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Call us skeptics

Posted: May 24, 2014 at 2:28 a.m.

It's hard to blame consumers if their initial reaction to the proposed $48.5-billion merger of AT&T and DirecTV is to reach for their wallets and hold on tight. Mergers usually leave the public with fewer choices and lead to higher prices.

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