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DOJ asks for more information on CVS-Aetna deal

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CVS is looking to buy Aetna in a $69 billion deal. Photo: Justin Sullivan / Getty Images

The Department of Justice has asked CVS Health and Aetna for more information in connection with their $69 billion deal. CVS and Aetna are "continuing to cooperate with the DOJ staff," according to a federal securities filing, and still expect the merger to go through in the second half of this year.

Why it matters: It's not uncommon for federal antitrust officials to demand more details in merger reviews. CVS and Aetna did not say what information DOJ was looking for. A main area of overlap between CVS and Aetna is Medicare's Part D prescription drug plans, where the two together have about 17% of enrollment.

Haley Britzky 7 hours ago
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Zuckerberg happy to testify if it is "the right thing to do”

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A portrait of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Photo: Jaap Arriens / NurPhoto via Getty Images

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he would be "happy" to testify before Congress if it was "the right thing to do," in an interview with CNN's Laurie Segall.

Why it matters: Facebook has been under the microscope lately for what Zuckerberg called earlier today the "Cambridge Analytica situation." Zuckerberg said if he was the "person...who will have the most knowledge," then he'd be the one to testify in the face of Facebook's data-collection situation.

Shannon Vavra 7 mins ago
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What it's like to negotiate with North Korea

Cups and a weapon.
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President Trump may find himself in a difficult position as soon as he sits down with Kim Jong-un, according to Jim Walsh, who has been in the room for previous talks and says North Korea’s first pitch is often a curveball.

“I’ve been in settings [in which they] set it at the top of the meeting, ‘we’re not going to talk about denuclearization,’" Walsh told Axios. "People on the other side say ‘why the hell are we meeting?’”