Dish Network Corp said it would not make a new offer to buy Sprint Nextel in time for a Tuesday deadline and will instead focus on its tender offer for Clearwire Corp.» Read More
May 28- SoftBank Corp and Sprint have reached a deal with U.S. authorities on the national security aspects of their pending deal, a source familiar with the situation said on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON, May 24- An influential U.S. senator expressed strong concerns on Friday about Japanese company SoftBank Corp's plan to buy 70 percent of Sprint Nextel, warning it could expose the United States to Chinese cyber attacks.
WASHINGTON, May 24- An influential U.S. senator on Friday expressed strong concerns about Japanese company Softbank Corp's plan to buy 70 percent of Sprint Nextel, the No. 3 mobile service provider, warning it could expose the United States to more Chinese cyber attacks.
NEW YORK, May 23- Sprint Nextel and SoftBank Corp said on Thursday they had received all necessary state regulatory approvals for the Japanese company's proposed $20.1 billion purchase of 70 percent of Sprint.
May 23- SoftBank Corp would appoint a "security director" to Sprint Nextel Corp's board if its takeover bid succeeds and give the U.S. government right of approval on the appointment in hopes of easing national security concerns raised by the proposed deal.
WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, May 22- Dish Network Corp is ramping up its Washington- centric campaign to thwart Japanese firm SoftBank Corp's bid for Sprint Nextel Corp, hoping to convince lawmakers and government reviewers that it poses national security risks.
May 22- Dish Network Corp has rolled out an advertising campaign suggesting a deal by a Japanese company to acquire Sprint Nextel Corp could threaten U.S. national security, hoping to sway lawmakers and win support for its rival offer.
May 21- Sprint Nextel Corp raised its buyout offer for wireless service provider Clearwire Corp to $3.40 per share on Tuesday under pressure from activist shareholders, but the new bid failed to impress several big investors.
May 21- Sprint Nextel Corp raised its buyout offer for wireless service provider Clearwire Corp to $3.40 per share, but the new bid was not high enough to impress some investors. Clearwire shares almost immediately traded around the new offer price, having consistently traded well above the old $2.97- per-share bid.
Sprint Nextel said its Japanese suitor SoftBank granted it a waiver allowing it to consider a $25.5 billion rival bid by Dish Network, as pressure mounts on SoftBank to sweeten its offer for the No. 3 U.S. wireless carrier.
*SoftBank slips, Sprint permitted discussions with Dish. TOKYO, May 21- Japan's Nikkei share average edged up to a fresh 5-1/ 2- year high on Tuesday, reversing earlier losses, as retail investors scooped up underperforming stocks such as Sharp Corp and Tokyo Electric Power Co Inc.
TOKYO, May 21- Sprint Nextel Corp said its Japanese suitor SoftBank Corp granted it a waiver allowing it to consider a $25.5 billion rival bid by Dish Network Corp, as pressure mounts on SoftBank to sweeten its offer for the No. 3 U.S. wireless carrier.
TOKYO, May 21- Japan's Nikkei share average hit a 5-1/ 2- year high on Tuesday, reversing earlier losses as retail investors scooped up underperforming stocks such as Sharp Corp and Tokyo Electric Power Co Inc. percent to 15,369.13 after trading as high as 15,388.37, its best mark since December 2007.
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*Clearwire shareholders to vote on Sprint buyout May 21. NEW YORK, May 17- Minority shareholders of Clearwire Corp are expected to vote down a buyout offer from Sprint Nextel Corp next week and force the No.3 U.S. wireless company to cough up more cash for control of Clearwire's valuable spectrum.
May 14- Dish Network Corp said on Tuesday it will sell $2.5 billion in debt to help fund a $25 billion bid for Sprint Nextel Corp, and that it believes it has answered all questions posed by a special committee of Sprint's board.
May 14- Dish Network Corp said on Tuesday it has answered all the questions posed by a special committee of Sprint Nextel Corp's board of directors, as Dish awaits a response to its unsolicited $25 billion offer for the company.
May 14- Dish Network Corp on Tuesday said a subsidiary would sell $2.5 billion in debt to help finance Dish's proposed $25 billion acquisition of Sprint Nextel Corp.. Dish said if the Sprint deal did not take place by a certain date, the subsidiary would redeem all the notes.
*Core U.S. retail sales rise 0.5 percent in April. *Yum Brands falls as monthly Chinese sales drop. NEW YORK, May 13- U.S. stocks were mostly flat on Monday as investors paused following a rally that took indexes to record highs, though a strong read on retail sales limited declines and the Nasdaq ticked up on a rally in Netflix.
*Elan to buy part of U.S. drug firm Theravance's royalty for $1 billion. NEW YORK, May 13- U.S. stocks dipped on Monday, retreating from the most recent record high, but an unexpected rise in retail sales last month muted declines.