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AT&T Vows to Keep Pursuing T-Mobile Merger

AT&T Inc (T.N) plans to forge ahead with its deal to buy Deutsche Telekom's (DTEGn.DE) U.S. wireless unit despite fierce regulatory opposition, and it has the financial resources to close the acquisition quickly, a top executive said on Wednesday.

Credit Unions Saw Fewer Customers Switching From Big Banks in October, Lost $400 Million in Deposits

It turns out that credit unions did not benefit so much from fed-up customers of big banks. The Credit Union National Association said in early November that their survey showed an estimated 650,000 Americans have opened new accounts at credit unions since Sept. 29, the day Bank of America (BAC) announced the $5 debit card fee that it later cancelled due to mounting pressure. However, a newly released regular monthly report shows quite a difference scenario.

California homicide rate drops 7.8 percent in 2010

A state government report said on Friday that California's homicide rate fell by 7.8 percent in 2010 to the lowest level since 1966, in-line with a U.S. drop in violent crimes that researchers have attributed in part to better police work.

AT&T, Deutsche Telekom battling for merger: sources

AT&T Inc and T-Mobile USA's parent company Deutsche Telekom AG are still battling to save their $39 billion merger and are not in talks about a network-sharing alternative, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

AT&T, DeutscheTelekom eyed fallback venture: report

AT&T Inc and T-Mobile USA's parent Deutsche Telekom have discussed options including forming a joint venture to pool the wireless operators' network assets if AT&T's proposed $39 billion plan to buy T-Mobile USA fails, the Wall Street Journal reported.

AT&T, Deutsche Telekom Eyed Fallback Venture: Report

AT&T Inc (T.N) and T-Mobile USA's parent Deutsche Telekom (DTEGn.DE) have discussed forming a joint venture that would pool the wireless operators' network assets as an alternative if AT&T's proposed $39 billion plan to buy T-Mobile USA fails, according to the Wall Street Journal.

AT&T, T-Mobile Considering Joint Venture: Report

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that AT&T and Deutsche Telekom, the parent company of T-Mobile USA, have held preliminary discussions about forming a joint venture should the merger bid be dashed in court. Multiple sources were cited as confirming the report.

Goldman CEO Can Testify in Insider Case: Judge

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Chief Executive Officer Lloyd Blankfein may be asked to testify in a market regulator's insider-trading case against a former director of the Wall Street bank, a judge ruled.

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Reflections are seen in the window of an AT&T store in New York

AT&T in Talks with Leap about Divestitures: Report

AT&T is in talks with Leap Wireless International about a potential sale of some assets to the smaller operator in a last ditch effort to gain regulatory approval for AT&T's proposed T-Mobile USA purchase, according to a New York Times report.
Reflections are seen in the window of an AT&T store in New York

AT&T in talks with Leap about divestitures: report

AT&T is in talks with Leap Wireless International about a potential sale of some assets to the smaller operator in a last ditch effort to gain regulatory approval for AT&T's proposed T-Mobile USA purchase, according to a New York Times report.
A view shows the AT&T store sign in Broomfield, Colorado

AT&T and T-Mobile Merger Madness: Positive for Clearwire, Negative for Sprint

AT&T, Inc. (NYSE:T) and T-Mobile's withdrawal of their Federal Communications Commission (FCC) application to transfer spectrum and AT&T's intent to book the full $4 billion break-up fee as a non-cash charge against fourth-quarter earnings indicates that there is only a slim probability that the deal will be approved.
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