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  1. the top line
    The T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Remedy Makes No SenseIf the whole rationale behind the merger that a small fourth carrier can’t compete with the big guys, why create a new one?
  2. the top line
    Kudos to the States Suing to Block Sprint/T-Mobile MergerAs the state attorneys general suing on antitrust grounds know, competition among four national cellular providers serves Americans well.
  3. pentagon budget
    Trump: U.S. Defense Spending Is Too High — But Must Not Be CutThe president shared his coherent, carefully considered thoughts on the Pentagon budget with CNBC Monday morning.
  4. craft beer
    Why the Sam Adams–Dogfish Head Deal Will Be a Win for Beer LoversFor one, it’s a giant middle finger to AB In-Bev and MillerCoors.
  5. rip
    Turner Has Shut Down Its Comedy Site Super DeluxeAnother internet casualty.
  6. Court Approves AT&T’s Merger With Time WarnerThe decision is likely to spur a wave of other mergers throughout the (already heavily consolidated) media industry.
  7. Sprint and T-Mobile Announce MegamergerThe two companies are betting that Trump administration regulators will be friendly to their ambitions.
  8. grocery wars
    Is Kroger About to Merge With Target?Amazon fears may have two of America’s largest grocers aiming to join forces.
  9. Disney to Buy Most of 21st Century Fox in Deal Worth $52.4 BillionNow it’s official.
  10. consolidation
    CVS Finalizes $69 Billion Deal to Buy AetnaThe merger, if approved, could dramatically reshape the health-care industry.
  11. The Trump Administration’s Latest Attack on the Rule of Law Is Actually GoodIn blocking the AT&T–Time Warner merger, the Justice Department appears to be doing the right thing for the wrong reasons.
  12. media
    Trump Denies He Has Interfered in AT&T–Time Warner MergerBut much of this story still doesn’t add up.
  13. what a deal
    Go Get Whole Foods’ $2 Avocados While You Can!It’s falling hook, line, and sinker for their PR ploy, but might as well, right?
  14. grocery wars
    Amazon Prime Will Be Whole Foods’ Rewards ProgramYour $99 membership will grant you “special savings and other in-store benefits.”
  15. food delivery
    GrubHub Is Buying Yelp’s Food-Delivery Platform for $288 MillionYelp officially exits the delivery game, in another big food merger.
  16. The Boy Scouts Apologize for the President’s Conduct at Their Jamboree“We sincerely regret that politics were inserted into the Scouting program.”
  17. mergers
    Here Are the People Who Could Stop the Whole Foods–Amazon DealShareholders have a class-action lawsuit, and a congressman wants to hold a hearing.
  18. White House Warns CNN That Critical Coverage Could Cost Time Warner Its MergerThe Trump administration is now openly threatening to use the Justice Department as a tool for punishing critical speech.
  19. Trump-Friendly Company Buys Rights to Deliver Local News to 70 Percent of U.S.Last year, Sinclair reportedly made a deal with the Trump campaign, trading access for friendly coverage. Now, it’s poised to expand its reach.
  20. The Airline Industry Is a Starving Giant That’s Eating Our EconomyUnited assaulting one of its passengers is a stark reminder of how desperately we need to reregulate the airline industry.
  21. mergers
    Organic-Yogurt-Maker Stonyfield Could Be Yours for Just $900 MillionOwner Danone has to dump it in order to acquire WhiteWave Foods.
  22. AT&T to Purchase Time Warner in $85 Billion MegamergerThe reported deal unites AT&T’s communications infrastructure with Time Warner’s film and television empire.
  23. news you can booze
    ‘Thousands’ Will Lose Their Jobs Because of Anheuser-BuschThe beer behemoth’s merger will create lots of redundancies — another reason to support independent breweries.
  24. Aetna to Feds: Give Us Our Merger or Obamacare Gets ItThe Obama administration rejected the merger anyway. Aetna exited Obamacare in 11 states this week.
  25. Mergers
    German Drug Company Offers $62 Billion for Monsanto to MergeThis would create the world’s largest agricultural supplier.
  26. Splits
    Tartine Bakery and Blue Bottle Are Never, Ever Getting Back TogetherThe companies announced a merger in April, and now they’re parting ways.
  27. New You Can Booze
    One Third of Beers Sold Worldwide Will Come From This MegabrewerAnheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller have formalized their $106 billion merger.
  28. Beer Me
    SABMiller Is Just Not That Into A-B InBev’s $104 Billion Merger OfferIt was the third attempt by Anheuser-Busch InBev to buy its rival.
  29. Beer Me
    World’s Largest Brewer Wants to Merge With World’s Other LargestAnheuser-Busch InBev wants to merge with SABMiller to create the world’s largest brewing company with what will likely also be the world’s most complicated name.
  30. Mergers
    The Maker of Spam Is Buying an Enormous Organic-Meat CompanyHormel will pay $775 million for Applegate Farms.
  31. mergers
    The Comcast–Time Warner Merger Is DeadThe $45 billion deal has been dropped.
  32. mergers
    Net-a-Porter and Yoox Are Officially MergingTo form one giant, luxury super-group.
  33. Mergers
    Kraft and Heinz Will Merge to Make One Giant $40 Billion Food CompanyIt will create the world’s fifth-largest food company.
  34. The Chain Gang
    Burger King’s Canadian Tax Inversion Could Save It $1.2 BillionAccording to a new report from a corporate taxpayer watchdog group.
  35. Big Deals
    Burger King Will Pay $11.4 Billion for Tim HortonsAnd that figure isn’t even in Canadian dollars.
  36. mergers
    Why Dollar Stores Are Having a Hard Time Making a BuckDollar Tree and Family Dollar are merging, but things still aren’t looking good at the lower end of the retail economy.
  37. mergers
    American Airlines and US Airways Approve Merger, Forming World’s Largest AirlineThose who don’t like it are free to take Greyhound.
  38. mergers
    Book Publishers Random House and Penguin to MergeIn order to better handle the challenges caused by the rise of e-books.
  39. Mediavore
    Flower Foods Tosses Tasty Baking Co. a Much Needed Lifeline; Rare DisorderPlus: a study shows people think foods labeled organic taste better; and the rules of drinking may have changed, all in out morning news roundup.
  40. mergers
    AT&T Is Buying T-MobileDo you hear my wireless monopoly now?
  41. layoffs
    Is AOL Attempting to Skirt Employee Protection Laws?Possibly yes.
  42. arianna!
    AOL to Lay Off ‘Hundreds’ Starting TomorrowThe cuts will hit hardest in India.
  43. media
    Salon.com Open to Merger“We’d like to think you don’t have to be a media conglomerate to succeed at doing high-quality journalism. The content economy we have today says you probably have to be.”
  44. mergers
    United and Continental Come Together to Form Airline SuperpowerTwo companies agree to $3 billion merger.
  45. mergers
    The Ticketmaster–Live Nation Merger Is OnOh boy.
  46. Tony Tony Tony
    Bourdain Has Reservations About New BossPlus, how does Tony Tone feel about being labeled a “celebrity chef”?
  47. vampires
    Lionsgate Merging With Twilight Studio?This opens the door for a really scary Halloween episode of ‘Mad Men’.