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T-Mobile, Sprint merger job losses likely to raise red flags at Republican-led FCC

Job losses from the proposed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint could exceed 30,000, according to a prominent union, raising red flags within President Donald Trump’s Federal Communications Commission.

Unlike the Department of Justice, which reviews mergers based on antitrust laws and considers job reductions a measure of efficiency, the FCC will use a public interest standard in reviewing the combination.

Though the FCC wouldn’t block the deal based on job losses alone, it will certainly consider the impact the merger would have on employment and might...

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