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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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Trump antitrust candidate Wright has pro-merger track record

The Trump team is considering giving a top antitrust post to a former U.S. trade commissioner whose hands-off views on competition have at times failed to withstand court scrutiny. Joshua Wright, a conservative law professor who heads President-elect Donald Trump’s ...

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Praxair facilities in Tonawanda to remain open

TONAWANDA — A business merger involving Praxair isn’t expected to affect the company’s work force in western New York. U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says Praxair has committed to preserve its facilities in that region of the state, where it employs ...

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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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KeyCorp strikes $4.1B deal for rival bank First Niagara

CLEVELAND — KeyCorp will expand deeper into the Northeast with a $4.1 billion deal to buy First Niagara Financial Group and create the 13th largest commercial bank in the United States. Cleveland-based KeyCorp said Friday that it will pay a ...

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Two firms combine, create large Buffalo office

The law partnerships of Bond, Schoeneck and King PLLC and Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel LLP voted Wednesday to combine, creating a 51-lawyer Bond office in Buffalo. The new office will expand available services, better position Bond to meet the legal ...

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Betlem acquires other firm’s assets

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John Betlem Heating & Cooling has completed a merger in which the 74-year-old company acquired the assets of Lang Heating & Cooling. Lang, which was headquartered in Webster and had a branch office in Canandaigua, was 67 years old. Kathy ...

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Brandlogic acquires CoreBrand

Brandlogic, a full-service brand consultancy, has joined with CoreBrand, a leading brand strategy and communications firm and creator of the Corporate Branding Index. The combined company brings together the complementary skills of both teams, creating an employee-owned organization comprised of ...

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Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger worries consumers

This file photo shows the Comcast logo on one of the company’s vehicles, in Pittsburgh. Comcast has agreed to buy Time Warner Cable for $45.2 billion in stock, or $158.82 per share, in a deal that would combine the top two cable TV companies in the nation. AP Images

LOS ANGELES — Cable subscribers don’t give Comcast and Time Warner Cable good grades when it comes to customer satisfaction. So after Comcast announced its $45 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable Thursday, it didn’t take long for consumers to ...

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BSK acquires two downstate firms

Bond Schoeneck & King recently announced its merger with two downstate firms — Kehl, Katzive & Simon of New York City and Kennedy & Gillen of Long Island. Seven lawyers from Kehl, Katzive will join Bond on Jan. 1, bolstering ...

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