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CVS HEALTH CORP. was ordered by a federal judge to explain why it went ahead with closing a merger with Aetna Inc. without first getting his approval of a settlement the companies reached with the Justice Department. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

CVS ordered by U.S. judge to defend consummation of Aetna deal

NEW YORK - CVS Health Corp. and Aetna Inc., which completed their merger last week before getting court approval for a settlement with the...
SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP, Tribune Media and other local TV station owners have settled Justice Department claims they colluded to reduce competition in the advertising market. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO JONATHAN HANSON

Sinclair, Tribune settle Justice Department probe over ad sales

NEW YORK - Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc., Tribune Media Co. and other local TV station owners have settled Justice Department claims they colluded to reduce...
ANTITRUST REGULATORS approved the CVS Health's planned acquisition of Aetna Wednesday. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE

CVS-Aetna deal is given go-ahead by U.S. antitrust regulators

NEW YORK - CVS Health Corp. and Aetna Inc. can go ahead with their about $68 billion deal, the Justice Department said, clearing the...
ANTITRUST REGULATORS have approved Cigna Corp.’s $54 billion takeover of pharmacy-benefit manager Express Scripts Holding Co. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/WHITNEY CURTIS

Cigna-Express Scripts deal is cleared by U.S. Justice Department

NEW YORK - Antitrust enforcers signed off on Cigna Corp.’s $54 billion takeover of pharmacy-benefit manager Express Scripts Holding Co., clearing one of two health...
THE U.S DEPARTMENT of of Justice is reportedly on track to soon approve CVS Health’s takeover of insurer Aetna, as well as the acquisition of pharmacy-benefit manager Express Scripts Holding by health insurer Cigna. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE

Major health-industry deals are said to move closer to approval

NEW YORK - Two major health care deals that stand to reshape the insurance and pharmacy industries are moving toward winning antitrust approval, according...

CVS-Aetna deal said to dodge antitrust hurdle that AT&T faced

NEW YORK - CVS Health Corp. has dodged one hurdle in its bid to buy insurer Aetna Inc., as antitrust enforcers don’t see competitive...
AT&T HAS RECEIVED APPROVAL to acquire Time Warner. BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/PATRICK T. FALLON

AT&T cleared by judge to buy Time Warner, create media giant

NEW YORK - AT&T Inc. was cleared by a judge to take over Time Warner Inc. in an $85 billion deal that the mobile-phone giant...

Cigna to draw antitrust scrutiny amid health care deal wave

NEW YORK – Cigna Corp.’s proposed deal for Express Scripts Holding Co. faces a drawn-out merger review as the Trump administration’s antitrust enforcers weigh the competitive...
CVS HEALTH CORP. announced a $67.5 billion takeover of Aetna Inc. Sunday. Above, Aetna Inc. headquarters stands in Hartford, Conn. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

CVS-Aetna deal may hinge on antitrust approach under Trump

NEW YORK - CVS Health Corp.’s $67.5 billion takeover of Aetna Inc. will test the Trump administration’s approach to far-reaching corporate takeovers, just weeks after...
MICHAEL FLYNN will plead guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with a Russian ambassador. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Flynn admits to lying, says Trump team knew of his Russia...

NEW YORK - Former national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to federal agents and is providing cooperation that promises to take...
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