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was down 0.6% in early trading after the

Washington Post

reported Saturday that the

Federal Trade Commission

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is prepared to block company's acquisition of

Time Warner


unless Internet providers are given access to Time Warner cable lines and set-top boxes.

Merrill Lynch

analyst Henry Blodget said the deal is on track, although he was not as confident that it would close in November as expected. Time Warner was up 0.4%.