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  • Editorials from around Pennsylvania

    Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers: ___ THE POWER OF MARCELLUS: REAL & IMPRESSIVE Impressive as they are, statistics tell only part of the positive economic story of Pennsylvania's...
  • Comcast says adding thousands of customer-support jobs

    Comcast, long dogged by a terrible reputation for customer service, is planning to hire thousands and is rolling out new tools to improve its interactions with customers. "There are times you just need to transform things and rethink things from the base...
  • Charter's losses widen amid Comcast-TWC deal collapse

    Charter Communications' first-quarter loss deepened as its customer growth slowed and a major cable-industry deal imploded. Charter was set to buy Bright House Networks LLC for $10 billion, but the acquisition was contingent on Comcast's proposed $45...
  • After decades, NFL decides to give up tax-exempt status

    Every so often, in a bid to sound threatening, a member of Congress has vowed to revoke the NFL's tax-exempt status. Now Commissioner Roger Goodell says the league will give it up voluntarily to "eliminate this distraction." One result is that Goodell'...
  • Applied Materials' Tokyo Electron deal ends in DOJ roadblock

    Applied Materials has called off its $9.4 billion acquisition of Tokyo Electron Ltd. after hitting a regulatory roadblock. The companies said that they were told by the Department of Justice that there remained antitrust concerns about a deal that...
  • Mylan rejects Teva's $40.1 billion buyout offer

    Mylan N.V. rejected Teva Pharmaceuticals' $40.1 billion buyout offer, saying the cash-and-stock proposal undervalues the company. Mylan said that it won't think about starting talks unless Teva offers more than $100 per share, far above its current offer...
  • Comcast is ending bid for Time Warner Cable

    Comcast is ending bid for Time Warner Cable
    Comcast Corp. is pulling the plug on its $45-billion purchase of Time Warner Cable, conceding it had little chance of overcoming stiff resistance from regulators, lawmakers and consumers who mobilized to block the merger. The deal collapsed after high-...
  • Comcast, Time Warner Cable scrub $45-billion merger under federal resistance

    Comcast, Time Warner Cable scrub $45-billion merger under federal resistance
    Pay-television leader Comcast Corp. withdrew its $45-billion bid for Time Warner Cable Inc. in the face of a long fight with federal regulators, sending the smaller cable firm on its own in a churning marketplace without the heft it had sought in a...
  • Comcast can't make one huge cable firm look better than two big ones

    Comcast can't make one huge cable firm look better than two big ones
    There are many reasons Comcast came up empty in its bid to buy Time Warner Cable, including an administration that's hostile to telecommunications mergers, a nearly empty reservoir of goodwill among cable TV consumers and a howling mass of Internet...
  • Google's 1Q reassures investors despite earnings miss

    Google's 1Q reassures investors despite earnings miss
    Google is still flexing its moneymaking muscle even as a technological upheaval nibbles at its dominance in Internet search and European antitrust regulators question some of the company's practices. Google's first-quarter earnings rose 4 percent from...
  • EU official starts her job picking fights with Google and Putin

    BRUSSELS �� Few people tilt at giants such as Google and Gazprom. Then there's Margrethe Vestager. She's taking a swing at both of those behemoths at the same time. Vestager is hardly a household name outside the bureaucratic confines of...