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  • AT&T and DirecTV defend deal on Capitol Hill

    The top executives of AT&T and DirecTV spent Tuesday on Capitol Hill making the case for their proposed $48.5-billion deal that will combine the telecommunications giant with the satellite broadcaster to create a video and broadband behemoth. In...
  • Ed O'Bannon-led antitrust suit against NCAA concludes

    Ed O'Bannon-led antitrust suit against NCAA concludes
    The landmark antitrust trial against the NCAA came to a close Friday after 15 days of testimony, with both sides expressing confidence that the outcome will tilt in their favor and lead plaintiff Ed O'Bannon calling it "amazing" that student-athletes were...
  • Federal Judge Refuses to Toss Cablevision's Antitrust Suit Against Viacom Dealmaking

    A federal judge is refusing to dismiss Cablevision's antitrust case challenging Viacom's insistence that it carry 14 lesser-watched channels as a condition of getting carriage of MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and BET. U.S. District Judge Laura...
  • Are Media Megadeals No Longer a Sure Thing?

    When AT&T announced plans to merge with DirecTV last month, the conventional wisdom was that it was a gift to Comcast and Time Warner Cable. The reason: The government would be more likely to give the Comcast-TW Cable transaction a greenlight with the...
  • Ex-UCLA star Ed O'Bannon takes stand in antitrust suit against NCAA

    Ex-UCLA star Ed O'Bannon takes stand in antitrust suit against NCAA
    As a much-anticipated federal trial began here Monday, the walls that have long separated college athletes from the riches of a multibillion-dollar sports enterprise began to show some cracks. The occasion was the opening of an antitrust lawsuit filed...
  • NCAA compared to 'cartel' during testimony at antitrust trial

    NCAA compared to 'cartel' during testimony at antitrust trial
    The federal antitrust trial against the NCAA challenging the multibillion-dollar college sports industry’s compensation practices, and its long-held notion of amateurism, moved through its second day Tuesday with more questioning of a Stanford...
  • Experts in NCAA antitrust case duel over broadcast rights

    Experts in NCAA antitrust case duel over broadcast rights
    As the antitrust trial against the NCAA wore into its fourth day Thursday, dueling experts disagreed on whether student athletes have a legal right to their names, images and likenesses that they could sell to live telecasters of collegiate games. The...
  • Family Dollar rejects sweetened takeover offer from Dollar General

    Family Dollar rejects sweetened takeover offer from Dollar General
    Family Dollar Stores Inc. rejected a $9.1-billion takeover offer from rival discounter Dollar General Corp., raising the possibility that Dollar General will make a hostile bid for its smaller competitor. Family Dollar cited antitrust concerns for...
  • Discounter Dollar General raises offer for Family Dollar

    Discounter Dollar General raises offer for Family Dollar
    Dollar General Corp. increased its offer for smaller rival Family Dollar Stores Inc., trying to derail a deal with another discounter. The nation’s largest deep discounter said Tuesday that it offered $9.1 billion in cash, or $80 per share, for...
  • More foreign companies are feeling unwelcome in China, survey finds

    More foreign companies are feeling unwelcome in China, survey finds
    More foreign firms are feeling unwelcome in China, the American Chamber of Commerce in China said as it released the results of a survey about the business climate in the world's second-largest economy. The lobbying group said Tuesday that 60% of 163...
  • Chesapeake-based Dollar Tree faces fight for Family Dollar

    Chesapeake-based Dollar Tree faces fight for Family Dollar
    Dollar General Corp. raised its bid for Family Dollar Stores Inc. to $9.1 billion, and warned it may turn hostile and appeal directly to shareholders if the new offer was rejected. The No. 1 U.S. deep-discount retailer also said it would pay a break-...