| Jul 16, 2014
| 8:30 PM
A Senate hearing on Wednesday was expected to focus on the proposed combinations of distribution giants Comcast with Time Warner Cable and AT&T with DirecTV. Instead, news of Rupert Murdoch's idea to merge 21st Century Fox with Time Warner was the new...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Rupert Murdoch's entertainment company, 21st Century Fox, pounced on its prey at an opportune moment.
Over lunch in New York in early June, Murdoch's top lieutenant, Chase Carey, told Time Warner Inc. Chief Executive Jeff Bewkes that Fox wanted to buy...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 2:45 PM
Tyson Foods Inc. needs to divest its Heinold Hog Markets sow buying business in order to proceed with its $8.5 billion acquisition of Hillshire Brands Co., the Department of Justice said on Wednesday.
Farmers sell sows, or female adult pigs, for...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 4:30 PM
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is not calling for the FCC to reject Comcast's proposed merger with Time Warner Cable, but he is asking that they impose a series of conditions on the transaction, including an expansion of lower-cost Internet service and...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 9:49 AM
Dollar General Corp. launched a bidding war for Family Dollar Stores on Monday, offering $8.9 billion for the chain and besting rival Dollar Tree's bid last month.
Three weeks after Dollar Tree offered $74.50 a share, or about $8.5 billion for Family...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The Silicon Valley economy is hot these days, but U.S. tech firms are feeling a chill in China.
Anti-monopoly investigators have raided Microsoft's China offices, and the government has banned Windows 8 from state computers. San Diego-based chip maker...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 11:05 AM
Berkshire Hathaway Inc., the investment and holding company run by billionaire Warren Buffett, agreed to pay $896,000 to settle allegations that it violated antitrust reporting requirements when acquiring stock in a Chicago building materials company last...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 4:09 PM
Ed O’Bannon is the only player in the last quarter-century to score at least 30 points and grab at least 15 rebounds in the NCAA tournament title game. His 30-and-17 performance in 1995 led UCLA past defending champion Arkansas, giving the Bruins...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 12:29 PM
Family Dollar Stores Inc. rejected an $8.9-billion takeover offer from rival Dollar General Corp., citing antitrust concerns that prompted the company to reaffirm its support for a less lucrative deal with smaller Dollar Tree Inc.
Dollar Tree's offer...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 12:04 PM
After antitrust concerns sank a Sprint and T-Mobile merger this summer, the two carriers are now duking it out for customers with new unlimited data packages announced Thursday morning.
Sprint introduced a $60 monthly plan that features unlimited talk,...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 9:42 AM
The NBA filed a counterclaim against Donald Sterling and the Sterling Family Trust in federal court Monday, saying the Clippers owner caused “devastating and incalculable harm” to the league.
Filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles in...