Nation May 20

How the AT&T-DIRECTV merger affects consumers

AT&T, the second largest wireless provider in the nation, announced its purchase of satellite television giant DIRECTV for nearly $50 billion. The companies said the takeover will allow for more bundling of mobile, TV and Internet plans, and they will…

Nation May 19

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AT&T-DirecTV deal faces early criticism

AT&T’s proposed takeover of satellite television giant DirecTV faced some scrutiny Monday morning, fewer than 24 hours after the deal’s announcement. Appearing on CNN’s “New Day,” Sen. Al Franken, D-Minnesota, said he’s “very skeptical” of the merger and would like…