CNN Business Before the Bell

CNN's Christine Romans has the day's top business headlines before the Opening Bell on Friday, February 21.

Is Sinn Féin shedding its historical baggage?

Patrick Radden Keefe, author of bestseller "Say Nothing", chronicle of the Troubles, on Sinn Féin's surge into Ireland's political mainstream and its links to the bloody legacy of the IRA

Richard Branson launches his luxury, adults-only cruise ship

With voyage fares ranging from $1,600 to $19,000, Branson's new cruise line, Virgin Voyages, is set to tour the Caribbean starting in April 2020.Richard Branson is sailing into new waters with the launch of his first cruise liner, making a…

Jane Birkin: Gainsbourg 'was ahead of his time'

Musician, model and 60s icon Jane Birkin speaks with Christiane Amanpour about her onstage tribute to former partner Serge Gainsbourg, which she's bringing to New York.

How TikTok became a hitmaker for the music industry

Matthew Wilder's 1983 hit "Break My Stride" is climbing charts again almost four decades later. Here's how TikTok is having a big impact on the music industry.During the 1980's, artist Matthew Wilder composed a song in about 30 minutes. That…