OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A month after being challenged by a rival to raise its bid for Sprint Nextel, Japan's Softbank did just that, by $1.5 billion.
That brings Softbank's total bid to $21.6 billion for the nation's third-largest carrier, which is still short of the $25.5 billion offered by the rival Dish Network in April.
6. Softbank says its bid for Sprint Nextel superior - Friday, April 12, 2013
TOKYO (AP) — SoftBank Corp. says it believes its bid for U.S. wireless carrier Sprint Nextel is a better choice than the $25.5 billion counteroffer by Dish Network Corp.7. Dish Network offering to buy Sprint in $25.5B deal - Friday, April 12, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Dish Network Corp. is trying to snag U.S. wireless carrier Sprint Nextel Corp. away from its Japanese suitor in recognition of the way satellite dishes are losing their relevance in the age of cellphones that play YouTube videos.8. Stock market takes biggest drop this year - Friday, April 12, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — A steep fall in commodity prices led the stock market to its worst day this year on Monday, as worries about the global economy resurfaced.
The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 265 points, its biggest loss in five months.9. Sprint ups offer to $2.2B for rest of Clearwire - Friday, December 14, 2012
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Sprint Nextel will buy out minority shareholders of Clearwire for $2.2 billion, a higher price than it previously said it would pay.
Sprint said Monday it will pay $2.97 per share for the approximately 50 percent stake in Clearwire stock it doesn't already own. The company had said Thursday it would offer $2.90 per share, which totaled $2.1 billion.10. Stocks head higher, despite Europe worries - Friday, October 05, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — One piece of good news on jobs was enough Thursday on Wall Street.
The stock market popped higher after the Labor Department reported an encouraging decline in weekly claims for unemployment insurance. That one piece of good news was enough to help traders forget about a drumbeat of worrisome developments, like a widening U.S. trade deficit, higher unemployment in Greece and a ratings cut for Spain.'11. iPhone 5 launch draws Apple fans worldwide - Friday, September 21, 2012
In a now familiar global ritual, Apple fans jammed shops across the globe to pick up the tech juggernaut's latest iPhone.
Eager buyers formed long lines Friday at Apple Inc. stores in Asia, Europe and North America to be the first to get their hands on the latest version of the smartphone.