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Judge denies AT&T access to White House correspondence on Time Warner deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge on Tuesday denied AT&T Inc's request to see White House communications that might shed light on whether U.S. President Donald Trump pressured the Department of Justice to try to block the wireless carrier's purchase of Time Warner Inc .

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AT&T Loses Bid to Obtain White House Call Logs

The decision by a federal judge hampers the company’s argument that politics influenced the government’s move to block its $85 billion merger with Time Warner.

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Judge blocks AT&T request for White House communications about Time Warner deal

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U.S. seeks to block AT&T from citing Trump opposition in merger lawsuit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday moved to prevent AT&T Inc from arguing that politics played a role in the government's decision to stop its merger with Time Warner Inc , a deal that President Donald Trump had publicly criticized.

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UPDATE 2-U.S. seeks to block AT&T from citing Trump opposition in merger lawsuit

WASHINGTON, Feb 16 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday moved to prevent AT&T Inc from arguing that politics played a role in the government's decision to stop its merger with Time Warner Inc, a deal that President Donald Trump had publicly criticized.

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Google raises price of YouTube TV, adds sports, Turner

(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google is raising the price of its YouTube TV online service for new customers as it adds channels from Time Warner Inc's Turner, National Basketball League and Major League Baseball, the company said Wednesday.

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AT&T Is Said to Want Antitrust Official on Witness List for Trial

The company is requesting that Makan Delrahim testify in the trial over the government’s decision to block its merger with Time Warner, sources said.

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House Democrats ask Sessions for White House documents about AT&T deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Four Democrats in the House of Representatives wrote the Justice Department on Thursday to request documents related to its decision to file a lawsuit to stop AT&T from buying Time Warner .

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Alphabet names former Time Warner Cable executive to lead internet unit

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc said it named a former Time Warner Cable chief operating officer as chief executive officer of its internet service company, marking the unit's third CEO in less than two years.

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UPDATE 1-Alphabet names former Time Warner Cable exec to lead internet unit

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc said it named a former Time Warner Cable chief operating officer as chief executive officer of its internet service company, marking the unit's third CEO in less than two years.

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AT&T merger judge says 'no big issues' in trial preparations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. judge who will decide if wireless and pay TV provider AT&T Inc may purchase Time Warner Inc said on Friday that he saw "no big issues" in pre-trial preparations.

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Time Warner beats estimates on HBO growth

(Reuters) - Time Warner Inc, which is in the process of being bought by AT&T Inc, reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue on Thursday, powered by the success of its premium HBO channel.

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Time Warner beats estimates on "Justice League" success

(Reuters) - Time Warner Inc, which is in the process of being bought by AT&T Inc, reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue on Thursday, powered by the success of its latest superhero movie "Justice League."

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HBO has more than 5 million online streaming subscribers: source

(Reuters) - Time Warner Inc's HBO premium channel has more than 5 million online streaming subscribers, up from 2 million a year ago, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters Thursday.

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Time Warner beats estimates on 'Justice League' success

(Reuters) - Time Warner Inc, which is in the process of being bought by AT&T Inc, reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue on Thursday, powered by the success of its latest superhero movie "Justice League".

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AT&T profit beats, CEO upbeat on Time Warner deal

NEW YORK (Reuters) - AT&T Inc reported quarterly profit that beat analysts' estimates on Wednesday, helped by tax cuts and new wireless subscribers, and its chief executive voiced confidence the company will complete its $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc .

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Judge orders U.S. government to seek consent to give data to AT&T, Time Warner

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The judge hearing the Justice Department's lawsuit to stop AT&T from buying Time Warner ordered the department on Monday to seek permission to give the two companies access to rivals' pricing data.

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BRIEF-Warner Bros. To Restructure Global Theatrical & Home Entertainment Operations

* WARNER BROS. TO RESTRUCTURE GLOBAL THEATRICAL AND HOME ENTERTAINMENT OPERATIONS

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U.S. government, AT&T say pre-trial preparation progressing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawyers for the Justice Department and AT&T Inc said on Friday that preparations have been smooth for a trial to decide if the wireless and pay TV giant may buy movie and TV show maker Time Warner Inc .

