Jul 13, 2018

Mergers and mergers and mergers and acquisitions

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The Department of Justice is appealing the ruling that cleared Time Warner's $85 billion merger with AT&T, the government announced just before we put out yesterday's show. Today, we're trying to game out what's next, especially since the merger's already begun. Then, we'll look at the other huge media deal in the offing: Disney and Comcast's bidding war for 21st Century Fox, and Hulu's role in it. And, of course, we'll tackle the fire hose of political news in the Weekly Wrap.

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Trump stirs controversy during U.K. visit

Jul 13, 2018
President Donald Trump has stirred up a hornet's nest in the U.K. with his blunt comments about Brexit.
President Donald Trump (L) speaks during a press conference with Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May following their meeting at Chequers, the prime minister's country residence, near Ellesborough, northwest of London on July 13, 2018 on the second day of Trump's U.K. visit.
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Why Hulu is a real prize in the battle for Fox

Jul 13, 2018
The service has 20 million subscribers and produces award winning original programs.
Cecily Strong speaks onstage at Hulu's Upfront Presentation on April 30, 2014 in New York City. 
Michael Loccisano / Getty Images

Pew study finds widest income gap among Asians, in research on U.S. ethnic groups

Jul 13, 2018
U.S. Asians have a ton of income inequality. It's growing, says Pew

The Department of Justice is appealing the ruling that cleared Time Warner’s $85 billion merger with AT&T, the government announced just before we put out yesterday’s show. Today, we’re trying to game out what’s next, especially since the merger’s already begun. Then, we’ll look at the other huge media deal in the offing: Disney and Comcast’s bidding war for 21st Century Fox, and Hulu’s role in it. And, of course, we’ll tackle the fire hose of political news in the Weekly Wrap.

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