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U.S. Justice Department may delay meeting on possible social media bias: source

21 Sep 2018

WASHINGTON The Justice Department is considering delaying a meeting with state attorneys general planned for next week to discuss concerns about conservative voices being stifled on social media, according to a person familiar with the discussions.

U.S. union urges states to look into T-Mobile purchase of Sprint

14 Sep 2018

WASHINGTON The Communication Workers of America labor union, which opposes T-Mobile's proposed purchase of rival Sprint, has written to all 50 state attorneys general to highlight potential job losses from the proposed deal as well as antitrust concerns.

California to attend U.S. Justice Department meeting on social media

14 Sep 2018

WASHINGTON California will join other states planning to participate in a meeting organised by the U.S. Justice Department to discuss concerns about conservative voices being stifled on social media, the state's attorney general said on Thursday.

Trump's antitrust enforcer considers shifting up a gear

13 Sep 2018

WASHINGTON The chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, which stops mergers it believes will push up prices, signaled Thursday he was willing to consider tougher enforcement, a move that could affect high profile big tech companies but also energy producers, drug makers and a big swath of the U.S. economy.

UPDATE 2-Trump's antitrust enforcer considers shifting up a gear

13 Sep 2018

WASHINGTON, Sept 13 The chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, which stops mergers it believes will push up prices, signaled Thursday he was willing to consider tougher enforcement, a move that could affect high profile big tech companies but also energy producers, drug makers and a big swath of the U.S. economy.

U.S. court allows release of bench transcripts in AT&T merger fight

04 Aug 2018

WASHINGTON An appeals court that is hearing the U.S. Justice Department's fight with AT&T over its merger with Time Warner agreed on Friday to allow the release of transcripts of bench conferences that the public was unable to listen in on during the trial in a lower court.

FCC raises concerns about Sinclair-Tribune deal; shares skid

17 Jul 2018

WASHINGTON Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said on Monday he had "serious concerns" about Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc’s proposed $3.9 billion acquisition of Tribune Media Co , a surprise move which could potentially scuttle the deal and sent shares of both companies tumbling.

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