• Credit-Card Debt Snaring More High-Income People Friday, 27 Jun 2008 | 10:39 AM ET

    "People of all walks of life have been either guilty of overspending or the victim of some misfortune," says Greg McBride of  Bankrate.com

  • XM-Sirius: Finally? Monday, 16 Jun 2008 | 7:08 PM ET

    The FCC chairman said yes. But two more votes are needed.

  • Satellite Radio Merger Clears Key Hurdle Monday, 16 Jun 2008 | 3:29 PM ET

    XM and Sirius Satellite radio--the nation's only two satellite radio operators--have cleared a major hurdle: FCC Chair Kevin Martin recommended approval of their merger. This puts them one step closer to the deal that's now valued at roughly $7.5 billion dollars, based on recent stock prices.

  • XM, Sirius Shares Rise as FCC Head Backs Merger Monday, 16 Jun 2008 | 10:25 AM ET
    XM Sirius

    The head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission said Monday he will propose that the agency conditionally approves Sirius Satellite Radio's purchase of rival XM Satellite Radio Holdings.

  • Cramer: Let XM and Sirius Merge Monday, 24 Mar 2008 | 7:25 PM ET

    Now that the DoJ has blessed the deal,  there's no reason the FCC shouldn't.

  • Google Floats 'White Space' Airwave Plan with FCC Monday, 24 Mar 2008 | 1:04 PM ET

    Internet search engine Google gave U.S. regulators on Monday a proposal for allowing the airwaves between broadcast channels to be used for mobile broadband services.

  • Change In The Air With FCC Auction Friday, 7 Mar 2008 | 2:17 PM ET

    These days, the country’s hottest auction is not at Sotheby’s or Christie's. It's the Federal Communications Commission's auction of the 700MHz frequency currently used by TV broadcasters. The auction is a result of the government's previous decision to eliminate analog TV as we know it.

  • Tribune Shares Jump as FCC Chief Favors Buyout Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | 5:31 PM ET

    The chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission said Wednesday he wants to grant media group Tribune a temporary exemption from U.S. media ownership rules, removing an obstacle to an $8.2 billion leveraged buyout of the company.

  • XM Chairman Hopeful for Approval of Sirius Deal Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | 3:52 PM ET

    XM Satellite Chairman Gary Parsons told CNBC he is hopeful about federal regulatory approval for the company's proposed merger with Sirius Satellite Radio.

  • FCC OKs Cable Competition for Apartments Wednesday, 31 Oct 2007 | 12:34 PM ET

    Federal regulators on Wednesday approved a rule that would ban exclusive agreements that cable television operators have with apartment buildings, opening up competition for other video providers that could eventually lead to lower prices.

  • A Bright Future In Corning Wednesday, 31 Oct 2007 | 11:01 AM ET

    Cramer expects this fiber-optic company to be glowing on the heels of an expected FCC ruling.

  • Microsoft  on Monday will try to convince U.S. regulators that vacant television airwaves can be used for wireless services without interfering with broadcast signals, The Washington Post reported.

  • The Federal Communications Commission voted 4-1 to adopt a key "open access" resolution supported by search giant Google  when a new wireless spectrum is auctioned in January, what could be a significant blow to wireless leaders AT&T and Verizon.The auction could raise as much as $15 billion.

  • Google May Bid in Spectrum Auction Friday, 20 Jul 2007 | 10:43 AM ET

    Web search leader Google said Friday that it would participate in an upcoming wireless spectrum auction if the U.S. Federal Communications Commission added a key condition.

  • U.S. Court Rejects FCC Broadcast Decency Limit Tuesday, 5 Jun 2007 | 9:08 AM ET

    In a major victory for TV networks, a U.S. appeals court Monday overruled federal regulators who decided that expletives uttered on broadcast television violated decency standards.

  • U.S. Court Throws Out Indecency Ruling Against Fox Monday, 4 Jun 2007 | 1:46 PM ET

    A U.S. appeals court overruled regulators who decided that expletives uttered on broadcast television violated decency standards, a major victory for TV networks.

  • XM-Sirius Defends Proposed Cost of Merged Service Wednesday, 7 Mar 2007 | 4:31 PM ET

    The price of satellite radio offered by a merged Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio would be less than subscribing separately to both services, Sirius' chief executive Mel Karmazin said on Wednesday.

  • A long-delayed buyout deal between AT&T and BellSouth may close as early as tomorrow, CNBC's David Faber reported.

  • FCC Commissioner Won't Vote on AT&T Deal Tuesday, 19 Dec 2006 | 2:53 AM ET

    AT&T's proposed buyout of BellSouth was thrown into doubt Monday when Robert McDowell, a member of the Federal Communications Commission and a former telecommunications industry lobbyist, said he will not be voting on the deal.

  • FCC's McDowell Won't Vote on AT&T-BellSouth Merger Monday, 18 Dec 2006 | 5:46 PM ET

    AT&T proposed buyout of BellSouth was thrown into doubt when Robert McDowell, a member of the FCC and a former telecommunications industry lobbyist, said he is excluding himself from participation in the agency's deliberations on the deal.

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