merger merger
Stories About

merger

Rogelio V. Solis/AP

Will the feds block a grocery megamerger? Kroger and Albertsons will soon find out

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1222754258/1223788711" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Michel Euler/AP

A big bank's big mistake, explained

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1150479114/1198987938" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Books are displayed on a shelf at Book Passage on November 02, 2021. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

People pass an AT&T store in New York's Times Square. in 2014. AT&T will combine its media operations that include CNN HBO, TNT and TBS in a $43 billion deal with Discovery, the owner of lifestyle networks including the Food Network and HGTV. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Richard Drew/AP
Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

The College Buyout Boom

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/960478751/961257714" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

T-Mobile and Sprint stores in El Cerrito, Calif. The Department of Justice approved the $26 billion merger of the two wireless carriers. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

T-Mobile And Sprint Merger Finally Wins Justice Department's Blessing

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/745544033/745748247" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Anthem Blue Cross of California, one of the state's largest health insurers, is battling Sutter Health over how much it should pay the company's 24 hospitals and 5,000 doctors in Northern California to care for tens of thousands of patients. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
David McNew/Getty Images

Proponents of hospital mergers say the change can help struggling nonprofit hospitals "thrive," with an infusion of cash to invest in updated technology and top clinical staff. But research shows the price of care, especially for low-income patients, usually rises when a hospital joins a for-profit corporation. Jens Magnusson/Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption

toggle caption
Jens Magnusson/Getty Images/Ikon Images

Aetna announced it has called off a proposed deal to buy its rival Humana after a court blocked the merger on the grounds it would hurt competition in the health insurance market. Jessica Hill/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Jessica Hill/AP

A federal judge blocked the merger of Staples and Office Depot, saying Tuesday that the government had made the case that the merger had a "reasonable probability" of hurting competition in office supplies. Seth Perlman/Alan Diaz/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Seth Perlman/Alan Diaz/AP