The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission has come out against the merger of cell-phone giants AT&T and T-Mobile USA, reports the Associated Press. Julius Genachowski made his position known in a document he circulated to fellow commissioners Nov. 22. Genachowski recommended sending AT&T’s proposed $39 billion takeover of T-Mobile to an administrative law judge for review and a hearing. That's what the FCC does when it opposes a merger. According to an FCC official familiar with the matter, an agency analysis concluded the merger would result in higher prices for consumers, less innovation, less investment in the U.S., and...

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