The idea that the new tax cuts will necessarily pay for themselves by generating federal revenue growth is dubious; the idea that the AT&T bonuses might pay for themselves by smoothing the way for merger approval isn't.
In the 2016 USA elections, Republican candidates got 62 percent of $2.7 million in donations to federal candidates from AT&T's political action committee that pools contributions from employees, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
AT&T wasn't the only company spreading the holiday cheer on Wednesday. And then there's the mega-merger pending with Time-Warner that Trump's DOJ is now suing them over. The banking corporation said approximately 3,000 employees will benefit from the wage increase.
Brexit transition to end by December 2020
The deadline coincides with the end of the EU's 7-year budget period and has always been expected as the end date of the transition.
AT&T has said it plans to spend about $22 billion in capital expenditures in 2017, largely on its networks and video services.
"Republican leaders have promised that households would receive on average, a yearly $4,000 wage increase", they wrote. President Trump himself has stated that he's no fan of the merger.
Trump himself said the proposed merger is "not good for the country".
Those comments hearkened back to statements Trump made on the 2016 campaign trail.
Apple might be slowing down old iPhones
As batteries age they have increased internal series resistance that limits the amount of power you can pull out of them. That would then at least give customers the opportunity to have their battery replaced to resolve the issue.
"I love the example of AT&T", he said.
The Department of Justice cited concerns that the merged companies could charge unfair fees to consumers. At the center of that conflict was CNN, which the president has often blasted as "fake news". Some critics, though, have been quick to suggest that the company's vociferous support of the bill is primarily an effort to curry favor with the Trump administration and complete a merge with Time Warner that was blocked last month.
Or, the people said, AT&T could sell off DirecTV, the satellite television provider that it bought two years ago for almost $49 billion.
BlackBerry stock near a 2017 high after Q3 results beat expectations
Revenue fell to $226 million from $301 million a year earlier and $249 million in the second quarter. BlackBerry Ltd (NYSE:BB) released its latest earnings report before opening bell this morning.