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Federal appeals court upholds AT&T’s Time Warner merger, handing defeat to Justice Department

Time Warner Cable has reached a two-week extension in contract negotiations with Maryland-based Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. which owns the local Fox affiliate in Rochester. AP Images

WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court upheld AT&T’s $85 billion merger with Time Warner on Tuesday, handing the telecom giant a major victory in its months-long legal battle against Justice Department regulators who had alleged the deal was anti-competitive. The ...

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Federal judge approves AT&T-Time Warner merger

Time Warner and its merger partner, AT&T, are making the case to Congress and to regulators who must approve the deal that the combined company would push technology forward and lead to more choices for customers. (File Photo)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge approved the $85 billion mega-merger of AT&T and Time Warner on Tuesday, potentially ushering in a wave of media consolidation while shaping how much consumers pay for streaming TV and movies. U.S. District Judge ...

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

NEW YORK (AP) — 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. It could also create a new headache for President ...

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Innovation or monopoly? Panel looks at AT&T-Time Warner deal

Time Warner and its merger partner, AT&T, are making the case to Congress and to regulators who must approve the deal that the combined company would push technology forward and lead to more choices for customers. (File Photo)

WASHINGTON — Senators scrutinizing the proposed merger of AT&T and Time Warner homed in on brass tacks with the companies’ CEOs. OK, you say this $85.4 billion mega-deal will enhance, not quash, competition and benefit consumers. Will it actually reduce ...

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Not Your Ma’s Bell: AT&T evolves beyond phones

NEW YORK — The company whose name has long been synonymous with telephones is looking for new ways to reach out and touch someone. AT&T, which had a popular “Reach Out and Touch Someone” slogan in the 1980s, now wants ...

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Bid to block AT&T deal reflects on telecom industry

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has explained its effort to block AT&T’s purchase of T-Mobile USA by saying it will fight mergers that would reduce competition and hurt consumers. Yet few think the lawsuit the administration filed Wednesday signals a more aggressive stance ...

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Antitrust suit spurs widespread reaction

“Any way you look at this transaction, it is anticompetitive,” said Sharis A. Pozen, acting U.S. assistant attorney general in charge of antitrust, on Wednesday after filing suit to stop AT&T’s acquisition of T-Mobile in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

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Recent decision good news for PAETEC

AT&T and other larger communications companies will have to share their lines with their smaller competitors. The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled last week that AT&T Michigan, as an incumbent local exchange carrier ...

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Apple starts selling unlocked iPhones in U.S.

NEW YORK CITY — Apple is selling "unlocked" iPhones in the U.S. for the first time, allowing owners to switch carriers to a limited extent. The unlocked iPhone 4s are listed Tuesday on Apple Inc.'s website for $649 and $749.

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