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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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.

No Deal May Mean Good Deal as DOJ Files to Halt Insurance Mergers

No Deal May Mean Good Deal as DOJ Files to Halt Insurance Mergers

The companies saw stocks surge after news lands that the DOJ seeks to block Aetna's acquisition of Humana and Anthem's acquisition of Cigna on an antitrust basis.

DOJ Sets Its Tab for AB InBev's Big Beer Deal

DOJ Sets Its Tab for AB InBev's Big Beer Deal

AB InBev says it expects to close the $106 billion transaction in the second half of 2016.