Antitrust Laws

Report: Feds will sue to block AT&T from buying Time Warner

Bloomberg reports the U.S. Department of Justice is set to sue to prevent AT&T from completing its proposed $85 billion takeover of Time Warner. …

Business

Justice Department set to sue to block AT&T-Time Warner deal

The Justice Department is set to file a lawsuit to block AT&T's takeover of Time Warner, the parent company of CNN, a source familiar with the matter says. AT&T says it is preparing a response.<p>The lawsuit is an unusual challenge to the $85 billion deal, which was announced by the two companies more …

Brian Stelter

Why AT&T May Be Facing an Antitrust Suit Over Time Warner

November 20th, 2017, 8:59 PM UTC<p>The U.S. Justice Department is poised to sue to block AT&T Inc.’s $85.4 billion takeover of Time Warner Inc., …

Business

DOJ Reportedly Prepping Antitrust Lawsuit Against AT&T

The Justice Department is preparing an antitrust lawsuit against AT&T over the company’s proposed merger with Time Warner, Bloomberg reported Monday. …

Competition Law

Time Warner -1%; DOJ said ready to announce merger lawsuit

• Time Warner (NYSE:TWX) shares are taking a sudden dip, down 1%, on word that an impending antitrust announcement involves news of a Justice Dept. …

Time Warner

AT&T will reportedly face an antitrust lawsuit over its $84.5 billion Time Warner deal

• <b>The US Department of Justice will reportedly file an antitrust lawsuit against AT&T with regards to its proposed acquisition of Time Warner.</b>• <b><br>This follows a period filled with reports that the DOJ demanded AT&T and Time Warner sell Turner Broadcasting, which includes CNN.</b><p>AT&T's rocky quest to …

Time Warner

U.S. to sue to stop AT&T from buying Time Warner: Reuters source

AT&T earlier rejected government demand it sell DirecTV unit or Time Warner's Turner Broadcasting<p>The U.S. Department of Justice will file a lawsuit …

U.S. Department of Justice

A preview of the epic antitrust case that could ensue if the Justice Department sues to block the “vertical” merger of AT&T and Time Warner

4:45 AM ET, November 20, 2017<p><b>How friendly TWC board members long protected Harvey Weinstein, like in 2015 when he was suspected of mismanaging funds</b> …

Gloria Allred

U.S. Approves Delta Joint Venture With Korean Air

Delta Air Lines says U.S. regulators have given the green light to a joint venture with Korean Air, and the carriers are waiting for approval from …

Airlines

Step forward for Qualcomm-NXP deal

Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) is set to win "imminent" Japanese antitrust clearance for its $38B bid for NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ:NXPI) and gain Europe's …

Business

Opposition to AT&T deal smacks of politics

Is Trump administration poised to block a sensible merger just to spite CNN?: Our view<p>As a general rule, Republicans and Democrats see antitrust matters differently. Republicans tend to favor a light touch on mergers and acquisitions, while Democrats are more likely to step in if they see a threat …

News (U.S.)

Broadcom and Qualcomm move forward on other deals

Broadcom hasn't yet gotten a "yes" on its takeover approach for Qualcomm, but both chipmakers are moving forward on other deals that could smooth …

Technology

Airbnb documents seized in Japanese raid

Japanese fair trade regulators raided last month the offices of Airbnb over suspected violations of antitrust laws, the home rental site has …

News (Ireland)

Trump regulators signal new antitrust approach with AT&T merger

The Trump administration’s antitrust enforcers have fired a warning shot to AT&T and other companies hoping to pull off massive mergers.Makan …

Competition Law

California hospital system destroyed antitrust evidence

Sutter Health, a California-based network of hospitals and doctors, knowingly destroyed massive amounts of evidence that were relevant to a lawsuit …

Health Care

The White House may be interfering in an AT&T and Time Warner deal for political gain

Every administration, both Democratic and Republican, has been politicized. This inappropriate interference by federal government officials into all …

Rupert Murdoch

AT&T-Time Warner Merger Antitrust Review Casting Pall Over Fox Talks | Deadline

As a growing list of potential buyers explore talks with 21st Century Fox, any deal will hinge on the actions of a powerful player that’s not present …

TV

Comcast wants to get bigger, again, has begun talks with 21st Century Fox | Ars Technica

Comcast or Verizon could buy Fox Studios and cable networks.<p>Comcast and Verizon have each, separately, approached 21st Century Fox about buying part …

Net Neutrality

Comcast Approached 21st Century Fox About Potential Acquisition (Report)

A deal would unite the Fox and Universal studios under the same roof<p>Comcast has discussed a potential acquisition of 21st Century Fox, according to a …

Entertainment

Australian Competition Tribunal gives nod to Tabcorp's takeover of Tatts

(Reuters) - The Australian Competition Tribunal said it would let Tabcorp Holdings Ltd (AX:TAH) buy lotto giant Tatts Group Ltd (AX:TTS) for A$6.15 …

Comcast Is a Breakout Stock to Watch in the Bidding War for Fox

21st Century Fox (FOXA) is the belle of the ball in the media business this fall -- Disney (DIS) , Verizon (VZ) and Comcast (CMCSA) are reportedly …

Tech Industry

Health giant Sutter destroys evidence in crucial antitrust case over high prices

"'Fingers crossed' that I haven't authorized something the FTC will hunt me down for," a staffer wrote after destroying the documents. Sutter, a huge …

Competition Law

Murdoch's Fox in talks with multiple buyers for TV, film assets

Media-entertainment giant 21st Century Fox has been holding talks with at least three potential buyers for some of its television and film …

Rupert Murdoch

AT&T, DOJ agree to extended review of Time Warner merger

AT&T and the Department of Justice have agreed to extend the review of its merger past Friday, two sources close to the situation said on …

Business

Exclusive - Toshiba set to OK $5 billion injection Monday to stay listed: sources

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp (T:6502) will decide on Monday to raise some $5 billion (£3.7 billion) from overseas investors, allowing the troubled …

Stock Markets

How A DOJ Suit Vs AT&T-Time Warner Deal Could Impact Other 'Vertically Integrated' Media Giants

A legal challenge by the Department of Justice to the $85 billion merger of AT&T and Time Warner appears increasingly likely. And a comments Thursday …

Advertising Industry

Comcast wants to buy 21st Century Fox's non-news and sports properties

When news reports of Disney’s interest in buying 21st Century Fox’s assets outside of North American news and sports properties came out earlier this …

Televisions

Antitrust chief's comments sound ominous for AT&T-Time Warner

The Justice Department's top antitrust cop laid out some clues about his merger philosophy — and it doesn't bode well for AT&T's proposed $85 billion …

Business

Comcast, Verizon also considering Fox acquisition

Less than two weeks after CNBC reported that the Walt Disney Company approached 21st Century Fox about an acquisition of its entertainment assets, …

Business

Qualcomm could win EU approval for NXP by end of year - Bloomberg

(Reuters) - U.S. smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) Inc may win European Union approval for its bid to acquire NXP Semiconductors NV …

Margrethe Vestager