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What the AT&T ruling means for mergers and acquisitions

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

by Molly Wood and Stephanie Hughes 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

by Associated Press 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

by Molly Wood, Stephanie Hughes, and Shaheen Ainpour May 22, 2018
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

by Kai Ryssdal 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

by Aaron Schrank 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

by Mitchell Hartman 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…

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AT&T and Time Warner are about to have their day in court

by Molly Wood, Stephanie Hughes, and Shaheen Ainpour Mar 15, 2018
The government hasn't blocked this type of "vertical" merger since the 1970s.
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Two media mergers are getting different regulatory scrutiny

by Mitchell Hartman Nov 16, 2017
AT&T and Sinclair Broadcast Group want to increase their market share of TV stations and national TV networks. The two would-be buyers face a complicated regulatory path. But that’s where their tales diverge, leaving some analysts scratching their heads. That’s…

How the DOJ could approach the AT&T bid for Time Warner

by Tracey Samuelson Nov 15, 2017
Telecom giant AT&T’s $85 billion bid for Time Warner has, depending on who you ask, been held up by legitimate antitrust concerns, or by politics.  President Donald Trump has spoken out against the merger since his campaign days, and yesterday,…