News of Note—AT&T, Time Warner, NBCUniversal, CBS and Viacom

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CBS and Viacom are still quibbling over leadership structure for the combined company. (stevepb/Pixabay)

Here are the other stories we're following today:

> DOJ star witness Carl Shapiro admitted that if the AT&T-Time Warner merger is approved, consumer cost increases won't go up as much as he originally said. Washington Post article

> NBCUniversal has named Phil Tahtakran as head of NBCUniversal Federal Government Affairs and promoted Margaret Tobey to senior vice president of regulatory affairs. Release

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> CBS and Viacom are still quibbling over leadership structure for the combined company. Wall Street Journal article

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