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Goldman missed out on an advisory role on telecom giant At&t's deal to buy Time Warner Inc for $85.4 billion because of its perceived conflict stemming from advising media mogul Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc two years ago, when it made a ...
On Saturday, At&t approved an $85.4 billion deal to acquire Time Warner, which, pending the permission of shareholders and federal regulators, could transform the telecommunications company into one of the country's largest content producers and ...

Over time, Stephenson said he envisions DirecTV Now will incorporate the jewels of the Time Warner media empire, HBO and Warner Bros.
As for the At&t and Time Warner deal, Cramer doesn't expect regulators to play by the traditional rules. Traditional rules are that Time Warner makes content and AT&T distributes content, so there isn't an overlap, and the deal will go through. New ...
As Sprint's rival At&t seeks to snap up Time Warner for $85 billion, Sprint's CEO called the acquisition "a bold move" while also reiterating the need for regulation.

Telecom giant At&t has reached an $85.4 billion deal to buy media Titan Time Warner. The news of this transformational merger has shaken up both industries, raising eyebrows on Wall Street and drawing criticism from lawmakers and even the presidential ...
If completed, the deal would be the largest of the year, and it could make for a huge payday for the Wall Street banks advising the two companies.
At&t and Time Warner on Saturday announced they had reached a merger deal, setting off alarm bells across the industry.
The proposed marriage between At&t and Time Warner is not the end of negotiations; in many ways, Saturday's anouncement is only the beginning.
The At&t-Time Warner merger proposal is reminiscent of the massive joining of Comcast and NBC Universal five years ago.
CNN's profitability makes it an attractive part of the Time Warner portfolio that At&t struck a deal to acquire. Concerns have been raised about whether the deal could compromise CNN's independence.

That was how Jeffrey Bewkes, the chief executive of Time Warner, once described his company's colossal failure of a merger with AOL.
On Saturday night, At&t said it planned to acquire Time Warner for $85.4 billion - the biggest deal of the year. On Friday, British American Tobacco offered $47 billion for the portion of Reynolds American that it does not already own.
At least that's the word on Wall Street after several reports citing unnamed sources said the giant phone company is in advanced talks to buy Time Warner, owner of the Warner Bros. movie studio as well as HBO and CNN. At&t is said to be offering $80 ...
NEW YORK (AP) - At&t is buying Time Warner, owner of the Warner Bros. movie studio as well as HBO and CNN, for $85.4 billion in a deal that could shake up the media landscape.
At&t reached a deal Saturday to buy Time Warnerfor more than $80 billion, a surprising acquisition that reflects the telecom giant's desire to amass reputable TV and film content to diversify its massive but mature business of providing Internet access.
Philadelphia (CNN) - It's official: At&t and Time Warner have agreed to a $85-billion deal in one of the biggest media combinations ever, the companies announced Saturday.
At&t Set to Buy Time Warner in $85B Blockbuster Deal. If approved, the merger would give the telecom company control of HBO, CNN, TBS, Warner Bros.
Major industry news broke during the morning session of USC's annual institute on Entertainment law and business: At&t was in the process of sealing the deal on its $80 billion purchase of Time Warner. But during the lunch keynote Q&A, Netflix CCO Ted ...
At least that's the word on Wall Street after several reports citing unnamed sources said the giant phone company is in advanced talks to buy Time Warner, owner of the Warner Bros. movie studio as well as HBO and CNN. At&t is said to be offering $80 ...
The rise of millennial cord-cutters has now made its most definitive mark on corporate America: The $85 billion marriage of telecom giant At&t and media juggernaut Time Warner. And reverberations of the deal unveiled Saturday will resonate the most in ...
At&t is pushing to clinch a deal to buy Time Warner by Monday, aiming to close the door on other potential bidders, according to a person familiar with the matter.
"As an example of the power structure I am fighting, At&t is buying Time Warner and thus CNN - a deal we will not approve in my administration because it's too much concentration of power in the hands of too few," Trump said at a major policy speech ...
In what some analysts are calling an unprecedented "seismic shift" for the media and technology world, AT&Tmay soon buy the Entertainment company Time Warner, a deal that could turn the legacy telecom carrier into a media Titan the likes of which the ...
At&t Buying HBO, CNN Owner Time Warner for $85.4 Billion, Uniting a Telecom Giant and an Entertainment Conglomerate. By The Associated Press.
Reports emerged after midday Saturday that there'd been a breakthrough in deal talks between At&t T, -3.00% and Time Warner TWX, +7.82% , and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was locked in, even as he readied himself to deliver an ...
Trump complained a bit how the media is "trying desperately to suppress my vote" before getting onto how A&AT is looking to buy Time Warner, "and thus CNN." He said he would not approve that deal "because it's too much concentration of power in the ...
Takeover buzz has sent Time Warner shares up 23%, to $89.48, since Barron's recommended them last spring ("Time Warner Could Return 25% in the Next Year," April 2). They aren't overpriced at that level, but they don't seem to have much upside left.
Republican presidential contender Donald Trump laid out a multi-pronged vision for his presidency on Saturday, saying in a speech that he opposed the proposed merger of At&t and Time Warner while staking out opposition to China, illegal immigration and ...
Watch the CEO of At&t - and new owner of Time Warner - explain why Black Lives Matter. An extraordinary speech from Randall Stephenson: "I'm not asking you to be tolerant of each other.
The telecommunications giant agreed on Saturday to buy Time Warner, the home of HBO and CNN, for about $85.4 billion, creating a new colossus capable of both producing content and distributing it to millions with wireless phones, broadband ...
Time Warner has agreed in principle to sell itself to At&t for $85 billion, or $110 a share - and could go public with the terms on Sunday - Reuters reports.
(Reuters) - At&t Inc has reached an agreement in principle to buy Time Warner Inc for about $85 billion, sources said on Friday, paving the way for the biggest deal in the world this year that would give the telecom company control of cable TV channels ...
Telco giant At&t and content owner Time Warner are said to have held meetings about a merger that would count as one of the biggest such deals of all time.
The TV business has been consolidating and the few remaining independent companies that own networks and produce programming have been seen as merger targets.
Yesterday, we heard rumors that At&t is thinking about an acquisition of Time Warner, the cable company that owns HBO and CNN, among other channels.
At&t May Acquire Time Warner 4:15 PM EDT. Meet the Startup Founder Behind e-commerce Company Cosmic 5:13 PM EDT. Russell Simmons Says He Heard Trump Say 'Anti-Semitic Things' 4:03 PM EDT.
Time Warner shares soared more than 8 percent in trading Friday morning amid reports that the Entertainment giant is in advanced talks to merge with At&t.
It previously owned Time Warner Cable, but spun it out as a separate company, which earlier this year was acquired by Charter Communications.
Deal buzz has sent Time Warner shares up about 25% to $91 since Barron's Magazine recommended them last spring ("Time Warner Could Return 25% in the Next Year," April 2). Shareholders have a choice: sell here and run the risk that shares open ...
For years, meanwhile, Time Warner chairman and CEO Jeff Bewkes prepped for an eventual sale of his company, parent of HBO, CNN, the Warner Bros.
The two are in advanced talks for At&t to acquire Time Warner, and a deal may be announced as early as Monday, according to people with knowledge of the discussions.
(Reuters) - At&t Inc (T.N) is in advanced talks to acquire media conglomerate Time Warner Inc (TWX.N), and a deal could come as early as this weekend, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Spokespeople for At&t and Time Warner were not immediately available for comment. But The Wall Street Journal, citing anonymous sources, said that a deal could happen as soon as this weekend.





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