Jun 10, 2018

AT&T-Time Warner merger ruling expected this week

AT&T’s office signage and logo outside its New York City office. Photo: Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images

Judge Richard J. Leon is expected to decide on Tuesday the fate of the Justice Department’s bid to block AT&T's proposed $85 billion merger with Time Warner, reports The New York Times.

Why it matters: This is one of the most prominent antitrust cases in decades — and it could usher in a slew of mergers and acquisitions if approved. If Leon blocks the plan, other huge pending deals — like Sprint's proposed merger with T-Mobile and the Disney-Fox deal — could be in jeopardy or face radical restructuring.

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Repatriated American citizens have doubled coronavirus cases in U.S.

Face mask discarded outside the Diamond Princess cruise ship. Photo: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images

The official number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the U.S. just doubled — to 34 — but public health officials are pointing out that these are mostly people who've been repatriated.

Why it matters: As concerns grow about a global pandemic, officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention want to make sure the message gets out: "We are not seeing community spread here in the United States," Nancy Messonnier says.

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Bernie opens up massive lead among college students

Data: College Reaction; Note: ±3.4 margin of error; Chart: Axios Visuals

In the last two months, Bernie Sanders has surged 20 points among college students to become the group's clear 2020 favorite, according to a new College Reaction/Axios poll.

Why it matters: The numbers reflect the extent to which young Democratic voters are embracing socialism and rejecting moderate choices.

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Catch up on today's biggest news:

  1. Bloomberg campaign says Tennessee vandalism "echoes language" from Bernie supporters
  2. Scoop: New White House personnel chief tells Cabinet liaisons to target Never Trumpers
  3. Trump misrepresents 2020 Russia briefing as Democratic "misinformation"
  4. Bernie Sanders takes aim at Bloomberg: "Trump will chew him up and spit him out"
  5. Nearly half of Republicans support pardoning Roger Stone
  6. Scoop: Lyft acquires cartop advertising startup Halo Cars