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US government, AT&T say pre-trial preparation progressing

WASHINGTON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Lawyers for the Justice Department and AT&T Inc said on Friday that preparations have been smooth for a trial to decide if the wireless and pay TV giant may buy movie and TV show maker Time Warner Inc .

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Senate panel chairman doesn't see a need to talk to Bannon

Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr said Thursday he doesn't see a need for his committee to talk to President Donald Trump's former senior adviser Steve Bannon, breaking with the top Democrat on the panel, Sen. Mark Warner.

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CNN to end daily Snapchat show 'The Update' from 2018

(Reuters) - Time Warner Inc's CNN will stop producing its daily show on Snap Inc's Snapchat app, called the "The Update", from 2018, the two companies said on Friday.

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BRIEF-Time Warner Inc Announces Early Settlement Of Tender Offers, Consent Solicitations

* TIME WARNER INC. ANNOUNCES EARLY SETTLEMENT OF TENDER OFFERS AND CONSENT SOLICITATIONS Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 1-CNN to end daily Snapchat show 'The Update' from 2018

Dec 22 (Reuters) - Time Warner Inc's CNN will stop producing its daily show on Snap Inc's Snapchat app, called the "The Update", from 2018, the two companies said on Friday.

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AT&T, Time Warner extend merger deadline until June

WASHINGTON, Dec 22 (Reuters) - AT&T Inc and media and entertainment group Time Warner Inc, which are seeking to merge despite U.S. Justice Department opposition, extended the termination date for their deal to June 21, AT&T said in a filing on Friday.

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Judge in AT&T, Time Warner merger trial to deny data protection order

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The judge overseeing the Justice Department's bid to stop AT&T from buying Time Warner said Thursday that he would deny a request to tighten protections on confidential data.

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Senator warns Trump against firing Mueller

Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Wednesday that the firing of Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller would be a "gross abuse of power" and called for Congress to respond with "significant consequences" if President Donald Trump took that step.

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Warner warns of threats against Mueller

Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the intel committee, took to the Senate floor to issue a warning about GOP threats against Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

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U.S. Justice Department, AT&T settlement talks failed: court filing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice and AT&T Inc have held unsuccessful settlement talks over the wireless and pay-TV company's bid to buy movie and TV show maker Time Warner Inc , the two sides said in a court filing on Friday.

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Common Sense: The Disney-Fox Deal Has Friends in High Places

The Justice Department moved to block AT&T’s attempted acquisition of Time Warner. So why would it approve this $52.4 billion megadeal?

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AT&T and Union Reach Accord on Job Protection for Workers

Under the deal, 20,000 wireless employees would get better pay and job protection. The union will push for the company’s acquisition of Time Warner.

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Ex-Trump aide Carter Page tells court to stop AT&T Time Warner deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page argued in court papers on Tuesday that AT&T Inc should not be permitted to buy CNN parent Time Warner Inc because there was a risk it would lead to "recklessness" in journalism.

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UPDATE 1-Ex-Trump aide Carter Page tells court to stop AT&T Time Warner deal

WASHINGTON, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page argued in court papers on Tuesday that AT&T Inc should not be permitted to buy CNN parent Time Warner Inc because there was a risk it would lead to "recklessness" in journalism.

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AT&T/Time Warner antitrust trial set for March

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The trial to determine if the U.S. Department of Justice can stop AT&T Inc's $85 billion purchase of media company Time Warner Inc will begin on March 19 with no decision expected before the companies' April 22 deadline to complete the deal, a federal judge said on Thursday.

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Trial date set for AT&T, Time Warner case

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UPDATE 3-AT&T/Time Warner antitrust trial set for March

WASHINGTON, Dec 7 (Reuters) - The trial to determine if the U.S. Department of Justice can stop AT&T Inc's $85 billion purchase of media company Time Warner Inc will begin on March 19 with no decision expected before the companies' April 22 deadline to complete the deal, a federal judge said on Thursday.

