AT&T Wireless Advances on Cingular Bid

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AT&T Wireless (AWE ) agreed to be acquired by Cingular Wirless LLC (a joint venture between SBC Communications (SBC ) and BellSouth (BLS ) in a cash deal valued at about $41 billion, or $15 per share -- a huge premium that beat Vodafone's bid. S&P reiterates hold on AT&T Wireless.

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