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AT&T Can 'Say Anything': AT&T IP Transition Trials and the Direct TV Merger Documents Contradict Previous Broadband Commitments.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 08.12.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

AT&T has asked the FCC to let it start a 'transition' of its networks, moving to all 'Internet-based' (IP) services, with 'trials' to start in Alabama...

Comcast Goes to Washington... and Flops

Craig Aaron | Posted 06.10.2014 | Media
Craig Aaron

On day one, Comcast will control nearly 50 percent of the truly high-speed Internet market, and it will be the only broadband provider that can deliver Internet and pay-TV services to nearly four out of every 10 U.S. homes.

Comcast-Time Warner Cable: Don't Worry, New Merger Will Provide Same Shitty Service

Spencer Green | Posted 04.15.2014 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Potential future changes include a "Surprise Channel Package," in which customers' access to certain networks will change every hour on the hour, according to a computerized random number generator which will also change billing accounts and promotional prices.

The Best (Or Worst) Laid Airline Plans

Brigham A. McCown | Posted 02.10.2014 | Business
Brigham A. McCown

Monday's merger of American Airlines with U.S. Airways, the Nation's No. 3 and No. 5 carriers respectively, means the new 100,000-employee American, has literally, overnight, become the world's largest airline company.

6 Things About Travel That'll Really Make You Mad

Christopher Elliott | Posted 12.04.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

These six things should make you come unhinged, too. They're flat-out wrong and beg for regulation.

Publicis-Omnicom Merger Provides Much Needed Opportunity to 'Step Up'

Jacqueline Corbelli | Posted 07.31.2013 | Business
Jacqueline Corbelli

Few mega deals bring the value promised The merging of Omnicom with Publicis offers a phenomenal opportunity to both companies -- that ultimately ben...

Should We Worry About the Big 6?

Frederic Colier | Posted 08.24.2013 | Books
Frederic Colier

Should we worry about the survival of the six main publishing houses? This question has been occupying lots of minds, given the massive change in technology and arrival of new players.

Eleazar David Melendez

Major Food Deal Unlikely To Be Challenged By Federal Regulators

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Merger Ready For Takeoff?

AP | By DAVID KOENIG | Posted 03.31.2013 | Business

DALLAS (AP) — More of the pieces seem to be falling into place and a picture is starting to emerge of what an American Airlines-US Airways merger mi...

Gerry Smith

Despite Merger Promise, Rural AT&T Customers Find High-Speed Internet Out of Reach

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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 percen...

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 ...

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.