AT&T will give T-Mobile parent $3 billion in cash and another $1 billion in spectrum. But the collapse of the deal leaves T-Mobile in a tougher spot than AT&T.
Kinder Morgan purchased rival pipeline operator El Paso Corp for $21 billion, creating what will be by far the country's largest pipeline distributor of natural gas.
An AT&T takeover of T-Mobile could reduce competition and choice and raise prices.
The proposed merger of AT&T and T-Mobile presents the Obama administration with a major anti-trust dilemma. Federal regulators will consider several factors to determine whether to allow the two telecom competitors to merge:
Samsung smartphone models reach strong momentum as the company ships 7 million Galaxy S devices. The Samsung smartphone line sent 3 million to the US.
Some 10 countries are investigating suspects, including the US, which estimates that it loses up to $100 billion a year in unpaid taxes.