June 25, 2013 11:56 AM

Sprint shareholders approve $21.6 billion deal with SoftBank

Sprint Nextel Corp. shareholders easily approved the company’s $21.6 billion deal with SoftBank Corp. at a special meeting Tuesday in Overland Park. The transaction still needs regulatory approval, but analysts expect that to come soon. Sprint also hopes to wrap up its buyout of wireless network partner Clearwire early next month.

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