A federal court has approved the government's conditions placed on Comcast's takeover of NBCUniversal.
Some key dates in wireless carrier AT&T Inc.'s effort to buy competitor T-Mobile USA, which was threatened Wednesday after the Justice Department filed a lawsuit to stop it from going through:
The Justice Department took the unusual step Wednesday to try to block AT&T's $39 billion purchase of T-Mobile USA, arguing that the proposed merger would lead to higher wireless prices, less innovation and fewer choices for consumers.
Reactions to the Justice Department's decision to file a lawsuit in an effort to block AT&T Inc.'s proposed $39 billion purchase of T-Mobile USA:
AT&T Inc. is pledging to bring 5,000 wireless call center jobs, currently based abroad, back to the U.S. if it is allowed to proceed with its proposed $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA.
Wireless networks fell quiet Sunday in some coastal areas of North Carolina and southern Virginia, but calls were going through in most areas affected by Tropical Storm Irene, the Federal Communications Commission said.
Satellite TV broadcaster Dish Network Corp. wants to build a wireless broadband network as a way to help it compete more effectively with cable TV and phone companies that offer video services.
Washington is famous for budget trickery, and the practice of base-line budgeting is one of its most cynical traditions. Base-line budgeting makes an increase in funding appear as a cut. For example, according to Dan Mitchell at the Cato Institute, "The 'cuts' in the [debt ceiling] deal are only cuts from the [Congressional Budget Office's] 'baseline,' which is a Washington construct of ever-rising spending. And even these 'cuts' from the baseline include $156 billion of interest savings, which are imaginary because the underlying cuts are imaginary." An egregious example of such base-line budgeting is the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Universal Service Fund (USF).
Two lawmakers are requesting a review of the government's security standards for wireless medical devices after a diabetic discovered how to remotely reprogram his and other people's insulin pumps.