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AT&T CEO: "Disturbed by leaks" about CNN

AP

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said today that the company is at the "advanced stages" of negotiations with antitrust regulators over its $85 billion takeover of Time Warner, but was "a little disturbed by leaks" yesterday about possible divestiture demands.

Speaking at the DealBook Conference in New York, Stephenson reiterated that no one at the Department of Justice has ever said that AT&T would be required to sell CNN, nor would he comment on reported DoJ requests to divest DirecTV. He also said he wants to keep CNN "because I need a strong competitor to NBC."