Jun 12, 2018

The $85 billion AT&T-Time Warner merger has the green light

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President Donald Trump vowed back in 2016 that his presidency would block the mega-merger between AT&T and Time Warner. Today, a federal judge decided otherwise. We'll talk about how we got here and what happens next. Plus, in light of the…

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President Donald Trump vowed back in 2016 that his presidency would block the mega-merger between AT&T and Time Warner. Today, a federal judge decided otherwise. We’ll talk about how we got here and what happens next. Plus, in light of the historic summit in Singapore and the Fed meeting today and tomorrow, we’ll put the American and North Korean economies in context. 

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