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UPDATED: Wed., April 1, 2020

Sprint and T-Mobile merge, creating new wireless giant

Mobile carrier T-Mobile has completed the takeover of smaller rival Sprint, creating a new wireless giant that rivals AT&T and Verizon in size.

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 11, 2020

Price worries remain after judge OKs T-Mobile’s Sprint deal

A federal judge has cleared a major path for T-Mobile to buy Sprint for $26.5 billion, citing T-Mobile’s track record in promoting competition, even as legal scholars and consumer advocates …

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 18, 2019

Colorful T-Mobile CEO leaving, even as Sprint deal not done

T-Mobile says its colorful CEO John Legere is stepping down next year, even as the wireless company’s long-running effort to merge with rival Sprint remains unfinished.

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019

The FCC approves T-Mobile-Sprint deal in party-line vote

The Federal Communications Commission has approved the $26.5 billion combination of wireless carriers Sprint and T-Mobile on a 3-2 party-line vote.

UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019

Analysis: What T-Mobile takeover of Sprint means for you

T-Mobile and Sprint say their anticipated combination will lead to better service and more competition, but critics fear higher prices and jobs lost.

UPDATED: Fri., June 21, 2019

4 states added to suit to stop $26.5B Sprint-T-Mobile deal

Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota and Nevada are joining the legal fight against T-Mobile’s $26.5 billion bid for Sprint in a case that lawyers on both sides say they hope will reach …

UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019

States sue to stop $26.5 billion Sprint, T-Mobile deal

A group of state attorneys general led by New York and California filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday to block T-Mobile’s $26.5 billion bid for Sprint, citing consumer harm.

Sprint, T-Mobile shares dive after WSJ casts doubt on deal

Sprint and T-Mobile shares are diving after a Wall Street Journal report cast doubt on the likelihood of government approval of their $26.5 billion deal.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019

Democrats question pledges in $26.5B T-Mobile-Sprint deal

Democratic lawmakers challenged top executives of T-Mobile and Sprint over their pledge not to raise prices for wireless services or hurt competition if their $26.5 billion merger goes through.

UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018

Mobile carriers cut off flow of location data to brokers

Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile have pledged to stop providing information on U.S. phone owners’ locations to data brokers, stepping back from a business practice that has drawn criticism for …

UPDATED: Mon., April 30, 2018

Analysis: The proposed Sprint and T-Mobile $26.5B deal

Sprint and T-Mobile are talking up their $26.5 billion combination as great for high-speed wireless investments, rural service and U.S. competitiveness. But there are reasons to doubt the deal would …

Sprint, T-Mobile have to sell $26.5B deal to antitrust cops

To gain approval for their $26.5 billion merger agreement, T-Mobile and Sprint aim to convince antitrust regulators that there is plenty of competition for wireless service beyond Verizon and AT&T.

UPDATED: Sun., April 29, 2018

Sprint and T-Mobile agree to combine in all-stock deal

T-Mobile and Sprint announced Sunday that they reached an agreement to combine into a new company that would reshape the U.S. wireless landscape by reducing it to three major cellphone …

Sprint, T-Mobile end merger talks

Wireless carriers Sprint and T-Mobile called off a potential merger, saying the companies couldn’t come to an agreement that would benefit customers and shareholders.

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017

Sprint, T-Mobile closing in on merger deal, reports say

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Sprint and T-Mobile are again reportedly close to agreeing to tentative terms for a merger. Reuters, citing unnamed sources, reported Friday that SoftBank Group Corp., which …

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017

Sprint posts rare profit, says a deal may be coming soon

Sprint said Tuesday that it should be able to “strike a deal” in the “near future,” driving up shares of the fourth-largest U.S. wireless carrier. The Overland Park, Kansas, company …

Sprint said in talks with Charter, Comcast on wireless deal

Comcast Corp. and Charter Communications Inc., the two largest U.S. cable companies, met with executives at Sprint Corp. in the past month to discuss reselling wireless services, people familiar with …

UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017

RadioShack’s successor said to be preparing for bankruptcy

General Wireless Operations, the RadioShack successor created by a partnership between Sprint Corp. and the defunct retailer’s owners, is preparing to file for bankruptcy, according to people familiar with the …

Ajee’ Wilson breaks US indoor 800 record at Millrose Games

Ajee’ Wilson broke the American record in the women’s indoor 800 meters Saturday to win the event for the fourth straight year in the Millrose Games.

Sprint just bought a third of Jay-Z’s music streaming service, Tidal

The nation’s fourth-largest cellphone carrier is buying up a third of Jay-Z’s online music platform, Tidal.

Sprint aims for 1 gigabit-per-second speeds as soon as 2017

Sprint Corp. is aiming to offer its customers peak wireless speeds of 1 gigabit per second next year – about 100 times faster than most wireless services – in hopes …

Sprint owner Softbank to buy ARM in big post-Brexit deal

TOKYO – Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp. is buying Britain’s ARM Holdings for 24.3 billion pounds ($32 billion), in a deal the British government hailed Monday as a vote …

Digest: Spieth 3rd-round leader at Colonial, seeks 1st win in Texas

Jordan Spieth shot a 5-under 65, even while missing a lot of fairways and a few greens, to take the third-round lead Saturday at Colonial on Fort Worth, Texas.

Education Notebook: LC drill team places at state

The Lewis and Clark High School Drill Team competed at the Washington State Drill Team Competition, March 22 and 23 in Yakima, taking second place in the military division and …