October 16, 2012 10:26 PM

Expect scrutiny from regulators of Sprint-SoftBank deal

Washington will weigh the effect SoftBank Corp.'s purchase of Overland Park-based Sprint Nextel Corp. would have on competition in the cellphone world. Regulators will need to find reason to let a foreign buyer own a big piece of an American telecom business. National security issues will come up, too.

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