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  • RG Steel reportedly has bidders for Sparrows Point

    RG Steel reportedly has bidders for Sparrows Point
    Several companies have bid on bankrupt RG Steel's Sparrows Point mill, according to a source with knowledge of the bankruptcy proceedings. U.S. steel firm Nucor Corp., Ukrainian mining and metallurgy company Metinvest Group, and Brazilian steel giant CSN...
  • Universal proposes to shed key EMI labels

    Universal proposes to shed key EMI labels
    Universal Music Group has submitted a proposal to the European Commission to sell off major assets in exchange for regulatory approval for its proposed $1.9 billion acquisition of EMI Recorded Music, the company said. Because the deal would reduce the...
  • Wilbur D. "Woody" Preston Jr., special counsel during S&L crisis

    Wilbur D. "Woody" Preston Jr., special counsel during S&L crisis
    Wilbur D. "Woody" Preston Jr., a retired partner in the Baltimore law firm of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston who was Maryland's special counsel during the 1985 savings and loan crisis, died Monday of complications from Alzheimer's disease at Gilchrist...
  • European regulators to deliberate Universal-EMI deal Friday

    European regulators to deliberate Universal-EMI deal Friday
    The European Commission's competition committee is scheduled Friday to deliberate whether it will approve Universal Music Group's proposed $2.2-billion merger with EMI Music, according to industry officials. If approved by antitrust regulators in...
  • Universal EMI deal heats up in Europe

    Universal EMI deal heats up in Europe
    The climate is heating up for Universal Music Group in Brussels as the company shuttles its proposal to buy EMI's recorded music business through Europe's labyrinthine antitrust approval process. The pending $1.9-billion acquisition, announced in...
  • Edson Spencer dies at 85; CEO refocused Honeywell Inc.

    Edson Spencer, who as head of Honeywell Inc. first battled IBM's dominance of the computer market in the 1980s, then gave in and focused his company on automation and aerospace technology, has died. He was 85. He died Sunday at his home in Wayzata, Minn....
  • EU looks at e-book practices of Apple and major publishers

     
    Five major publishers and Apple are under investigation in the European Union for their e-book practices....
  • Skeptical federal judge calls AT&T 'presumptuous' [TRANSCRIPT]

     
    Today a government suit to block AT&T's $39-billion acquisition of T-Mobile was delayed until mid-January, with a federal judge asking the companies to file a brief "describing the status of their proposed transaction, including discussion of whether they...
  • Judge grants stay in antitrust case as AT&T rethinks T-Mobile deal

     
    U.S. District Ellen Segal Huvelle on Monday granted a stay in the government's antitrust lawsuit that is seeking to block AT&T Inc.'s $39-billion purchase of T-Mobile USA. The move to postpone pre-trial activity until mid-January came after AT&T and...
  • AT&T and Deutsche Telekom discussing whether to kill T-Mobile deal

     
    AT&T Inc. said Monday it was "actively considering whether and how to revise" its troubled $39-billion bid to buy T-Mobile USA, signaling the end might be near for the huge telecommunications deal. AT&T and Deutsche Telekom, T-Mobile's German owner,...
  • AT&T pulls out of T-Mobile acquisition deal

     
    AT&T will hang up the phone on its embattled bid to take over T-Mobile USA for $39 billion. The company is calling off the deal, which has hit a series of increasingly serious state and federal roadblocks, and said it......