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William McConnell

Regulation, The Deal (Washington, D.C.)

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Sysco Holds to Quick Wrap-up of Antitrust Issues for US Foods Deal

By William McConnell

Sysco predicts it will close its $8.2 billion acquisition of US Foods this year but a debt offering gives the company plenty of leeway for a drawn-out battle with regulators.

09:26AM 09/24/14

Family Dollar Continues to Stiff-Arm Dollar General

By William McConnell

Retailer formally rejects $9.1 billion offer, amends agreement with Dollar Tree to place priority on quicker FTC approval.

10:39AM 09/05/14

Sysco-US Foods Merger Under Fire From Teamsters

By William McConnell

The union claims the two companies underestimated the market share the combined company would have if their $8.2 billion merger is cleared by the Federal Trade Commission.

12:59PM 08/29/14

AT&T, DirecTV Aggressively Defend Merger

By William McConnell

The heads of AT&T and DirecTV Groupon Tuesday twice defended their planned $67 billion merger from critics.

09:28AM 06/25/14

Congress Readies Hearings on AT&T, DirecTV Tie-up

By William McConnell

House and Senate hearings will be held Tuesday to examine AT&T's $67 billion plan to acquire DirectTV Group.

09:33AM 06/16/14

Lenovo Asks U.S. for More Time on IBM Server Deal

By William McConnell

Move appears to be a request for an extension to wrap up CFIUS approval terms.

09:43AM 06/05/14

Antitrust Hurdles Pushed Rival Shopper From Safeway

By William McConnell

Expected divestitures convinced second suitor, widely believed to be Kroger, not to best Albertson's $9 billion offer.

09:21AM 05/28/14

Critics of Time Warner Cable Deal Turn up Volume

By William McConnell

House panel hears worries of programmers, small cable operators and Internet backbone providers.

09:24AM 05/09/14

FTC Reminds Facebook to Honor WhatsApp Privacy Pledges

By William McConnell

Advocacy groups wanted a full investigation of privacy concerns raised by the companies' $19 billion merger.

09:33AM 04/11/14

FCC Democrats Vote To Limit TV Station Partnerships

By William McConnell

The Democratic majority sitting on the Federal Communications Commission on Monday brushed aside a furious campaign by broadcasters and voted to restrict local television partnerships that critics say have been used to circumvent federal limits on local TV station ownership.

11:55AM 04/01/14

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