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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...
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL reported that CVS Health Corp. is in talks to buy Aetna Inc. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO /MICHAEL NAGLE

CVS-Aetna deal could mean end of era in how drugs are...

NEW YORK - If Aetna Inc. is eventually swallowed by CVS Health Corp., an important part of the health care business will be changed...
RHODE ISLAND HAS received nearly $3 million in a settlement of a U.S. case that claimed the drugmaker Mylan NV defrauded taxpayers by misclassifying its allergy-shot EpiPen product as a generic drug . /BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

Rhode Island to receive $3M in EpiPen settlement

NEW YORK - Mylan NV’s $465 million settlement of a U.S. case that claimed the drugmaker defrauded taxpayers by misclassifying its allergy-shot EpiPen product...
OVER 400 PEOPLE were arrested in a government crackdown on health care fraud. /BLOOMBERG FILE HPTO/KIYOSHI OTA

6 arrested in R.I. as part of $1.3B health care fraud...

NEW YORK - More than four hundred people were charged in a sweeping crackdown on health care fraud that cost taxpayers $1.3 billion, in...

Aetna gets December date to make last push for Humana merger

WASHINGTON - Health insurers Aetna Inc. and Humana Inc. will go to trial on Dec. 5 in defense of their planned $37 billion merger,...

Mattel, Hasbro would face rising antitrust worry over mega deals

WASHINGTON - A merger of Hasbro Inc. and Mattel Inc., which would unite two of the biggest toymakers, would need to win approval from...

Media general to sell stations to settle LIN antitrust case

WASHINGTON - Media general Inc. will sell a group of television stations to settle U.S. claims that its $1.5 billion purchase of LIN Media...
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