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The Great Remix: Why Mergers Are Booming

Ben Gomes-Casseres | Posted 11.01.2015 | Business
Ben Gomes-Casseres

Another day, another merger. Telephone companies, drug companies, drugstores, airlines, hospitals, retail stores and beer. Why?

This Congressman Thinks Beer Can Help Fix The Economy

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 10.17.2015 | Politics

If you want to help the American economy, you should drink more fancy-pants beer, according to Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.). "One of the grea...

European Telecom Buys Cablevision For $17.7 Billion

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 09.17.2015 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — European telecommunications and cable company Altice has agreed to buy New York cable operator Cablevision for $17.7 ...

Facilitating Mergers and Acquisitions for Nonprofits

John E. Kobara | Posted 09.09.2015 | Impact
John E. Kobara

American idealism, combined with our strong individualism, generates new ideas and businesses like no other country. We also start the most nonprofits.

Is the Charter Merger Worse Than Comcast's for Latino Communities? It's Not Looking Good But We'll Find Out

Arturo Carmona | Posted 08.26.2015 | Latino Voices
Arturo Carmona

Presente, the organization I direct, strongly opposed the Comcast-TWC merger because creating a cable mega-company would have had a broad negative impact on Latino customers.

MEGA-MERGER: Anthem To Buy Cigna For $54 Billion

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 07.24.2015 | Business

  NEW YORK (AP) — Anthem is buying rival Cigna for $48 billion in a deal that would create the nation's largest health insurer by...

Seeing Acquisitions As Power Transfers

Daryl Twitchell | Posted 07.23.2015 | Business
Daryl Twitchell

When an animal eats a vegetable it transfers the latter's power to itself though they occupy different categories. That's what good acquisitions do. It's what conventional mergers don't.

FCC Gives Stamp Of Approval For AT&T And DirecTV Merger

Associated Press | Kelly Chen | Posted 07.21.2015 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the Federal Communications Commission has recommended approving AT&T's $48.5 billion purchase of DirecTV. The d...

GOP Myth: Obamacare Is Driving Health Insurance Mergers

Wendell Potter | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics
Wendell Potter

When the CEOs of Aetna and Humana announced a few days ago that they had agreed to a deal in which Aetna will pay $37 billion for Louisville-based Humana, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky pointed the finger of blame straight at Obamacare.

Dana Liebelson

Sen. Franken: Reports On Comcast-Time Warner Deal Collapse "Huge Victory" If True | Dana Liebelson | Posted 04.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Reacting to reports on Thursday that a massive proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable has collapsed, Sen. Al Franken (D-M...

SORKIN: Airline Industry 'Increasingly Looking Like An Uncompetitive Oligopoly'

The New York Times | Posted 03.23.2015 | Business

Far from “hypercompetitive,” the airline industry is increasingly looking like an uncompetitive oligopoly....

'Too Big to Fail' Banks: Glimmers of Hope

Preeti Vissa | Posted 04.26.2015 | Business
Preeti Vissa

Last December I wrote about a bank merger deal that could create yet another "too big to fail" bank from the smoking embers of two of the very banks that helped blow up our economy in 2008: OneWest Bank (formerly IndyMac) and CIT Bank. While I'm baffled that this merger is still pending, I'm happy to report a bit of good news.

Finding The Right People: A Challenge In Transforming Industries

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 11.22.2014 | Business
Dr. Ricardo Azziz

The increasingly challenging operating environment is very likely an additional driver for higher turnover. These jobs are not easy.

The Window of M&A Opportunity for Transformative Deals Remains Open

Pip McCrostie | Posted 10.13.2014 | Business
Pip McCrostie

A broad-based recovery across a variety of sectors driven by the US should see market conditions continue to foster this trend -- making the next 6-12 months an ideal window of opportunity to do transformative deals.

What a Difference a Week Makes: The Old 'New' Media Landscape: 21stCF, TW, T-Free, Sprint

Shelly Palmer | Posted 10.11.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

What a difference a week makes. At our Innovation Series breakfast this past week, I was planning to discuss my recent article, The "New" Media Landsc...

Timothy Stenovec

Finally, Some Good News For Anyone Who Owns A TV Or A Cell Phone | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 08.07.2014 | Technology

Consumers just dodged a bullet. Actually, make that two bullets. This week, there were two different mergers in the works that would have broug...

The "New" Media Landscape: CNBCUTWC, 21stCFTW, ATTDirecTV, T-Sprint

Shelly Palmer | Posted 10.04.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

Over the next 18 months, proposed and pending mergers and acquisitions are going to completely change the media landscape. Even if only a few of them ...

In Comcast/Time Warner Merger, Public Interest Is Paramount

Scott M. Stringer | Posted 09.19.2014 | New York
Scott M. Stringer

New York State's Public Service Commission (PSC) is currently reviewing Comcast's plan to purchase Time Warner Cable for over $45 billion, a merger which would link the nation's two largest cable companies.

Handcuffs or Rocket-Booster? Crafting Joint Venture Agreements that Launch Your Business Forward

Jack Garson | Posted 09.07.2014 | Business
Jack Garson

Businesses team up to pursue work all the time. These joint ventures take many forms and names, from teaming agreements, to partnership agreements, to...

The Dangers of the Comcast Time Warner Merger

Letitia James | Posted 08.26.2014 | New York
Letitia James

The proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger has the potential of carrying considerable implications for New York City consumers. We must ensure that any approved agreement does not impact the quality and capacity of Internet and cable services for New York City consumers.

Gerry Smith

AT&T, Comcast Have Spotty Record Of Giving Internet To Rural And Poor | Gerry Smith | Posted 06.12.2014 | Technology

As telecom giants seek approval for their latest mergers, millions of people without fast, reliable Internet service have become bargaining chips. ...

Somehow, We Hate Internet And Cable Companies Even More Than Before

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 05.20.2014 | Technology

The companies that pipe Internet and television into our homes, known for their endlessly increasing prices and shabby customer service, have done the...

How Amazon Can Turn Fire TV Into a Blockbuster

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 06.08.2014 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

Amazon clearly believes that the future of content distribution is in the consolidation of content through a single source. But simply providing ease of access to multiple sites will not be enough of a differentiator for Amazon.

Comcast-Time Warner Merger Faces State-Level Investigation

Reuters | Diane Bartz | Posted 05.19.2014 | Business

(Adds attempt to reach Comcast, statement from Indiana, background on deal) By Diane Bartz WASHINGTON, March 19 (Reuter...

World's Largest Banana Company Is Born

Reuters | By SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 05.10.2014 | Business

DUBLIN (AP) — Yes, they have more bananas. Fruit supply companies Chiquita of the United States and Fyffes of Ireland said Monday the...