The FCC Approves the XM-Sirius Merger

The satellite radio pioneers have the green light to unite, but pressure from rivals and declining car sales threatens to turn satellite radio into a niche market
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After more than 16 months in regulatory limbo, the planned merger between XM Satellite Radio (XMSR) and Sirius Satellite Radio (SIRI) finally got the go-ahead. Late on July 25, the Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 to approve the deal without imposing many conditions that might have reduced the appeal of the merger.

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