was, after all, in Mexico City, a metropolis of more than 20 million with more than its share of big city problems. But as soon as the cab driver realized his customer was a journalist, and a fellow Mexican living in…MORE

Lewis Hamilton hopes new F1 contract can be sorted ‘soon’

Lewis Hamilton hopes new F1 contract can be sorted ‘soon’

Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton is not looking forward to negotiating a new contract with Mercedes but hopes a deal can be agreed “soon.” The Briton, whose contract runs out at the end of 2020, clinched his sixth world title this month to become the second most successful driver in F1 history, but he says…MORE

Starbucks opens its biggest store ever

Starbucks opens its biggest store ever

Chicago just got a major caffeine jolt from Starbucks. The coffee chain opened its world’s largest Roastery location on Friday. The five-story location is 35,000 square feet, overtaking the Tokyo Roastery as Starbucks’ biggest location. Located in the city’s Magnificent Mile neighborhood, the new Roastery is replacing a former Crate and Barrel location. It was…MORE

US consumers are gearing up for their next challenge: holiday shopping

US consumers are gearing up for their next challenge: holiday shopping

Happy Friday. A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business’ Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber? You can sign up right here. Retailers are gearing up for the holiday season — and so far, it looks to be a good one. All signs point to healthy spending from Americans, who are expected…MORE

These sports injuries cause the most ER visits among youth, report finds

These sports injuries cause the most ER visits among youth, report finds

While sports are an important part of a healthy lifestyle for young people, injuries can happen too — and a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics reveals which activities are most likely to send a young athlete to the emergency room. The report, published Friday…MORE

Cristiano Ronaldo scores hat-trick to move within two goals of historic landmark

Cristiano Ronaldo scores hat-trick to move within two goals of historic landmark

Cristiano Ronaldo is now just two goals shy of reaching an astonishing century after the superstar netted yet another hat-trick in Portugal’s 6-0 demolition of Lithuania Thursday. The forward’s treble ensured his side is now just one win away from Euro 2020 qualification, which it can secure against Luxembourg Sunday. Ronaldo, who has now scored…MORE

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