Democrats such as Elizabeth Warren had their eye on business and the working class during the first 2020 presidential primary debate in Miami.2020 Electionsread more
The issue over health insurance marked the first stark divide among the candidates, and sparked a heated back-and-forth between many of the candidates on stage.Politicsread more
Huawei's legal chief told CNBC that the company makes "solutions for civil use."Technologyread more
Four candidates mentioned China — but none of the Democratic contenders brought up trade in the debate.Politicsread more
In a strategy to draw attention away from Wednesday's Democratic debate, President Donald Trump's reelection campaign bought out YouTube's "masthead," the leading...2020 Electionsread more
The Federal Aviation Administration said on Wednesday that is has found an issue with the Boeing 737 Max that the manufacturer must address before it lifts the grounding...Airlinesread more
The collapse of the deal potentially ended Sinclair's hopes of building a national conservative-leaning TV powerhouse that might have rivaled Fox News.Mediaread more
Virginia Sen. Mark Warner breaks down the idea behind a bipartisan bill he introduced to provide more transparency in Big Tech.Technologyread more
Tesla is working on new battery cell designs, and a way to make their own cells, with R&D teams in a lab near its car plant in Fremont, California.Technologyread more
These attacks have given the public the opportunity to examine the problems associated with ransomware, where corporations -- not obligated to disclose these attacks -- have...Technologyread more
Wi-Fi 6 will be the next-generation wireless standard. Along with 5G, it will represent the next big shift in connectivity and data, said Irving Tan, senior vice president and...Shaping the futureread more
The merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable appears "too big to sail" past federal antitrust regulators without "serious, serious scrutiny," Reed Hundt, former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, told CNBC on Thursday.
"The FCC and the Department of Justice probably have not green-lighted the deal already," he said on "Squawk on the Street. " "I don't know what the companies have said to them. I would be very dubious that the deal has been green-lighted. It's too early to say the deal will be approved without serious scrutiny."
Comcast's acquisition deal for Time Warner Cable, an all-stock transaction worth $45.2 billion, was announced officially Thursday morning. Comcast CEO Brian Roberts told CNBC that he's confident that regulators will approve the merger, despite concerns about the two biggest U.S. cable providers joining forces.
The regulatory process is likely to focus on the combined companies' massive share in broadband, Hundt said, adding that the companies might have about half of all cable video subscribers in the U.S. and even more broadband Internet subscribers.
That will be a point of concern for FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, said Hundt, who chaired the commission from 1993 to 1997.
The FCC will press on whether the combined company would "bottleneck" Web connections or open them up to faster speeds for less money through investments in advanced broadband networks, he said.
(Re/code: Deal faces long antitrust review)
"That's the question they're going to be asked by the FCC for sure, because Tom Wheeler is committed to making sure the Internet is open," Hundt said. "And he doesn't mean a thin little pipe. ... He means a big, big, huge roadway to the broadband future."
(Disclosure: Comcast is the owner of NBCUniversal, the parent company of CNBC and CNBC.com.)
—By CNBC's Jeff Morganteen. Follow him on Twitter at and get the latest stories from "Squawk on the Street."