France's Alstom likes $17 billion offer from GE, puts decision on hold amid gov't pressure

  • by: GREG KELLER , Associated Press
  • Updated: April 30, 2014 - 12:40 PM

PARIS — French engineering firm Alstom SA said Wednesday it was ready to accept General Electric Co.'s bid to buy its energy business, but bent to its government's order to put any deal on hold for review.

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