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Musical.ly, which is based in Shanghai, is being acquired by Bytedance, an artificial intelligence-focused Chinese technology company. In the foreground, the mascot for Live.ly, a live-streaming app. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson (left) and Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes are sworn in Wednesday before testifying at a Senate committee hearing on the proposed merger of their companies. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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AT&T unveiled an $85.4 billion offer for Time Warner last month that would transform the telecom giant into a media-entertainment powerhouse. Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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AT&T wants to buy Time Warner for $85.4 billion, highlighting that the two giants don't compete. But the scope of the deal is already drawing criticism from lawmakers and presidential candidates. Michael Nagle/Bloomberg/Getty Images hide caption

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Time Warner is heading for another merger — this time with AT&T, in a deal that was announced Saturday. Here, the company's headquarters at New York City's Columbus Circle. Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

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The Department of Justice is suing Anthem to block a proposed deal to buy rival Cigna and to block another proposed health insurance merger between Aetna and Humana. Michael Conroy/AP hide caption

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Terry Gou, chairman of Foxconn Technology Group, speaks to media at the Sharp Corp. headquarters in Osaka, Japan, earlier this month. The two companies are in takeover talks. Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Editors and writers with The Onion work on elections copy in October 2008 during a drafts meeting at the website's offices, then in New York. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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Area Satirical Publication The Onion Sold To Univision (Seriously)

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Specialist Thomas McArdle (left) works with traders at the post that handles Dow Chemical on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. If a proposed merger goes through, Dow's and DuPont's respective shareholders would own about half of the new entity. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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Massachusetts, where this Walgreens outlet is located, is one of the three states where the chain is most concentrated. Regulators could force the company to divest itself of some stores, if its merger with Rite Aid wins approval. Steven Senne/AP hide caption

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Is A Walgreens-Rite Aid Merger Good Medicine For Consumers?

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