Comcast Abandons $45 Billion Time Warner Cable Merger

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(Reuters) – Comcast Corp abandoned its proposed $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable Inc on Friday, saying the deal had been structured in a way that if the U.S. government didn’t agree, the companies could walk away.

Comcast Faces Hurdles on Time Warner Cable Merger, Internet Rules

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Comcast’s transformation from a midsize firm in the early 2000s to a lobbying powerhouse epitomizes how businesses can profit from influence in Washington, but the cable and Internet giant is now facing some resistance from the Obama administration and regulators, the Wall Street Journal reports.

FCC Pauses Clock on Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

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(Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said on Friday it paused its “shot-clock” on the review of the proposed $45 billion merger between the two largest U.S. cable providers, Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc.