EU Sets Deadline For Comcast-NBC Merger Review

Law360, New York (June 11, 2010, 4:15 PM EDT) -- The European Commission has set a provisional deadline of July 15 to complete its antitrust review of Comcast Corp.'s bid to buy a majority stake in NBC Universal Inc. from General Electric Co.

The commission will make its decision on whether to approve or block the $37 billion deal by that date unless it opts to extend the review, the EC said Friday.

A Comcast spokeswoman declined to comment on the EC's deadline Friday, and a representative for GE did not immediately respond to a request...
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