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U.S. urges judge to reject AT&T/Time Warner court date proposal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Tuesday urged a federal judge to reject the February court date sought by AT&T and Time Warner in a dispute over the firms' proposed merger, arguing the companies are rushing to meet an April 22 closing deadline for their $85.4 billion deal.

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BRIEF-Time Warner Inc. Announces Cash Tender Offers And Consent Solicitations For Debt Securities

* TIME WARNER INC. ANNOUNCES CASH TENDER OFFERS AND CONSENT SOLICITATIONS FOR DEBT SECURITIES

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Warner calls for McFarland to testify about 'thrown' election emails

Virginia Democratic Sen. Mark Warner said on CNN's "State of the Union" that KT McFarland, a former Trump transition official and deputy national security adviser, needs to provide testimony to Congress and special counsel Robert Mueller.

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Senator mum on alleged Trump campaign collusion on Russia

Senate Intelligence Committee member Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) says he is reserving judgment on whether he thinks the Trump campaign colluded with Russia, but said he has never seen a political campaign with as much outreach to a foreign government.

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Sen.: I believe Comey on Flynn

Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) says he believes former FBI Director James Comey's claim that President Trump asked him to drop the investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

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Sen.: This was my worst day on the job

Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) said the late night tax vote was his single worst day as senator because he believes the contents of the bill are "swamp 101" that only benefits special interests.

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AT&T CEO says blackout ban shows company willing to settle DOJ fight

(Reuters) - AT&T Inc's proposed seven-year ban on programming blackouts to distributors of some Time Warner Inc content shows that the company is willing to offer concessions to close its $85.4 billion bid for the programmer, AT&T's chief executive officer said on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 1-AT&T CEO says blackout ban shows company willing to settle DOJ fight

Nov 29 (Reuters) - AT&T Inc's proposed seven-year ban on programming blackouts to distributors of some Time Warner Inc content shows that the company is willing to offer concessions to close its $85.4 billion bid for the programmer, AT&T's chief executive officer said on Wednesday.

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AT&T CEO sticks to guns on Time Warner deal

(Reuters) - AT&T Inc remains determined to pursue its case against the government to push through its purchase of Time Warner Inc , Chief Executive Randall Stephenson said on Wednesday.

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Trump calls for boycott of television network CNN: tweet

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump urged a boycott of CNN on Wednesday, ramping up his fight against the television network as his administration fights AT&T Inc's deal to buy CNN's owner Time Warner Inc.

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Trump calls for boycott of television network CNN -tweet

WASHINGTON, Nov 29 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump urged a boycott of CNN on Wednesday, ramping up his fight against the television network as his administration fights AT&T Inc's deal to buy CNN's owner Time Warner Inc.

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AT&T and Time Warner say proposed merger is 'pro-consumer'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - AT&T Inc and Time Warner Inc argued on Tuesday that their proposed $85.4 billion merger was "pro-competitive" and "pro-consumer", as they sought to refute U.S. Justice Department allegations that the deal breaks antitrust law.

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UPDATE 1-AT&T and Time Warner say proposed merger is 'pro-consumer'

WASHINGTON, Nov 28 (Reuters) - AT&T Inc and Time Warner Inc argued on Tuesday that their proposed $85.4 billion merger was "pro-competitive" and "pro-consumer", as they sought to refute U.S. Justice Department allegations that the deal breaks antitrust law.

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AT&T, Time Warner say their proposed deal is 'pro-competitive'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - AT&T Inc and Time Warner Inc argued in a court filing on Tuesday that their proposed merger was "pro-competitive" and "pro-consumer" as they sought to rebut Justice Department allegations that the deal breaks antitrust law.

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Op-Ed Contributor: The Trump Administration’s Incoherent Stance on Competition

It’s planning to end net neutrality while opposing the Time Warner and AT&T merger. This doesn’t make sense.

