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Lawmakers Introduce Bills to Ban Mergers Over $5 Billion
US Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representative Mondaire Jones have introduced bills to ban corporate mergers over $5 billion....
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Biden Executive Order to Target Increased Competition
President Joe Biden is signing an executive order aimed at increasing competition in the US market....
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Alibaba Buys ‘China’s YouTube’ for $3.7 Billion
Alibaba has announced that it has acquired Youku Tudou for around $3.7 billion. Youku Tudou is commonly referred to as “China’s YouTube...
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Candy Crush Maker King Now a Part of Activision Blizzard
Activision Blizzard, whose titles include the Call of Duty Series, Destiny, and World of Warcraft, has agreed to acquire King Digital Entertainment fo...
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AT&T / DirecTV Deal Gets Thumbs Up from FCC, with Conditions
After “careful, thorough review,” the Federal Communications Commission has given AT&T and green light to acquire DirecTV. The combin...
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AT&T, DirecTV Merger Reportedly Nearing Approval
It appears to be smooth sailing for AT&T in its acquisition of DirecTV, as the merger has reportedly cleared one major hurdle and is about to cle...
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Now Charter Communications Is Going To Buy Time Warner Cable
Now that Comcast’s acquisition of Time Warner Cable has fallen apart, Charter Communications has swooped in to attempt an acquisition of TWC. In...
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The AT&T/DirecTV Merger Will Likely Be Approved: Report
It doesn’t appear that federal regulators are going to stand in the way of AT&T’s bid to acquire DirecTV. According to sources quoted...
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Netflix Doesn’t Like the AT&T/DirecTV Merger
If AT&T’s proposed merger of DirecTV is approved, it would create the largest pay-TV provider in the country. And according to Netflix, the...
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Comcast’s Final Tally on Failed Time Warner Cable Deal: $336 Million
Comcast spent $336 million to not acquire Time Warner Cable. In the company’s Q1 earnings report, it reported $99 in “transaction” c...
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Time Warner Cable Already Has Another Suitor
The dead Comcast/Time Warner Cable deal is still warm, but Time Warner Cable already has a potential buyer who isn’t wasting any time in going a...
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Netflix Was a Big Part of Why Regulators Hated Comcast/TWC Merger
By now you’ve probably heard that Comcast has abandoned its push to acquire Time Warner Cable, due to looming concerns that both the Department ...
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Comcast / Time Warner Cable Merger Is Dead, Officially
It’s official. Comcast has announced it has abandoned its efforts to acquire Time Warner Cable, in a deal that would’ve been valued at aro...
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Comcast Is Giving Up on Its TWC Deal: Report
Comcast is planning to kill its proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable before the feds can kill it first. Bloomberg is quoting sources who say that...
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Elizabeth Warren, Al Franken Among Six Senators Urging a Swift Death for the Comcast/Time Warner Merger
In a letter addressed to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler and Attorney General Eric Holder, six Senators are urging the blockage...
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Comcast, TWC Will Meet with Regulators to Try to Save Deal
With their proposed merger on shaky ground, representatives from Comcast and Time Warner Cable are planning to meet with Justice Department officials ...
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Regulators Ready to Kill Comcast / TWC Merger: Report
One of the regulatory agencies looking over the proposed Comcast / Time Warner Cable merger may be about to give it the thumbs down, citing concerns o...
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Staples Buys Office Depot for $6.3 Billion
Two office supply giants are becoming one, as Staples has just announced its acquisition of Office Depot. The deal is worth $6.3 billion. “This is a...
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Comcast/Time Warner Cable Merger Gets Thumbs Up from Shareholders
The shareholders of two of the most-hated companies in America have approved their merger. According to Bloomberg, “more than 99 percent of shar...
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Netflix to FCC: Say No to Comcast / Time Warner Cable Merger
Netflix, clearly unhappy with the proposed Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger from the outset, has finally made their concerns official with a petition ...
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