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Some states reluctant to join DOJ against AT&T-Time Warner deal

Stelter: Trump factor at play in AT&T deal? AT&T is bracing for an antitrust lawsuit from the Justice Department that would attempt to block its pending acquisition of Time Warner, CNN’s parent company, on the grounds that it would harm consumers. But the DOJ is having trouble finding allies. The DOJ’s antitrust division has been contacting some state attorneys general to enlist their support — a common maneuver in cases like this. But few, if any, states have signed on yet, according to an official in a state that has ...

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Shep Smith fact-checks Fox News on Clinton, Uranium One deal

Fox News anchor Shepard Smith has earned a reputation over the years for ideological apostasy, providing a sharp mid-afternoon break from the conservative perspective that dominates the rest of the network’s programming. But on Tuesday, he may have outdone himself. Over the course of six minutes, Smith provided a thorough fact-check of the latest Clinton-related conspiracy theory to capture the attention of Republican lawmakers, and his colleagues at Fox News. Smith, the chief news anchor at Fox, spelled out the specific allegation surrounding the sale of a Canadian company called ...

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Puerto Rico's utility ignored lawyers' advice on Whitefish deal

Puerto Rico one month after Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico’s state-owned electric utility ignored advice from its attorneys before inking a controversial $ 300 million contract with Whitefish Energy, a small Montana-based firm that only employed two people at the time the Hurricane Maria hit. Documents released by the House Committee on Natural Resources late Monday show that attorneys for the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority advised the state-owned utility to make critical changes to the contract it was negotiating with Whitefish to ensure it was compliant with the Federal Emergency ...

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A New Mario Movie Could Happen As Nintendo Reportedly Nears Deal With Despicable Me Studio

Mario may be headed to the big screen once again. 24 years after the failure that is the live-action Super Mario Bros. movie, Nintendo is reportedly nearing a deal to make an animated movie based on the hit franchise. That’s according to the Wall Street Journal, which reports that Nintendo is in talks with Illumination Entertainment, a subsidiary of Universal Studios responsible for movies like Despicable Me, The Secret Life of Pets, and Minions. The WSJ says the two companies have been speaking about the prospect for a year but ...

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Theresa May says Brexit deal will help 'counter' Russia threat

The successful completion of a Brexit trade deal will help counter the threat posed by Russia to European security, Prime Minister Theresa May has said. She cited the use of disinformation and cyber warfare and Russia’s alleged meddling in elections as proof of its aim to “undermine free societies”. The UK did not want “perpetual confrontation” with Russia but would protect its interests, she added. The UK wants a new security treaty with the EU after it leaves in 2019. The UK government, which earlier this year reinforced its military ...

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Parliament to get binding vote on final Brexit deal

Parliament will get a vote on the final Brexit deal before the UK leaves the EU, minister David Davis has told MPs. He said the terms of the UK’s exit, including any transition deal and agreement on citizen rights, would have to become law via new legislation. And he said MPs would have the opportunity to reject or amend such legislation, saying “the agreement will only hold if Parliament approves it”. Labour welcomed what it said was a “significant climbdown”. The BBC’s political editor Laura Kuenssberg said the announcement was ...

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Toyota Prius Prime Review: The Best Deal in a Toyota Hybrid

The Toyota Prius Prime plug-in is the best hybrid the automaker sells. Equip a Prius Prime the same way as the popular regular Prius hybrid, and the difference is less than $ 1,000. With the Prius Prime, even if you drive 20-25 miles to work and back daily, you’ll be running exclusively on cheap electricity during the work week. Because it’s a Toyota, it comes standard with an excellent safety suite called TSS-P. Even as a compact car, the Prius Prime is reasonably comfortable for four adults. And it was adequately ...

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Here's the other small firm that won a big Puerto Rico power deal

Small power company lands $ 300M Puerto Rico contract Whitefish Energy isn’t the only young company to land a multimillion dollar deal to help restore power in Puerto Rico. Cobra Acquisitions, a subsidiary of Oklahoma City-based Mammoth Energy(TUSK) that’s less than a year old, won a $ 200 million contract last month from the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA)to help repair and reconstruct the crippled island’s utility infrastructure over the next 120 days. The deal is one of twomajor contracts greenlighted by PREPA that have come under scrutiny on ...

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Fresh questions about Trump administration's review of AT&T-Time Warner deal

“A lot of people are disappointed in the Justice Department, including me.” That was President Trump on Friday, stepping up his criticism of the DOJ by explicitly saying he wants investigations of his political rivals. Trump is not shy about his enemies list. It includes Hillary Clinton and several major news outlets, including CNN. That’s why there are whispers in political and media circles that the president may be trying to interfere with AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner, especially now that the DOJ is reportedly considering a lawsuit to block ...

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