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WASHINGTON | Trump DOJ appealing judge’s OK of AT&T-Time Warner merger

WASHINGTON  — Stung by a federal judge’s dismissal of its objections to AT&T’s megamerger with Time Warner, the Trump Justice Department is challenging the decision with a legal appeal. The Justice Department said in a one-sentence document Thursday it is appealing the ruling last month by U.S. District Judge Richard Leon, which blessed one of … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump DOJ appealing judge’s OK of AT&T-Time Warner merger

WASHINGTON | Trump DOJ appealing judge’s OK of AT&T-Time Warner merger

WASHINGTON — Stung by a federal judge’s dismissal of its objections to AT&T’s megamerger with Time Warner, the Trump Justice Department is challenging the decision with a legal appeal. The Justice Department said in a one-sentence document Thursday it is appealing the ruling last month by U.S. District Judge Richard Leon, which blessed one of … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump DOJ appealing judge’s OK of AT&T-Time Warner merger

WASHINGTON | AT&T, Time Warner to close merger ‘as soon as possible’

WASHINGTON (AP) — AT&T and Time Warner say they have a clear path to complete their newly approved merger. Their lawyer says the Justice Department has signaled it won’t ask for a postponement while it ponders an appeal of a judge’s ruling. On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Richard Leon ruled against the government’s attempt to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AT&T, Time Warner to close merger ‘as soon as possible’

NEW YORK | Comcast challenges Disney with $65B bid for Fox

NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast made a $65 billion bid Wednesday for Fox’s entertainment businesses, setting up a battle with Disney to become the next mega-media company. The bid comes just a day after a federal judge cleared AT&T’s takeover of Time Warner and rejected the government’s argument that it would hurt competition in cable … Continue reading NEW YORK | Comcast challenges Disney with $65B bid for Fox

Justice Dept. sues to stop AT&T’s $85B Time Warner deal

NEW YORK, November 20, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The Justice Department is suing AT&T to stop its $85 billion purchase of Time Warner, setting the stage for an epic legal battle with the telecom giant. The government claims that consumer cable bills will rise if the merger goes through, saying the deal would “substantially lessen competition, … Continue reading Justice Dept. sues to stop AT&T’s $85B Time Warner deal

CEOs of AT&T, Time Warner to sell merger to skeptical Senate

WASHINGTON (AP)(STL.News) — The CEOs of AT&T and Time Warner are heading to Capitol Hill in a bid to convince senators that a merger of their two companies will mean innovative new experiences for consumers. They can expect a skeptical audience. The CEOs, Randall Stephenson of AT&T and Jeffrey Bewkes of Time Warner, are due … Continue reading CEOs of AT&T, Time Warner to sell merger to skeptical Senate