T-Mobile US’s chief executive, John Legere, would reportedly take the top role at the combined company, and Dish’s Charlie Ergen would be chairman. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Shares in T-Mobile US surged as much as 6.4 per cent after a report that the fourth-largest US wireless company is in talks to merge with Dish Netw(...)

In London, Royal Mail fell 4.9 per cent after chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne said the state would sell its 30 per cent stake in the postal operator. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

European markets slid to their lowest level in a month after talks failed to resolve the Greed stalemate and a broad sell-off of ex-dividend stocks(...)

A man walks past the Time Warner Cable headquarters in New York. Comcast said the deal had been structured in a way that if the US government didn’t agree, the companies could walk away

Comcast and Time Warner Cable confirmed on Friday they had abandoned their proposed $45 billion merger. Comcast said the deal had been structured in (...)

A trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange earlier this week. Photograph: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

European stocks surged today, reversing a big portion of the previous session’s sharp losses after Russian president Vladimir Putin said he would o(...)

 Dish reported net income of $315 million, or 68 cents per share, in the quarter ended September 30th, compared with a net loss of $158 million, or 35 cents per share, a year earlier. Photograph: Rick Wilking/Reuters

Dish Network, the second-largest US satellite-television provider, reported third-quarter profit that exceeded estimates after luring more customers a(...)

Irish construction firm CRH indicated that it may sell further assets. Photograph: Alan Betson

European stocks declined from a five-year high as investors weighed corporate earnings and China‘s pledge to boost the role of markets in economic gro(...)

SoftBank: confident acquisition of Sprint Nextel will be completed in early July

SoftBank chief executive Masayoshi Son said yesterday he was confident his company’s acquisition of Sprint Nextel will be completed in early July afte(...)

Clearwire’s board has approved Sprint Nextel’s new takeover bid of $3.40 a share, or about $2.5 billion, saying it’s the best offer available t(...)

Sprint Nextel has raised its buyout offer for wireless service provider Clearwire to $3.40 a share, but the new bid was not high enough to impr(...)