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7-Time ‘Jeopardy!’ Winner Faces Prison Time

June 17, 2018 |

A seven-time ‘Jeopardy!’ winner who taught history at a small Michigan college faces up to five years in prison for sneaking into the email accounts of other professors, administrators and students. Per the AP , Stephanie Jass, who taught at Adrian College in southern Michigan, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Lenawee…
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AT&T completes purchase of Time Warner, ushering in new era for Warner Bros., CNN and HBO

June 15, 2018 |

Time Warner Inc. is no more.

Late Thursday, AT&T Inc. announced that it completed its $ 85-billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc., just two days after a federal judge in Washington gave the deal the green light. AT&T wasted little time consolidating its hard-fought prize — a blockbuster purchase…


L.A. Times – Business

AT&T Closes Time Warner Deal, as DOJ Doesn’t Ask for Delay

June 15, 2018 |

AT&T completed its purchase of Time Warner Inc., hours after the Department of Justice decided not to request a legal delay while antitrust officials consider whether to appeal their court defeat.
WSJ.com: US Business

Judge clears AT&T purchase of Time Warner, creating entertainment colossus

June 13, 2018 |

A federal judge Tuesday cleared the way for AT&T Inc.’s $ 85.4-billion purchase of Time Warner Inc., creating an entertainment colossus that promises to reshape the media business.

U.S. District Judge Richard Leon’s ruling in the biggest antitrust case of the century is expected to pave the way…


L.A. Times – Business

Judge Rules AT&T Can Acquire Time Warner

June 12, 2018 |

A federal judge ruled AT&T can proceed with its planned acquisition of Time Warner, rejecting the Justice Department’s allegations that the deal would suppress competition in the pay-TV industry.
WSJ.com: US Business

Judge OKs AT&T Merger With Time Warner

June 12, 2018 |

After a six-week trial, a federal judge on Tuesday said AT&T’s $ 85.4 billion purchase of Time Warner is legal, approving the merger with no conditions, CNBC reports. The Justice Department sued to block the merger last year; the judge’s decision rejects the government’s argument that the merger will hurt…
Newser

‘Greatest of All Time’ May Get Trump’s Next Pardon

June 8, 2018 |

It’s been said President Trump has dozens of pardons on deck after this week’s commutation of Alice Johnson’s life sentence , and per the AP , he may already have one at the plate. “I’m thinking about Muhammad Ali,” Trump was quoted as saying Friday by CBS White House reporter Jacqueline Alemany….
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Italy Still Has Time to Avert a Disaster

June 1, 2018 |

The situation in Italy today is very different from the crises that engulfed the eurozone between 2010 and 2015, writes Simon Nixon. It is at the same time both potentially more serious and yet more easily resolved.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

Jeff Bezos: ‘We Must Go Back to the Moon, and This Time to Stay’

May 28, 2018 |

Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos vowed to use his rocket startup to develop robotic rovers and perhaps human habitats on the moon’s surface, even if such projects fail to win financial support from the U.S. government.
WSJ.com: US Business

Yulia Skripal Speaks Out for First Time

May 23, 2018 |

Yulia Skripal has made her first statement since being released from the hospital after a near-fatal poisoning with the nerve agent Novichok. “My life has been turned upside down,” the daughter of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal told Reuters in Russian, speaking from a secret location in London, where…
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