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Amazon signs Time Warner's Turner unit as cloud customer

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc said Time Warner Inc's broadcast unit Turner had signed up for its Amazon Web Services (AWS), a notable contract win for the Seattle tech company as competition within the fast-growing cloud computing market intensifies.

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Box Office: 'Coco' Beats 'Justice League' Over Holiday Weekend

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Disney-Pixar's "Coco" handily won the Thanksgiving holiday box office over the second weekend of Warner Bros.-DC Entertainment's "Justice League," with $71.2 million at 3,987 North American sites during the Wednesday-Sunday period.

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Trump Justice Dept. puts Corporate America on notice

Blocking AT&T's purchase of Time Warner is a seemingly odd assault on business from the CEO president.

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UPDATE 2-China's CEFC joins Penta in bid to buy Time Warner's Central European Media - sources

* Other groups including Czech PPF may be interested (Adds sources on other potential bidders, share price rise)

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UPDATE 1-China's CEFC, Penta team up for Time Warner's Central European Media - sources

PRAGUE/LONDON, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Chinese energy and investment group CEFC has teamed up with Czech-Slovak financial group Penta Investments to buy Time Warner's Central European Media Enterprises, three sources familiar with the matter said.

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China's CEFC, Penta team up for Time Warner's Central European Media - sources

PRAGUE/LONDON, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Chinese energy and investment group CEFC has teamed up with Czech-Slovak financial group Penta Investments to buy Time Warner's Central European Media Enterprises, three sources familiar with the matter said.

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Trump comments on AT&T-Time Warner deal

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Trump says AT&T plan to buy Time Warner 'not a good deal'

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday stood by his criticism of pay TV and wireless company AT&T's deal to buy movie and TV show maker Time Warner Inc, which the Justice Department has sued to stop.

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Republican-appointed judge to hear AT&T lawsuit, Time Warner shares rise

(Reuters) - A Republican-appointed judge with extensive antitrust experience was selected on Tuesday to preside over the U.S. government's lawsuit to block AT&T Inc's acquisition of Time Warner Inc, sending Time Warner shares higher as investors bet the judge would be more likely to allow the deal to proceed.

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UPDATE 3-Republican-appointed judge to hear AT&T lawsuit, Time Warner shares rise

Nov 21 (Reuters) - A Republican-appointed judge with extensive antitrust experience was selected on Tuesday to preside over the U.S. government's lawsuit to block AT&T Inc's acquisition of Time Warner Inc, sending Time Warner shares higher as investors bet the judge would be more likely to allow the deal to proceed.

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New judge assigned to US lawsuit against AT&T-Time Warner deal

WASHINGTON, Nov 21 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice's lawsuit aimed at stopping AT&T Inc from buying movie and TV show provider Time Warner Inc will be heard by District Court Judge Richard Leon, according to a court filing on Tuesday.

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UPDATE 2-AT&T lawyer says U.S. effort to stop Time Warner deal 'foolish' -CNBC

Nov 21 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice's move to block AT&T Inc's $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc was "foolish" because the deal posed no threat to consumers, the wireless carrier's trial lawyer Dan Petrocelli told CNBC on Tuesday.

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AT&T lawyer calls DoJ move to block Time Warner deal "foolish" - CNBC

Nov 21 (Reuters) - The United States Justice Department's argument to block AT&T Inc's $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc was "foolish" as the deal posed no threat to consumers, the wireless carrier's lawyer Dan Petrocelli told CNBC on Tuesday.

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Law likely on AT&T's side in Time Warner battle: analysts

(Reuters) - AT&T Inc is likely to emerge victorious from a legal fight with the United States Department of Justice over its $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc, analysts said in a series of research notes on Tuesday.

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DealBook Briefing: The Fallout From the AT&T-Time Warner Lawsuit

Media executives quietly express hope that the Justice Department’s case goes to trial and loses, putting pressure on the government in future merger reviews.

