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T-Mobile-Sprint merger depends on promise to bring 5G to rural America

by Meghan McCarty Carino May 21, 2019
But it will require big spending on new tech in areas with small customer bases.
Picture shows a 5G antenna at Deutsche Telekom stand on the first day of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) on February 26, 2018 in Barcelona.
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The media mega-merger that changed everything

by Scott Tong Mar 4, 2019
Thirty years ago Monday, Time Inc. announced it would acquire Warner Communications Inc.
The logo and trading information for Time Warner is displayed on a monitor on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) June 13, 2018 in New York City.
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U.S. appeals court blesses AT&T’s $81 billion merger with Time Warner

by Associated Press Feb 26, 2019
The ruling by the three-judge panel is a defeat for the Trump administration.
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BB&T-SunTrust deal may be the first of a wave of bank mergers

by Mitchell Hartman Feb 7, 2019
BB&T Corp. is buying its competitor, SunTrust Banks, in an all-stock deal. The merger of the two southeastern U.S. regional banks is the biggest in the consumer-banking sector since the financial crisis. To some extent, the merger’s the product of…
A Sun Trust bank flag flies above their bank in downtown Washington, DC.
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Comcast, Disney in Fox chase

by Reema Khrais 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…
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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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Phone firms say merger would boost 5G in U.S.

by Andy Uhler Apr 30, 2018
The telecom world could be getting a bit smaller. T-Mobile announced yesterday it would be acquiring Sprint in a $26 million all-stock deal. The two companies said the merger will mean that American companies will be able to implement fifth-generation…

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Sprint and T-Mobile have to sell $26.5 billion deal to antitrust cops

by Associated Press and Marketplace Staff Apr 30, 2018
A merger between the two companies could mean higher prices for you.
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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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