"The government is often the underdog," the U.S. assistant attorney general says

Makan Delrahim talks about the Justice Department's losing bid to block the AT&T-Time Warner merger, along with other antitrust cases.
“We don't have a 24-hour dedicated news channel to go out and spin your case to the American public and judges and others as some merging parties might,” says Makan Delrahim, pictured above at the Aspen Ideas Festival, of the loss of the AT&T-Time Warner case.
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You have more choices for wireless than you might think

Jun 20, 2018
Here's how mobile virtual network operators work.
T-Mobile owns the mobile virtual network operator MetroPCS.
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Comcast, Disney in Fox chase

Jun 18, 2018
A federal court’s historic decision to let AT&T and Time Warner merge has unleashed other deal talks among giant companies. Just a day after the decision, Comcast renewed its bid for 21st Century Fox assets — a $65 billion offer. Compare that to Disney’s bid of $52.4 billion. Fox now has two eager suitors – both […]

What the AT&T ruling means for mergers and acquisitions

Jun 13, 2018
Yesterday … a judge cleared AT&T’s $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner. Today… Comcast bid $65 billion in cash for 21st Century Fox assets, which Disney is already trying to buy. Coincidence? I think not. The AT&T decision was closely watched for the implications it could have on other deals. So, more to come? Click […]

The marriage of AT&T and Time Warner is good to go, apparently.

Jun 13, 2018
What happens when the internet connection, the channels and the shows are brought to you by one company?
O'Melveny & Myers counsel Daniel M. Petrocelli speaks at a news conference in Time Warner headquarters addressing the latest developments in the AT&T and Time Warner merger on Nov. 20, 2017, in New York City.
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Federal judge approves AT&T-Time Warner merger

Jun 12, 2018
U.S. District Judge Richard Leon green-lit the merger without adding major conditions to the deal.
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Why privacy settings can't keep your location secret

Phone carriers can sell location data to third parties, and you can't opt out.
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The swamp and the draining thereof

May 11, 2018
We break down what Michael Cohen's consulting for AT&T means. Plus, we talk NAFTA ahead of Paul Ryan's May 17 deadline.
Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal attorney.
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Net neutrality rollback begins

Apr 23, 2018
Businesses, states, Democratic senators are mounting challenges to the FCC repeal of internet protections. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

Merger of AT&T-Time Warner goes to court

Mar 19, 2018
AT&T’s proposed $84.5 billion bid to take over Time Warner goes before a federal judge beginning today . The Trump Justice Department is suing to block the mega-merger on antitrust grounds. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.