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U.S. sues to stop AT&T buying Time Warner, says would hike rates

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice sued AT&T Inc on Monday to block its $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc , saying the deal could raise prices for rivals and pay-TV subscribers while hampering the development of online video.

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U.S. Sues to Block AT&T-Time Warner Merger

A Justice Department lawsuit to block the merger sets up a showdown over the first blockbuster acquisition to come before the Trump administration.

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Justice Department sues to block AT&T-Time Warner deal

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UPDATE 6-U.S. sues to stop AT&T buying Time Warner, says would hike rates

WASHINGTON, Nov 20 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice sued AT&T Inc on Monday to block its $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc, saying the deal could raise prices for rivals and pay-TV subscribers while hampering the development of online video.

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UPDATE 5-U.S. sues to stop AT&T buying Time Warner, says would hike rates

WASHINGTON, Nov 20 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice sued AT&T Inc on Monday to block its $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc, saying the deal could raise prices for rivals and pay-TV subscribers while hampering the development of online video.

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AT&T CEO: CNN sale a non-starter

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson addresses the Justice Department's decision to file a lawsuit to block AT&T's takeover of Time Warner, the parent company of CNN.

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U.S. sues to block AT&T purchase of Time Warner

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice sued AT&T Inc on Monday to block its $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc , saying the deal could raise prices for rivals and pay-TV subscribers.

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U.S. sues to block AT&T purchase of Time Warner: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice will sue AT&T Inc later on Monday to block its $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc , a source familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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U.S. to sue to stop AT&T from buying Time Warner: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice will file a lawsuit aimed at blocking AT&T Inc's $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc , a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday.

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US to sue to stop AT&T from buying Time Warner - source

WASHINGTON, Nov 20 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice will file a lawsuit aimed at blocking AT&T Inc's $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday.

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BRIEF-AT&T faces U.S. antitrust suit over Time Warner deal - Bloomberg‍​

* AT&T is said to be subject of U.S. antitrust announcement - Bloomberg, citing sources ‍​

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Box Office: 'Justice League' opens with gloomy $96 million in North America

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Warner Bros.-DC's costly "Justice League" has dominated the North American box office but fallen well short of expectations with a $96 million opening weekend at 4,051 locations.

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American Heart Association president has heart attack surrounded by cardiologists

The president of the American Heart Association, Dr. John Warner, had a minor heart attack Monday during the organization's scientific conference taking place in Anaheim, California, according to a press release.

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Common Sense: With AT&T and Time Warner, Battle Lines Form for an Epic Antitrust Case

The Justice Department is favoring divestiture, meaning CNN might have to go. But experts say many concerns can be addressed with “conduct remedies.”

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Ex-Trump lawyer to defend AT&T-Time Warner merger

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - AT&T Inc said it hired media lawyer Daniel Petrocelli, whose clients have included U.S. President Donald Trump, to defend its acquisition of media and entertainment company Time Warner Inc if the government sues to block the deal.

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UPDATE 2-Ex-Trump lawyer to defend AT&T-Time Warner merger

WASHINGTON, Nov 16 (Reuters) - AT&T Inc said it had hired media lawyer Daniel Petrocelli, whose clients have included U.S. President Donald Trump, to defend its acquisition of media and entertainment company Time Warner Inc if the government sues to block the deal.

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'Justice League' races to catch up with Marvel

The success of "Wonder Woman" provided a golden ray of hope that Warner Bros. and DC had finally mastered this whole comic-book-movie thing. "Justice League," by contrast, reflects the haste with which the parties rushed to create their cinematic universe and catch up with Marvel, leaping several intermediate steps in a single bound.

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AT&T continues to believe Time Warner deal will close - CFO

NEW YORK, Nov 16 (Reuters) - AT&T Inc still thinks its $85.4 billion deal to buy media and entertainment company Time Warner Inc will close, its chief financial officer said on Thursday.

