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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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Microsoft buys Skype for $8.5 billion

May 10, 2011
Skype's Internet phone and video network could give many Microsoft products a sharper competitive edge. But will Skype still be free?
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Dish Network to buy Blockbuster

Apr 6, 2011
The fading retail chain's movie rights could help Dish Network compete with Netflix in the streaming-video business.
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Beer giant buys a craft brewery

Mar 29, 2011
Anheuser-Busch will expand Goose Island, a Chicago craft brewery, but also try to keep its identity.
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The positive side of the AT&T-T-Mobile merger

Mar 24, 2011
The acquisition is a sign that CEOs are willing to take risks again and expand businesses.
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Investment bankers win big in AT&T-T-Mobile deal

Mar 22, 2011
Deutsche Telekom is reportedly paying $145 million to various investment firms that had a hand in the AT&T-T-Mobile merger.
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AT&T's acquisition of T-Mobile: The ripple effects

Mar 21, 2011
If approved, the $39 billion merger would create a telecom colossus and a potential threat to innovation.
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