DISH Network stock jumps after report of DirecTV merger talks

DISH Network (DISH) stock opened 3% higher on Wednesday amid a report that the satellite TV company is in talks with competitor DirecTV. 

The satellite television providers have been in talks on and off for years. Anti-trust concerns from the Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department have kept the two companies from merging. Regulators squashed a proposed deal back in 2002. 

This time, a merger “could pass regulatory muster as concerns about the market power of the struggling…

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