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AT&T hires ex-Trump lawyer to defend possible Time Warner deal lawsuit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - AT&T said on Thursday it had hired prominent media lawyer Daniel Petrocelli to serve as lead trial counsel if the U.S. Justice Department files a lawsuit to block the No. 2 U.S. wireless company's acquisition of media and entertainment company Time Warner .

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Op-Ed Contributor: Why the AT&T-Time Warner Merger Makes Sense

The proposal will not hurt competition or consumers. The Justice Department has no solid antitrust reasons to block it.

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Editorial: Mr. Trump Casts a Shadow Over the AT&T-Time Warner Deal

He politicizes everything he touches, so unless his appointees act with utmost integrity they will be tainted as his henchmen.

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Watch Live: Senators Discuss Bipartisanship in Politics

Bob Corker, the Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Mark Warner, the highest ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, assess the dissolution of compromise in politics at a TimesTalks event.

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U.S. government approaches 18 states to fight AT&T-Time Warner deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has approached 18 state attorneys general to try to win their support for an antitrust lawsuit to block pay TV and wireless powerhouse AT&T Inc's $85.4 billion deal to buy media and entertainment company Time Warner Inc, a person briefed on the matter said on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 4-U.S. government approaches 18 states to fight AT&T-Time Warner deal

* Deal is a political flashpoint amid Trump's CNN criticism (Adds Washington State Attorney General's Office confirming review of complaint, updates share prices)

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Washington state AG's office confirms Justice Department circulating AT&T Time Warner complaint

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington state attorney general's office acknowledged on Wednesday that it was reviewing a draft complaint being circulated by the U.S. Justice Department regarding AT&T's plan to buy Time Warner , confirming that the Justice Department has drawn up a complaint.

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Some states reluctant to join DOJ against AT&T-Time Warner deal

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UPDATE 3-U.S. government approaches 18 states to fight AT&T-Time Warner deal

* Deal is a political flashpoint amid Trump's CNN criticism (Adds source saying no states have yet joined, Justice Department track record in merger challenges, share prices)

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Justice Department approaches states to block AT&T-Time Warner deal: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has approached state attorneys general to try to win their support for a bid to block telecommunications powerhouse AT&T Inc's $85.4 billion deal to buy media and entertainment company Time Warner Inc, a person briefed on the matter told Reuters on Wednesday.

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Senators Warner and Corker to Speak With The Times on Withering Bipartisanship

In an era where comity is fleeting and the art of the deal appears closed for business, some senators are lamenting the sunset of bipartisanship.

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UPDATE 2-U.S. Justice Dept. approaches states to block AT&T-Time Warner deal -source

WASHINGTON, Nov 15 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has approached state attorneys general to try to win their support for a bid to block telecommunications powerhouse AT&T Inc's $85.4 billion deal to buy media and entertainment company Time Warner Inc, a person briefed on the matter told Reuters on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-DOJ approaches state AGs to support complaint to block AT&T-Time Warner deal - person briefed on the matter

* State AGs have been approached by DOJ to sign on to complaint seeking to block AT&T-Time Warner deal - a person briefed on the matter Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 1-U.S. Justice Dept. approaches states to block AT&T-Time Warner deal -source

WASHINGTON, Nov 15 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has approached state attorneys general in a bid to block telecommunications powerhouse AT&T Inc's $85.4 billion deal to buy media and entertainment company Time Warner Inc , a person briefed on the matter told Reuters on Wednesday.

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Sessions declines to say if White House asked about AT&T-Time Warner merger

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions would not say on Tuesday if White House officials contacted his department about its review of AT&T Inc's proposed purchase of Time Warner , which one analyst said the Justice Department may sue to block as soon as Wednesday.

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UPDATE 2-Sessions declines to say if White House asked about AT&T-Time Warner merger

WASHINGTON, Nov 14 (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions would not say on Tuesday if White House officials contacted his department about its review of AT&T Inc's proposed purchase of Time Warner, which one analyst said the Justice Department may sue to block as soon as Wednesday.