Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, December 20, 2011

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AT&T backs out of its plan to take over its rival T-Mobile. In Foxboro, Mass. controversy is brewing over a plan to build a casino. The movie box office is suffering this year, and Chinese airports are getting an upgrade.

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A casino for Foxboro?

Foxboro, Mass., already has a football stadium and a huge mall. Steve Wynn and Robert Kraft would like to add a casino to the mix, but many residents say enough is enough.
Posted In: Sports, American Football, NFL, casinos

Cornell will build NYC applied science campus

The Roosevelt Island engineering school could bring billions to New York City.
Posted In: Cornell University, New York City, Education

Air travel in China takes a great leap forward

Chinese airports are getting bigger and more efficient, and the country's airplanes are getting an upgrade, as the nation gains ever-greater economic clout.
Posted In: China, airline industry

Theater owners' 'Mission: Impossible'

Boosting the box office after "Avatar"'s banner year.
Posted In: movies, film, hollywood, Entertainment

AT&T opts out of T-Mobile merger

Facing stiff government opposition due to anti-trust claims, AT&T is backing out of what would have been a $39 billion deal
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions, AT&T, T-Mobile, anti-trust

Anti-trust concerns end AT&T/T-Mobile merger

AT&T has backed out of a deal to buy T-Mobile for $39 billion.
Posted In: AT&T, T-Mobile, Mergers and Acquisitions, anit-trust

Companies may have received 'cosy deals' on U.K. taxes

British lawmakers are accusing the U.K. taxman of giving major corporations an easy ride
Posted In: U.K., Britain, Taxes, Goldman Sachs

Bank of America stock tumbles below $5 a share

Bank of America's troubles continue, as their stock prices fall below $5, the lowest level since March 2009
Posted In: Banks, Bank of America

AT&T Gives Up Bid for T-Mobile

AT&T announced it is giving up its effort to purchase T-Mobile for $39 billion, despite its claims that the move would actually help consumers
Posted In: AT&T, Mergers and Acquisitions, T-Mobile

The AT&T merger's trust issues

The government put up road blocks to the AT&T and T-Mobile merger than eventually led to its demise. What was everyone so afraid of?
Posted In: AT&T, Mergers and Acquisitions, anti-trust

PODCAST: AT&T hangs up on T-Mobile

AT&T backs out of its plan to takeover its rival T-Mobile. In Foxboro, Mass. controversy is brewing over a plan to build a casino. The movie box office is suffering this year, and Chinese airports are getting an upgrade.
Posted In: AT&T, payroll tax

Why companies like AT&T love mergers

We speak to Juli Niemann about why companies continue to push for mergers, even when they often fall through
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions, AT&T, T-Mobile

Mid-day Extra: Is vanity good for a city's economy?

A recent poll has found Miami to be the vainest city in the U.S., but could that be a good thing?
Posted In: Miami, shopping

Japan places big order for Lockheed Martin fighter planes

Japan will replace its aging fighter jets with 42 new planes from the U.S. company Lockheed Martin, on the heels of the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il.
Posted In: Japan, lockheed martin, aviation

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