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After volatile week, corporate mergers resume

Aug 15, 2011
Stock markets shift from "Manic Monday" to "Merger Monday" as companies swoop in on rivals to expand. Is this a sign of economic optimism?
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Kraft Foods slices itself into two companies

Aug 4, 2011
Kraft will split into separate snack and food companies. It's the latest conglomerate to decide that bigger isn't necessarily better
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AT&T presses its case for merger

Jul 25, 2011
The giant phone company delivers more data to the Federal Communications Commission to support its argument that a merger with T-Mobile will improve service and even cut costs for consumers.
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Murdoch's hacking scandal spreads to U.S.

Jul 13, 2011
News Corp.'s takeover of British Sky Broadcasting is looking less and less likely as the News of the World's cell phone hacking scandal deepens. And now U.S. lawmakers want to look into Murdoch properties in America.
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Media tycoon's bid for U.K. broadcaster delayed

Jul 11, 2011
Britain's government has referred Rupert Murdoch's bid to take full ownership of British broadcasting company BSkyB to its competition watchdog.
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AT&T-T-Mobile merger faces potential opposition

May 31, 2011
If the merger is approved, AT&T and T-Mobile will form the largest carrier in the cell phone service market. While some customers may be pleased by the better coverage the two can provide, others -- like competitor Sprint -- are not as happy.
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Congress tackles AT&T and T-Mobile merger

May 26, 2011
The heads of AT&T and T-Mobile will appear before members of Congress today to defend the merger of the two wireless companies, saying the union won't affect market competition.
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Barnes & Noble gets $1 billion bid

May 20, 2011
Liberty Media is offering $1 billion for the bookstore chain, and the deal may be only a little bit about books.
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Liberty Media bids for Barnes & Noble

May 20, 2011
The bookstore chain received a deal offer of $1 billion from Liberty Media Corp. Barnes & Noble began exploring a possible sale last year as competition increased.
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FCC commissioner headed to Comcast job

May 12, 2011
Federal Communications Commissioner Meredith Attwell Baker announced yesterday that she will resign from the FCC to join Comcast-NBC Universal, after she voted to approve the merger four months ago. Eliza Krigman with Politico Pro explains.
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