William McConnell

Bill McConnell has led The Deal 's coverage of the nation's capital since becoming Washington bureau chief in 2005. His reporting has covered a range of issues critical to the deal community -- antitrust, financial reform, corporate accounting, tax policy, the impact of national security concerns on dealmaking and the effect consolidation has had on American society. Prior to joining The Deal, Bill was the Washington correspondent for Broadcasting & Cable, where he spent seven years reporting on the debate over media ownership, the FCC's crackdown on broadcast indecency and the rollout of digital television.

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Trump's First Big Move: Repealing Obamacare Mandate

Trump's First Big Move: Repealing Obamacare Mandate

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Insurers' Shares Drop After Cigna's Sour Response to Merger Extension

CEO disputes have led to speculation the deal could break up, regardless of how the court battle with regulators is decided.

Mallinckrodt Hit With $100M Fine for Squelching Rival to Infant Seizure Drug

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Trump Healthcare Nominee Price Pressed Over Stock Trades

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Trump Administration Isn't ' Pulling the Rug

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