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  • WASHINGTON, July 10- Verizon Communications Inc had a net addition of over 1.4 million postpaid subscribers in the second quarter, its chief executive said on Thursday, a dramatic increase from the first quarter, when customer growth fell short of expectations.

  • More 'headline-grabbing' corporate deals expected Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 8:05 AM ET

    LONDON— More "headline-grabbing" acquisitions are likely over the coming year as businesses take advantage of a period of improving economic growth and cheap financing.

  • More 'headline-grabbing' corporate deals expected Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 7:02 PM ET

    LONDON— More "headline-grabbing" acquisitions are likely over the coming year as businesses take advantage of a period of improving economic growth and cheap financing.

  • Slim's Mexico telecoms sale opens doors to competitors Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 5:11 PM ET

    MEXICO CITY, July 9- Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim's plan to divest a chunk of his most valuable asset, phone company America Movil, could open Mexico's telecoms market as never before to rivals.

  • The Department of Homeland Security's Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team, or ICS-CERT, issued the request after researchers with F-Secure of Finland and Symantec Corp of the United States reported that they believed Energetic Bear was behind a campaign to infect energy and industrial firms around the world with malicious software known as the Havex Trojan.

  • NEW YORK, July 1- U.S. stocks were set to kick off the third quarter with early gains on Tuesday, after a report showed China's factory sector expanded in June for the first time in six months, and ahead of U.S. data expected to show manufacturing continued to grow.

  • Markit, ISM factory data due. NEW YORK, July 1- U.S. stock index futures kicked off the third quarter with early gains Tuesday, buoyed by a report showing China's factory sector expanded in June for the first time in six months, and ahead of U.S. data expected to show manufacturing continued to grow.

  • Let's make a deal! Global M&A at 7-year high Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 6:21 AM ET
    Viagra made by Pfizer and Nexiam made by AstraZeneca.

    Investor support for large acquisitions and a desire to trump rivals in consolidating markets have led CEOs to strike big transactions in 2014.

  • NEW YORK, June 30- Investor support for large acquisitions and a desire to trump rivals in consolidating markets have led chief executives to strike big transactions so far in 2014, raising year-to-date global deal volumes to their highest level in seven years.

  • MEXICO CITY, June 27- Carlos Slim's real estate firm, Inmobiliaria Carso, will buy AT&T Inc's equity stake in America Movil, tightening the Mexican tycoon's control of his flagship telecommunications firm, according to a filing with Mexico's stock exchange on Friday.

  • CBS CEO: Aereo ruling a 'terrific victory' Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 1:29 PM ET
    Les Moonves, president and chief executive officer of CBS Corp.

    The Supreme Court ruling against Aereo was a very "pro-consumer thing" and a "terrific victory" for content providers, CBS CEO Leslie Moonves said.

  • WASHINGTON, June 24- U.S. lawmakers grilled AT&T Inc and DirecTV on Tuesday over a proposed merger that some Democrats and public interest groups fear will result in higher costs and less competition.

  • WASHINGTON, June 24- AT&T Inc's proposed merger with DirecTV does not compare with other mergers shaking up the telecommunications industry because the companies largely provide different services, AT&T's chief executive told lawmakers on Tuesday.

  • AT&T: The DirecTV deal is not Comcast/Time Warner Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 2:24 PM ET

    AT&T's proposed merger with DirecTV does not compare with other mergers shaking up the telecommunications industry.

  • WASHINGTON, June 24- AT&T Inc's proposed merger with DirecTV does not compare with other mergers shaking up the telecommunications industry because the companies largely provide different services, AT&T's chief executive told lawmakers on Tuesday.

  • WASHINGTON, June 24- DirecTV's chief executive officer told lawmakers on Tuesday that the largest U.S. satellite television provider needs to merge with AT&T Inc so that it can offer Internet service to consumers that is critical to remaining competitive.

  • Sprint closer to $40B-plus T-Mobile deal financing Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 7:25 AM ET

    Sprint has lined up eight banks to finance its proposed acquisition of T-Mobile US.

  • The debt package exceeds $40 billion and includes a bridge loan of roughly $20 billion from Japan's Softbank Corp to Sprint, as well as some $20 billion refinancing of T-Mobile's existing debt, the people said this week.

  • News Corp board votes to extend poison pill provision Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 5:16 PM ET

    June 18- News Corp's board of directors voted to extend a poison pill provision it put in place to prevent hostile takeovers when the company controlled by Rupert Murdoch and his family split from its cable and entertainment properties last year.

  • AT&T lands rights to Amazon's new phone: Report Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 8:08 AM ET

    AT&T will be the exclusive carrier for Amazon.com's new smartphone being unveiled Wednesday, The Wall Street Journal reports.