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Eleazar David Melendez

Major Food Deal Unlikely To Be Challenged By Federal Regulators | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 05.30.2013 | Business

The $4.7 billion takeover of the largest pork processor in America, Smithfield Foods, by a Chinese conglomerate will almost certainly gain federal reg...

Gerry Smith

Despite Merger Promise, Rural AT&T Customers Find High-Speed Internet Out of Reach | Gerry Smith | Posted 11.18.2012 | Technology

HAZLEHURST, Miss. -- Cedric Wiggins thought high-speed Internet would have long since arrived in this corner of rural Mississippi. He figured this ...

Zach Carter

FTC Gives Major Music Merger The All-Clear | Zach Carter | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Trade Commission on Friday voted to approve Universal Music Group's controversial acquisition of EMI with no strings attach...

Mergers and Collaborations for Charity Navigator?

Ken Berger | Posted 10.21.2012 | Impact
Ken Berger

We believe that mergers and collaborations are essential, especially as the information intermediary space becomes more crowded.

Man Plays CEO For A Day, Gets $44 Million In 'Corporate Hijacking'

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 07.11.2012 | Business

One guy just got paid $44 million to be CEO for a day. In an apparent corporate coup, Duke Energy, an electric power holding company that recently...

Bank Launches New Business For Ultra-Wealthy

Reuters | Posted 06.01.2012 | Business

By Ashley Lau April 2 (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co opened its new Abbot Downing business on Monday, o fficially merging two of its we...

While We're Sitting on the Cabinet, Let's Bring Something to the Table

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 03.18.2012 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

Within a matter of months, if Obama's proposed merger is successful, small businesses will once again be unrepresented on the president's cabinet, and even worse -- they will no longer have a federal agency to assist them.

Chrysler, Fiat One Step Closer To Merging Into One Of The World's Leading Automakers

Posted 01.05.2012 | Business

MILAN/DETROIT, Jan 5 (Stephen Jewkes and Bernie Woodall) - Italy's Fiat SpA has raised its stake in Chrysler Group LLC by 5 percent to 58.5 percent, m...

Deutsche Boerse, NYSE Euronext Extend Merger Deadline Through March 31

Posted 12.28.2011 | Business

(LUKE JEFFS, Reuters) - Deutsche Boerse and NYSE Euronext have extended the deadline for completion of their planned merger to March 31 next year as t...

Justice Dept. Sees Through AT&T's Jobs "Promise"

Dave Saldana | Posted 11.07.2011 | Business
Dave Saldana

Perhaps instead of kicking, screaming and spending millions trying to force the T-Mobile deal through, AT&T should just pay T-Mobile its $6 billion break-up fee, and spend $3.8 billion providing better service for its customers.

DOJ's Lawsuit Blocking AT&T-T-Mobile Merger Welcome News for People of Color

Joe Torres | Posted 11.01.2011 | Latino Voices
Joe Torres

Hopefully, lawmakers and civil rights groups will reexamine their positions and rescind their support of a merger that is clearly not only bad for our communities but bad for our country.

Families of Color Will Pay the Price of an AT&T-T-Mobile Merger

Joe Torres | Posted 10.22.2011 | Technology
Joe Torres

Like many developments in this Great Recession, the AT&T-T-Mobile merger has the potential to add millions more to the pockets of the already wealthy while hurting those struggling to get by.

Media Literacy 101: Corporations Tell You What You Want to Hear

Alex Nogales | Posted 10.12.2011 | Latino Voices
Alex Nogales

A couple of weeks ago, Roll Call published my article explaining how AT&T's acquisition of T-Mobile would harm consumers and workers, particularly Lat...

AT&T Messes with Texas: Is Campaign Cash More Important than Latino Jobs?

Dave Saldana | Posted 10.15.2011 | Latino Voices
Dave Saldana

If Gov. Perry wants Latino support to continue, he probably should spend more time protecting their jobs instead of courting AT&T's campaign dollars.

Rare Strategic Merger: Investors' Circle & SJF Institute

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 10.02.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

In an unexpected, but welcome, move, two prestigious and important actors in the social impact investing sector have announced to their respective memberships a full-on merger.

The Wavelength: Court to FCC do your freakin job! Plus: how the NewsCorps scandal impacts u.s. media

The Media Consortium | Posted 09.10.2011 | Media
The Media Consortium

Welcome to the final edition of The Wavelength, a bi-weekly roundup of news and analysis focused on media policy. Stay tuned for more reporting on the...

The US Congress: Where It Pays to Deceive

Timothy Karr | Posted 08.28.2011 | Technology
Timothy Karr

70 House Democrats just signed on to an industry letter that is so riddled with misinformation about AT&T's proposed merger with T-Mobile it's shocking that anyone would put their name on it.

Why MMTC Is Endorsing the AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

David Honig | Posted 08.05.2011 | Technology
David Honig

Some transactions may be compelling to shareholders or have an attractive economic rationale, but transactions that shrink a sector usually come at the expense of communities of color. Too often, what may appear to be "good" for a company is, in fact, bad for minorities.

The Wavelength: Attack of the Media Mega-Mergers! Skyprosoft, AT&T-Mobile and more

The Media Consortium | Posted 07.17.2011 | Media
The Media Consortium

Another day, another media mega-merger. The latest? Microsoft is buying Skype, the Internet communications company, for $8.5 billion.

How Consumers Would Benefit From the AT&T/T-Mobile USA Merger

Rick Carnes | Posted 07.04.2011 | Technology
Rick Carnes

The interests of music suppliers and wireless consumers coincide -- content protection is in everyone's interest. This makes the AT&T acquisition of T-Mobile something to be glad about.

The Wavelength: The Battle Over Net Neutrality Rages On

The Media Consortium | Posted 06.18.2011 | Media
The Media Consortium

By Eric K. Arnold, Media Consortium blogger Four months after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) supposedly settled the issue, the battle ove...

AT&T / T-Mobile : Looking Like a Disaster

Tracy Rosenberg | Posted 06.05.2011 | Media
Tracy Rosenberg

To this T-Mobile customer, last week's announcement of a proposed merger between AT&T and T-Mobile sent shivers up my spine. And not just because I anticipate an increase in my wireless bill.

AT&T, T-Mobile Deal Brings Us Closer To A Connected Future

Navarrow Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Navarrow Wright

The recent announcement of AT&T's proposed acquisition of T-Mobile from German Deutche Telekom should come as welcome news to entrepreneurs and small business owners across the country.

Five Things Wrong with AT&T's Mega-Merger

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Timothy Karr

AT&T's $39 billion takeover of T-Mobile USA is yet another in the series of large telecom mergers that over time are slowly reassembling the Ma Bell monopoly of old.

AT&T Takes America Back to the Future

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Timothy Karr

AT&T's plan to take over T-Mobile foretells a dark scenario for the future of all communications -- a future that looks increasingly like a bygone era of monopoly control.