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Aug 11, 2015

Overstock chairman has political missions in Washington DC and Utah

WASHINGTON, Aug 11 (Reuters) – This year, Jonathan Johnson
is a man with two political missions.

In his home state of Utah, the Inc
chairman is preparing a 2016 bid to replace a popular governor.

Aug 7, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina wins the Web

By Emily Stephenson and Alina Selyukh

(Reuters) – The first of two early Republican presidential candidates’ debates had yet to end on Thursday when the U.S. social media world began declaring former business executive Carly Fiorina the winner.

During the debate, the name of the former Hewlett-Packard Co chief executive dominated Google searches of the participants in the Fox News forum, and she shot far ahead of the others in rankings of references on Twitter, according to analyses by Google and

Aug 6, 2015

FCC rejects T-Mobile request to limit spectrum for AT&T, Verizon

By Alina Selyukh

(Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on
Thursday denied T-Mobile US Inc’s request that more
airwaves be set aside for smaller wireless companies like itself
to bid on during a government auction next year.

The unanimous vote by the five-member commission came after
months of T-Mobile’s lobbying for stricter limits for AT&T Inc’s
and Verizon Communications Inc’s participation in
the auction of prized low-frequency airwaves.

Aug 3, 2015

Internet experts submit draft plan for U.S. to cede domain oversight

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – After months of work, a group of international Internet experts has released a proposal describing how the U.S. government can complete its domestically controversial plan to cede oversight of the non-profit that manages the Internet’s names and addresses.

The 199-page document, published on Friday, follows the U.S. Commerce Department’s announcement last year that it would transfer its stewardship of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to a global network of interested parties.

Jul 26, 2015

Rand Paul plans to keep pushing to defund Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON, July 26 (Reuters) – U.S. Republican presidential
contender Rand Paul said on Sunday he plans to continue pushing
to cut federal funding for the non-profit reproductive
healthcare organization Planned Parenthood over a dispute about
treatment of aborted fetal tissue.

“I’m going to try to force a vote on this. I think the time
is now to discuss whether taxpayer dollars should be going to
such a gruesome procedure,” Paul, a Kentucky senator, said on
Fox News Sunday. “People are outraged by this and I think the
American people deserve to have a vote on it.”

Jul 24, 2015

AT&T, DirecTV complete merger to form biggest pay-TV company

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The No. 2 U.S. wireless carrier AT&T
Inc and the biggest satellite-TV provider DirecTV
became the country’s largest pay-TV company on Friday,
completing their $48.5 billion merger after receiving final
regulatory approval.

The newly expanded AT&T leapfrogs the biggest U.S. cable
company Comcast Corp. The company said it will serve
more than 26 million U.S. customers and more than 19 million in
Latin America, making it the world’s biggest pay-TV company.

Jul 24, 2015

AT&T’s $48.5 billion DirecTV purchase gets final U.S. okay

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – AT&T (T.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) received final U.S. regulatory approval on Friday to buy DirecTV (DTV.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) for $48.5 billion, combining the country’s No. 2 wireless carrier with the largest satellite-TV provider.

After more than a year of review, the Federal Communications Commission finalized its vote to approve the merger that creates the nation’s largest pay-TV company, leap-frogging the biggest cable company Comcast Corp. (CMCSA.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz).

Jul 24, 2015

AT&T clears final hurdle to close DirecTV merger: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – AT&T Inc’s (T.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) proposed $48.5 billion purchase of DirecTV (DTV.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) has cleared its final regulatory hurdle as the U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday to approve the merger, according to people familiar with the votes.

At least three of the five FCC commissioners have voted in favor of the deal with conditions, according to the sources, who spoke anonymously because the votes have not yet been made public.

Jul 22, 2015

FCC tells Dish no go on discounts in recent airwaves auction

WASHINGTON, July 22 (Reuters) – U.S. Federal Communications
Commission officials on Wednesday told Dish Network Corp
that the staff review of the recent airwaves auction
found Dish’s two affiliates ineligible for $3.3 billion in
small-business discounts.

The officials also said the agency did not plan to refer the
auction matter to its enforcement arm or the Justice Department,
indicating that the review found no evidence of collusion or
other rule violations, the company said in a statement.

Jul 21, 2015

AT&T nears U.S. approval of $48.5 billion DirecTV merger

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – AT&T Inc (T.N: Quote, Profile, Research) is close to wrapping up its deal to buy DirecTV (DTV.O: Quote, Profile, Research) as U.S. telecom and antitrust regulators signalled a green light for the $48.5 billion (£31.18 billion) merger that would create the country’s largest pay-TV company.

The Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler on Tuesday recommended that the five-member commission vote to approve the merger, and the Justice Department said the deal did not pose a significant risk to competition.

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      "Alina Selyukh is covering campaign finance this year. Starting as a journalist in her native town of Samara in Russia, she spent five years in Lincoln, Nebraska before moving to the East Coast to work for Reuters. A former intern and graduate trainee, Selyukh has covered energy, IPOs, healthcare policy and FDA."
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