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  • No Need to Sweeten Offer for Sprint: Japan's SoftBank Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 7:37 AM ET

    SoftBank said there is no need to improve its $20.1 billion bid for 70 percent of U.S. wireless carrier Sprint Nextel, which has been challenged by Dish Network.

  • Asia Stocks Cautious in Holiday-Thinned Trade Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 4:33 AM ET

    Trade in Asia's stock markets was relatively quiet on Monday with volume subdued because of holidays in Japan and China while disappointing U.S. economic growth dampened risk appetite.

  • Verizon Eyes $100 Billion Bid for Verizon Wireless Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 1:06 AM ET

    Verizon Communications has hired advisers to prepare a possible $100 billion cash and stock bid to take full control of Verizon Wireless from joint venture partner Vodafone.

  • Sprint Loss Beats Estimate, Despite Customer Losses Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 10:49 AM ET

    Sprint Nextel, an acquisition target of both Japan's SoftBank and Dish Network, posted a smaller than expected quarterly loss, even as it saw steep customer losses from the Nextel network it is shutting down.

  • Huawei ‘Not Interested in the US Anymore’ Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 10:23 PM ET
    A receptionist sits behind the counter at the Huawei office in Wuhan, central China's Hubei province.

    Huawei has given up its quest to conquer the market for telecom network equipment in the US, where the Chinese company's sales have been repeatedly blocked. The FT reports.

  • Dish Says Its Sprint Deal Better for US Security Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 3:38 PM ET

    Dish Network says its bid for Sprint Nextel is preferable for U.S. national security reasons than a deal with Japan's Softbank.

  • SoftBank Could Gain $3.5 Billion by Dropping Sprint Bid Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 12:25 AM ET

    Billionaire founder of mobile carrier SoftBank is expected to stay in the battle for Sprint Nextel - even though he could walk away with $3.5 billion in gains from currency hedging.

  • Stocks finished at session lows Monday, posting their sharpest one-day drop this year, as disappointing economic data from China triggered a selloff in commodities.

  • US Futures Lower as Commodities Drop; Citi Gains Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 9:10 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures were in negative territory Monday as weak economic data in China sparked a global commodities selloff and trumped encouraging earnings from Citigroup.

  • Early Movers: S, DISH, C, PCS & More Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 8:33 AM ET

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Dish Network Bids $25.5 Billion for Sprint Nextel Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 6:32 AM ET

    Dish Network offered to buy Sprint Nextel for $25.5 billion in cash and stock, a move that could thwart Sprint's proposed acquisition by Japan's SoftBank Corp.

  • Feds: Give Us More Say, We'll Approve Sprint's Deal Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 8:34 AM ET

    The U.S. government wants more say in network equipment purchases as a condition to approve the $20 billion takeover of Sprint Nextel by Japanese mobile carrier Softbank , the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

  • Sprint Tops Estimates, Yet Subscriber Exodus Continues Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 8:22 AM ET

    Sprint Nextel posted higher fourth-quarter revenue even as it lost subscribers due to the wind-down of its older Nextel network.

  • Japan’s Debt Time Bomb Is Ticking: Kyle Bass Friday, 18 Jan 2013 | 2:57 PM ET
    Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

    Japan is sitting on a debt time bomb and recent moves to push the central bank to target inflation have made it more likely the bomb will explode in the next 24 months, hedge fund manager Kyle Bass told CNBC.

  • Dish Network has made an unsolicited offer to buy Clearwire for about $2.28 billion, trumping an offer by Clearwire shareholder Sprint Nextel and potentially interfering with Softbank plan to take a majority stake in Sprint.

  • Euro Gains Ahead of Expected Inaction From ECB Monday, 7 Jan 2013 | 5:19 PM ET

    The euro gained for a second straight session against the dollar on Monday, benefiting from technical factors as well as expectations that the European Central Bank will refrain from cutting interest rates.

  • Dollar Retreats From 2-1/2 Year High vs. Yen Monday, 7 Jan 2013 | 5:15 AM ET

    The dollar fell against the yen on Monday on profit-taking after its swift rise to a 2-1/2 year high last week -- a rally driven by expectations of aggressive monetary easing by the Bank of Japan.

  • Early Movers: ADBE, FB, PAY & More Friday, 14 Dec 2012 | 8:10 AM ET

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Sprint, Clearwire in Active Negotiations Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 11:41 AM ET

    Sprint and Clearwire are moving closer to a deal to acquire the rest of the company it doesn't already own.

  • Japan's dominant mobile carrier NTT Docomo said it lost 40,800 subscribers on a net basis in November, as users switched to Softbank and KDDI to grab an Apple iPhone 5 supplied in Japan.