Tag: Justice Department

  • Trump Signals He Favors Less Confrontation With China on Tech

    President Donald Trump signaled he may take a less confrontational path toward curbing Chinese investments in sensitive American technologies, potentially relying on a U.S. committee that scrutinizes foreign acquisitions for national security risks. Trump made remarks Tuesday at the White House that appeared to align with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s approach, in an internal administration […]

  • Disney-Fox? Apple-CBS? Facebook-Bravo?

    Today’s Agenda Media-merger frenzy The statistics of death History of Trade Wars World Cup winners and losers The Goldman Sachs scales of justice Let's play musical chairs. unveil tariffs on hundreds of Chinese goods. If one of his goals is to force China to buy more American stuff, then tariffs could very much backfire, warns […]

  • AT&T, Welcome to Hollywood. Comcast, Good Luck.

    Randall Stephenson, welcome to Hollywood.  Nope, still sounds weird.  The buttoned-up chairman and CEO of Dallas-based AT&T Inc. has spent nearly four decades in the comparatively mundane telephone industry. Now, the 58-year-old is about to become one of the most powerful men in media and entertainment. On Tuesday, AT&T prevailed over the U.S. Justice Department, with U.S. District […]

  • Muellers Manafort Case Just Got Stronger, Former Prosecutors Say

    U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller strengthened his case against Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort with new charges filed Friday. He also stoked intrigue by adding a new name to his indictment against Manafort — a longtime Manafort associate who prosecutors have said has ties to Russian intelligence. The superseding indictment Mueller’s team filed […]

  • Sprint-T-Mobile Deal Faces Tough Path Through Trump’s Washington

    A T-Mobile US Inc. was firmly rebuffed by antitrust officials in Washington four years ago. Winning them over this time won’t be easy, even with a new administration in power. The deal would combine two of the four biggest wireless carriers in the U.S., setting the stage for an in-depth investigation by the Justice Department […]

  • Cigna-Express Scripts Deal to Face Justice Department Review

    Cigna Corp. confirmed that its proposed $54 billion acquisition of CVS Health Corp. separately struck a $68 billion deal for