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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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Cigna’s purchase of Express Scripts: Drug price relief ahead?

by Dan Gorenstein Mar 8, 2018
Health insurance giant Cigna announced its intent Thursday to buy Express Scripts, a company that negotiates prescription drug deals on behalf of insurers and large employers. This merger comes on the heels of the CVS-Aetna deal late last year, which…
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Why Broadcom buying Qualcomm is making people nervous

by Molly Wood and Stephanie Hughes Mar 5, 2018
The potential merger would be the biggest the tech industry has seen.
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Disney-Fox deal makes CEO succession tougher

by Aaron Schrank Dec 14, 2017
The Walt Disney Co. has agreed to buy most of 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets in a $52 billion deal that will reshape the media landscape. If the megamerger goes through, the already huge Disney will become an even bigger…

Disney to take on Silicon Valley with Fox merger

by David Brancaccio and Janet Nguyen Dec 14, 2017
The Walt Disney Company is buying 21st Century Fox assets in a deal worth more than $52 billion.
Disney CEO Robert Iger visits FOX Business Network's "Markets Now" at FOX Studios back in 2013.
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Westfield mall owner agrees to sale

by Aaron Schrank Dec 12, 2017
Europe’s largest commercial landlord, Unibail-Rodamco, announced plans today to buy the Westfield Corp. for almost $16 billion. Westfield is an Australian company that has 35 mostly upscale malls in prime locations across the United States and United Kingdom. But even…

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CVS might become your new doctor

by , and Dec 4, 2017
CVS Health Corp. has plans to merge with the health insurance company Aetna Inc. in a $69 billion deal.
Pedestrians walk by a CVS store in San Francisco, California. 
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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…

Federal Communications Commission votes on media ownership rules

by Andy Uhler Nov 16, 2017
A $3.9 billion merger that would combine Tribune Media and Sinclair Broadcasting is waiting in the wings. Sinclair is already the nation’s biggest broadcaster with 193 television stations and if the rules change, they’ll add 42 more, including in New…