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Jul 27, 2011

AT&T’s T-Mobile plan gets boost from states

WASHINGTON, July 27 (Reuters) – AT&T Inc’s (T.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) $39
billion plan to acquire Deutsche Telekom AG’s (DTEGn.DE: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz)
T-Mobile unit got support from a Louisiana regulator and 11
state attorneys general on Wednesday.

The Louisiana Public Service Commission, which regulates
public utilities and transportation in the state, said it voted
4-1 to approve the merger, after staff found nothing to suggest
the wireless deal was contrary to the public interest.

Jul 26, 2011

Reid’s debt plan could speed wireless auctions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Efforts to give U.S. regulators the authority to auction off some television airwaves for mobile broadband use are getting a boost in a debt ceiling plan proposed by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

The auctions have the potential to raise $15 billion in revenue, according to Reid’s plan, with some of the proceeds going to broadcasters as compensation.

Jul 14, 2011
Jul 14, 2011
Jul 14, 2011

Murdoch’s newspaper crisis causes jitters in US

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, July 13 (Reuters) – When Rupert
Murdoch swooped in to buy the Wall Street Journal in 2007, it
sparked fears that the venerable newspaper brand would suffer
by being housed under the same roof as News Corp’s (NWSA.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz)
tabloids.

Those concerns have again arisen as the widening scandal
over phone-hacking at Murdoch’s British newspapers threatens to
spill over to U.S. shores.

Jul 14, 2011
Jul 14, 2011
Jul 13, 2011

U.S. lawmakers seek probes of News Corp

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers urged federal officials to investigate whether News Corp broke a law banning bribes to foreign officials, increasing transatlantic pressure on Rupert Murdoch’s media empire.

As Murdoch withdrew his bid for broadcaster BSkyB (BSY.L: Quote, Profile, Research) in Britain on Wednesday under a hail of criticism over a alleged crimes at his newspapers, three U.S. senators called for probes by the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Jul 13, 2011

Analysis: Murdoch’s newspaper crisis causes jitters in U.S.

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – When Rupert Murdoch swooped in to buy the Wall Street Journal in 2007, it sparked fears that the venerable newspaper brand would suffer by being housed under the same roof as News Corp’s tabloids.

Those concerns have again arisen as the widening scandal over phone-hacking at Murdoch’s British newspapers threatens to spill over to U.S. shores.

Jul 13, 2011

Lawmakers seek probes of News Corp

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers urged federal officials to investigate whether News Corp broke a law banning bribes to foreign officials, increasing transatlantic pressure on Rupert Murdoch’s media empire.

As Murdoch withdrew his bid for broadcaster BSkyB in Britain on Wednesday under a hail of criticism over a alleged crimes at his newspapers, three U.S. senators called for probes by the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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      "After graduating from Howard University, Jasmin joined Reuters as an intern in the summer of 2008. She was hired after that summer as a news assistant in the Washington, DC bureau, covering energy, agriculture, commodities and economic indicators. She now reports on the FCC, telecom issues, the technology industry's influence in Washington and other policy stories. Follow her on Twitter @jasminmelvin"
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