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Nod to Sprint and T-Mobile Could Undercut States' Suit

Jun 15, 2019 - The New York Times

WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department is moving closer to approving T-Mobile's $26 billion merger with Sprint, but only if the companies sell multiple assets to create a new wireless competitor, according to three people familiar with the plan.

If such an arrangement is approved, it could weaken an effort by attorneys general from nine states and the District of Columbia to halt the blockbuster deal with a suit that they filed this week.

The department is pushing T-Mobile and Sprin...