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AT&T Loses Bid to Obtain White House Call Logs

In a statement, the Justice Department said, “We are pleased with and respect today’s decision, which will permit the parties and court to focus...

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

Time Warner owns CNN, and the president has at times taken aim at the news network for its coverage of his administration. During his...

YouTube Revamped Its Ad System. AT&T Still Hasn’t Returned.

AT&T believes that its dialogue with YouTube played a role in the platform’s announcement last month that humans will manually vet videos from channels...

Breakingviews: Comcast’s Interest in Fox May Force Disney to Raise Its...

Photo Comcast is considering whether to try to thwart Disney’s $52.4 billion purchase of parts of Rupert Murdoch’s Fox empire Credit David McNew/Getty Images Comcast...

AT&T Drops Huawei’s New Smartphone Amid Security Worries

While the letter did not mention AT&T, its pending deal to sell the Huawei smartphone in the United States had been widely reported. Fletcher Cook,...

Companies Are Handing Out Bonuses Thanks to the Tax Law. Is...

Advertisement AT&T was among the first companies to announce it would use some of its tax savings for employee bonuses.CreditBrandon Thibodeaux for The...

Rupert Murdoch and President Trump: A Friendship of Convenience

Advertisement The calls to the White House come at least once a week. “Murdoch here,” the blunt, accented voice on the other end...

Breakingviews: Tax Cuts Crystallize Haves, Wants, Can’ts, Won’ts

Photo Comcast is now paying at least $100 million in special bonuses, but that is less than the $148 million it paid its top five...

DealBook Briefing: Apple Is Big, but Just How Big?

• When adjusted for inflation, Apple’s market capitalization just recently surpassed Microsoft’s all-time high. At the heights of the dot-com bubble in 1999, Microsoft’s...

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

The AT&T wireless workers had been without a long-term contract since February and staged a strike in May that lasted less than three days. Under...

Breakingviews: A Fox Deal Would Test Disney

Disney’s chief Mouseketeer is about to face his biggest test. The $160 billion media conglomerate is close to striking a deal to acquire parts...

Breakingviews: Trump and Warren Find Common Ground on Antitrust

Photo Senator Elizabeth Warren last month. In a speech on Wednesday, she said past federal agreements to allow certain mergers had been “epic failures.” Credit...

DealBook Briefing: Mars to Invest in Kind to Get Into Healthier...

The numbers: Kind’s 2017 sales thus far are close to $720 million, according to Euromonitor. It’s the third-biggest snack-bar brand worldwide, behind Nature Valley...

How to Make Sense of the U.S. Case Against AT&T-Time Warner

Then why are antitrust officials doing this? Makan Delrahim, less than two months into his job as the head of the antitrust division at the...

DealBook Briefing: F.C.C. Reignites Fight Between Tech and Telecom

Critics corner • Devin Coldewey notes that millions of comments opposing a rollback of net neutrality rules were posted to the F.C.C.’s website. “For someone...

With Net Neutrality and Antitrust Moves, a Mixed Message from Washington

In each development, there are signs that the Trump administration is trying to reckon with a media and telecommunications industry that has become intensely...

Will Justice Department’s Lawsuit Derail Deal-Making Boom?

On Tuesday, Mr. Trump weighed in again on the deal. “Personally, I’ve always felt that that was a deal that’s not good for the...

Breakingviews: Trump Administration Scrambles Its Media Signals

Photo The Justice Department argues that if AT&T acquires Time Warner, which owns HBO, a popular series like “Game of Thrones” could be used to...

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

Today’s DealBook briefing was written by Andrew Ross Sorkin and Michael J. de la Merced in New York and Amie Tsang in London. ____________________________ Critics’ corner,...

AT&T’s Run-Ins With the Government

Advertisement AT&T, one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies, figures prominently in the annals of antitrust law. Since the late 19th century, under various names...

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

“This merger would greatly harm American consumers,” Mr. Delrahim, the assistant attorney general for antitrust, said in a statement. “It would mean higher monthly...

Strategies: How to Profit From Time Warner’s Troubles

In fact, Time Warner’s falling share price — and what Mr. Wieser considered to be its compelling valuations — induced him on Monday to...

DealBook Briefing: Will Comcast (or Disney, or Sony) Strike a Fox...

• The BBC is considering buying full control of UKTV, its joint venture in ad-supported broadcasting with Scripps Networks Interactive, according to unidentified sources....

Common Sense: With AT&T and Time Warner, Battle Lines Form for...

Court challenges to vertical mergers on antitrust grounds have been extremely rare in recent decades. (Mr. Downes said the most recent example he could...

Tech Industry Celebrates Change in Tax Bill: DealBook Briefing

A recap of why tech companies were worried: Some start-up employees could owe big tax bills without being able to pay, since privately held companies’...

Excerpts From the DealBook Conference

Mellody Hobson, President, Ariel Investments Photo When it comes to making progress in corporate diversity, companies don’t seem to be attacking the issue aggressively. What we...

Bits: Farhad and Mike’s Week in Tech: Get Ready for Robot...

So even though it’s only happening in Arizona, this is a big deal. Waymo is clearly leading the pack in the race to produce...

DealBook Briefing: Senate Would Keep Business Waiting for a Tax Cut

• Jim Stewart says that the House plan to tweak — but not eliminate — the so-called carried interest loophole favors the investor class....

AT&T Deal Puts Trump’s Antitrust Cop at Center of a Political...

Randall L. Stephenson, AT&T’s chief executive, said on Wednesday that he had never offered to sell CNN. On Thursday, appearing at The New York...

AT&T Has No Intention of Selling CNN to Finalized Deal

To a question — posed by a CNN reporter in the crowd — about whether the pall over the deal can be attributed in...

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