| Apr 26, 2014
| 9:11 AM
Like many headline-making ideas, it came to him in the middle of the night.
Not that he hadn't thought about it before. In four seasons at West Virginia, where he rushed for 1,068 yards and 19 touchdowns, Shawne Alston came to realize something needed...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 2:00 PM
Reynolds American Inc. will buy Lorillard Inc. for $25 billion, merging two of the world's biggest cigarette makers in a deal that includes the sale of the top-selling U.S. e-cigarette to Britain's Imperial Tobacco Group.
The deal, which gives Reynolds...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 3:15 PM
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.
| Jun 27, 2014
| 11:23 PM
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...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 4:30 PM
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...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 12:30 PM
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...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 8:30 PM
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...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 5:50 PM
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...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 6:09 PM
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.
| Jul 16, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox confirmed a report that it made an offer to acquire Time Warner, but the media company said the offer was rejected and that there are no talks in progress.
"21st Century Fox can confirm that we made a formal proposal...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 6:35 PM
Rupert Murdoch wants one more jewel for his crown.
The 83-year-old media mogul's audacious $80-billion bid to acquire Time Warner was rejected, but people close to Murdoch say that he hasn't given up. Time Warner's stock soared 17% on Wednesday amid...