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States sue to stop $26.5 billion Sprint-T-Mobile deal

Jun. 11, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A group of state attorneys general led by New York and California filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday to block T-Mobile's $26.5 billion bid for Sprint, citing consumer harm. The state attorneys general said the promised benefits, such as better networks in rural areas and faster service...

The Latest: States sue to stop $26.5B Sprint-T-Mobile deal

Jun. 11, 2019 12:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on T-Mobile-Sprint lawsuit (all times local): 12:25 p.m. A group of state attorneys general led by New York and California are filing a lawsuit to block T-Mobile's $26.5 billion bid for Sprint, citing consumer harm. The state AGs say the merger would hurt competition and drive up...

Regulators give phone companies new tools to fight robocalls

Jun. 6, 2019 2:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal regulators voted Thursday to give phone companies the right to block unwanted calls without getting customers' permission first. The Federal Communications Commission's move could make call-blocking widespread and help consumers dodge annoying robocalls, which have exploded into a...

Is there finally more help in the fight against robocalls?

Jun. 5, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New tools are coming to fight robocalls, but don't expect unwanted calls to disappear. Political gridlock could derail bills aimed at beefing up enforcement and forcing phone companies to do more. The companies have been slow to act against such automated calls on their own. And even if...

FCC chairman backs T-Mobile-Sprint deal in key endorsement

May. 20, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A key federal regulator says he backs T-Mobile's $26.5 billion takeover of rival wireless carrier Sprint, a crucial step for the deal's approval. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said Monday he supported the deal because the two companies promised to expand mobile...

Want free TV? Owner of 'Chicken Soup' books is betting on it

May. 12, 2019 10:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Costs for cable and video services like Netflix are rising. One alternative is a free service such as Pluto, Tubi or Popcornflix. They have ads and stream shows and movies that tend to be older, like the original "Roseanne" or "Fight Club." The Associated Press spoke with Bill Rouhana, CEO...