AT&T GETS LAW RIGHT THIS TIME, BUT COULD REGRET IT

A JUDGE CLEARED THE TELECOM FIRM'S 85 BILLION TIME WARNER PURCHASE, HANDING THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE A COMPREHENSIVE DEFEAT.

NOW, THOUGH, HE HAS TO MAKE SOMETHING OF TIME WARNER'S ASSETS, INCLUDING HBO, THE WARNER BROS MOVIE STUDIO AND NEWS NETWORK CNN.

A judge cleared the telecom firm's $85 billion Time Warner purchase, handing the U.S. Department of Justice a comprehensive defeat.
It's a win for Chief Executive Randall Stephenson, but it could come with a winner's curse.
Stephenson tried seven years ago to buy smaller cellphone rival T-Mobile US.

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters Breakingviews) - This time AT&T got the law right. A judge cleared the telecom firm’s $85 billion Time Warner purchase, handing the U.S. Department of Justice a comprehensive defeat. It’s a...

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