Sprint’s antitrust pitch hedges against DoJ miss

October 25, 2011

The third-largest mobile operator has said it just wants to help the feds squelch AT&T's $39 billion takeover of T-Mobile USA. But its separate lawsuit suggests a lack of confidence in Uncle Sam's arguments.

Goldman takes 2 legal steps forward, 700 mln back

August 10, 2012

Both the U.S. DoJ and SEC dropped big cases against the Wall Street powerhouse, some welcome and rare relief for investors and CEO Lloyd Blankfein. But like other banks, its worries are far from over. Goldman just increased its litigation reserves by a quarter, to $3.4 bln.

AB InBev setback may hasten last round of beer M&A

February 1, 2013

U.S. government opposition to AB InBev’s $20 bln buyout of Grupo Modelo may speed up a last bout of sector consolidation. The world’s biggest brewer may yet find a workable compromise with trustbusters. But an obvious plan B is pouncing on emerging-markets focused SABMiller.