Chambers of commerce representing companies such as Exxon Mobil Corp. and Kimberly-Clark Corp. are challenging Texas Governor Rick Perry and lawmakers to expand health care for the poor in the state with the highest percentage of uninsured people.
AT&T Inc., the largest U.S. phone company, is open to the sale of some of its peripheral assets, which include wireless towers, a move that analysts say would give the carrier more of a financial cushion.
AT&T Inc. is under so much pressure to add wireless spectrum after its failed $39 billion bid for T- Mobile USA that it may be compelled to pay the highest premium in more than a decade to secure Dish Network Corp.
AT&T Inc. Chairman Randall Stephenson lost $2.08 million in bonus pay after Democrats killed his bid to build the biggest mobile provider. Six weeks after the deal collapsed, he made his largest campaign donation in more than two decades of giving to Republicans.
Research In Motion Ltd.’s pricing power with carriers shows signs of slipping after the BlackBerry maker was forced to cut subscriber service fees as demand for its smartphones in emerging markets slows.
Twenty-two years ago, International Business Machines Corp. used its clout to protest racial discrimination. The company joined other corporate sponsors in pulling television advertising from the PGA Championship which was being played at a whites-only Alabama golf club.
AT&T Inc., under pressure from regulators over its bid for T-Mobile USA, may be willing to shed up to half of the smaller company’s customers to close the deal and gain control of assets including wireless spectrum, analysts said.