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  • Sprint abandons its pursuit of T-Mobile Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 9:00 PM ET

    Sprint is abandoning its pursuit of T-Mobile as the regulatory challenges of the deal are too steep.

  • UPDATE 1-Sprint drops bid to buy T-Mobile -source Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 8:13 PM ET

    Aug 5- Sprint Corp has dropped its bid to acquire No. 4 U.S. carrier T-Mobile U.S. Inc because the challenge of securing regulatory approval for the deal was too steep, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters. The Wall Street Journal first reported the news Tuesday that Sprint had abandoned its bid.

  • Sprint drops bid to buy T-Mobile -WSJ Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 7:23 PM ET

    Aug 5- Sprint Corp has dropped its bid to acquire No. 4 U.S. carrier T-Mobile U.S. Inc because the challenge of securing approval for the deal was "too steep," the Wall Street Journal cited unidentified sources as saying.

  • European shares close mixed; Italy, Spain weigh Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 11:50 AM ET

    European benchmarks closed higher, although gains were capped by weakness seen in the Italian and Spanish markets.

  • Why one of Mayer's big defenders changed his mind Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 4:50 PM ET
    Yahoo's chief executive, Marissa Mayer, speaks at the 2014 Cannes Lions in June in Cannes, France.

    Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's actual accomplishments during her two-year tenure leave much to be desired, Eric Jackson said.

  • *Iliad offers $15 bln for 56.6 pct of T-Mo, or $33/ share. FRANKFURT, Aug 4- Deutsche Telekom has serious doubts about the overall attractiveness of a bid by French telecom group Iliad for its U.S. mobile unit, despite lower regulatory hurdles than a rival offer, said two people close to the company.

  • Asian equity markets were mixed on Monday due to geopolitical tensions and weak economic data from the world's two largest economies.

  • *Argentine's default, Portugal bank woe hit financials despite limited exposure. TOKYO, Aug 4- Japanese stocks were flat on Monday after slipping to a one-week low in choppy early trade, as more losses on Wall Street and the conflict in Gaza and Ukraine sapped risk appetite.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 3- French telecoms firm Iliad will be hard-pressed to meet its goal of generating $2 billion in additional annual operating profit at T-Mobile US Inc by cutting costs and slashing prices if its takeover bid is accepted, analysts said.

  • TOKYO, Aug 4- If Masayoshi Son, the billionaire founder and CEO of SoftBank Corp needs a fresh strategy to fend off a surprise French counterbid for a prized U.S. telecoms target, he could do worse than ask budding entrepreneurs at the SoftBank Academia.

  • From erotica to T-Mobile: Iliad’s telecoms odyssey Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 10:16 AM ET

    CNBC takes a closer look at Iliad's backstory after the French group confirmed its bid to take over T-Mobile U.S.

  • WASHINGTON, July 31- French telecommunications company Iliad's surprise bid for U.S. wireless carrier T-Mobile US Inc would face a far easier U.S. review process than the offer long expected from Sprint Corp, experts said.

  • NEW YORK, July 31- French telecoms operator Iliad SA has recently made a buyout approach for T-Mobile US Inc, according to a person familiar with the matter, a surprise bid that counters an existing takeover bid by Sprint Corp..

  • July 31- French telecoms operator Iliad SA has made a buyout offer for T-Mobile USA Inc, a person familiar with the matter said, countering an offer by Sprint Corp..

  • WASHINGTON, July 30- U.S. mobile phone users have likely paid hundreds of millions of dollars in unauthorized charges "crammed" onto their bills, according to a report released by the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday to coincide with a hearing on the topic.

  • WASHINGTON, July 30- U.S. mobile phone users have likely paid hundreds of millions of dollars in unauthorized charges "crammed" onto their bills, according to a report released by the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday ahead of a hearing on the subject.

  • Sprint's revenue beats as network upgrade progresses Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 8:41 AM ET

    Sprint reported higher-than-expected second-quarter revenue on Wednesday.

  • WASHINGTON, July 30- Sprint Corp reported higher-than-expected first-quarter revenue on Wednesday, as the company expanded its high-speed coverage and came closer to completing a network upgrade that had caused a massive drop in customers.

  • WASHINGTON, July 30- Sprint Corp reported higher-than-expected second-quarter revenue on Wednesday, as the company expanded its high-speed coverage and came closer to completing a network upgrade that had caused a massive drop in customers.

  • WASHINGTON, July 30- Sprint Corp reported higher-than-expected second-quarter revenue on Wednesday, as the company expanded its high-speed coverage and came closer to completing a network upgrade that had caused a massive drop in its customer count.