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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Bayer, Monsanto Brace for Long Climb With Regulators

Bayer, Monsanto Brace for Long Climb With Regulators

Despite intense opposition from farm groups and skepticism from government enforcers, the merging crop technology giants say they expect to win approval by end of 2017.

Apple Ruling Brings U.S.-European Tax Tensions to Boil

Apple Ruling Brings U.S.-European Tax Tensions to Boil

Treasury Secretary Lew urged EC officials to back off in February.

FTC Details Concerns on Generic Drug Company Mergers

FTC Details Concerns on Generic Drug Company Mergers

It took 12 months for Teva to gain FTC approval to buy Allergan's U.S. generics business. Future mergers could face the same long scrutiny.

Regulatory Delays Threaten KLA-Tencor Deal

Regulatory Delays Threaten KLA-Tencor Deal

The companies warned their merger isn't likely to win approval before the Oct. 20 termination date.

Pandora, Apple Boosted by DOJ Royalty Decision

Pandora, Apple Boosted by DOJ Royalty Decision

The decision is good news for Pandora , Apple and other streamers because it will keep royalties far lower than what the traditional publishers had been seeking.