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U.S. urges judge to reject AT&T/Time Warner court date proposal

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Tuesday urged a federal judge to reject the February court date sought by AT&T and Time Warner in a dispute over the firms' proposed merger, arguing the companies are rushing to meet an April 22 closing deadline for their $85.4 billion deal.The U.S. Justice Department last month sued to block AT&T's planned acquisition of Time Warner, saying the combination could raise prices for rivals and pay-TV subscribers while hampering the development of online video. AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson had called the companies' requested court date of Feb. 20 a ...

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First Published: Wed, December 06 2017. 10:37 IST